CHEK News wants to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with you – the residents of Vancouver Island. And in partnership with Country Grocer, we asked you to tell us Your Story!
We asked, and you delivered! Since February 1, CHEK News, in partnership with Country Grocer, has been celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with you – the residents of Vancouver Island. We asked you to email Your Story, and you did!
And each month, a $100 gift certificate for Country Grocer has been awarded to a contributor.
From Monday to Friday, until the eve of July 1, CHEK will feature one new person’s personal story each day on CHEK News at 5, and the cheknews.ca website. Find even more stories by going to the Your Country, Your Stories Facebook page. CHEK will profile one person’s story each week on CHEK News at 5 p.m.
“I knew that my grandfather had roots that started in Scotland” Stacy Ross’s mother, Sharie Epp explained. “So I was googling... More
“Well, I was the fourth generation to be born here” CHEK News reporter Tess van Straaten said. “My kids are the fifth generation to... More
Sue Coleman grew up in England, but married a Canadian. She’s lived in Victoria, in Metchosin, and home is now beautiful Cowichan Bay. But her s... More
“So, mum and dad were married in ’47” says Nora Dowsett, as she points to the picture of their wedding in Finland. Nora explained th... More
Grace Nickels has lived in her neighbourhood for 93 years and shared her story. “This is where McKenzie Avenue was put through, from Burnside pa... More
“I was in Duncan hospital” explains an animated Gillian Rees. It was June 30, 1967, and she was about to deliver her second baby. And the... More
Sitting next to his wife of sixty years, Bob Bell begins to tell his story. “I was born in Manchester, England” Bob says, thinking back to... More
In 1951, Brigitte Bauersach Wolff’s family, which included Brigitte’s parents, she and her husband, two sisters and a brother, arrived in... More
Tanya Descoteau Witt and Mereta Witt’s father, Ove Witt, trained as a cheesemaker in Copenhagen, but there were few opportunities on post-war De... More
“My mum was from East Germany, and Dad from Hamburgh” explains Olympian, Author, and Motivational Speaker Silken Laumann, “and after... More