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Bylaw enfarcement no joke he City of Victoria got a taste of its own medicine this weekend when the inauguration ceremony of the new plaza on Pandora Green saw a group of “Bylaw Enfarcement Officers” ticket city officials and community DANIELLE members who were lazing POPE around on the green, enjoying news@ the day. mondaymag.com The celebration, which happened Saturday, Sept. 10, involved a key address from Mayor Dean Fortin on the initiative of beautifying Pandora’s historically tough neighbourhood. During his address, the eight officers swarmed the crowd to hand out mock tickets, which explained sitting down to rest and placing belongings on the ground violated city bylaws — bylaws that anti-poverty activists say have been used to intimidate and persecute the street-involved community. Fortin himself received a ticket, but then handed it back to the officers. “I didn’t want them to waste paper,” says Fortin on his move. “The activists were raising legitimate concern for all of us, and it’s been a really important issue we’ve worked hard to recognize ... I think these changes will make [the Green] safer for everyone. We’ve moved them [homeless people] off the boulevard and onto the sidewalk which is 20 feet away, and is safer.” Jody Franklin, one of the enfarcement officers, says there were few street people involved in the celebration, though many people were responsive to the group’s satirical skit. “We can not solve the crisis of homelessness by chasing people into dark alleys and side streets,” says Franklin. “Our community needs affordable housing and harm reduction services, not more police harassment ... If anything, our action sparked conversations that needed to happen that day.” In October 2010, the city passed a bylaw to prohibit people from standing, sitting, squatting or kneeling on any boulevard or median, including Pandora Green. Another recent bylaw allows police to confiscate homeless people’s belongings when they are placed on the ground. This year the city committed $510,000 to install sprinklers, hard benches and concrete, which activists say are intended to discourage people from resting in the area. “The $510,000 invested to ‘beautify’ Pandora Green could have been used to eradicate poverty and homelessness,” said Jesse Howardson, one of the activists involved. “Advocacy, social services, harm reduction and health services are all underfunded. Street-involved people are still using Pandora Green, and will continue to do so until we put real solutions to poverty and homelessness into place.”
LAST CALL FOR ARTISTS This Friday, Sept. 16, marks the last day you can get your voice in to a review that is trying to prove how much B.C. artists need money — the alloca-
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tion of Community Gaming Grants, to be specific. The review, being conducted by Skip Triplett, has been funded by the provincial government in an effort to examine the impact recent funding cuts have had on various arts communities. In particular, through cuts to Gaming Grants. In Victoria, the ProArt Alliance — an 18-member organization made up of galleries, theatres, music groups and film societies — gathered last Thursday, Sept. 8, to make their plea for improved funding. “All groups have been cut since we lost Gaming funding, and over $1 million has been lost to Victoria alone,” says Peter Sandmark, ProArt Alliance interim coordinator. “Our big demand right now is the reinstatement and increase of funding for arts groups aimed at adults, which are no longer eligible for grants.” Sandmark says he was impressed with the meeting the group had with Triplett, and hopes others will take the initiative to leave their comments before Friday’s deadline is up. For more, see communitygaminggrantreview.gov.bc.ca.
