Selfie with Mike McCardell, which appears in my article in the Peace Arch News
It’s amazing how good things happen when people connect.
Last year I joined a local arts organization called Semiahmoo Arts. It was at their AGM, or more accurately, in the snack time afterwards, when we solved a problem our writers’ club had. We needed a venue for our awards night that wouldn’t break the bank, or make me insure them personally if something went wrong. They decided to partner with us for the event. Brilliant! We had a terrific event in the beautiful Turnbull Gallery, and it happens again this November.
Semiahmoo Arts is always bringing artists together. They helped create a new group of groups, the Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance (PACA). PACA meets monthly to share what each group is doing, avoid duplication of services and join forces on other projects. I started attending a few months ago, when I learned about it from Barb Nelson, Semiahmoo Arts’ executive director.
It was at one of those meetings that I met Connie Chapman, White Rock's head librarian, who told me about their event with television personality and author Mike McCardell. As I wrote in an earlier blog, I enjoyed filming his inspiring talk. A collection of his videos is in our Mike McCardell playlist.
PACA met today. It was fitting that Connie told me that my article in the Peace Arch News about Mike McCardell was published! I reworked my blog post into a story. Editor Lance Peverley had emailed that he was interested, but I didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks.
They changed the headline, but not much else. My headline ended in a verb, the way Mike recommended. Would you like to guess what the verb was?
- Irene Plett
Photo: Selfie with Mike McCardell, which appears in a Peace Arch News article.
Topics: Community, arts, writing, Mike McCardell, Connie Chapman, White Rock Library, Semiahmoo Arts, Barb Nelson, Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance (PACA)