My! That was a full marathon day!
Started off at 3:30am and started packing the van at 4am. I needed to be at Horseshoe Bay by 5:30am for a 6:30 ferry. So. in the dark, the journey began, and it was a brutally cold and windy start to the day. It was too cold to venture out onto the decks and I felt better staying with the series in the van. Although, with the strong winds, the van was shaking heavily.
I arrived in Parksville a little early so I took a quick stop at the beach front during low tide, and enjoyed he sunshine.
At the 10am, the set up went well, with a few adjustments to accommodate the grand piano and a thermostat. My dear friend joined us later in the morning and once completed, he acted as my tour guide in distributing a poster handout that I had printed. All were distributed.
I then managed to catch the 5pm ferry to head back home. Luckily, on two counts. For one, I simply was too tired to hold out until the 7pm ferry, and with the days still being shorter, I would have missed the sunset.
So, all in all, it was a very good day, and the staff and volunteers at the McMillan Arts Centre seem very pleased with the Journeying With The Totems series. So, the second show will be up and running tomorrow. My next trip to Parksville will be this weekend to attend the Opening Reception.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.