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2014 Welfare Food Challenge

Last update on Oct. 15, 2014.

Starting this Thusrday I am taking the 2014 Welfare Food Challenge. This challenge only allows me $21 to spend on food for one week. It runs from Thursday October 16th to Wednesday October 22nd. I have been trying to figure out what I'm going to spend that money on and it's been hard. Really really hard. I'm always on the look out for good deals when I'm at the store so I looked through my receipts trying to choose the necessities I'd need and nothing worked. All the food I buy on ...

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Animal Advocacy Camp 2014

Last update on March 7, 2014.

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I'm so happy to be a sponsor for this years Animal Advocacy Camp. I have been to the last two AAC's and had a blast and learned so much from other activists. Each year it gets better and I can't wait to attend this one.

I'm very excited about this years Opening and closing speakers.


Jo-Anne McArthur (photographer, We Animals, The Ghosts in Our Machine)

Sara Dubois (Chief Scientific Officer , BC SPCA)


Dylan Powell (Marineland Animal Defense, #OurScars, Live Free Collective)

Lisa Hutcheon (Small Animal Rescue ...

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Leafleting with Mercy for Animals Canada

Last update on Dec. 17, 2013.


Had a great time leafleting for Mercy for Animals Canada. Handed out tons of leaflets and had tons of fun doing it. Leafleting is one of my favourite forms of outreach/activism because its so easy. I love witnessing people having that "ah ha moment" when then find out where their food is coming from and all the benefits of a plant based diet. It's really great.

If you would like to join in the merriment here are the up coming dates for leafleting

Wednesday December 18  5pm - 7pm   Robson Street, Vancouver

4 ...

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Screen Printing T-Shirts

Last update on Aug. 18, 2013.

I have always loved learning how things are made and screen printing is one of those things I've been wanting to learn for a while now. I did my research on youtube and some library books and jumped in. Now I'm hooked on screen printing. I love the idea of putting messages on tees and walking around with a great message. Think about how many ads people see in one day and how much of it is garbage, now think about wearing a message as an ad that does some real good. That's how I ...

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A Day to Celebrate

Last update on Aug. 28, 2013.

July 19th, not only did I get to graduate with my mother on this day it also happens to be my wedding anniversary of 5 years and anniversary of being together for 12 years with most wonderful man in the world. It is a very very special day indeed. I am so grateful to everyone that made this day possible. I'd like to thank my mother for telling me about the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at NEC and always encouraging and feeding my creative and artistic side. Thank you to my husband Martin for all your ...

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Harvesting Cedar

Last update on July 1, 2013.

Harvesting Cedar

Today I was taught how to harvest cedar for weaving. I am so incredibly happy to be learning how to weave cedar which is a traditional art form of my Sto:lo ancestry. I spent the day hiking through the lush green forest hugging cedars to see if they're old enough for harvest and giving thanks for the harvest. It was hard work but incredibly rewarding. I felt so at peace while I worked, taking in the sights and sounds around me. I am so grateful to be learning weaving in a hands on traditional style. 

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Learning to Carve Red Cedar

Last update on June 16, 2013.

Learning to Carve Red Cedar

Yesterday I attended a wood carving class with my classmate from NEC, Frank Wilson at the church on Penticton and Franklin Street. I received a block of red cedar to carve and instruction on how to get started from Rupert and Alfred Scowe. There were also tools there for me to use until my tools are sharpened and ready to use. First we figured out what side of my block would be the bottom based on the grain of the wood, then using my planer blade I levelled it out so that it sat flat and flush with the table ...

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NEC Awards Gala 2013

Last update on June 1, 2013.

NEC Awards Gala 2013

Last night I attended the Native Education Colleges(NEC) Gala and was a representative for the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Progarm(NCJA). I was happy to come and demonstrate my craft and I love meeting people and sharing my passion.After an hour of showcasing the NCJA Program it was on to the main event in the beautiful NEC entrance and lobby. The welcoming song by Jeff Dan, Musqueam Nation set the stage for the rest of the evening. It was heart warming to hear about all the award recipients and their stories. I really connected to a lot of ...

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