Archive of posts tagged "poetry"

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

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Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. A photo posted by Rebecca Bollwitt (@miss604) on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:25pm PST Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park […]

Pauline Johnson Opera: Composer Tobin Stokes

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Soon after I completed my online order of “Flint and Feather” the biography of E. Pauline Johnson by Charlotte Gray, I called Composer Tobin Stokes who mentioned that he had a copy of the book sitting by him as we chatted. Stokes was tasked with composing Margaret Atwood‘s libretto for PAULINE, a chamber opera about […]

Lost Lagoon by E. Pauline Johnson

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Pauline Johnson documented and shared “Legends of Vancouver” over 100 years ago, telling famous tales of the Lions peaks and giving Lost Lagoon its name. Many of Pauline’s works are in the Public Domain and her book, “Legends of Vancouver” is available on iBooks, and for free on Kindle. I wanted to share (more) of […]

Happy 127th Birthday Vancouver

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Happy 127th Birthday Vancouver! It was on this day in 1886 that the City of Vancouver was incorporated. Our beloved city, built up within the traditional territory of the Coast Salish First Nations, is more than a place we call home. It’s a natural playground, an inspiration, a melting pot of cultures. First City Council […]