WE’RE NOT DUMB YET The buzz hasn’t quieted down over BC Hydro’s Smart Meters yet. After hundreds of B.C. residents sent letters to BC Hydro refusing to allow a Wireless Smart Meter to be placed on their home, BC Hydro is now replying to those letters stating that this refusal will be null and void unless there is a meeting between BC Hydro and the customer. Activists have supplied a legal non-consent form at citizensforsafetechnology.org/Alert-Reply-to-Hydro,25,1335. Meanwhile, outraged residents will gather on the lawn of Victoria’s legislature this Sunday, Sept. 18, between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. M
Brace yourself, Victoria ummer is beginning to ebb into fall, and while rental scooters are being packed away and out-of-town buskers are scurrying off with the sun-seeking tourists, Victoria’s arts community is practically bursting to let everyone know what excitement it has for the upcoming season. At a special preview last week that brought most of our local art czars under one roof, the delicate layers of each event was dropped on an eager audience with GRANT all the delicious anticipation of a Cheesecake Girls’ MCKENZIE burlesque show. And while Monday will deliver the full scoop in our editor@ annual you’ll-burst-into-big-soppy-tears-if-you-miss-it mondaymag.com Fall Guide next week, there were several nuggets that jumped out as mark-it-on-the-calendar-now events. First up is National Ballet of Canada (Sept. 27 and 28) complete with a red-carpet gala at the Empress on opening night with Karen Kain in attendance. And if you’ve always wondered what the fuss is and want to experience dance at its finest, Dance Victoria has a block of 50 seats for each performance that it is selling for only $25 each. Now that’s a deal. Not to be outdone, Ballet Victoria has a great lineup planned, too, but the one that sticks out for me is Ballet Rocks - From Bach to Pink Floyd (Oct. 7, 8 and 9). With a live orchestra, this definitely looks like one not to miss. Theatre lovers are in for a treat as Belfry Theatre kicks off its season with the English language premiere of the hit French Canadian play And Slowly Beauty ... (Sept. 20 to Oct. 23). That is followed by one of my favourite backstage comedies, Jitters (Nov. 15 to Dec. 18). And leaping ahead to March, poet Shane Koyczen is sure to heat up the annual SPARK festival. Langham Court, at 83 years young, goes for tenderly funny with The Melville Boys (Sept. 29 to Oct. 15) followed by dramatic suspense in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Nov. 17 to Dec. 3). Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, which blew us away over the summer with its powerful but too-short season, is sadly sliding It’s A Wonderful Life back into the wings to make way for the original Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic Miracle On 34th Street. But before that ol’ chestnut warmer hits, Blue Bridge is bringing back the multi-talented Zachary Stevenson (Fire) for Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story (Nov. 15 and 16). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
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CONTENTS VOL. 37, NO. 37 Sept. 15-21, 2011
NEWS & VIEWS
SUDOKU & STR8TS
GEORGIA NICOLS HOROSCOPE
MONDAY GUIDE 11
CITYSOMETHING Fathead and Michael Ondaatje
FESTIVALS Movies with a latin twist; Feast of Fields
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FILM & LIBATION The Whistleblower examines postwar Bosnia
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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LEST WE FORGET
When Ray Travers first heard the wartime memorial trees at Vic High had been cut down back in March, he was devastated. Travers, now 69, lost both his grandfathers in the First World War and watched the grief affect his parents for years.
At-risk youth learn how to stand on their own with help from Mitchell House — a youth transition facility designed to prevent atrisk boys from falling through the cracks.
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lessness or extremes between rich and poor that dogged the 19th and early 20th century, the way to go is a ﬂat income tax of maybe 20 per cent — 10 per cent provincial and 10 per cent federal — and moderate sales tax with fewer exemptions. ANDRE MOLLON, LANGFORD, BC
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No green in binning I fail to see the "Green" in binning in the name of a daily $80 crack addiction. This young man is in need of some other help. I am not talking about a handout or even a hand-up. Or even a LifeRing. As an addict
once informed me: "Dont feel sorry for me, I choose this life." Only the addict must want to change. DESI SLOAN, VICTORIA
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For the record, I am a card-carrying member of the NDP, and have been since 1969. Lately, the party has made some questionable choices that I ﬁnd distasteful. We've got serious problems, and we need serious people if we are to become a better party. If this party is to truly evolve, it needs the right people at the helm. The rhetoric and sleaze of late, must go. WILLIAM PERRY, VICTORIA
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Coming up at Bolen Books Louise Penny Saturday, September 24, 7 pm Prize-winning Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny talks about her new book featuring Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, A Trick of the Light, set against the backdrop of the Montreal art world.
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Province needs to admit mistake and fix it f the strong voices of our local municipal and regional leaders are any example, it must be clear to Victoria that BC Ferries CEO David Hahn cannot be permitted to BRIAN continue running the KIERAN quasi-privatized corbkieran@ poration by bluff and mondaymag.com by gambit. The leaders of all the coastal regional districts met recently in Nanaimo to begin charting a strategy to restructure BCF based on the premise that Hahn’s semi-privatized ship of state is “deeply flawed” with an agenda that is having a “devastating” effect on local economies. Earlier this year, in a game of corporate poker that a shorter-leashed Crown CEO would never dare to play, the Million Dollar Man announced that ferry fares should increase 50 per cent on some minor routes and more than double on northern routes. The government winced. Nevertheless, Ferry Commissioner Martin Crilly signed off on increases between 2012 and 2016 that will drive fares up by almost 18 per cent on major routes and 38 per cent on minor routes. Then Hahn dropped another wild card asking the provincial government for permission to cut 400 sailings a year from its
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major routes. The government is still mull- that “a focus on the profitability ... of the ing that one over. ferry operator exclusively could be at the This game of blind man’s bluff is no way expense of the public service mandate of to run a ferry system and the government the ferry system.” knows it. Obviously, the BCF Board needs fewer I believe there is a dawning awareness self-indulgent insiders and more public that it was a mistake in 2003 to transform voices. That’s why our frustrated local govBCF from a taxpayer-supported Crown ernment leaders have asked to be reprecorporation into BC Ferries Services Inc. sented on the BCF Board of Directors. The idea was to create an This proposal comes just entity that could attract weeks before the annual Obviously, private sector investment Union of BC Municipalities and adopt a commercial (UBCM) convention in the BCF Board approach to service delivVancouver (Sept. 26-30). needs fewer ery. However, the corpoThis municipal summit is self-indulgent ration is controlled by the attended by every member BC Ferry Authority which of the legislature and is a insiders and holds the single common political pressure cooker more public voting share of the comwithin which there is no voices pany. wiggle room to escape Two years ago, steamy issues. Comptroller General Cheryl Going into this convenWenezenki-Yolland submitted a Review of tion, the coastal community leaders are Transportation Governance Models that also asking that the ferry system be treated found fault with the quasi-privatization as part of the province’s highway system. and called for improvements to “ensure In fact, one UBCM resolution from Port strong oversight and accountability.” Clements in the Haida Gwaii calls on the Wenezenki-Yolland said oversight and provincial government “to recognize our accountability were inadequate “because coastal ferry services as essential extensions Authority members have also appoint- of our provincial public highway system.” ed themselves as Directors on the BCF It’s a tough subject to dodge since the Board.” transportation ministry continues to oper“Consequently, the Board approved ate free, taxpayer-subsidized ferries crossexcessive compensation plans for both ing the Kootenay and Arrow lakes. themselves and the BCF executives without Another tough subject to dodge will be proper accountability.” why the provincial government continues The Comptroller General also suggested to allow itself to be bullied on this file. M
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line of land-use controversies in the JDF area. In 2007, then Minister of Forests Rich Coleman released Tree Farm Licence lands into private hands, a decision which needs no criticism here. Soon after, The Shores and Wildwood Terrace subdivisions were well on their way despite being illegal under the existing CRD bylaw (later amended to accommodate the two projects), with another subdivision recently hived off of Wildwood. Going back to 2003, the Sooke Potholes were purchased by The Land Conservancy in order to prevent development along the Sooke River. These are just the highlights of a decade of environmental activists fighting development in the Capital’s own wild west. Smaller projects that received local and regional attention — not to mention those that didn’t — are too many to list. When developments that double the size of an entire community can happen literally by accident, when every six months the outrage of those opposed to urban sprawl must be pointed at something new, this is evidence of a deeper problem. Until the focus shifts from individuals to the structures that allow development without a broader vision for the region, people will continue to fight over the fate of Jordan River. M
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or three days, the walls of the CRD’s Land Use Committee A hearing were rattling with opposition to Ender Ilkay’s proposed development along the Juan De Fuca trail. Representatives from the Jordan River and Otter Point/Shirley residents associations, local indigenous representatives, anti-poverty groups, SIMON environmentalists of varying levels of NATTRASS organization, and too many more to list snattrass@ showed up last week for the marathon mondaymag.com meeting. The result? Only five voted for, while 200 voted against. I won’t get into too many details here. LUC-A director Mike Hicks has publicly renounced his support for the project, and local media has declared it dead in the water; anyone wishing to learn more can take a cursory glance at the headlines. But while basking in the glow of a fight well fought, I am nonetheless forced to stand back and place this victory in context. Indeed, I must take this opportunity to highlight the cloud that is parked square in front of this silver lining. A proposal for 260 vacation homes was the latest in a
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“All of this matters, but some people need to be reminded of that,” says Travers, who has a background in forestry. “There’s no perfect tree, but the hen Ray Travers ﬁrst heard the Garry oak is indigenous to the area, and it’s hardy wartime memorial trees at Vic High in our climate and soil. We’re coming up on the had been cut down back in March, 100-year anniversary of WWI, and we have to think he was devastated. Travers, now long-term here, at least 200 years … these trees are 69, lost both his grandfathers in the meant to act as memorials of hope, not ones that will First World War and watched the grief affect his par- have to be removed again.” ents for years. He keeps othSeamus Howley, direcer ﬁgures close to his heart, tor of facilities with Greater too, like the fact that 82 Vic Victoria School District, High students and three says he’s disappointed that school staff were taken by so much energy is being the war. spent arguing over the So, to Travers, the act of choice of tree, and wants to replacing the trees — someemphasize that the importhing that Vic High agreed tant point is that the school to soon after the removal has agreed to act quickly to — isn’t the only responsibilresurrect the memorial. ity the school holds: it’s also “Based on the arbour imperative to choose the report, the trees had to be right tree. When it comes removed … I can’t stress to right, however, Travers enough how unfortunate it and Vic High are growing in is we’re spending this kind separate directions. of time over what kind of “The trees in the Roads tree we should have there,” of Remembrance we see he says. “I respectfully sugacross Canada hold three gest this is just another purposes,” says Travers, man’s opinion, and what a member of the Western should be noted is that we Front Association, a memoare going to replace and rial organization dedicated rededicate the trees.” to the First World War. “To Howley says the school DANIELLE POPE show the victory of life over Ray Travers, 69, says choosing the right board is choosing the death, to illustrate the sym- memorial tree is imperative for those lost. columnar red maple based bolism of soldiers marchon its obvious symbolism ing together and to act as a with the Canadian flag, place families can come to mourn their losses.” colourful aesthetics, growth rate and life expectanThose roads, which can be seen at locations cy. While Howley cites that expectancy as 150 years, across the country, have traditionally used a variety Travers argues that is an exaggeration, based on the of tree species either symbolic or native to the area. previous maples only lasting 94 years. Howley, howElms were a popular choice after the turn of the ever, emphasizes that this choice — and the ongoing century, but their susceptibility to Dutch elm disease maintenance of the trees — will be up to the school. wiped out many memorial strips across Canada. Currently, the replacement ceremony is scheduled The 14 silver maple trees at Vic High were planted for Nov. 10, and the trees have been ordered from a in 1917. Over 2,500 people attended the dedication Vancouver nursery. ceremony, and the trees remained in place until the Travers and Western Front Association met with high school was undergoing construction to imple- the Vic High Alumni Association and the school ment a new technical facility. Due to reported age board on Monday, Sept. 12, in an effort to make and damage, the trees were removed. a final plea. The Western Front Association and Community members, including Travers and Travers himself has offered to contribute to a mainWestern Front Association, flooded School District tenance fund to promote the longevity of the trees. 