When someone suffers from an addiction, the focus is on them. As it should be. We have services, counselors, and treatment for the one with the addiction. But what is there to support their partner? The husband or wife, who is left alone while their partner is admitted to hospital. Who stays home while their … More Being the Forgotten One
Tofino has had it’s share of trauma in the past years. It is something that I believe small town communities handle better than cities, yet it affects small towns more, when tragedy does strike. The trauma of what Tofino has gone through is still very raw. I don’t want to touch on personal details, but … More Small Town Trauma
Last fall I received a Neighbourhood Small Grant for a flower planting project in the village of Ahousaht. This spring, the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, the organization who awarded the grants in our region, was given a grant of their own to film the results of the grants within our area. I was asked to attend … More Ahousaht in Bloom
Every year in Ahousaht, a different family hosts the community Christmas Dinner. This year was us! The new hosts announce themselves a year ahead of time, so our announcement was made in 2015. It is an interesting process to host a party here. The responsibility does not fall to just one person, but in some … More Community Christmas Spirit
Today was the grand opening of Neddy’s Grill – A new restaurant based out of a food truck in Ahousaht with a ton of history behind it’s name and location. Those who were at the opening ceremony were able to meet Neddy herself, meet the cooks and their families, and hear about the man who … More Neddy’s Grill Opens in Ahousaht!