Attending the unveiling of a new memorial on the South Lawn of the Legislature today. It commemorates those members of Search & Rescue as well as PEP Air Volunteers who have lost their lives in British Columbia.
In the Victoria City Council Chambers tonight to support and speak to the development proposal for 220 Cook Street.
Another amazing Great Canadian Beer Festival wrapped up this weekend, making it my 6th BeerFest in a row. Had a blast as always, hanging out with friends and trying fantastic beers from all across the country. This is always a big boon for the local economy and the craft beer industry! Already looking forward to next year!
Had the honour of being invited by the Scia’new First Nation to participate in a smudging ceremony today. It is their way of purifying and removing negative energy from people and environments.
I have to admit that, as a white man, I was fairly nervous about messing up the ritual but thankfully I didn’t have to go first so it all went smoothly as I just followed the Chief Chipps’ lead. Although I definitely did something amusing as Shirley, the Elder who performed the ceremony, had a big smile on her face during my turn with the smoke.
Today’s the Cook Street Village Community BBQ! I love living in such a fantastic neighbourhood. Great to see so many familiar faces out despite the less than ideal weather.