61 with messages of concern and sadness over the Approximately half the board present was receptive removal. Vic High agreed to replace the trees in to Travers’ suggestions about Oaks, as were commua new location a few feet from the old memorial. nity members at the meeting. However, the school has chosen to replace the trees “My main concern is that nothing will happen, or with red maples — trees that Travers says are every it won’t happen in time,” says Travers. “They don’t bit as vulnerable as the silver version. Now, he is urg- get it, but choosing a fragile tree species is more ing the school to choose resilient trees that won’t risk costly and heartbreaking in the long run. The idea is future removal or disease: oaks — specifically, the ‘Lest We Forget,’ but I think we are forgetting about Victoria native Garry oak. who this is really for.” M firstname.lastname@example.org
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walk past a neat picket fence and up the stairs to a character house in Oak Bay. Iâ€™m unsure what to expect. There are no toys in the yard, no messy leaves or broken-down bicycles. This could be the home of an elderly couple, the type found in an accent magazine. I knock three times and a sparrow whips out at my head from behind a gutter. I catch my breath just as a man with Hendrix-style dreadlocks answers the door. He is Graham Kelly, the support worker who lives in the home. I walk across gleaming hardwood floors and into the cozy living room where a circle of seven young men are gathered over pizza. Dallas Green is serenading the room through someoneâ€™s iPod and, when Kelly asks whatâ€™s on, I hear myself and one of the boys parrot, â€œCity and Colour.â€? Half a dozen heads turn and look at me in surprise. â€œNice choice,â€? I say DANIELLE POPE and receive an approving nod. firstname.lastname@example.org Iâ€™m in Mitchell House â€” a youth transition facility designed to prevent at-risk boys from falling through the cracks. But before images of preteen drug use, scruffy dreadlocks, ripped army pants and a sea of curse words float through your mind, see whatâ€™s in front of me: well-dressed, good looking nearly-men, aged 16 to 20 â€” the kind who make up a football team, or could be completing their last year in cadets. They are well-spoken, laugh easy, scarf pizza and offer each other the last slice. They are comfortable enough with their own stories that they donâ€™t shy from a strangerâ€™s questions. There is bravado, ego and pride, but all with an understood softness â€” their gazes echo a shared gleam of knowing â€œHomeâ€? isnâ€™t an option anymore. For now, this is their home and these lost boys rule the roost.
drugs and alcohol. It was one â€œeureka momentâ€? he says that sent him to his old school counsellor, asking for help with the path back. The counsellor directed him to Mitchell House. Then thereâ€™s Brian, an 18-year-old First Nations man who has lived in 17 different foster homes over the past 10 years. Heâ€™s the newest to the house, and is starting his first year of joinery woodworking at Camosun. Matthew is 19. He was a ward of the ministry for most of his life. On his 19th birthday, the ministry stopped providing care, but Matthewâ€™s foster parents allowed him to stay for two extra months. At the end of that reprieve, Matthew, a graduated cadet, was still without a place to live or a job, and struggling to get into college. A counsellor directed him to the house. Matt is also 19. Heâ€™s quiet and reserved, and his handsome complexion gives way to a wall of crossed arms, but he speaks with a strong voice. He says â€œhotel ribs and homeless shelters were my best budsâ€? for a long time. One day, heâ€™d had enough, packed up his shelter belongings and marched himself to the house.
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NEVER-AGAIN LAND Mitchell House is run by Victoriaâ€™s Threshold Housing Society, and can room four boys at any given time, with one year being the expected time of tenancy. The residents pay their own way â€” $375 a month out of pocket or ministry funding, plus food expenses â€” and, in return, receive almost the same privileges of any college dorm: come and go as you like, do what you want, participate in chores, pay your rent. â€œThese are guys who want a break and know they have capability,â€? says Kelly. â€œI love working with these guys, and they really do deserve a break â€Ś but we donâ€™t just take anyone. Weâ€™re really particular, and we have to see that a match is going to work. If they only last a month and blow that opportunity itâ€™s hard on everyone in the house â€” and it makes them feel like itâ€™s one more thing they failed at.â€?
