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Sing a song

by Linda Wegner on 06/19/18

For a town our size, we are extraordinarily blessed with music. With a population of under 20,000 and with access only by boat or plane, we regularly host two international events. Since its founding six years ago, June is enriched annually by the music of the Pacific Region International Music Academy (PRISMA); then, every two years, the month of July erupts with the glorious harmonies of Kathaumiwx, a choral event founded in 1984. Symphonic instrumentalists come together in June while singers from around the world gather every other July; both events boast attendance in the thousands, including musicians and attendees. Read more...

The proof is in the pudding

by Linda Wegner on 06/11/18

We live in a world where exploring every religious or spiritual option is the popular thing to do so; simple as it sounds, accepting Scripture as inspired is seen as "outdated". While it's one thing to read the Bible, it's another to know how to apply it to one's life. The proof is in the pudding - or the living. Read more...

The blessings of a neighbour

by Linda Wegner on 06/06/18

We are blessed to live in an area of our town that is rich in neighbourly friendliness. Over the years we've watched children grow into adults; seen mundane, even derelict, yards transformed into award-winning gardens; and, we've developed friendships that have grown richer over the years. As the wife of a former pastor, we've moved too often for my liking so the privilege of being part of an established neighbourhood for the past 15 years is a privilege I relish. Read more...

How do you give?

by Linda Wegner on 05/30/18

Cup of tea in hand, I sat on the front porch yesterday afternoon and thought about Proverbs 25:14 (New King James Version). My musings on this verse took me in two seemingly opposite directions: donating and the weather. Read more...

The joy of justice

by Linda Wegner on 05/21/18

I'm finding it more and more difficult to listen to or watch most news broadcasts these days because it seems that terrorism, brutality, and injustice (to name a few) dominate our world. For many around the globe, this weekend's wedding of Prince Harry to Meaghan Markle was a delightful break from the non-stop streaming of pain. Read more...

The Powell River Blog
Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner