GISPA Vintage Suitcases

GISPA Vintage Suitcases

GISPA Vintage Suitcases

An odd thing to see in a high school classroom.
GISPA is clearly getting ready for their 2014 show, May 14 to 16 at ArtSpring. But what’s going on with the vintage suitcases?
All will be revealed in time, stay tuned.

GISPA is the Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts. It’s a school within Gulf Islands Secondary on Salt Spring Island. This unique school combines advanced technical and artistic training and collective creation.

Students of GISPA are given a unique opportunity. Together, we work on creating an original collective project between all three of our strands: Acting, Music and Dance. This means that our students work together, creating original music, choreography and scene-work geared towards a final year-end production. Collective creation aims to blend all of our strengths into a sleek, powerful performance through which our innovation and skill can shine.

It’s my pleasure to not only work around these talented and energetic young people but to support them as my business cause.

Spring Beetles

Spring Beetles on Salt Spring Island

2pm Ganges

Two spring Beetles get together at Centennial Park

No sooner had I grabbed this quick shot than the driver of the dirtier VW started up and pulled away. I didn’t notice a driver in the car because of the tinted windows. Looks like she has just finished one more gulp of coffee and is about to beetle off somewhere.

Salt Spring Renewable Energy Conference

Salt Spring Renewable Energy Conference

The Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference Issues and Solutions yesterday at the Gulf Islands Secondary Multipurpose Room. That’s Rob Abbott delivering the keynote.

In related news…a community funded project will see the installation of a 20 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the high school gym. The power will be sold to BC Hydro and the money realized will go to a GISS Solar Scholarship (for GISS students who demonstrate achievement and interest in renewable energy and climate action).

And, the south facing campus also had, I believe, the first geothermal heating system on the Island. The system runs under the lower soccer field.