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Sunday, December 31, 2000

West Vancouver Seawall

“The West Vancouver Centennial Seawalk was originally opened in 1968 to commemorate Canada’s 100th birthday. Since then, several sections have been added, and the 1.7 km seawalk now extends from 18th St. to Dundarave Park. Now, 34 years later, the seawalk is perhaps West Vancouver’s most-used recreation facility with its scenic views of the harbour, mountains and city skyline.” – West Vancouver District press release June 26, 2002

At various points along the Seawall you can see anonymous works of art designs embedded in the rocks as well as many other creative ideas The Seawall offers beautiful views of the North Shore mountains, Burrard Inlet, Lions Gate Bridge, and Stanley Park. Off-leash dogs are permitted in a separate fenced area.

At select times of the year, you will see the Alaska cruise ships sail through as they head west along the Seawall - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:West Vancouver, BC

Wildfire Memorial

This memorial stands outside the Public Library and Art Gallery in downtown Kamloops. It is a memorial and tribute to all who were involved in the devastating wildfires of 2003. All of us who live in this part of the world remember this very sad summer and most of us knew someone who was in some way connected to this devastation.

The artist has clearly captured the deep emotions of all represented at that time.You can almost feel the hopelessness as you look at the statues. There is a plaque erected to the side of the monument which reads:

During the summer of 2003 the Thompson-Nicola region endured it's most devastating wildfires ever. Unprecedented in numbers and massive in scope, the fires destroyed 89 homes and 7 business's, scorched 62,000 hectares of. Forest and range lands, left hundreds jobless and caused the evacuation of 13,000 people. Wildfire Memorial, created by artist Cameron Kerr of Vancouver BC is dedicated to the evacuees and to the thousands of firefighters, emergency workers and volunteers from far and near who worked tirelessly to assist them in every way possible.

Location:Kamloops, BC Canada

Joe Bustemente Trumpet

The large trumpet by Richard Wojciechowski stands at North Vancouver Wharf as a tribute to Joe Bustemente a one armed Chilean Mariner. In 1900 Joe was retained to blow his trumpet to direct harbor ferries through the fog to the Wharf.

Location:North Vancouver Wharf