I must admit that today I was a bit disappointed with you PG.
The first event that I was headed out to was the Great Northwest Yarn Crawl!
I was so excited to meet the lovely ladies and gentlemen who travelled throughout Northern BC and Alberta to different yarn shops to create masterpieces from wool.
Anyway, when I got to the location there was nothing there!
I was very sad, because I really do look forward to these events! I love getting to know people in the community!
POPS in the Park
Alright, after that I headed over to POPS in the Park at L’heidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
I have gotten so lucky. Every time I’ve been here, the weather has been perfect.
There were so many amazing people who I was able to speak to and get to know before the event kicked off—but when it did, there was no talking. Simply listening.
It was a magical time and it got even better when our own Catherine McCarthy performed an amazing song with the orchestra!
Lastly, I was on my way to the Omineca Art Centre where there was an Open Drum Circle, for people around the community to come by, experience, and learn about indigenous cultures and history!
So I got there 5 minutes before 2 (the event started at 2 o’clock) and there wasn’t a soul in sight except for this one lady sitting on the step in front of the centre.
Sitting beside her was a cloth bag with two leather drums sticking out of it.
I figured she was here for the same reason I was, so I walked up to her and asked her if she had coordinated the event or if she knew who had.
The tale of the rabbit with no brain
She said that she didn’t coordinate it but that the people who had would be there very soon. So we waited and started chatting.
Her name is Serena and she came into town specifically for this event.
She told me that she enjoys coming here because being a 4th generation European, she feels as though she’s lost her cultural identity and this event really helps dealt it out.
The funniest and most interesting thing she told me was a story about the rabbits that she raises for meat.
According to her, every rabbits brain is large enough to be mashed up and used in the tanning process, to make leather from the rabbits skin.
One day, in the middle of cleaning out the rabbits skull she discovered that this one had no brain…YEAH, NO BRAIN. WHAT?! I was shook!
Serena said that she never would have known because it looked and acted like all her other ones.
Anyway, Serena made my day. It’s the best when you meet genuinely kind people, and that’s how I felt about her. So thank you Serena, and I hope to see you again soon!
Until next weekend Prince George!