Valdy at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium October 12, 2013

As a child of the West Coast in the 1970s, the music of Valdy was the music of my generation.  Who can forget "Play Me A Rock and Roll Song", "Simple Life", "Bitter Green" or "Sonny's Dream"? In later years though, I came to know Valdy as the tireless advocate for literacy and his support of the annual PGIs For Literacy (founded by the late broadcaster Peter Gzowski), fundraisers for Literacy Victoria (and many other organizations across … [Read more...]

Books for Zimbabwe

My friend Peggy Frank of Positively Africa sends along a request for books for children in Zimbabwe from Doug Funk  I need books for Zimbabwean school children and young adults. I will be sending a 20 foot steel container of books from Victoria to Harare, Zimbabwe. I hope to pack the container around June 20,3 weeks away, next month. I have around 5,000 books thanks to the Compassionate Warehouse in Esquimalt but would love to double that … [Read more...]