Rod Harrison… Celebration of his Life!

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Obituary as Published in The Province

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rodney Bruce Harrison
June 23, 1949-March 17, 2017


It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Rod Harrison while on vacation in Cuba.

Predeceased by his parents Raymond (1988) & Carmen Marguerite(2005) Harrison, and Aunts Dorothea Sandercock (1987) Harrison & Daphne Sandercock (2008). Rod leaves behind his dear friends, Allan Kane, Bill McKitrick, Dino Tsiropolous, Lisa Hansen, and Paul Hucul and the BC Kyokushinkai Karate family, as well as many other friends.

A Burnaby South Class of ’67 graduate, Rod was athletic and musical.  He loved sports, animals, nature, travelling, and jazz & blues.  In 1979, he earned his M.A. in
Communications Studies (SFU).

Rod held many positions including at S.F.U., Dale Carnegie, Burnaby Hospital, Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club and the Government of B.C..

At age 65, Sensei Rod obtained his 3rd degree Black Belt (Sandan) in Karate.  He taught Karate at the JCC Kyokuhinkai dojo for 20 years.  Rod lived his life based upon the Kyokushin principle:  “ We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm, unshaking spirit.” In that he lived this way, may his spirit rest in peace.

Rod was a generous and dedicated blood donor who reached 160 lifetime blood & platelets donations.

A passionate football & sports fan, Rod was the proud owner of a magnificent painting of a  BC Lions football game at Empire Stadium, which will be donated to the BC Lions Hall of Fame in his name.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on

  •  Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m.
  •  Jewish Community Centre: 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2N7.

If you wish, donations may be made in Rod’s memory to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation.  A beach celebration of life date will be announced later.

Dear Wreck Beach Friends of Rod Harrison:

Wreck Beach was Rod’s sanctuary and as such he kept it close to his heart and did not share his love of the beach with his “upstairs” students and associates.  Thus, out of respect for Rod, his close friend, Al, has asked that should you attend Rod’s  celebration of life  at the Jewish Community Centre, that you help keep Rod’s confidentiality about the Beach.  At a  later time TBA, we will be holding a celebration of life for Rod on the beach.  Thank you for your understanding.

Judy Williams

Sea lion with gunshot wounds rescued by Vancouver Aquarium

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This California sea lion was named Senor Cinqo because the Marine Mammal Rescue folks rescued him from Spanish Banks on May 5.

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He had been shot twice in the face and has lost one eye and several incisors.

He was emaciated when he was found weak and unable to escape his rescuers.

He is responding well to treatment but it remains to be seen if he will be able to be released back into the wild.  If he recovers, he will need a new home.

Whoever the cowardly person who shot him in the face with a small-calibre hand gun was, they deserve to drown in the pee of a thousand camels.

by Judy Emily Williams

Jane Jacobs Walk along the foreshore of Wreck Beach Tomorrow@11AM

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Date: Tomorrow May 6 (Sat.) 11:00AM

We are going to meet @ Acadia Beach Parking Lot.

Hike goes from parking lot to Trail 3, up Trail 3 and down NW Marine Drive.

Person with most number of correct answers to a quiz, first(!!) gets a Wreck Beach T-
Shirt.

You might want to bring a lunch because it will take between 3-4 hours.

This time of the year, the weather could be unstable. So, we will recommend to bring jacket and decent walking shoes.

For more info., please call Judy @ 604- 308- 6336

Bare Buns Run 2017

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21st Annual Wreck Beach Bare Buns Run!

Registration Required : 9:00 to 11:45AM @ bottom or Trail 6

    • July 23 (Sun.)
    • $20 youth/senior; $25/adult ( you get free Wreck Beach T-shirts and etc.)
    • Run starts promptly at 12 noon
    • 5 km or the 1 km slowpoke/family category.
    • Individual and team medals will be awarded.
    • Awards ceremony at 2:30 pm. Rain or shine.

To register, call 604-856-9598 or in person on the beach from 9 to 11:45 am.

Shoes required.

Only official photographers or members of the media are allowed to photograph!

Wreck Beach International Nude Art Show 2017

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Join local and international artists in a celebration of the freedom of the nude body and body acceptance.

  • July 16 (Sun.) @ Bottom of Trail 6
  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM

 
Artists can register at 604-856-9598 in several categories

eg: Photography, Painting, Body Painting, Design T- Shirts…..

Drop-in event

FREE entry!

Skinnydip Day 2017

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Join the 13th annual Wreck Beach Skinny Dipping Fundraiser event
and help break the 2016 record.

  • July 15 (Sat.)
  • Need FREE registration at the beach between 9:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Photo Shoot: About 3:30 PM

$5 x number of the people in the photo… will be donated to W.B.P.S. by Genex Capital!

For more information, call 604-856-9598

 Support a Clothing-Optional Beach for Tampa Bay in Florida!

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Tampa Area Naturists (TAN), in alliance with the B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation, is seeking the (re-)establishment of an officially-designated, European-style, family-oriented, Clothing-Optional (naturist) section of beach in the Tampa Bay area due to the complete absence of a designated naturist beach on the entire West Coast of Florida, to satisfy local demand and to enhance the attraction of the Tampa Bay area as an international tourist destination, with considerable benefit to the local economy and the hospitality industry…

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