Stanley Park, Nov 14, 2013

We just got back from the west coast with the team, including teachers and administrators.  Although we enjoyed a mostly dry climate, it was damp and cloudy for pretty much the entire time. I drove our vehicle up to Kamloops from Vancouver and drove through about 10 cms. of snow in the higher elevations of the mountains.  First time this winter, although not the last.

While in the beautiful city of Vancouver, we got to visit Stanley Park, a large protected forest park between the city proper and the ocean.  A wonderful woodland with many large and ancient trees, even after many were knocked down a few years ago during a fierce windstorm.  Here are your people, complete with all the CVCEC clothing, in front of an iconic remnant of the original forest:

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That western cedar was estimated to be 1000 years old at the time of its death!

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That’s some tree.  After scouting around we found one alive and well and Richard deigned to pose yet once again.  You go Ritchie!!

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That tree makes us look puny.  It makes you think about the vast number of trees and animals and other natural phenomena we as a species have subjugated for our economies and pleasure…..that’s progress (with an ironic lilt in my voice).  Preservation is important too and we need to be thoughtful as to how we consume the world around us; otherwise we’ll use it all up and we we suffer the consequences…..

Enough of the sermon!  You guys are going to change the world, right?

J

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About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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2 Responses to Stanley Park, Nov 14, 2013

  1. Reza says:

    What a pity, I just realized that you were in Vancouver. I wish I knew that so I could see you. I miss you a lot and hope to see you again.

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