Join us round the (metaphorical) campfire for songs and celebrations as we launch Rika Ruebsaat’s My Paddle’s Keen and Bright!
Camp veterans of all ages and backgrounds reflect on their memories of summers spent away at camp; of passionate friendships forged in the course of days; of crushes on counsellors; the campfires and songs; the skinned knees and overcome fears; and the indelible lifelong impressions these experiences have left on them.
Monday February 27
St James Community Square – Mel Lehan Hall
3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Rika Ruebsaat is the past president of the Princeton & District Museum & Archives, and has been a professional singer and, for most of her working life, a teacher. With Jon Bartlett she’s released seven albums, mostly of traditional Canadian songs; and one book, a collection of vernacular verses from the pages of the local presses in the Similkameen valley. A resident of Princeton, BC, she attended Camp Galilee in the West Kootenays in the late 1950s and then Camp Artaban on Gambier Island in the early 1960s.