Bill Nash here...
I'm Bill Nash and I love Salt Spring Island. I live and work here on this enchanted isle.
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I was raised in Pitt Meadows, BC, back when it was a vastly different place than it is today. Grampa Ben Crow had homesteaded both sides of the South Alouette River back in 1933. And my parents, Tom & Inez, had bought the southernmost acreage from him in 1944.
But the thing I remember most about growing up on that little farm on Neaves Road was that I had the biggest back yard imagineable:
There were run-ins with bears, cougars, and other assorted wildlife...
Bill Nash and brother, Jim, with our dog Butch, on Neaves Bridge.
Our grandfather was a real Pitt Meadows pioneer. Here we are celebrating his last Christmas. From the left, Bill, Frank, Ben, Jim, and Tom.
It was wonderful to be raised in the country but lots of other folks had the same idea and Pitt Meadows eventually became a suburb of Vancouver.
I'd been looking around for greener pastures and, several years ago, I was lucky enough to discover Salt Spring Island.
So far in life, I've been an organic farmer, a rock and roll singer (opening for Bryan Adams and Sweeney Todd, Doug & The Slugs, Trooper, Headpins, Loverboy),
a construction worker building shopping centers and high rises; an educational social worker helping folks find their true calling in life (which turned into my online marketing business SiteSellSolutions.com ) and now I own SaltSpring-Island.com and SaltSpringInternetRadio writing and speaking about the place I love: Salt Spring Island.
Here's one of my favourite places on SSI: The Tree House Cafe!
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