In Victoria, the dear Joyce and Peter Such hosted us
at the Earle Clarke House. The baronial 1911 mansion
has been featured on both the Art Gallery's House Tour
and the Land Conservancy's Heritage House Tour. Built
by local sculptor Earle Clarke, a contemporary of
renowned painter Emily Carr, this residence is at the
center of Victoria's vibrant cultural life. Joyce is
an internationally exhibited artist and gourmet cook.
Peter is a novelist, screen writer, dramatist and
retired Professor Emeritus.
The wedding ceremony was
Saturday afternoon. Our photographer Gary McKinstry
did a wonderful job capturing our vows and put us at
ease. After the ceremony, we celebrated with delicious
cake and champagne and went to dinner at Zambri's, a
traditional Italian restaurant and part of the
slow-food movement. Our wedding day ended with a trip
to the Pacific Opera Victoria for the Canadian
premiere of Strauss' Daphne.