Welcome to the blog, the Sue half of the writing team of Sue Holston. Sue is new to the biz and we’re happy to have her here with us today. on with the questions.
1. If someone was coming to the Canada on vacation, tell them one place they MUST visit (can be as large as the Rocky Mountains, or as specific as a unique museum)?
When I first got to Vancouver, I stayed at a hotel down on English Bay, and the sunset there absolutely blew me away. It felt as though the sky was throbbing in pinks and purples and oranges. I still go down there to watch the sunset on a lovely day, and would recommend it for anyone.
2. Can you ice skate? Do you understand the rules of hockey and have a favourite team? (please don’t be the Maple Leafs)
I’m sorry, but I can’t. My sense of balance is so bad that I am a misguided missile on ice, and a danger to myself and others! I don’t particularly watch hockey, but I do understand the game. *sigh* I know. I fail at being Canadian.
3. Do you think there is a quintessential Canadian food? What would you serve guests who demand some real Canadian food?
Not really. I’d take them to a sushi restaurant and give them a BC roll!
4. How many provinces/territories have you visited? Have you ever been to the arctic?
I lived up in Fort St. John, and then Fort Nelson for a while. I loved it. I made my way up the Alaska highway as far as the Yukon, and I’ve been to BC, Alberta, Ontario, Yukon and Nova Scotia, so 5 provinces/territories so far.
5. What was your first published story?
In the Name of the Law is my first.
6. Have you ever written a story set in Canada? Which one?
Not yet, but I’m working on one.
7. Who is your favourite Canadian actor or actress?
James Allodi. I think he’s amazing and overlooked.
8. Who is your favourite Canadian musical artist?
I love Luke Doucet, but I also love Brian Melo and Serena Ryder, so I can’t decide.
9. If you could be a Canadian animal shifter, what would you be?
I’d be an Orca for sure.
10. Winter – yay or nay? Discuss.
Winter is best when it’s cold and crisp and the snow is squeaky. Vancouver doesn’t really do winter the way it should be done, but Whistler isn’t far away when you really want to feel that cold snap!
11. What’s the best thing about being Canadian?
The mix of cultures blows me away. I have friends from China, to Sri-lanka, Kazahkstan to Australia and all stops between… I could go on and on. They all bring their outlooks and their cuisine, their tastes and their voices to me. I truly don’t think it could possibly happen anywhere else.
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