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20 minutes | a month ago
The Life and Legacy of Takaya with Cheryl Alexander
When Cheryl Alexander heard there were several sightings of a wolf in downtown Victoria, she knew right away it was Takaya. Takaya lived on the Discovery Islands just off the coast of Victoria. He was a lone wolf. No pack. No mate. And it seemed he liked it that way. He’d chosen a life of solitude. And Cheryl was captivated by him. In March, Takaya’s life came to a tragic end when he was shot by a trophy hunter. We spoke with Cheryl about her new bestselling book Takaya: Lone Wolf, Takaya’s life, his legacy and her special connection with this unique wild animal. Buy Takaya: Lone Wolf: https://rmbooks.com/book/takaya/ Takaya Lone Wolf International Arts Festival: https://takayalonewolf.com/
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Protecting Paradise with Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May is one of the hardest working people in politics. She is the Green Party MP for the Saanich-Gulf Islands and served as leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006-2019. She also has a long record as a dedicated advocate for social justice, the environment, and human rights. Her book Paradise Won: The Struggle to Create Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve details the epic 12-year struggle to stop logging this unique global ecosystem. Coming up on the park’s 30 year anniversary, we spoke with Elizabeth May about Paradise Won, bringing back into focus this remarkable story of the power and importance of Indigenous rights, and to talk about how activism can spur average citizens to action in order to fight climate change and protect fragile ecosystems everywhere.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Art and Adventures with Jocey Asnong
Award-winning children’s book author, Jocey Asnong, has created many beautiful books over the years, and plenty more colourful books taking shape in her creative brain! Jocey writes and illustrates from her art cave at home in Canmore, Alberta dreaming up new adventures for adventurous cats, Nuptse and Lhotse, and creating colourful board books that teach kids about the outdoors as well as their ABCs and 123s. Here’s a look at Jocey’s whimsical and adventurous world through her children’s books.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Feel the Wild with Daniel Fox
Daniel Fox is an artist, adventurer, photographer, philosopher, entrepreneur and explorer...what can't he do! We sit down with Daniel to talk about his photography, our connection with nature, and his WildECO project, a non-profit youth organization that he founded in 2015 which seeks to mentor disadvantaged students and fund tuition costs for a month-long wilderness immersion camp. His book Feel the Wild is available now in bookstores and online.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Taking a Break from Saving the World with Stephen Legault
What a strange world we are living in! We hope you are all taking care of yourselves. It feels especially important right now with health care workers, grocery stores and others working around the clock to help keep our world running and keep us safe during a global pandemic. Stephen Legault knows burnout. He’s lived it in his work in conservation activism – and now he’s written a book about it! Taking a Break from Saving the World: A Conservation Activist’s Journey from Burnout to Balance takes a look at the culture of self-sacrifice that permeates the work done by volunteers and paid staff in the environmental conservation movement and beyond. We spoke with Stephen about his new book, his own experience with burnout, and some tips on how we can take care of ourselves and each other when we’re all running on fumes.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Adventure, Travel, and Storytelling with Frank Wolf
While we're all stuck inside, wishing we could be outside, doesn't a good adventure story sound pretty good right now? Well, Frank Wolf has no shortage of stories. In fact, his book Lines on a Map: Unparalleled Adventures in Modern Exploration brings together a whole two decades of adventure writing in an entertaining and inspiring collection of travel journalism. We sat down with Frank to talk about his book, aging and adventure, and some his most harrowing and memorable expeditions to date. Get your copy of Lines on a Map: Unparalleled Adventures in Modern ExplorationShortlisted for the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel! Audio production by Lauren Bridle
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid
Wet’so’weten Protests, blockades, and calls for meaningful reconciliation continue to make headlines and it’s hard to ignore the feeling that we are being pushed and pulled into an increasingly divided Canada. What are the next steps? What is missing as we try to move towards reconciliation for a post-colonial Canada? Briony Penn is an award-winning author and worked most recently with respected First Nations elder, orator and activist Cecil Paul - Wa’xaid by his traditional name - to write his book Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid. They also are collaborating on Cecil’s biography, Following the Good River, which will be published this May. Cecelia Reekie is Wa’xaid’s eldest daughter and is a Cultural Presenter with the Langley School District working with students from Grades 2-12 in bringing awareness to the true history of Canada. We sat down with Briony and Cecelia to talk about Cecil’s life, his legacy and, in these turbulent times, how we can learn from his stories and find the path towards reconciliation.
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