The Call of the Bagpipes – The Argyllshire Gathering

“The Oban Games – The Argyllshire Gathering – is one of the largest in Scotland and attracts international visitors and competitors to its events, many of which are for Scottish championship titles.” Oban, UK January 25, 2021, the world will be celebrating Robert Burns. To commemorate and prepare for this event, I have returned to…

The Call of the Bagpipes – The Argyllshire Gathering

“The Oban Games – The Argyllshire Gathering – is one of the largest in Scotland and attracts international visitors and competitors to its events, many of which are for Scottish championship titles.” Oban, UK January 25, 2021, the world will be celebrating Robert Burns. To commemorate and prepare for this event, I have returned to…

The Highland Cow, The Gentle Giant of Scotland

Covid19 may have curtailed our travel plans for the time being, but that does not stop us from travelling.   A few weeks ago, when I was bitterly lamenting the indefinite delay of our 2020 travel plans to Scotland, Don reminded me that “when we stand still, the world comes to us.” In the days that…

The Missing Piece

When I walk to a favourite bakery, I chose a path that will take me by “The Missing Piece” mural by the artist iHeart. There is a positive energy that comes from the message of a young girl finding a missing piece and reaching up on her tiptoes to find its rightful place in the…

Tancho Crane – Sister Cities Kushiro & Burnaby

“Burnaby was one of the first communities in Canada to recognize the economic and cultural opportunities of “friendships” with Asian cities and has supported a very active sister city relationship with Kushiro, Japan since 1965.” City of Burnaby In 2005, The City of Burnaby celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Exchange Affiliation agreement with Kushiro…

Granville Island Walk in December

“To steward this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural, and business models, engaging local First Nations and communities while welcoming the world.” Mission Statement Granville Island I have always known Granville Island as the location of a thriving public market and theater district, surrounded by art galleries, vibrant businesses…