View from the Porch: Swim with the salmon through art.

View from the Porch: Swim with the salmon through art; see shortlisted authors.

Welcome home to Sonja Lester. She used to write a column for the paper and has many friends here in the valley. Good to see you!

Saturday, April 11, 7:30 at the Round Lake Hall, the final coffee house of the year. Three groups to perform: Ransom E. Slaughter and Friends, Cor and Gary van der Meulen, Cheryl Hofweber, and Joan LeClair and Friends. You are invited to bring snacks/baking to share. Usher in spring with great music. Information: events@roundlakebc.com.

Step into the river and swim with the salmon as they journey back to their spawning grounds through artwork by Lori Knorr. See her work Aug. 11 to Sept. 12 at the gallery. Want to participate? If you are a felting artist and interested in contributing work that fits with this vision, contact Lori at lori_knorr@hotmail.com or 250-847-9969 by June 30. Include your artist statement, an image of your felted piece and a description of how your piece fits into the theme.

B.C. Book Prizes on Tour will bring two shortlisted authors to our library April 16, 7 p.m. Kayla Czaga, “For Your Safety Please Hold On”, shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Gabrielle Prendergast, “Capricious”, shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. Here is a chance to meet the authors and have your books signed.

Earth Day is April 22. Commit to a clean commute and win prizes. Become a part of Earth Day Canada’s five year campaign. Go to www.earthday.ca for information.

This sounds interesting: John Noonan Seminar, April 17, 5 – 9:30 p.m. at Hudson Bay Lodge. The focus will be on conducting effective meetings, Roberts Rules of Order plus much more. Offered in partnership by the Credit Union and the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association. Registration: president@bvfair.ca RE: Noonan Seminar, phone: 250-847-3816 or online www.bvfair.ca/news. Cost $20 per person pre registry, $25 per person at the door, students under 18 free.

Canadian Living magazine, celebrating their 40th anniversary have a contest to showcase communities from across Canada. You are invited to share stories, anecdotes and points of pride about your community. To participate tell five things about the community you live in: three points of pride, everything from the scenery, people, even the weather; what visitors should see and do when they visit; where visitors should eat, any restaurants in particular – they want details. Include two or three photos along with your submission containing your contact information, send it all to cl40th@canadianliving.com.

Saw that young fellow with the long hair running shirtless again. It still seems too cold.

Attended Divas & Friends, wonderful! MCs Taylor Bachrach and Tom Young had great comedic presence. A stagehand joke: what type of musical instrument do fishermen like?

Answer: castanets!

Closing with:

“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.” — Julia Cameron.

 

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