Heart of our City

Mike Calli is the man underneath the facepaint, AKA Cappy the Clown (Submitted).

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City — Clowning around

Mike Calli lends a helping hand on and off the water

Mike Calli is the man underneath the facepaint, AKA Cappy the Clown (Submitted).
Trish Banighen wears many hats, including Chair of the Council of the United Church. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City — Join the club

Trish Banighen keeps a full schedule in Prince Rupert

Trish Banighen wears many hats, including Chair of the Council of the United Church. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)
Lauren Miller was a learning services teacher for 17 years in School District 52. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)

No rest for this retired teacher

Lauren Miller recently retired from teaching, but she may be busier than ever

Lauren Miller was a learning services teacher for 17 years in School District 52. (Keili Bartlett / the Northern View)
Sue Neilson is a recently retired occupational therapist who runs Camp Jupiter in the summer for kids, and who has chased adventure from Ontario, to England to Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City — Enjoying life and living

Occupational therapist Sue Neilson has worked with clients to help them live beyond just surviving

Sue Neilson is a recently retired occupational therapist who runs Camp Jupiter in the summer for kids, and who has chased adventure from Ontario, to England to Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Linda and Richard Lutz met in chiropractor college in Toronto, and moved to Prince Rupert in 1970, where the have both worked on building the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City – The backbone of the community foundation

Linda Lutz, a retired chiropractor, co-founded the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation

Linda and Richard Lutz met in chiropractor college in Toronto, and moved to Prince Rupert in 1970, where the have both worked on building the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert’s Judy Downie has served more than 30 years as a customs agent, a life defined by adventure not only in her home port, but ports around the world with her ship’s-captain husband.

A shipboard life

Judith Downie: a life of adventure aboard, and boarding, the world’s ships

  • Sep 1, 2017
Prince Rupert’s Judy Downie has served more than 30 years as a customs agent, a life defined by adventure not only in her home port, but ports around the world with her ship’s-captain husband.
VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City - Mind, body and yoga

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City – Mind, body and yoga

Morgan Sundin on her world travels and studing yoga in Nepal and India

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City - Mind, body and yoga
Joseph Jack / The Northern View                                Erik Langille balances academic life with one of Udder chaos

VIDEO and Story: Don’t judge a book by its cover

Erik Langille balances academic life with one of Udder chaos

  • Aug 10, 2017
Joseph Jack / The Northern View                                Erik Langille balances academic life with one of Udder chaos
(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Chris Pahl performing along with his sons and daughter with the Wii Gisigwilgwelk Dancers at the North Pacific Cannery’s Intertidal Music Festival.

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City – Uncle Chris of the Big Northern Lights

Chris Pahl has been with the Tsimshian dance group for the past 13 years

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Chris Pahl performing along with his sons and daughter with the Wii Gisigwilgwelk Dancers at the North Pacific Cannery’s Intertidal Music Festival.
Joey Jack/The Northern View                                Bonnie Campbell hopes to take her lifelong love of cooking to the next level

Life long love of cooking sets table for future

Bonnie Campbell prefered watching The Urban Peasant after school

  • Jul 19, 2017
Joey Jack/The Northern View                                Bonnie Campbell hopes to take her lifelong love of cooking to the next level
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Dai Fukusaku grew up in Tokyo but always dreamed of a life in North America and found his way to Prince Rupert, the only community he’s left and come back to.

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City – A fish out of water

Dai Fukusaku grew up in Tokyo, studied music in Pennsylvania and is a sushi artist in Prince Rupert

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Dai Fukusaku grew up in Tokyo but always dreamed of a life in North America and found his way to Prince Rupert, the only community he’s left and come back to.
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                John McNish brought the McNish family to Prince Rupert in 1958, he has been in the Rotary Club for 60 years and this summer he is one of the volunteer ambassadors on cruise ship days.

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City – The original McNish

John McNish loves to tell stories, support Rotary and promote Prince Rupert as an ambassador

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                John McNish brought the McNish family to Prince Rupert in 1958, he has been in the Rotary Club for 60 years and this summer he is one of the volunteer ambassadors on cruise ship days.
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Margaret Wesley once relied on the kindness of others and now that she’s in the position to help, she never stops giving.

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City — Addicted to giving

Maggie Wesley once needed help, and now she spends her time helping others

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Margaret Wesley once relied on the kindness of others and now that she’s in the position to help, she never stops giving.
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Captain Gary Sheils is retiring from the Prince Rupert Salvation Army after 15 years of service in the community.

VIDEO and story: Heart of Our City — The Captains depart after 15 years

Captain Gary Shiels retires from his duties at the Prince Rupert Salvation Army

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Captain Gary Sheils is retiring from the Prince Rupert Salvation Army after 15 years of service in the community.
VIDEO and story: Trees, sheep and fire dancing

VIDEO and story: Trees, sheep and fire dancing

Karen Buchanaon was once a tree dweller in Cape Breton before moving to Prince Rupert

VIDEO and story: Trees, sheep and fire dancing
While Daniela Cappelli waited to become a Canadian resident she volunteered in Prince Rupert with her daughter. Photo by Shannon Lough

VIDEO and Story: Heart of Our City – Tacos and toast

While waiting to become a Canadian resident, Daniela Cappelli volunteered with her daughter in tow

While Daniela Cappelli waited to become a Canadian resident she volunteered in Prince Rupert with her daughter. Photo by Shannon Lough
Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Danny Sklapsky has been playing the guitar since he was 10 years old. Last summer he took his “Western Bago” trailer to Kelowna to record his latest album Hwy 97 South.

VIDEO and story: Box of Soul – Danny Sklapsky

Danny Sklapsky’s songs speak to life on the North Coast of B.C.

Shannon Lough/The Northern View                                Danny Sklapsky has been playing the guitar since he was 10 years old. Last summer he took his “Western Bago” trailer to Kelowna to record his latest album Hwy 97 South.
Canadian Ranger, veteran, survivalist, Ed McCarter with his pup MacKenzie in Tuck Inlet.                                Shannon Lough/The Northern View

VIDEO and Story: Heart of Our City – Watchkeeper of the North

Ed McCarter the younger is a survivalist, military veteran and Canadian Ranger in Prince Rupert.

Canadian Ranger, veteran, survivalist, Ed McCarter with his pup MacKenzie in Tuck Inlet.                                Shannon Lough/The Northern View
Dale Campbell is one of the few female carvers living on the North Coast. Her work with metal and wood has been recognized all over the world, from Hong Kong to New Mexico, yet she always has to remind herself the she’s doing her best and that is enough. Shannon Lough/The Northern View

VIDEO and Story: Heart of Our City – Carving her best

Dale Campbell has been a female carver for 45 years, and she continues to share her work globally.

Dale Campbell is one of the few female carvers living on the North Coast. Her work with metal and wood has been recognized all over the world, from Hong Kong to New Mexico, yet she always has to remind herself the she’s doing her best and that is enough. Shannon Lough/The Northern View
Erin Seidmann is an avid quilter, knitter and volunteer in the community. Currently, she’s raising funds for the Relay for Life in May.

VIDEO and STORY: Heart of Our City — A patchwork of pastimes

Erin Seidemann was born with a rare disability but that doesn’t stop her from volunteering.

Erin Seidmann is an avid quilter, knitter and volunteer in the community. Currently, she’s raising funds for the Relay for Life in May.