Boats and Books – March Update

With spring just around the corner, Colin’s busy getting ready for the Race to Alaska, which starts June 4th. The inaugural 1200 km race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan spans the beautiful, wild and chilly waters of BC and Alaska’s inside passage. Any boat that is wind or human powered...
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Olive Odyssey Shortlisted for BC Book Prize

Julie’s most recent book Olive Odyssey has been shortlisted for a BC Book Prize.  The Hubert Evans Non-fiction prize is awarded to the BC author of the best original work of literary non-fiction. The other four finalists are  Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse That Inspired a Nation by Kevin Chong,  The Elusive Mr. Pond:...
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The Struggle in Syria

Last year we organized a fundraiser for Julie’s family who were struggling to live in the turmoil of Syria’s civil war. We’ve had a lot people asking about their wellbeing, so we’ve decided to devote most of this newsletter to updating their plight. First, however, we have a couple of...
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West Coast Autumn – October Newsletter

Here in Victoria autumn is a subtle season. It lacks the flamboyance of eastern Canada, with its brilliant hues of red and crisp dry days. Instead, the colours are muted, as if acknowledging our more subdued transition from summer to winter. Our winters, after all, aren’t white, they’re simply wet....
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Summertime Fun – Our August Newsletter

The long warm days of August invite exploration and adventure. For us, it’s been seeking out local treasures, places we can go as a family and with a newborn. Since we’re sort of newcomers to Victoria (we both lived here before but only moved back in September) there’s lots for...
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