Family Friday – Foundation House

Family Friday – Foundation House

#Familyfriday is a way to tell the stories of Victoria, the challenges and the beauty of it, and the way our friends, families, and neighbours do – and do not – make it work. Today I want to introduce you to the family, friends, and residents of Foundation House....
Family Friday- Childcare Special Edition

Family Friday- Childcare Special Edition

Over the last few months I’ve talked with hundreds of families of all shapes and sizes trying to find space in Victoria. Core to these families’ struggle, and livelihoods, is finding secure, safe, quality child care. In Victoria, we have a huge gap that is pushing...
Meet James, Mami, Biko and Hoji!

Meet James, Mami, Biko and Hoji!

Another family that reminds us about how great our city is – and the people who make it great!  They are a multi-cultural family, making their home in the Vic West/Esquimalt area. Mami provides after-school care (Hallelujah! Thank you!) and James works for the public...
Meet Kiki, James, and Alex!

Meet Kiki, James, and Alex!

eet James, Kiki, and Alex!   Happy #familyfriday!   Meet Kiki, James, and Alex!   Kiki and James and their 3-year old Alex moved to Victoria last year from Nanaimo. Like many in this city, Kiki and James both work for the provincial government and their...
Meet Chica – The Political Pup!

Meet Chica – The Political Pup!

Meet Princess Chica! It took an election campaign for me to meet my neighbour and his adorable – and political –  puppy named Chica (check out her Twitter @Princess__Chicapup). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this process has been very good to me!...
Meet Bronwyn, Evan, Hayden, and Charlie

Meet Bronwyn, Evan, Hayden, and Charlie

I’ve had the chance to meet this family as part of this campaign adventure, and let me tell you, lucky me! Bronwyn and Evan are both Victoria born and raised. Bronwyn grew up in Quadra Village and Evan in James Bay. They love this city and they both do incredibly...