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Pages 6-7.
Starting a movement
UBC students protest war on Iraq. Page 4.
Rumble at Concordia
Students silence Netanyahu. Page 9.
Merchandising grief
The cheapening of 9/11. Pages 10.
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No Feet in the Pie Please, and Other
Tales at Studio 16 (1545 West 7th
Avenue), Friday at noon and Saturday at
If you haven't yet done your duty by way of
local theatre this fall, Derek Brans' solo
show is an offbeat pick. Part of the Fringe
Festival line-up, Brans' performance
includes music and story-telling, and is suitable for all ages. If you haven't yet spent a
Saturday with the little brother since summer, this is something that shouldn't feel
like an obligation. Tickets are $9.
Interpol at the Royal Hotel (1029
Granville), Saturday at 9pm
This show is worth it just for affordable hype value. Interpol's new album on
Matador records is burning up press with
their New York brand of nourish rock. Add
The Organ and Radio Berlin as openers, a
venue in the process of earning its reputation as playing host, and your $10 ticket ought to go far Saturday night and leave
you enough for a cheap pint, too.
Open Circuits Festival at the Or Gallery
(103-480 Smithie) , Friday to Sunday
For $5 a night, you'll be exposed to a
number of featured local performers
among Or Gallery's most recent exhibit ♦
Jeff Francis, UBC's former
star southpaw, is back in
town for a few days. Earlier
this summer, he suffered a
concussion that was
rumoured to have knocked
him off the mound until
early next year, but he's
fully recovered and on his
way to Arizona next week.
Second-year defenceman Shon Jones-Parry is on his way to
breaking more records this year, even though the season doesn't
start until next Friday. His glove-dropping, helmet-throwing brawl
with Detroit Red Wing Sergei Federov's little brother Fedor got
him ejected from Wednesday night's contest against the Canuck
Prospects. Amidst tumultuous applause, Jones-Parry skated over
to the sidelines and gave the boards a resounding kick before
storming off to the locker room. Lastyear, he served 195 minutes
for 64 penalties, adding 16 minutes to the 1993/94 record set by
a defenceman from the Saskatchewan Huskies.
The Trinity Western Spartans went home empty-handed as
both UBC teams posted their first wins of the season at
Thunderbird Stadium last night The women were down by a
goal at the half, but Bronwyn Hunt tied it up in the 86th minute,
and Lianne McHardy sealed the match two minutes later, making the score 2-1. The men followed with some spectacular play
of their own, as Aaron Richer scored two of the three goals that
buried TWU in the first half. Steve Frazao rounded out the figure
to four and put a lid on the win.
The next home games commence Saturday versus UVic. The
women kickoff at 2pm, the men at 4pm.
The men's squad has just returned from a stormy Korean voyage with a disappointing 1-5 tournament record. This Saturday
they will face friendlier competition, as the alumni come to the
War Memorial Gym for a few sets before practice for October's
regular season begins in earnest^  :J -ti PAGE FRIDAY
Friday, September 13,2002
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WL jP ■'lannon Lowe is one in
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At 18, she is a two-time National
Rugby champion and has been
named to the Canadian National U-
19 Women's Team twice—all of this
in one of the roughest sports in the
varsity league. She's also the second rugby player in Canada's history to contract necrotising fasciitis,
commonly known as the flesh-eating bacteria, and survive, her limbs
and her laughter still intact.
Lowe first stepped onto a rugby
field in Grade 9. On a whim, she
skipped soccer practice and went
down to the first rugby try-outs that
Gleneagle Highschool had held in a
few years. The whim became a
whirlwind, as Lowe led Gleneagle
to four consecutive Provincial AAA
Championships. When she arrived
at UBC last year, she was already a
polished flanker, who had one
National title and equal experience
under her belt. What Coach
Spencer Robinson highlights about
Lowe, however, is not so much her
obvious talent, but her tenacity.
"Shannon always showed that
talent," he said. "Although one of
the smaller people in that position,
she's one of our main ball winners.
It's one of the most combatitive
positions—wherever the ball is,
that's where she needs to be."
Even though most of her opponents are larger, Lowe usually prevails. Robinson attributes this to
Lowe's fierce energy. "She's always
been fairly small compared to the
other women, but has great body
strength, and when she gets on the
field, it doesn't matter who she's
playing against—she gives her
Giving her most has earned
Lowe quite a few battle scars over
the years. Ten weeks before this
year's National Championship in
Montreal, Lowe broke her collarbone in an incidental trial match
■ by Sarah Conchie
UBC star rugby player
survives flesh-eating disease
"Within one
hour, you could
have lost your
leg, and within
two hours, you
could have lost
your life. You
just came back
from life-saving
because she insisted on being put
back on the field after getting tackled. The bone was still healing as
she flew to Montreal with her BC
teammates in August, but she was
determined to play as hard as ever.
In the semi-final, Lowe was
sandwiched between two opponents and bruised her tailbone
quite badly, but she came back to
play in the final anyways. Tackled a
second time, she had to be carried
off the field because her legs were
momentarily numbed. 'I'm the
worst/ she says with a laugh.
"When I'm injured, I'm like, 'No,
you're doing that wrong! Put me in,
put me in!' That's how I get
injured, because they do."
Lowe holds conflicting memories of Montreal. She experienced
the thrills of winning the Nationals
(beating Ontario in the final 23-12)
and being named to the Canadian
national team. She also suffered a
gash on her shin, and the wound is
where doctors believe the bacteria
entered her system.
As she recalls the past month.
talking to me over the phone from
her room at Royal Columbian
Hospital, her girlish voice doesn't
falter, but the tone has changed
from one of self-deprecation to an
awareness of how her latest and
most devastating injury could have
affected her.
When Shannon Lowe returned
to Vancouver, she was determined
to celebrate with her teammates,
despite her suddenly deteriorating
health. Pains in her leg led her to
see a chiropractor, who told her she
had. a pinched nerve that would
calm down in a few days. Shannon
headed off to the tattoo parlour to
commemorate the National victory.
'I got a tattoo done—it says
Rugby Canada, with a Maple Leaf
in the middle..." She laughs ironically as I ask where she was inked.
'On my tailbone." Although her tail-
bone was healing nicely, her leg
was getting worse, and others
noticed. "I walked into the tattoo
parlour, and everyone's like, 'Oh,
Shannon, that nerve on your shin
is disgusting.' So, I not only had a
bruise from my thigh to my knee,
but I had a cut that was inflamed
and going down my leg."
Her reaction to the needle was
even more disconcerting. "After
the tattoo, both my legs were
numb. It didn't happen to anybody
else. I thought my body was going
into shock or something, but I was
totally fine with the tattoo, so I
didn't understand. I was getting
the chills like there was no tomorrow," she quips. "I was in the Arctic
in my underwear, chattering teeth.
I felt sick." True to character.
Shannon soldiered on. "I was really
scared, but I wanted to tough
it out"
Toughing it out was not an
option this time. Shannon's parents took her to the Eagle Ridge
Emergency Room that night, and
were sent home with pain medica
tion and told to come back the next
day. After an agonising night, they
returned to the ER early the next
morning. Shannon could barely
walk. The staff transferred her
immediately to Royal Columbian
Hospital, where she was given a
choice: they could treat the infection—a mutant strain of Strep A—
with powerful antibiotics, or they
could operate, removing all of the
infected tissue. Shannon's father
made the difficult decision for her.
"My dad said, 'Let's just get rid of
it, because I" don't ever want to see
her in this much pain again."
None of them had any idea how
close to death Shannon had been
until after the surgery, "I was put
under," she says quietly, 'and when
I woke up, this lady came and spoke
with us. She said, 'Within one hour,
you could have lost your leg, and
within two hours, you could have
lost your life. You just came back
from life-saving surgery."
I am quietly impressed at how
alive and cheerful she sounds, a
mere week after her ordeal. I ask
Shannon  about her  room.  Her
"She's an impact
person, not just
an impact player,
but an impact
person. She's an
extremely powerful girl and also
—Teresa Jackson
UBC rugby veteran
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walls, she says, are covered in pictures and cards, and one win-
dowsill is brimming with stuffed
animals and flowers. "I feel loved
in here. I have a lot of love."
That same sense of care is the
first thing she mentions when I ask
her why she loves to play rugby.
'It's family. It's the team. I know
that I have 14 other girls out there
with me, and they're going to back
me up if anything happens."
That mentality has- spilled off
the field and it's not just her teammates who are backing her up. Pat
Dunkley telephoned her earlier in
the morning, she tells me excitedly.
Dunkley plays professionally for
the Canadian Men's National
Team, and he survived the same
affliction two years ago, returning
to play again in just four months.
Shannon is equally eager, and
already her thoughts are turning
back to the field. "I was planning to
be back in October, but they told me
I probably won't be able to walk by
then," she says. That hasn't stopped
her from pushing ahead with her
plans for rehabilitation. "[Dunkley]
told me the day he got out of the
hospital, he was in the weight room
doing upper body. So I said, 'f want
to do that if he can do that He was
also lightly jogging, so I thought, if
he can do that, I can do it too."
And why not? Shannon Lowe is
still as lively as she ever was,
despite the fact that her friends
have tried to introduce her to
calmer pursuits during her convalescence. "Someone got me a
book—Catcher in the Rye— and I
read it because there's nothing else
to do in here. It was alright but I
don't really get the point of why
people are forced to read that book
for school." Suddenly, she becomes
serious. "The little things of life,
that I took for granted, are now
important. I read books now. I didn't really have time before. I was a
busybody. I liked to move, I had to
work, see people,*do this and that"
"She's a total fireball," says UBC
rugby team captain Leslie
MacKenzie, who has been with the
team for three years and played
alongside Shannon for one. "We'd
be in practice, and we'd be standing around doing nothing and
she'd be doing squat jumps "or
Perhaps that's why Shannon's
voice is still light and happy as I
prepare to say goodbye, even
though she's due for major surgery
in the morning. Although she will
be absent from the field for a while,
those around her have all the confidence in the world that she'll be
back. And instead of breaking her
spirit, it seems that her recent
struggle has refined her tenacious
will even more.
