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2015 TMAC Photo Award for Emily Carr’s BC

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Awards, Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Travel, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

2015 TMAC Awards - Best People Photo - Nuu-chah-nulth Dancer 1Super happy that this photo of Nuu-chah-nulth dancer, Timmy Masso, from the Pacific Rim chapter of Emily Carr’s BC (Book One): Vancouver Island, was awarded Gold for Best People Photo of 2015 by TMAC, the Travel Media Association of Canada. Timmy, who is wearing a kingfisher mask carved by his brother (artist-to-watch Hjalmer Westob), performed a segment of a dance that tells the background story of his family. Thanks to Emily Carr leading me on the most fascinating journey’s around British Columbia, I met the brothers at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is a tremendous honour to be recognized with my ninth TMAC award.

Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island – NATJA Awards Finalist

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Awards, Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Travel, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

2015 NATJA TransMore exciting news for Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island – named a Finalist in the 2015 North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) Awards for Best Travel Book or Guide. Other finalists include Moon Guidebooks: Havana, and National Geographic Traveler: Panama. I’m thrilled to see a Canadian destination being honoured and delighted at the company Little White Publishing is keeping.

Emily Carr Symposium: Victoria, Feb 18-21

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

EC Symposium VictoriaVery excited that Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island is being featured at Emily Carr House after the Ross Bay neighbourhood walk and Carr House tour – all part of the Emily Carr Symposium, Feb 18-21 in Victoria. I’ll be there to sign books, answer questions and chat. Wow – a whole gaggle of Emily geeks – should be amazing!

Emily Carr Sketched “Uncle Tom”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Books, British Columbia, Emily Carr, Travel | 0 comments

Scanning the internet before a trip to the BC Sunshine Coast to tidy up a few details before I get down to finishing Emily Carr’s BC: The Mainland & Haida Gwaii,  I came upon Emily’s entry and sketch in the Burnett Family Summer Home guest book (held by the VAG). I wrote to ask if they had any more information since it relates to my trying to track down her time at Sechelt and Buccaneer Bay in 1908.

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Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Travel, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

ECBC Cover 300Emily Carr was an epic traveller. She covered more than 20,000 kilometres in British Columbia during a time when women rarely set off on their own — certainly not with the intention of visiting remote aboriginal villages. While this wanderlust and fearless sense of adventure fuelled her reputation as an eccentric, it also propelled her to become the artist and author we revere today.

Laurie Carter set out to rediscover Vancouver Island by following Carr’s path, delving into the home life, landscapes and First Nations traditions that shaped the woman and her work. Emily Carr’s B.C.: Vancouver Island is a personal journey to a new perspective, an exploration of Vancouver Island’s best-loved destinations and all-but-unknown outposts, and a fresh take on evolving life in this province. (more…)

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots – Okanagan

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Books | 0 comments

Laurie Carter’s unique take on Okanagan trails, wildflower excursions, wine tasting, farm tours, family attractions, historic sites, cultural pursuits, mine tours, jumping off mountains and her favourite subject—food—suggest this book should be called: Grandma Wears Hiking Boots and Sneakers, Snowshoes and Skis, Flip-flops and Terminally Gorgeous Heels. Carter’s zippy style and self-inflicted humour make this collection of anecdotes, observations and recommendations a lively page-turner for armchair travellers and serious Okanagan explorers. (more…)