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The Strathcona Collective is a partnership between Boleyn Media and ROAM Media Inc. Launched in the Spring of 2020, the Strathcona Collective focuses on the Strathcona region and is a biannual publication that releases on every equinox (mid March and September).

CUMBERLAND CAMPGROUND’S NEW SLEEPING BARRELS

CUMBERLAND CAMPGROUND’S NEW SLEEPING BARRELS

Cozy 16-foot sleeping barrels nestled in the forest overlooking Comox Lake

Words by

Zoë Cooper

&

James McKerricher

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: COLIN PENDZIWOL

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: COLIN PENDZIWOL

FEATURED ARTIST: LEE GASS

FEATURED ARTIST: LEE GASS

CAMPBELL RIVER FOOD BANK’S DREAM FOR THE FUTURE

CAMPBELL RIVER FOOD BANK’S DREAM FOR THE FUTURE

Planting the seeds of food security

Photos by

Shelby Reid

HOMALCO NATION’S NEW TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

HOMALCO NATION’S NEW TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

Shooting the breeze with Qaya Way West

Words by

Lynsey Burke

Photos by

Michael Hack

CREATING A SANCTUARY FOR CORKY THE ORCA

CREATING A SANCTUARY FOR CORKY THE ORCA

Double Bay Sanctuary

Words & photos by

Michael Reppy

NATURAL COLLECTION STANDS

NATURAL COLLECTION STANDS

Handcrafted furniture for your musical instruments

Words by

Caleb Blake

HA̱’ME’ RESTAURANT REOPENS AT KWA’LILAS HOTEL

HA̱’ME’ RESTAURANT REOPENS AT KWA’LILAS HOTEL

Food security and a celebration of culture

Words by

Camilla Sampson

Photos courtesy of

Ha̱'me'

Centre Stage

Centre Stage

The appeal of taking part in community theatre.

Words & photos courtesy of

Doris Wagner

Sticking To My (Traveller’s) Word

Sticking To My (Traveller’s) Word

Seven continents in 40 years.

Words & Photos by

Aleisha Thomas-Lebid

Featured Photographer: Bob Wild

Featured Photographer: Bob Wild

Featured Artist: Kimberly Thompson

Featured Artist: Kimberly Thompson

10,000 Volunteer Hours of Urban to Alpine

10,000 Volunteer Hours of Urban to Alpine

Campbell River’s Search and Rescue Society.

Words by

Tim Fairbank

Photo courtesy of

Daniel Gelson

The Heriot Bay Inn

The Heriot Bay Inn

Where ghosts, custodians, and community gather.

Discovering Ancient Coastal Migration Patterns

Discovering Ancient Coastal Migration Patterns

The Hakai Institute’s new ancient DNA lab opens on Quadra Island.

Words by

Camilla Sampson

Photos courtesy of

The Hakai Institute

BOW HUNTING: A MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIFETIME OF LESSONS

BOW HUNTING: A MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIFETIME OF LESSONS

Raising daughters to appreciate nature through conservation.

Words by

Alison Bell

Opening photo by

Scott Bell

Respect, Protect, Flourish

Respect, Protect, Flourish

HOW TO LIVE WITH THE LAND, NOT JUST ON IT.

Words & Photo By

Jake Tinkler-Josephi

GOLD AT THE END OF THE ROUTE

GOLD AT THE END OF THE ROUTE

WHITE WATER KAYAKING IN GOLD RIVER.

Words & Photo By

Dave Prothero

GOATS AND BOATS

GOATS AND BOATS

An Annual Migration From One Island To The Next.

Words & Photo by

Dood Turner

Sophie Whittingham

Sophie Whittingham

Colin Somers

Colin Somers

Building Reconciliation

Building Reconciliation

Three community members in Mowachaht/Muchalaht territories build trust.

Words by

Alison Bell

Words by

Kaitlyn Nohr

Foraging for Food

Foraging for Food

Going on a treasure hunt and building memories.

Words & Photos by

Jade Berg

Photos by

Jesse Bone

Cold Water Diving

Cold Water Diving

A visual feast in green local waters may include iconic Wolf Eel.

Words & Photo by

Eiko Jones

Special Olympics in Campbell River

Special Olympics in Campbell River

Opening doors that are unimaginable.

Words by

Kevin Yee

Words by

Lynne Macara

Featured Artist: Terri-lynn Papagiannis

Featured Artist: Terri-lynn Papagiannis

Featured Photographer: True Dennison

Featured Photographer: True Dennison

Art, Medicine, and Soap

Art, Medicine, and Soap

There’s tradition and luxury in every batch of RavenSong.

Words by

Nicole Berns

Photos by

Alison Dawn

Experience Tahsis

Experience Tahsis

Ample adventure, history, and nature on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Words & Photos by

Kira Marshall

Little River

Little River

young SIBLINGS reflect on the home they’re growing up in.

Words by

Sophie Kuhl

Words by

Simon Kuhl

The Gardening Movement

The Gardening Movement

Three soil experts share their knowledge on the past and future of growing

Words by

Arzeena Hamir

Words by

Heather Gray

Building a Technology Hub

Building a Technology Hub

How angel investors support economic development through innovative projects.

