I don’t remember meeting Heather MacInnis. My earliest memory of her is simply that she was my best friend. We were a perfect match. My face was swamped with orthodontics, hers with spectacular eyewear. Our friendship was based on a love of books and all things mythological dressed up with a generous dusting of 90’s glitter.
Heather MacInnis is an incredible human being, positive, brilliant in both mind and sheer shininess of character. No matter how uncomfortable, tired or pained she was, she not only thought of others, but was enthusiastic and generous in her care and interest in their lives. I will never forget her laugh, her smile, or friendship. I can’t imagine having grown up without her.
Heather lived bravely in spite of cystic fibrosis her whole life, and I know she inspired countless others to live their best in any circumstance. That is her legacy.
Heather passed away today while recovering from her second lung transplant, with her fiancé and family by her side. My heart is with them.
Please become an organ donor, and communicate your wishes to your family.
Breathe easy Heather, you’ve earned it.
The Annual Thawdigras Tea Boiling Competition. For two bush women we had a pretty pitiful start, but once we were through with the defective matches, things got pretty heated. Watch out next year. [Photo: J.Cliff]
A week ago I had to let my best friend go. Six years ago I adopted Ulu, a year old German Shepard pup née Desiree in Acadie. We frolicked in the Tantramar marshes, walked on railway tracks and chased waves in the Bay of Fundy. She accompanied me to the Yukon where she climbed hills, flew in helicopters, paddled rivers, hiked in 40 below, walked me home and endured my learning the guitar in our small cabin. Ulu cursed at ravens and danced with bears. I don’t know what I did to deserve her, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Shelters all over the world are filled with the most unexpected and wonderful friends you could ever hope for. You should visit yours.
A snowy snowy Sunday breaking trail up-hill. 4’ of snow is hard with four legs and no snowshoes. It was one of those rare moment when the dogs wished I spent more time on the couch.
Intro to Silkscreening with Rian Lougheed-Smith
Saturday January 26 & Sunday January 27
11 am - 4 pm
in the KIAC classroom
$42 (GST and supplies included)
Different ways of making stencils will be explored in this intro to silkscreening workshop, with a focus on low-fi hand drawn and handmade designs and printing on different materials (fabric, paper and more).
Space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required to reserve a space.
Call KIAC at 993-5005 or email email@example.com.
Registration for this workshop is now full- but please contact Rian at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re missing out, and we’ll plan another! Excited to see you all this weekend, get your drawing hats on!