Myopic and Astigmatic Observations: political & social commentary

Friday August 12: Coffeehouse @ Fraser Lake Legion Hall- 165 Chowsunket St. from 6pm – 10pm.

Saturday August 13: The Second Annual Fraser Lake Festival of the Arts will be at the arena /soccer field site alongside Hwy. 16. Opening Ceremonies are at 10am. Displays and workshops featuring artistic creations in oil, acrylic, fiber, quilting, glass, mixed media, literary works, pottery, etc., as well as international culinary cuisine will be inside the arena. Onstage performances by musicians/poets and performing artists will be on the adjacent soccer field. Vendors of handmade products, naturally grown food products etc. will be nearby. Evening festivities will feature musical entertainment by “Deuces Wild” and “The Johnny Walkers” on the bandstand at White Swan Park from 8pm to 10pm.

Schedule of Onstage Activities

10:00AM Opening Ceremonies

Greetings-Richard Cannon
O Canada- Angela Heron
Mayor’s Address-Dwayne Lindstrom
Regional Dist. Rep.- Mark Parker
Arts Council Rep.- Eileen Hutson

10:20 AM *Literary Arts
10:30 AM Jamie Neilson
11:00 AM *Literary Arts

11:10 AM Tamara Ketlo
11-:40 AM *Literary Arts

11:50 AM Ken Maddox
12:20 PM *Literary Arts

12:30 PM Tom Forrest/ Oscar Lewis
1:00 PM *Literary Arts

1:10 PM Mike Ketlo
1:40 PM lntermission

1:50 PM Jerusha White
2:20 PM lntermission

2:30 PM Wendal Unger Family

3:00 PM Lake Babine Drummers/ Dancers

3:30 PM Bob Thon

4::00 PM Doug, Marnie Phair

4:30 PM Peter Ouellette

5:00 PM Sindee Serle

MC: Jamie Neilson. Sound by: Sound Party. Concession: Autumn Services
*Literary Arts includes poetry/short prose readings

For country music lovers and classic car lovers! I enjoy good country music and this annual event is too often overlooked! See you in the park!

10th Annual
White Swan Music Festival
July 16th – 17 (both days)
White Swan Park
Fraser Lake, BC
Free Admission & Camping

Saturday, July 16th::
Opening Ceremonies 11:30am

CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Sunday July 17th
For more info. call
Richard @ 699-8697

My World

My world is a good world.
It is a world filled with joy
and renewed confidence.
In my hands I hold a book of
memories. Not ready to close
it. Not for awhile.

FRASER LAKE & AREA HISTORY NOW ON D.V.D.

REPRODUCED FROM ORIGINAL SLIDE/TAPE PRESENTATIONS WRITTEN AND ARRANGED BY DORIS RAY IN 1988 FOR THE FRASER LAKE MUSEUM.

THE PRESENTATIONS, PRODUCED DIGITALLY BY JEAN-LUC LEMIRE FOR THE FRASER LAKE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON D.V.D FOR ONLY 10 DOLLARS A COPY

1: THE COLLINS OVERLAND TELEGRAPH TRAIL.
A pictorial account of the construction of an 18th century telegraph project that was abandoned in the Northern BC wilderness. Narrated by Jean-Luc Lemire. Music by Fraser Country.

2: FRASER LAKE AND DISTRICT HISTORY
A 75-slide production featuring a photographic portrayal of area history from 1806 to circa 1988- and on to present time. Narrated by Jean-Luc Lemire. Music by Fraser Country.

3: FRASER LAKE TALES ‘N TRAILS
A seasonal stroll through the scenic Fraser Lake area, featuring photographs from the 1970s to the present time. Narrated by Doris Ray. Music by Fraser Country.

April 21 IF I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD
If I could change the world
The first thing that I’d do
Is make darn sure that everyone
Has a place to come home to

I would flip the social safety net
To put children back on top
The focus should be on the kids
What hurts them needs to stop.

I’d ensure that healthy people
Handicapped or drug inclined
Contribute in their own small way
To better all mankind.

I’d insist that billionaires
With more money than they need
Begin to use their fortunes
To assist the refugees.

THE PARABLE OF THE TWINS

The Parable of the Twins (This was in SPECIAL CARE SERIES BOOK FOUR received in the mail from the Fraser Lake Hospice Society. Thanks so much. So comforting!)

Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived in the same womb.
Weeks passed, and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy, “Isn’t it great that we were conceived? Isn’t it great to be alive?”

Together the twins explored their world. When they found their mother’s cord that gave them life they sang for joy, “how great is our mother’s love that she shares her own life with us.”

As the weeks stretched into months the twins noticed how much each was changing.

“What does this mean?”, asked the one.

“It means that our stay in this world is drawing to an end”, said the other one.

“But I don’t want to go”, said the one, “I want to stay here always”

“We have no choice”, said the other, “but maybe there is life after birth!”

“But how can it be?” responded the one. “We will shed our life cord, and how is life possible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that others were here before us and none of them have returned to tell us that there is life after birth.”

And so the one fell into deep despair saying, “If conception ends with birth, what is the purpose of life in the womb? It’s meaningless! Maybe there is no mother at all.”

“But there has to be”, protested the other. “How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?”

“Have you ever seen our mother?”, said the one. “Maybe she lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good.”

And so the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear and finally the moment of birth arrived.

When the twins had passed from their world, they opened their eyes and cried, for what they saw exceeded their fondest dreams. Author unknown.

Doris’s Books Table #22

THE FAIRIES OF FAIRYOPIA Children’s bedtime stories about wee folk residing on a tiny island off the coast of Vancouver Island. (Grandmother approved content)

THE BOY ON THE ROAD stories relevant to the rough and tumble frontier life of Northern BC and the Cariboo. (Guys like these stories)

NORTH COUNTRY RHYMES AND BALLADS song lyrics and rhymes that celebrate the wilderness and rural spirit of north central British Columbia.

STUFF ‘N NONSENSE POEMS (Volumes 1 and 2) whimsical, fanciful, rhymes and non-rhymes.

THE GHOSTS BEHIND HIM non-fiction (family dealing with loved one’s schizophrenia) published by Caitin Press in 1999. Copies are available from the publishing company. Delivery time: 3 to 4 weeks.

COMMON THREADS fictionalised biography set in London England, South China and Vancouver Canada in early part of 20th century. Published by Libros Libertad in 2009.

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