About this time last year, I wrote an article about what it takes to be a market vendor. I wrote how it takes creativity, passion, talent, vision, planning and a willingness to take risks.
Hidden away on Simcoe Street at the Cup of Joe Cafe are the bluesy sounds of Dave Harris and Friends. On Friday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm, the licensed cafe is transformed into a musical enclave here within James Bay Village where you can tap your fingers and toes to some great blues. It’s a good way to kick off the weekend.
The display, “Haq and History,” explores the nature of human rights within the immigration experience of the Punjabi people beginning in the twentieth century.
Perhaps you have seen her, the recumbent Lady in Mauve, presiding over the James Bay Allotment Garden on Montreal Street.
Dr. Verna Gibbs, the great-great-grandniece of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, was in James Bay on Saturday, May 4 to join Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and other representatives in officially unveiling a plaque honouring Gibbs contributions and leadership.
Thank you to doggy daycare
Keep the horses!
The first cat I remember owning we named Tigger. I was five and I named him after Winnie-the-Pooh. We scooped him up from a soggy cardboard box in front of the grocery store, the last free kitten left of the litter looking for a home.
For many people their Date of Death tax return is the most complex one that their family will ever have to do. In this month’s issue of the Beacon I’m going to review what happens, from a tax point of view, when somebody passes away.
There’s an old saying that is very apropos these days: to truly understand someone, you have to walk a mile in their shoes. I’ve experienced the truth of that saying multiple times in my life.
Neil gets things done. That’s what Deborah Price told me on Tuesday at COOL Church on Blanshard when she told me the story of Living Edge, a way of creating community with food.
In September 1974 a new family school opened in the quarters of Beacon Hill School, a few blocks south of South Park on Douglas Street.
It’s Saturday afternoon,
And Cheryl Ann and I are meeting
For tea in the James Bay Village.
The City's climate leadership plan (increased walking/cycling for 55% of all trips in Victoria) includes over 30 km of a purpose-built, safe cycling network. The plan includes reduced traffic congestion, traffic calming, improved public transportation, fewer traffic accidents and an increase to greenways through the City.
June is the time to make sure you have seeds in hand for winter crops.
As we head into summer, our local markets will soon be brimming with fresh produce and seasonal treats. It’s timely to think about food security and increasing access to local, healthy sources of food.
Often, in looking at history, lip service is given to the fact that various forms of prejudice have been experienced by minority groups
Pearls, with which I associated volunteers in a previous column, vary according to their hosts and locations of nurture. Much the same as human beings.