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Early Sechelt

   Billingsley, Gary
    Brackett, Sophie
    Connor, Peggy
    Crowston, Doris

    Hammond, Dick
    Hemstreet, Margaret
    Lemieux, Robert
    MacLarty, Nancy
    McCrimmon, Phyllis
    Nelson, Cay
    Ono, Tommy and Ruby
    Parish, Tom
    Redman, Lee
    Robilliard, Dean
    Robilliard, Dorothy
    Sim, Bert
    Swan, Dr. Alan
    Swanson, Bea
    Sweeny, Isabel
    Thompson, Morgan
    Wigard, Roy

    Wood, Alan

Voices of Early Sechelt -- Interviews

The collection features more than 35 hours of interviews conducted with 22 individuals, including former mayors, doctors and business people. All but one of these interviews was conducted by Rosella Leslie. Transcripts of the interviews are provided where available.

Rosella Leslie is a well-known B.C. author who has lived on the Sunshine Coast for over thirty years. She was born in Alberta and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of several novels and a number of non-fiction works, some of which she co-authored with Betty Keller. Rosella is a past member of the board of directors of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts and a member of the SunCoast Writers Forge She was a co-winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for "A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming" (Harbour Publishing 2005). Her work has also been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. Her interviews with early residents of the Sunshine Coast reveal that life on the coast revolved around community, friends and family; adults worked hard and children made their own amusements, much like life in many small communities in British Columbia and the rest of Canada.


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