Canada Day on July 1 is a subdued affair this year. Between painful past brutalities and present pandemic realities, many are opting for the opportunity for quiet reflection. This week, Vintage Voice wanders around to visit two disparate Canadian locations, each with a past of its own.
Special places for the soul. Darjeeling Jones makes a second visit to a place that that seems to hover beyond the reach of reality. “…there are some landscapes which, if we move slowly through them with an open mind, an open heart, and a sense of respectful wonder and attention, can change us in profound ways.” Porkpie Hat—A View of Haida Gwaii, August 30, 2019.
Outdoor learning opportunities. Teresa Neuman reclaims a sense of wonder while chaperoning a school trip in rural Saskatchewan. “The boys mainly wanted to explore the many quicksand pits, but some diversionary tactics on my part steered the boys away from these traps.” A Trip to the Brick Factory – Canada’s Heritage Sites are Worth a Second Look, July 2, 2003.