We are off tomorrow morning on the 10:05 bus to Vancouver. The impetus behind this trip is two things - great longing for my first born child and the great love I have of the northwest coast.
No really, I know that Vancouver is not the northwest coast unless you are American. It is the Treasures of the Tsiampsian exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology that I want to see. Who are the Tsiampsian, you ask? They are the people of the Skeena, Nass and Kalum River's. The Nisga'a are part of the Tsiampsian. Terrace, where I spent my teenage years (after Cranbrook) is on the Skeena - in fact it is on top of a Tsiampsian settlement that existed for thousands of years before white men came. The landscape and untamed, unsettled wildness of Terrace captured my heart and a part of me has longed to return every since. I am really looking forward to seeing this exhibit being made available to the public for the last time. The land up there is truly mystical and the art of the native people really captures it.
Emily Carr was similarly moved by the land and the people up there which is why I love her work so much. So we are going to see her exhibit being shown at the Vancouver Public Art Gallery. And of course, we will hit China Town, Science World and Rhiannon and I have tickets to see Peter Pan the ballet with my sister-in-law and niece. And I also get to see my brother! And my sister!
I'll be back next Saturday with lots of pictures to show you.
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