Celebrating International Wetlands Day

“I believe you should try to help your community if you’re fortunate enough to have that opportunity. I think you should leave something behind.” John E. Poole (1917-2007) Today is World Wetlands Day. I am celebrating by remembering a day in October 2017 when I walked along the interpretative trail and boardwalk of the John…

Kâkesimokamik – The Healing Garden

Kâkesimokamik in Cree means “healing garden”.  There is a rich symbolism of nature held safe within the garden.  This is a spiritual place that brings together the earth, sky, water and air. August 9, 2018 celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which came into being by the General Assembly of the United…

Never Carry Them Forward

Lucy Maud Montgomery gave us, “Anne of Green Gables,” a wonderful account of a young orphan who insisted on spelling her name, Anne with an “E”. While Ms. Montgomery experienced great literary success, her life was difficult and marked by periods of depression.  Her writings reflect her deep understanding of the pleasures of family life…

The Promise of the Impossible!

“Things are only impossible until they’re not.” Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation. My grandfather would say, “I was born before the first automobile and I lived to see a man walk on the moon…anything is possible.”

Canada Day July 1, 2012

    O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard…