Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Powers of Slumach

Joanne Peterson recently discovered--thanks-- that Wayne Suttles in his book Coast Salish Essays (p. 79) mentions that according to Old Peter Pierre, a Katzie man named [Slumach] had obtained a warrior spirit, a "timber giant," as his guardian spirit "and could therefore perform great feats of strength." Suttles refers to Diamond Jenness's The Faith of a Coast Salish Indian (p. 61) for that information.
Click here to read what was said about that on this blog in 2007.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Mike Collier's "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine" to be screened on Sunday November 6th

As part of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary, the City of Vancouver Archives will be celebrating our city's history with a screening of film and video from our latest acquisition, the records of Yaletown Productions, IncYaletown Productions is a Vancouver-based film production company that produced many works shot in Vancouver in the 1970s and 1980s, including tourism and documentary films about the city, Expo 86, and British Columbia.
Reservations only! WhenSunday November 6th, 2011 / Doors: 12:30 PM / Screening: 1:00 PM / Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre – 1181 Seymour Street (corner of Seymour and Davie)
For more click information click here

Monday, 10 October 2011

Fire Lake

Perhaps you'd like to visit the Web site of the B.C. Floatplane Association and look at the entry about Fire Lake. Click here. For more about Fire Mountain mining read Daphne Sleigh's book People of the Harrison.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Updates Web site

The following two additions, pending for some time, are now on the Web site:
William (Bill) F Cull 1928 - 2011
Lost Gold & Murdered Maids, Cavalier, July 1958.

Thank you Darren Gosselin <> Welcome Cary Blackburn

Farewell to my buddy Darren, a Slumach aficionado, who has been so generous with his time and knowledge helping us first to build and then to maintain the Slumach Web site. His work, family, and the presidency of the Ruskin Slo-Pitch just don't give him the leisure to work any longer as a Web designer. Thanks very much, Darren, for all you did!

Welcome to Carry Blackburn, president of Hurricane Web Design Ltd, who has agreed to do the maintenance for us from now on.