Posts Written OnMarch 2015

And for good reason – she’s starting to build a career in the film and TV industry while living out of a modest basement suite in Campbell River. The 21-year-old has a recurring role on the Netflix series “The 100” and she flies to and from Vancouver when she’s called for filming. But on this particular afternoon, Podlasly is relaxing at home in Campbell River after just wrapping the season two finale. She excitedly says the show just got picked up for a third season and she’s eager to get back on set, likely sometime in June or July. “Everybody…

As the weather warms up, boaters start getting the itch to get out on the water. But before they do, they’ll want to make sure they’re well-stocked with the right gear. And the best way to find out what the latest and greatest in marine equipment is to attend Ocean Pacific Marine’s Annual Marine Show. Set this year for 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, the Marine Show has been a fixture on the Campbell River boating calendar for over 20 years. And it not only benefits commercial and pleasure boating operators, the Marine Show will also support the…

The Campbell River Community Foundation (CRCF) is the silent partner in a lot of community projects in the Campbell River area.You don’t see a big plaque hailing the foundation’s contribution but it plays a large role in helping groups help people in the region. The foundation’s mission is simple.  ”We exist to support non-profit organizations in the community that help people,” said Mary Ashley, Community Foundation president. “We fund a fairly wide, diverse group of charitable organizations. In 2014 alone, the CRCF funded 12 projects for a total of $31,400 (see sidebar). But few people really know about the CRCF…

Sparks are flying as Sam Whittingham gets to work on his latest project. The custom bicycle he’s working on is going to a special client – Taiwanese movie star Stanley Huang. While it’s not typical of Whittingham to make bikes for celebrities, it’s not unheard of either. His work in the past has attracted the attention of legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong. Armstrong purchased a bike Whittingham had on display at the 2008 North American Hand Made Bike Show in Portland, Oregon. “We had built this specialized bike and he bought it,” Whittingham says. That bike also garnered three awards –…

It’s a beautiful life…. Photographer Erin Wallis has an eye for capturing that beauty “I think I was trained and destined to see beauty,” Erin Wallis says. Her photographs are certainly proof of that. The Campbell River photographer’s images have an ethereal, dreamlike quality that capture beauty bathed in sunlight. Wallis says her images reflect her approach of photographing things as she sees them, or as she chooses to see them. “I choose to see life, not through rose-coloured glasses, but focusing on the beauty in every single situation,” she says. “The warm, dreamy feel is just how I see…

Five days a week, Bruce Henry checks himself and his kids into a padded room. No, they’re not clinically insane, but it’s probably fair to say the family is crazy about judo. “It’s a good way to burn energy,” said Daniel Henry, 18, the oldest son and a black belt holder. “And it’s a fun way to throw people around — legally.” Daniel is fresh off an appearance representing Team BC at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, and will soon depart for a one-year, full-immersion program at the prestigious International Budo University in Japan. Sister Haley, 15, is…