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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Remembrance Day (Canada) November 11

I attended this year's November 11th Remembrance Day ceremonies again at Victory Square. This year I arrived there early and I was able to get a better view of the ceremony.

I don't think I need to say very much, as these photos speak for themselves, however, I will say that I am forever grateful to these men and women veterans, who fought to protect the freedom of all Canadians.

This is Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith. He is Canada's last surviving recipent of the Victoria Cross, awarded to only 94 Canadians for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. You can read his incredible story here.
Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Pte. Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith

Here is the lovely Mrs. Pamela Martin of CTV News (Vancouver) in a live interview during the Remembrance Day Ceremonies:

And one more of Pamela;

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Flashback to last spring

I was compiling a slide show of some of my favorite images over the past few days. While I was browsing through my image library, I came across some photos of the baby geese from last spring. Everyone knows how much I love the geese, and there aren't many things cuter than goslings, so here's a flashback:

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Some images left over from last summer

I was browsing through my image files on the computer last night and I came across some photos that I'd forgotten about. I remember this guy playing a Surbahar on the beach down at English Bay in Vancouver. It's a really cool sound. He had a tip jar beside him, and I gave him some money. He allowed me to take several photos of him playing.