Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Elders watching and guiding | for Windspeaker by Malcolm McColl

Basketball may be the hook that pulls youngsters into Friendship House in Prince Rupert, but it's only one of the many tools that long-standing community worker George Sampson and his staff use to help shape the young charges.

The tidy port city of Prince Rupert is set on one of those big islands abutting the B.C. coast and it is busy with new development and some say it's standing on the starting line of a brilliant future. To provide the youth who roar in the door at Friendship House with constructive life affirming direction, Sampson balances recreational activities like basketball with a lot of well-conceived, time-tested, and spiritually-founded programs.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Throwing Life to the Wind

Randy Dakota, well into his fifties, has experienced the highs and the lows of life and come a long way to find the balance between. The highs came two ways, as a highly paid builder of infrastructure and professional pipefitter, and musician playing in front of thousands of devoted fans. The lows found Randy living in streets (through two winters!) in Edmonton, Alberta, where his idea of home was found under a bridge or beneath a parking garage, where a feast became snared rabbit obtained in the river valley.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Grace Dove, starring inThe Revenant