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Right now, four of the boys in the circle are currently living in the house. Lee, the most senior member, has lived there since last September and wears his charm on his sleeve. At 18, Lee already spent three years of his life couch surfing and tenting in Beacon Hill Park. He moves with a dominant swagger, flirts with his smile and is proud to speak up. He dropped out of school at the height of his vagrant turmoil and spent his time with
Then, thereâ€™s the alumni. Al, 18, looks more like a hunky movie star than someone whoâ€™s been through transition housing. Heâ€™s tall and tan, wearing a polo shirt and a smile full of white teeth. He lived at the house over a year ago, but stayed for 18 months. Now heâ€™s a lifeguard and lives in a place he nicknames â€œThe Showhouseâ€? with a group of older men. He hopes to become a personal trainer. Nigel, his brother, is 19 and left Mitchell House in 2009 after living there for half a year. Nigel has eyes as mischievous as Harry Potter. Heâ€™s now living on a boat in the Inner Harbour, and is currently fulfilling his dream to become a chef by apprenticing at one of the best-known hotels downtown. Finally, there are the future transitioners. John is 16, and still waiting for a spot in the house. Due to abuse at home, he fled and applied for his youth agreement with the ministry months ago. The ministry launched an investigation of his home, and Johnâ€™s parentâ€™s â€œpassed.â€? Since they say they are welcoming John back home â€” which John says is not OK with him â€” the ministry has denied him funding. The next step, he says, is to try and find a job to afford rent, but with only a Grade 10 education and little work experience, heâ€™s stuck with temporary housing in the meantime. In the three years that Kelly has worked at Mitchell House, heâ€™s seen a turnover of about a dozen residents. In the 20 years the house has been serving the community, however, hundreds more faces have floated through its doors. Continued on page 10
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The facility, which formerly resided in Fairfield and moved to Oak Bay last year, is strictly for males. A Threshold Housing sister unit, known as Holly House, was founded in 1997 and is located in Vic West. It houses four girls at a time. In total, the two houses have served 400 residents since opening. Kelly says Holly House typically sees a quicker turnover in residents, perhaps due to greater challenges at-risk women face. This year though, Holly House was stable, while Mitchell House had an unusual turnover: three tenants in a row had to switch out. “We see the whole continuum of human frailty ... these boys have had no healthy adult role models to emulate, and so our goal isn’t just to house someone, but to create a long-term relationship,” says Mark Muldoon, executive director of Threshold Housing Society. “These are not what we call street-entrenched youth, but they still have no fixed address, and they are homeless.” It’s not just peer pressure, challenging grades and the stress of finding a roof that plagues these boys — stigma attaches itself wherever they go. “People will look at you and think you’re just lazy and that you don’t want to do anything, but it’s not like that,” says John. “I’ve been looking for a job for so long, I’ve put in a million resumes, but I’m still waiting. It’s those same people who won’t look at you, or frown at you if you have a mohawk or something, who wonder why you can’t get a job. It’s not that you can’t work with people. It’s that you don’t fit in.” Muldoon says that while it’s easy for us to make judgments about street youth, a much darker issue is lurking below the surface: invisible homelessness. This, along with the prejudice youth in this situation face, is what Muldoon calls a “shadow topic” — an issue too frightening for most people to confront and address. “Canada may very well hate children,” says Muldoon. “I know, this sounds shocking, but … this answers why we remain so unprepared for youth issues and put such little money into the system, and why childhood poverty remains a public disgrace to a country with such an abundance of resources.” Muldoon is far from alone in that sentiment. Currently, there is an estimated 65,000 homeless youth in Canada. According to a 2010 UNICEF study, one in six children lives in poverty in Canada, with aboriginal children facing poverty rates that are three times that of other children. On the mental side, about 1.1 million youths — or 15 per cent of Canadians under 20 — suffer from anxiety, depression and drug or alcohol dependency, but only one in five of those are treated for mental illness. And, more children in Canada are incarcerated or under child welfare protection than in most other industrialized countries. “Children are the most vulnerable group in our society. They are voiceless in government and in the criminal justice system,” says Muldoon. “There is no one to advocate for them, and society largely runs with adults, not youth … We haven’t got a plan in place to deal with youth homelessness.” Perhaps in an act of acknowledgement, last fall the federal government proposed a motion to declare Nov. 17 “National Youth Homelessness Awareness
Day.” Muldoon suggests the increase in childhood need is going up thanks to this increased awareness. “It is now 21 years since the UN passed its Convention on the Rights of the Child … kids are aware of their own rights like never before,” he says. “One aspect of this education is that youth have also been taught to be aware of abuse when it is happening to them and to avoid it. They are more keen to know when something in their family is harmful and may have the courage to leave home.” That could explain cases like John, where a 16-year-old is able to stand up to familial and governmental injustice. “Unfortunately, we’ve educated a generation at one level, but society hasn’t prepared itself for the consequences — namely, what to do with youth who leave home because they perceive it to be dangerous or very unhealthy,” says Muldoon.
EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN When the boys successfully leave the house, they are honoured with a quilt ceremony. The quilts are donated by elderly women in the community. Symbolically, Kelly says these quilts are meant to remind them there is a community to comfort them, even if in spirit. Lee will be the next benefactor. “Lee’s story is one of triumphant success. He’s had his challenges, but you wouldn’t know it. I call him a star player,” says Kelly. When Lee first arrived, Kelly can recall moments when Lee had outbursts of frustration, sometimes yelling in the kitchen or just moving with an edge. Over time, he calmed into the sanctuary of the house, became more at ease and made good friendships with the other boys who lived there. “He’s blossomed so much, creatively and emotionally, he’s in modest recovery from substance use and he’ll be a real one-year graduate of this program,” says Kelly. “I think he found the stability of the house was really useful for him. He seemed to find a way to work through a lot of that stuff that was deep inside.” Lee, just like the rest of the boys, has plenty of dreams to leap off from. For starters, he’s thinking about getting into massage therapy. “You come into these pitchforks in the road where you don’t really know what to do, but you just go forward,” says Lee. That effort of going forward despite it all is something Muldoon says we can all admire. “These people are our resources for the future. We never know which child will have the solution that no one has thought of before. They all have a treasure to give,” Muldoon says. “But what we do know is that a lot of their dreams are crushed by poverty and, when they get sucked into that world, that resource can be lost. It takes extreme courage and support to struggle back from that edge.” Lee says he’s been thankful to have a place to rely on, and to have the encouragement of his housemates, but he also says he’s felt a complete change in his own direction. “To go from walking around with my bag and tent on my back every day, taking showers at the gym and just surviving to, well, this,” he says, looking around the vaulted ceilings and then laughing with the other boys. “People will try to belittle you for your choices, but I know how far I’ve come.” M For more information, visit thresholdhousing.ca.
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iller Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje will read from his new novel, The Cat’s Table, during a special appearance in Victoria this week. The Cat’s Table is a multi-layered tale of a boy whose life is shaped in unexpected ways by a voyage to England aboard a massive ocean liner. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian is best known for his 1992 work, The English Patient, which was the first Canadian winner of the prestigious Booker Prize. His 2000 novel Anil’s Ghost was awarded the Giller Prize, Canada’s top honour for English literature. The event takes place Tues, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. Ondaatje will be signing copies of the book afterward. Tickets are $10 and are available at Bolen Books. Each ticket entitles the bearer to a $5 discount on the book at the event. M
athead, one of Canada’s top blues acts, is paying a visit to Victoria this week on the heels of its seventh album, Where’s the Blues Taking Me. The two-time Juno award-winning ensemble, which plays a blend of funk, soul and roots music, has been called an “all-star team” of the blues genre. The group features lead vocalist John Mays, band leader Al Lerman, (harp and saxophone), bassist Omar Tunnoch, guitarist Teddy Leonard, and Bucky Berger on drums. The show is being presented by the Victoria Blues Society, which has made the concert its latest “Return to Harpo’s” event. Fathead hits Victoria Sun, Sept. 18 at the Upstairs Cabaret. Tickets are $20, available at Upstairs, Lyle’s Place, Island Audio and Darcy's Pub. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. M
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