Words by

David Baar

Photos by

Damien Jannet

Paddling Adventures

Paddling Adventures

A family explores Cortes Island by kayak

Words & Photos by

Lisa Levesque

Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin Mackenzie

Jake Tinkler-Josephi

Jake Tinkler-Josephi

Honouring Medicine and Pagan Traditions

Honouring Medicine and Pagan Traditions

Introducing the Family and Animals of Standing Spruce Farm & Apothecary

Words by

Lesley Assu

Photos by

Nycky-Jay Vanjecek

Aromatic, Craveable, and Savoury

Aromatic, Craveable, and Savoury

Fermentation Adds Value to Our Community.

Words & Photos by

Brandon Pirie

Steel Wool Photography

Steel Wool Photography

How to Create Eye-catching Creative Photos

Words & Photos by

Bob Wild

Writing a New Narrative

Writing a New Narrative

Wildflowers & Co. Founder Alissa Assu Inspires the Future of Indigenous Women In Business

Words by

Alissa Assu

Photos by

Kimberley Kufaas

Guardian, Steward, and Watchkeeper

Guardian, Steward, and Watchkeeper

Restoring the Balance of Physical and Cultural Sustenance for Future Generations

Words by

Vicki Simmons

Photos By

Tom Parker

The Future is Digital

The Future is Digital

Adversity Sparks Creative Innovation At Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre

Words by

Alison Bell

Photos by

Tidemark Theatre

Falling on Concrete Builds Character

Falling on Concrete Builds Character

A generation of skateboarding culture on Quadra Island

Words by

Alison Bell

Photos by

Carla Duffey

Colourful Splendour in the Emerald Sea

Colourful Splendour in the Emerald Sea

Seeing the forest and the trees without leaving the ground.

Words and Photos by

Eiko Jones

Raising Backyard Birds

Raising Backyard Birds

A wonderful, rustic addition to backyards of all sizes

Words by

Maria Fyfe

Photos by

Alison Dawn

The Moods of Myra

The Moods of Myra

Exploring the falls in all her seasons

Words & Photos by

Michael Hack

Featured Photographer: Vince Kehn

Featured Photographer: Vince Kehn

Featured Artist: Lukas Mouka

Featured Artist: Lukas Mouka

Get on the Loop

Get on the Loop

Encircling and connecting the community of Campbell River’s beloved green spaces

Words by

Laurel Sliskovic

Words by

Laurel Cronk

Humming Bird Zen

Humming Bird Zen

A local family’s amazing interaction with their feathered friends

Words & Photos by

Erin Wallis

Small Town, Big Music Scene

Small Town, Big Music Scene

What you not know about the Sayward Valley Folk Music Society

Words by

Bob Sampson

Photos by

David Stevenson

Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Program

Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Program

A place of welcome and inspiration on the banks of Campbell River.

Words By

Ken Blackburn

Words By

Sandra Parrish

Finding Connection, Nourishing Community

Finding Connection, Nourishing Community

One family's renewed commitment to celebrating food, family, and friends.

Words By

Carmen Amberson

Photos By

Erin Wallis

Braving The Storm

Braving The Storm

Surfing wind waves during winter is not for the light-hearted.

Words By

Trevor Blasky

Photos By

Pat Salamon

From Tater Tots to Full-Fledged Foodie

From Tater Tots to Full-Fledged Foodie

How an inedible childhood cultivated a Campbell River chef.

Words By

Amber Assu

Photos By

Sierra Assu

Always A Rock in my Pocket

Always A Rock in my Pocket

Transforming the way we look at simple, everyday objects.

Words By

Julie Glaspy

Photos By

Vince Kehn

Featured Photographer: Moira Le Patourel

Featured Photographer: Moira Le Patourel

Featured Artist: Sonny Assu

Featured Artist: Sonny Assu

An Aerial Perspective

An Aerial Perspective

Seeing the forest and the trees without leaving the ground.

Words & Photo By

Colin Filliter

Exploring West

Exploring West

Thirty-five kilometer of trail, six friends, six backpacks, four days, three nights, and one impromptu adventure.

Words & Photo By

Laurel Sliskovic

Salmon, Fundraising, and Volunteering

Salmon, Fundraising, and Volunteering

How one night of celebration supports a community vision.

Words By

Naomi Tabata

Photo by

Eiko Jones

Biking and Learning with Sprockids

Biking and Learning with Sprockids

Seeing health and connection to community in kids of all ages.

Words & Photo By

Matthew Fox

Little River

Little River

Our young residents reflect on the home they're growing up in.

Words & Photo By

Raegan Collins

Transforming Campus and Community

Transforming Campus and Community

How North Island College's new bistro space has gone from vision to reality.

Words By

Elizabeth Young

Photos by

Lee Simmons

Seed Sowing 101

Seed Sowing 101

Witnessing the wonder of nature in your own backyard.

Words & Photos by

Leslie Cox

Words on the Water

Words on the Water

The year 2020 is the 19th year for an ever-changing community of readers, a celebration of words, and an inspiring weekend of connections.

Words By

Angel Murphy

Photo by

Kimberley Kufaas

Featured Photographer: Eiko Jones

Featured Photographer: Eiko Jones

Featured Artist: Cathy Holfeld

Featured Artist: Cathy Holfeld

Living with Less

Living with Less

How one woman’s quest to shop less ended up expanding her life.

Words By

Briana James

Photo by

Alison Dawn

LITTLE VALLEY: ARLO FLEENOR

LITTLE VALLEY: ARLO FLEENOR

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.

Words by

Arlo Fleenor

PULLING PLASTIC

PULLING PLASTIC

Indoor climbing gives wet weather adventurers a new way to play on rainy days.

Words by

Dave Benton

Photos by

Lorenz Jimenez