Lilac Sun Pottery: Gifts Inspired by nature
20 years after realizing her dream, Shirley Phillips of Lilac Sun Pottery talks about how Denman Island nature inspires her art, her legendary local pottery mentors, how the pandemic affected her, gift ideas and what’s new in the studio as she re-opens.
Earth Club Factory Bistro new protocols and renos
July 2020 Denman Island Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse owner Sheldon Rempel discusses how they adapted during the pandemic and have reopened with new safety protocols and some new ideas. After almost four months of closure, Denman Island’s Earth Club Factory Bistro & Guesthouse is back in business…
Denman Island: What’s in a Name?
“Names chosen for geographical sites carry history, traditional environmental/ecological knowledge, navigational information, teachings … Names also embody a sense of belonging to a place, coexistence with the natural world and the longstanding relationship between a People and their place; they anchor the past with the present.” Denman Islander Verna…
Adaptability, Support Help Denman Island’s Abraxas Books, Gifts, and Coffee survive the pandemic
July 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, Abraxas Books & Gifts owner Tachi Barker wondered whether the business would get through the financial strain. Now, with solid community support and a new coffee bar, she’s feeling more confident that Denman’s landmark bookstore of 26 years will remain in…