of Early Sechelt -- Interviews
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.
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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