BC Blog – 3/14, 2014, End of Tour One
Location: Tahsis, Zeballos, Kyuqote
Weather: 9°C, Rain
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.
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.
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.