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Women’s Memorial March, Vancouver, February 14, 2012

February 6, 2012

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“Their Spirits Live Within Us” Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women takes place February 14 2012. At noon, we meet at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main Street where family members share personal stories. At 1 pm, the march begins. Stops will be made throughout the DTES where women were last seen […]

Legends of Myself 34

December 1, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 33 34.  Polio Shot When grade two was over, so also was my stay in Vancouver.  I was going north again for awhile, to Prince Rupert and my home territory. It had not been a particularly successful year for me academically, as I suggested before.  But that was because it had […]

Legends of Myself 33

December 1, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 32 33. Vancouver, 1958:  Lost Coats and Parachutes Three Minute Eggs.  I suppose I walked more than once along Pender Street—the route I took to school on that first school morning after moving to the Butler Hotel—but I don’t particularly remember it.  I do remember eating there with my father. Pender […]

Legends of Myself 32

November 25, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 31 32. Movies and Water Street, 1958 The Butler.  When I stayed with my father in Vancouver the previous summer, I may have lived in the Butler Hotel then.  But 1958 is the first time I’m certain of that address.  The Butler was almost always the place my father checked into […]

Legends of Myself 22

August 10, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 21 22. Vancouver 1957:  Names & Photographs I have always felt there was some magic to my father’s return that time, climbing out of the stairwell to comfort my earache and my misery, a rescue as expected as if the stairwell had uncorked a genie. Of course it must have been […]

20th Annual Women’s Memorial March–Vancouver–February 14th

February 12, 2010

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This posting updated 10 January 2011. ‘Their Spirits Live Within Us.” February 14 Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women takes place Monday, February 14, 2010. “This March gives families, friends, community members an opportunity to come together to grieve and remember these beloved sisters, and to remind the powers that be that we […]

Stephen Harper — Selling Out Children for Short Term Gain

October 27, 2008

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The Conservative Party pretends to be pro-life, yet their adherence to pro-death policies is unquestionable.  Homelessness has grown dramatically under the Conservatives, and the health consequences of homelessness include a shorter life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.  And Stephen Harper continues to ignore this problem, allowing homelessness to get worse from year to year. […]