One day while we were taking one of our daily walks, we came down Fort Street and were surprised to see a fabulous portrait of George Floyd, the man who had been killed by a police officer who pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes. His death sparked protests almost immediately in the US, and people all around the world, including many towns and cities in Canada, joined in marches seeking changes in how police carry out their duties, especially when dealing with people of colour.
My cousin Louise, who lives in Vancouver, saw a photo of some street art that depicted a long, long, dachshund. She thought of us, because we had to say goodbye to our daughter’s beloved dachshund, George, last year on June 10th. We miss him dearly, he spent the weekdays with us when our daughter and son in law were at work. He got us out for daily walks, even when the weather wasn’t Victoria’s best.
Another link on the same site, took me to portraits of famous healthcare professionals, painted on boarded up windows in downtown Vancouver. I particularly like the one of Dr. Teresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer.