Episode 27 - Andy Nowak

February 4, 2019

In this episode, Andy explains how thirty years ago, he and a group of others on the island helped move and re-create the recycling depot into how we know it today. Andy also discusses his involvement with the Pender Solar Initiative 2020 group, which has worked towards placing solar panels on various buildings on the island. As well, he speaks about his passion for growing his own food, growing up in Germany and how he and his wife, Mary built their combination straw bale & cob house.

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Episode 26 - Lisa Baile

January 12, 2019

In this episode, Lisa will share stories about mountaineering trips in the coastal mountains along with her husband, Peter. She will also detail the experiences they had building a log house on the island, discuss the book she wrote about her close friend, John Clarke and Lisa will also tell us some tales from her time growing-up in Lincolnshire, England.

Episode 25 - Sam Boyte

December 27, 2018

In this episode, Sam pays homage to his great-grandfather, Bob Bugg. He talks about his experiences attending boarding school, which included many successes playing rugby and led to playing internationally with his team. Sam also speaks about his career in real estate, the close connection he has to Hope Bay, as well, he will detail how he met his wife, Rita.


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Episode 24 - Angie Bowns

December 11, 2018

In this episode, Angie talks about her time growing up in Regina, Saskatchewan, which for her included twelve years playing the sport - ringette. She later switched her athletic focus towards rowing and this eventually led her to the West coast. She will also speak about her involvement in the annual Pender fashion show  Zooislander, why she found it important to get her holistic nutrition certification, plus Angie shares her thoughts on admiration and mentorship.

Episode 23 - Andrea Spalding

December 1, 2018

In this episode, Andrea discusses her experience writing and along with her husband David, performing on a Canadian children's television program titled, 'Storytime'. She will also share stories of their time as traveling folk music performers, describe in vivid detail parts of her youth spent growing up in Manchester, England. As well, Andrea will speak about how the island has changed in the past thirty years and in the process, honoring many Penderites no longer living on the island.

Episode 22 - Tim Frick

November 20, 2018

In this episode, Tim discusses aspects of his coaching career that included everything from working with a young Terry Fox to having phenomenal international success with the Canadian Women's wheelchair basketball team. He also talks about how he and his wife, Gerry are involved with the volunteer organization, German Shepard Rescue of British Columbia. As well, Tim shares stories from his involvement with Rick Hansen's Man in Motion world tour. All that...and his favorite kayaking spots!! How good can it get? Enjoy.

Episode 21 - Theresa Carle-Sanders

November 10, 2018

In this episode, Theresa discusses how she came upon the idea to create recipes based on the book series, Outlander. This led her to first creating a blog, then eventually developing that into a popular cookbook. She also discusses her time growing up in Vancouver, playing field hockey in those days, the experiences she has had at silent retreats and how she met her husband, Howard.

Episode 20 - Jo Down

November 1, 2018

In this episode, Jo talks about his family immigrating from England when he was very young. He speaks about growing-up in Sidney, his love of playing basketball and recounts the details of one of his first jobs, a bingo caller. As well, Jo speaks at length about the outpouring of community support his family received in 2011 when his son was diagnosed with a serious illness.

Episode 19 - Shelley Sarakannas

October 23, 2018

In this episode, Shelley shares very personal stories about the profound impact the death of her brother had on her life and how it helped her on the path towards a career as a massage therapist. She speaks about her first job on the island, as an end of life care worker She discusses the amazing synchronicity involved with the two different houses she and her husband, Pete have purchased since coming to the island, as well, she tells how she came to meet that great guy over forty years ago.

Episode 18 - Ben McConchie

October 12, 2018

In this interview, Ben talks about his passion for music and some of the ways he has helped to foster the music scene on Pender Island. Ben also talks politics and describes his recent involvement with the First Nations community and how it has impacted his life.