The Stories That Brought You Here
Episode 41 - Patrick Brown

Episode 41 - Patrick Brown

January 12, 2020

In this episode, Patrick will discuss his nearly forty year career as a journalist in radio and television. He first began working as a reporter in Montreal in 1976. Four years later, he would be offered a position working out of London, England. The following decade would see him reporting from various war zones, natural disasters and civil uprisings. From Warsaw, Beirut, Manila, Berlin and a host of other international locations, Patrick was on the scene of some incredible historic events, reporting back to Canadian audiences. He will describe experiences and challenges from those years, as well as talk about the extensive period of time he spent living and working in China during the latter part of his career. All this and an incredible amount more in a very fascinating interview. Enjoy.

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Episode 40 - Lester Quitzau

Episode 40 - Lester Quitzau

December 21, 2019

In this episode, Lester will describe how he developed an intense passion for snowboarding while living in Edmonton as a teen in the eighties. He will share how he first became interested music and go in depth explaining how his music career unfolded over a number of years and experiences. Lester will also talk about his recent interest in yoga, which has led him to becoming a yoga instructor on the island. As well, he will tell the story of how he met his wife, Mae. That and an amazing amount more, in a wonderfully rich and open discussion with one heck of a guy.

                    Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast. 

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Episode 39 - Steve Wright

Episode 39 - Steve Wright

December 8, 2019

In this episode, Steve will give a detailed description as to what it was like growing up as a young boy on Vancouver Island during the fifties. He will speak about why he felt it was important to grow his hair long, become a hippie and hitchhike his way back and forth across North America throughout his twenties. He will talk about more recent travel adventures which include high elevation hiking and climbing trips. Also, he will discuss his almost four decades as a builder on Pender and how building, as well as the island, has changed during that time. All that and an incredible amount more, in a very open and heartfelt interview with a true beauty of a guy.

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Episode 38 - Lauren Mann

Episode 38 - Lauren Mann

November 17, 2019

In this episode, Lauren will discuss how she first began playing piano as a child and how it developed into her writing, singing and performing her own music. This would eventually lead her from playing music as a hobby, into becoming her profession. She will go in-depth describing her career in music which includes touring North America multiple times and recording a number of albums in the process. Lauren will also speak about her current job on the island as artist director of Ptarmigan Arts and detail the many ways this organization fosters the arts on Pender Island. All that and more, in a delightful interview that provides great insight into the life of a touring musician and what it is like to hold a baby alligator. Enjoy!

                  Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast. 

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Episode 37 - Monica Petrie

Episode 37 - Monica Petrie

November 3, 2019

In this episode, Monica will speak about her early years on South Pender, which first began when she visited during the summer at the age of ten. She will go into detail about the years of collaborative fundraising and work involved in purchasing Brooks Point to make it a public space. She will describe her work with POD (Pender Ocean Defenders) and chronicle her thirty-four year career as an early childhood educator. As well, Monica will talk about her involvement with First Nations Reconciliation and her special connection with orca whales.

               Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast. 

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Episode 36 - Paul Widdershoven

Episode 36 - Paul Widdershoven

October 20, 2019

In this episode, Paul will describe the events of a medical emergency he had shortly after moving to the island. Through that experience, he came to new realizations about himself and soon changed how he was participating in life. He will talk about living with his wife, Charlene on their boat in Browning Harbour, the very recent death of his father and the bold decision to move from New Brunswick to the West Coast. As well, Paul will explain the importance of wearing yellow glasses. All this and so much more, in a very thought provoking and incredibly reveling interview with a unique and wonderful person. Enjoy.

 

               Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast. 

Episode 35 - Sandy Shreve

Episode 35 - Sandy Shreve

October 6, 2019

In this episode, Sandy will share stories about growing up in Sackville, New Brunswick, speak about her fifteen year career with Legal aid BC, as well she will describe how she created a book of poetry using the words her father wrote in a dairy he kept for five months while working as a merchant seaman in 1936. Sandy will also detail how she was responsible for starting the Poetry In Motion project, a program that made Vancouver the first Canadian city to have an ongoing poetry program on public transit. All that and so much more in a stupendous little interview. Enjoy.

               Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast. 

Southern Gulf Islands Heritage Recordings Vol. 2 featuring       Connie Auchterlonie

Southern Gulf Islands Heritage Recordings Vol. 2 featuring Connie Auchterlonie

August 27, 2019

Welcome to this very special project dedicated to the voices and stories of long time Southern Gulf Island residents, the second in this series continues with Connie Auchterlonie.

While visiting Pender Island in spring of 1958 for the first time, she met her future husband, Dave Auchterlonie. After getting married and spending their first few years living in Vancouver, they decided to move to Pender in order to raise their three children. Connie will detail what it was like being a young mother on Pender in the sixties, working as a nurse on the island, attending various community dances, as well as the support of friends and community she has experienced through the years. This and so much more in this descriptive and historical account of what living on Pender Island was like in the 1960's until the present day.

             This project is made possible by the support of Ptarmigan Arts.

Southern Gulf Islands Heritage Recordings Vol. 1 featuring           Harry Brackett

Southern Gulf Islands Heritage Recordings Vol. 1 featuring Harry Brackett

August 27, 2019

Welcome to this very special project dedicated to the voices and stories of long time Southern Gulf Island residents, the first in this series begins with Harry Brackett.

Raised on Pender Island from his year of birth in 1929, Harry spent his first twenty-five years of life on Pender Island. He will describe his experiences attending school on the island as a boy, fishing salmon with his father, as well as the various jobs he had on Pender as a young man, including logging on various Gulf Islands. This and so much more in this descriptive and historical account of what living on Pender Island was like in the 1930's, 40's and 50's

           This project is made possible by the support of Ptarmigan Arts.

Episode 34 - Steeve Larouche

Episode 34 - Steeve Larouche

July 28, 2019

In this episode, Steeve will discuss how he and his wife, Dawnda were among the small group of people, who almost twenty years ago, created the much loved New Year's Eve Lantern Festival. He will describe growing up as part of a military family and living in Germany as teenager while his father was stationed there. He will also talk about his various artistic pursuits, how he first became involved with the Solstice theater and what his first ever acting gig was...you'll never guess. All that and more in this wonderful interview. Enjoy.

               Thank you to Ptarmigan Arts for supporting this podcast.