I Took My Father for a Drive Today

A lovely piece on history, time, change – and sense of place. What place means when it is rendered in the first person, and intimately connected to the sights and sounds in a landscape? We are each responsible for the reality we inhabit, in all ways.

Have a good weekend, everyone.

My father was born and raised in Montreal in the first half of the last century. He served in the RCAF (briefly) and the Royal Canadian Navy (less briefly) during World War II. In the ’60s he…

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Just One Week Left …

… until YORK closes at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.

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It’s amazing how fast the weeks have flown by – it certainly doesn’t feel like a month since we were installing the work at the gallery!

So – if you’re in Kelowna in the coming week, drop in and see YORK, and say hello to Lorna and Ketrena, and all the lovely people who are a part of the Alternator community!

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The exhibition closes on April 23.

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(at least) two cities

I wanted to pass on a link to some great commentary and insights by Rhonda Kronyk,  concerning the myriad changes & recent downtown development here in YEG … and what it means for local people and the agencies who serve them.

Check out The Yards – well worth a read!

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We are at a complicated juncture in this city’s short history – and we have choices to make on an ongoing basis about what kind of city we want, and want to live in.  There’s some great food for thought here; let’s remember that this city is home to all of us – 365 days a year.

That means diversity is the rule, not the exception …

not a bad thing in my books.