BC Blog – 3/14, 2014, End of Tour One

Location: Tahsis, Zeballos, Kyuqote
Weather: 9°C, Rain

Melissa

The one thing which impressed me the most of the first tour was the family dynamic and openness of Kyoquot, Zeballos and Tahsis. They were the most remote and had the least, but gave the most and appreciated and respected the most. Everything was about sharing. This is what I have, however little, but if you need it, it’s yours. They don’t even think twice about helping somebody in need.

Sab

Such a worthy trip beyond all. Words or text can not sufficiently describe. Can not even describe it from photos. After all, who would have time to take personal photos when we were doing quick costume change?
With one journey down, not only performed but also enriched my heart. Thanks to those who made this trip happen.

Justin

The moment that will stick with me the most is probably our visit to the First Nations community of Kyuquot. Vancouver was a great city, but having lived in Toronto my whole life, Kyuquot was the one that was the furthest removed from my usual experience. On the boat ride there, our guide Steiner said he wouldn’t be surprised if there was food ready for us when we arrived. Sure enough, when we got into the school, we were ushered into a room where lunch was being served. Just before our arrival, the home ec class of four students stuffed more than a hundred potato pierogis – enough to feed the entire school plus the six of us. It was a warm welcome from a truly heartwarming community.

Gold River Ray Watkins Elementary School (by Sab)

Gold River Ray Watkins Elementary School (by Sab)

Prepping for show in Zeballos (by Sab)

Prepping for show in Zeballos (by Sab)

Water Taxi to Kyuqote. (by Melissa)

Water Taxi to Kyuqote. (by Melissa)

Water between Zeballos and Kyuqote (by Sab)

Water between Zeballos and Kyuqote (by Sab)

Water taxi. (by Melissa)

Water taxi. (by Melissa)

Any time is a good time for bacon. (by Melissa)

Any time is a good time for bacon. (by Melissa)

Zeballos (by Sab)

Zeballos (by Sab)

Homemade pierogis, heart warming welcome food from Kyuquot school staff (by Sab)

Homemade pierogis, heart warming welcome food from Kyuquot school staff (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary, with principle Deanne Johnson (right 2) (by Sab)

Kyuquote Elementary / Secondary, with principle Deanne Johnson (right 2) (by Sab)

Kyuqote school staff Verna and her dog Harley. (by Melissa)

Kyuqote school staff Verna and her dog Harley. (by Melissa)


Kyuqote, a school with many dogs. (by Sab)

Kyuqote, a school with many dogs. (by Sab)

Kyuqote, a school with many dogs. (by Melissa)

Kyuqote, a school with many dogs. (by Melissa)

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