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La expedición de Manuel Quimper del estrecho de Juan de Fuca

In 1790, Manuel Quimper set out to explore the previously uncharted waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

ICA refugee appreciatrion nigth
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How to build community across cultures

ICA programs, such a language training, employment services, and settlement services support newcomers as they transition into life in Greater Victoria. They also create bridges between service providers and newcomer groups through the Community Partnership Network and collaborative initiatives like the CRD Community Green Map - Newcomers map. Photo: ICA

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Lesson Learned about Cultural History

building empathy through cultural awareness

Trishaw bicyle on the Lochside Trail, Victoria BC
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Cycling Without Age

because everyone should feel the wind in their hair

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The Saltwater People's Atlas: A W̱SÁNEĆ Map of Traditional Territory

The Saltwater People have resided here for millennia. Each place in W̱SÁNEĆ territory has a SENĆOŦEN name and identity, knowledge which has been kept and held by the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. The late Dave Elliot Sr ensured this information was recorded so it would remain intact for future generations to speak and learn the language of their land. Read on to learn about the legacy of the Saltwater People's Atlas!

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The Many Names of Knockan (Ňgāˊk·un, ŋεˊˀqən, Gnocan) Hill

The place popularly known as Knockan Hill has undergone several colloquial renamings but retained a similar sounding place name throughout time.

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A History of PKOLS (Mount Douglas)

Mt. Doug is a colonial name given to a place in your community, but what does it mean?

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How to Make Locally Harvested Rosehip Jam

Delight in harvesting local rosehips and using this recipe to make jam.