together

anyawat_web

Urban Sketchers attended the First Nations Canoe Gathering at Vanier Park recently.  This colourful meeting was part of the  Truth and Reconciliation event to deal with and move past the experience of first nations people in residential schools.  The water was full of canoes and first nations people chanting.  I had to sketch quickly as boats were being launched, so the figures are just outlines.  As I was sketching, I heard people calling out, “Nanwayut!” (We are one.) The boats went on to Science World, where there was a welcome ceremony.

rescue

ducks

This is a comic about the true story of a Vancouver police officer who rescued some ducklings from a storm drain.  The internet is full of stories of police officers and fire fighters who go above and beyond the call of duty to rescue wildlife and pets.