Local Stories

Introducing local stories, created inside and outside community digital storytelling workshops and our artist-led research. These are people’s stories about where they live.

The Kingsgate Mall

The Kingsgate Mall

Time travel by following the storytellers’ animated silent vision of Mount Pleasant's Kingsgate Mall over time.

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But where are you from from?

My short story focuses on a walk towards China Creek North Park which was once a critical point of convergence...

Big Blue

Built in 1889, the big blue James Black Gallery has been a live-in art collective since the early 2000s in...

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Harry Grunsky’s Humboldt

Harry Grunsky, a gay man, returns to his hometown of Humboldt, Saskatchewan after a tragic road accident devastated the local...

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belvedere / a love story

Alice Hamilton's lyrical homage to the Belvedere, a local apartment building where residents are threatened by renoviction.

Graphic collage of Love and Peace and participant faces for Talking Poles

Talking Poles

A collaboration between Lorna Boschman, Victoria Moulder, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss and local community members who shared their voices and drumming.

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Here We Come Mount Pleasant

Don Martin's delightful tour of Mount Pleasant breweries with an old friend includes a musical tribute to classic television.

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Silent Azaan

Zool Suleman explores the Silent Azaan, the Muslim call to prayer heard five times daily around the world but not...

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signals

The storyteller photographed orange fencing around the trees of Mount Pleasant as she walked, documenting gentrification.

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No Vacancy

No one believed her when she said that wildlife occupied her basement so this artist set up a camera, recording...

Bonnie Says

Bonnie Says

Jackie Dives’ brilliant homage to living under the initial pandemic lock-down. In April 2020, many of us looked forward to...

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Kelly Roulette’s Small Dog

Kelly Roulette's family dog was named Small by her daughter when he joined their household. His job is to be...

Relaxing at Peterson Creek with Chris Bose

Kamloops Art Tour

Artist Chris Bose takes us on a tour of his favourite Kamloops arts spots. He begins with murals he co-created...

Mural of crows painted on the side of a building shows two crows

Echoes of Movement

A soundscape inspired by the comings and goings of people, creatures, and things over time. From the historic train-stopping Militant...

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Mother Daughter Bake-Off

Our episodic cooking show, Jill and Lorna’s Kitchen, travels to exotic Finn Slough (outside Vancouver BC), home of Lady Justice...

Toby Sharp explains academic connections to the Trans Mountain pipeline

Toby Sharp Energy Dragon

Heather McLean reflects on the gendered dimensions and settler colonial politics of corporatised university research.

Folk Costume Fashion

Folk Costume Fashion

Folk Costume Fashion traces the story of my mother’s folk costume and her journey to meet family in Finland and...

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Lulu’s Story

Moving to big town Vancouver helped Lulu to develop her fashion career and connect with other trans folks.

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Labyrinths

Homage to 13 local Labyrinths. Imagine the Labyrinths are portals to one another, making travel from one Vancouver neighbourhood to...

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A Reno of Love

Artists renovated and beautified a heritage house with family and then lost it in Vancouver's red hot housing market.

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Donut Holes on the Playa

Vicki Moulder and her husband Todd attended Burning Man for years, making donuts in the desert with a group of...

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Streetcars of Mount Pleasant

Quick history of the streetcars of Mount Pleasant and how they helped early residents of Vancouver travel back and forth...

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