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We are thrilled to introduce you all to the newest addition to our family, our daughter, Nicolia's, new puppy, Zucchini! He is a border collie/golden retriever/labrador mix and is incredibly sweet, laid back, and adventurous. He already is great at sitting, laying down, shaking a paw, and is starting to learn to heel quite well. 

Nicolia and Zucchini are currently staying with her friends and their new puppy, Totoro, in the Kootenays so we have not actually got to meet him yet, but we are so excited! He is going to be a fantastic pup to cuddle with, to take on long walks and hikes, and to go swimming with. 

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Today (July 29th) was my first game back at lawn bowling in well over a year and I am stoked for the season to continue. Today I managed to get plenty of points for my team. If you check out the photo below, the red ball near the jack was mine! Further, tonight I got to go to a workshop to train to move my position up from lead to third! I am actually pretty proud of this because I actually had to apply to go attend it and I got approved! Go me!

The Oak Bay Club, where I lawn bowl, has very good safety procedures and I know they would only open things up again if they feel sure they can keep everyone happy and healthy. I love being a part of this club and I love getting to see all the awesome people again.

Do reach out if you have any questions about the game of lawn bowls or the Oak Bay lawn bowling club in particular!

Best, Rosemarie

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“Today my BFF (who also happens to be my sister) got her second vaccine at THE SAME TIME as me! She is all the way in Toronto and I miss her soooo much. It was pure coincidence that she sent me a photo of herself getting her shot while I was in the chair getting my shot!” - says Rosemarie

Do you ever find you are accidentally totally in sync with someone you love, even when you are thousands of kilometres apart?

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Our youngest daughter, Rhea, married the lovely and kind Kevin last Saturday. We had spent many days and hours poring into multiple versions of this event and finally were able to have a beautiful, intimate, and very, very fun celebration for the two of them up at Two Eagles Lodge in the Comox Valley.

Everyone from the photographer, videographer, caterer, and of course all the family members and friends who helped plan it were fantastic.

We are just so happy that Rhea is so happy and so blessed that Kevin is now our son.

Please feel free to send them some love and we will pass it on!
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Our oldest daughter, Lexi, has always had an amazing talent for art. In her early twenties she took a number of courses at the Vancouver Island School of Art. Since then, she has gone to do other things, treating her art as first and foremost, a hobby. ⁠⁠

⁠Over the past few years, however, Lexi has gone through an incredible journey of self growth and awareness (which involved, among other things, living in Fiji for almost a year). Lexi came to the realization that to her art can (and should be) more than a hobby. This last year she took an advanced course at the Vancouver Island School of Art which helped her to develop her skills at creating an art series and to learn how to get her work out in the community. ⁠⁠
Over the past five weeks Lexi’s art has hung in the Emily Carr Library. We think it looks just amazing there! Part of Lexi’s artistic journey has involved embracing the fact that the art she enjoys painting is the art she should be painting! It is so wonderful to see her thriving in this way! Lexi’s art is provocative, technically exquisite, and like nothing we have seen before. It will be hanging up in the library until this Friday (June 25th). We recommend checking out the exhibit if you have the chance- there is nothing like seeing these paintings in person.⁠⁠
Remi, Dana, and baby Gabriel checked out Lexi’s exhibit this weekend and fell in love with the painting, Feels Like December Knows Me Well. They purchased it as the first piece of art the two of them have bought together since moving into their new condo last September. Congratulations to Remi and Dana and congratulations to Lexi!⁠⁠
What do you think of this beautiful art? What do you see in it?
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A HUGE thank you to Walter for sharing his beautiful garden pictures!!!!  If your seeds went to good use, we'd love to see the results.

Please share to info@homeward.team

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Rosemarie and Tom celebrated their youngest's birthday yesterday.  Tom says she was born smiling and hasn't stopped since.

Stay tuned for more on this and maybe some pictures too!

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Wendy Hetman started with us as our assistant on June 1, 2021, and has extensive experience with real estate contracts, law, high-level customer service and administration. Having previously been a licensed real estate agent herself, she understands the logistical and emotional process that people go through when buying and selling a home, and more importantly, she knows what she can do to help along the way.

Wendy says she is VERY excited to be joining the Homeward Bound Real Estate Team in this capacity and she looks forward to meeting clients and supporters at the many Homeward Bound client events and working regular office hours. Her other loves include Dragon boating, swimming, Euchre, exploring our local flora and fauna, and time with friends and family.

We are excited about her joining the team; not only for the experience she brings, but for her positive, bright personality.

Please feel free to reach out to Wendy with any questions and/or pop by the pet-friendly Royal LePage - Oak Bay office at 2541 Estevan Avenue.  She would love to hear from you and meet your furry friend(s)!

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