Archive of posts tagged "Pauline Johnson"

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park

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After walking around Central Park this morning, I started thinking about Stanley Park back home and that it would be a great time to rustle up a quick history tidbits post. At 1,000 acres Stanley Park is just slightly bigger than New York’s Central Park (843 acres) July 27, 1911: The Province reported that one […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Pauline Johnson’s Legends of Vancouver

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It’s been a few years now since I discovered the work of Pauline Johnson and I’ve been enchanted by her writing ever-since. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was the child of a Mohawk chief and an Englishwoman and as a writer and poet, she traveled across North America and England giving readings of her work and performing […]

Pauline Johnson Memorial in Stanley Park

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During one of our most recent treks through a muddy Stanley Park we finally made it over to the Pauline Johnson memorial. [See: The Lions – The Two Sisters, Pauline Johnson Opera] You can find the memorial between The Teahouse and Third Beach, just off the side of Stanley Park Drive.

E Pauline Johnson Opera

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Our good friend Henry, who spends time all across the world but is still nice enough to send del.icio.us links our way for blogging purposes, sent along a this information. A new Canadian chamber opera based on the life of the late writer, poet and actress Pauline Johnson will have its world premiere in Vancouver […]

Vancouver History: The Lions, The Two Sisters

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They sit above Vancouver and are the namesake for many things Vancouver-related, from bridges to movie production studios but not everyone would refer to these two majestic peaks, reigning over our region as “The Lions”. Photo credit: penmachine on Flickr Legend has it that these are actually two sisters of a great nation that existed […]