EDITORIAL

Reconciliation

Canada and Canadians west to east are participating this entire year in a Year of Reconciliation. The theme relates to our First Nations people, the original native Americans. Here in Vancouver, our west coast world class city has bloomed noticeably in our downtown east side areas with a colourful array of symbolic murals and decorative icons in windows and along the alleys. On the streets tourists wandering Gastown encounter our Indian brothers and some sisters who sit along side the light posts and in doorways carving wood into quite fine small artifacts craving attention and cash. READ MORE

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Issue 5 Full Edition in PDF Now Online

We are proud to share our latest endeavours with you.   You can read it online or even download your own copy for later reading on your computer or phone.   We ...
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