Posts Written OnNovember 2016

If Leah Tremain ever needs a model for measuring success in her business she has one ready-made at hand. It’s in the gym where she trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s where she puts into action the drive to be a competitor in the sport. And that same drive powers her business. “If I can stay in the sport to a black belt, which I plan to do,  that feeling would be tremendous,” she says, “knowing that I can stick with something, no matter how hard it gets. And that’s pretty much how it is with my business too. “It gets difficult and it…

It was around midnight when the corporal came around to the barracks and ordered everyone out to the trench. For what felt like an hour the men huddled in the rain, wearing only their pajamas as planes roared overhead and explosions sounded in the distance. “You never knew when one was coming down near you,” said Robert Walker. Walker, now 94-years-old, joined the Canadian Air Force in 1944. At the time enlistment was mandatory and if you didn’t want to join the army you had to choose something else. Walker had heard about the troops sleeping in trenches filled with…

For someone who admits she has trouble drawing even the most simple of stick figures, Heidi Cuff has certainly embedded herself pretty deeply in the Campbell River arts scene since her arrival in our little city seven years ago. Cuff is the marketing and programming director for the Tidemark Theatre Society, she sits on the board of directors for the Campbell River Art Gallery and has recently joined up with the Campbell River Arts Council to help with administering their programming, as well. She sure took that proverbial long and winding road to get there, though. Cuff grew up in…