At the end of June 2018, I retired from a job I’d enjoyed for over twenty years and left a city I’d lived in since childhood to start a new life on Vancouver Island. Sidney, a town of about 12,000 folks, is about four and a half thousand kilometers west and several thousand light years away from Toronto. This blog is a way to share our transition and ongoing journey.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Netherlands Centennial Carillon
As its name would suggest, this bell tower was given by Queen Juliana in 1967 to express gratitude for Canada's role in liberating the Netherlands during the Second World War. The tower officially opened in May 1968 with 49 bells and a further 13 were added in 1971.
The bells were ringing as I walked out of the Royal BC Museum but I did not recognize the tune.