This past Friday May 11, FBTE (From Birth To Eternity) hosted a Western Canada Regional Meeting of the Association of Personal Historians (APH).
A dozen members and potential members attended coming from as far away as the B.C. Interior, Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland. They included a number of former journalists from the CBC, CTV and even one from ABC Australia! It was an informative, very entertaining group.
This was day full of news and tips on our profession lead by Pattie Whitehouse, Coordinator, Western Canada Region and Dan Curtis, who maintains the world’s best Personal Historian Blog.
The feature was a Strategic Pricing & Marketing presentation by certified executive coach Sharon Hall. We all came away with many new business ideas and inspiring thoughts.
I made some new friends, even got to hear Dan Curtis explain how he got started in all this.It was a very positive gathering that, as advertised, inspired most everyone.
Thanks to all who attended. I love gatherings like this. Online is fine, but face-to-face is by far the best way to learn and discuss personal histories.
This week sees me starting to work on Bike To Work Week (BTWW) and the new Cool Commuter Bike Showcase. In Victoria the coolest wheels on the streets are not cars or trucks, but bicycles! Yes that’s correct folks, and one of my duties with BTWW is to showcase some of Victoria’s coolest bikes and the people who ride them.
Final bit of news is the Bowker Creek video we produced is now posted on the Initiative’s YouTube Channel here:
Lots more on the way here, so please stop by often!