"She's an impact person, not
just an impact player, but an
impact person. She's an extremely
powerful girl and also strong-spirited," affirms teammate Teresa
Jackson. "We're going to miss her,
but she's going to be back in a year
or two. She'll be back to lead and
have impact, and she'll only be
stronger for it."
"I have nothing to worry about."
says Shannon. "I feel more
alive today." ♦ NEWS
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Grassroots begins
anti-war campaign
aims to be as
inclusive as
by Chris Shepherd
In expectation of a war on Iraq, students on campus have begun an
anti-war campaign to raise awareness of the issues behind the
A meeting was held September
10 by a group called the UBC
Coalition Against War on Iraq.
Organisers emphasise this movement is not about belonging to a specific organisation however, but simply about opposition to the impending war.
"The point of this is that anybody
who is against the war in Iraq should
be able to be a part of this coalition/
said Jesse McLaren, one of the
organisers of the meeting. McLaren
emphasised that no one should feel
hat they are barred from joining
b -cause of political beliefs or per-
so lal opinions
'If you're against the war, if
you're against racism, you're perfectly welcome to be a part of this
coalition/ he added.
The meeting was held in UBC's
Student Union Building (SUB) and
about 40 people—ranging from 20 to
40 years of age—attended the hour-
long event
The gathering began with participants viewing an excerpt from
Hidden War of Desert Storm—a
video that looks at the effects of the
Gulf War and the subsequent trade
imbarga by the UN—followed by a
discussion about how to build an
anti war movement on campus.
The main issue dealt with at
Tuesday's meeting was determining
the direction of the coalition. The
consensus reached was that the
focus should remain an anti-war,
anti-racism platform and that it
should not focus on any specific ide-
The meeting on Tuesday echoed
similar meetings across the country,
said James Clark,
an activist with the
Toronto Peace
Action Coalition
who was in
Vancouver when
the meeting was
One part of the
anti-war activism is
a petition that is
being circulated on
UBC's campus. It
deals with the creation of 'emergency response
for when attacks on
Iraq begin—and is
similar to other
petitions that have
been circulated on
campuses across
The petition calls on student
unions across Canada to fight
against racism and to oppose war
on the grounds that the war and
sanctions against Iraq have made
education impossible in that
'The idea is [a question of] how
[wej can build a mass base of support amongst the widest layer of students possible/ said Clark.
Clark described a possible action
that students could take.
'Take 2000 signatures on a peti-
"If you're
against the war,
if you're against
racism, you're
perfectly welcome to be a
part of this
—Jesse McLaren
UBC Coalition
against war on Iraq
tion and then 500 students to an
open public student union meeting," he said. "That demonstrates
that a huge segment of the campus
population is actively engaging in
organising opposition to the war."
When asked if the Alma Mater
Society (AMS) would take a stance
on the possibility of war on Iraq,
AMS President Kristen Harvey said
that recent AMS policy has been to
focus on post-secondaiy education
She pointed out that the AMS
does promote freedom of speech and
the ability to organise through the various clubs and
resource clubs such
as the Social Justice
Centre, which is
funded by the AMS.
Harvey did not
rule out that the
issue could be raised
by AMS council at a
council meeting.
According       to
Clark, another
important aspect of
activism is ensuring
that people from all
walks of life are
"If we can create
that kind of climate
and cultivate that kind of culture in
activism where we're not just orienting...to the people who've already
been convinced about whatever
cause we're supporting," he said,
'it's going to be the other people
around us that might not share
those ideas or who are just beginning to radicalise [that join]."
The next scheduled meeting of
the group is Tuesday, September 17
at 12pm in room 209 of the SUB.
People wishing to become involved
or that have any questions can e-
mail ubcstopwar@hotmail.com. ♦>
Buchanan lockers plundered
AUS taking preventative
by Kathleen Deering
Over 30 lockers in the Buchanan complex were broken
into last weekend, and hundreds of dollars worth of textbooks and personal belongings were taken from unsuspecting students.
Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) President Stephen
Price said the lockers in Buchanan are easy to open
unlawfully because they are so old. The thief simply
snipped off the locks using bolt-cutters.
The AUS is doing as much as it can to prevent more
thefts from occurring.
"We have an information campaign going on. We
have posters up everywhere," he said, "and we're also
currently looking at cost-sharing opportunities between
the Faculty and the AUS to do a locker replacement"
But lockers are very expensive, according to Price.
The AUS is also making sure that Buchanan D block is
locked on evenings and weekends.
The AUS has notified the UBC Bookstore of the thefts,
and the Bookstore has informed other bookstores
across Canada of the stolen texts.
"I think the real draw for somebody who wants to
break into lockers is the textbooks," Price said.
"We're generating a list of the textbooks that people
are reporting stolen so that can go out to all the bookstores that buy used books across Canada."
This is not the first time things have been stolen
from lockers ia Buchanan. Students have been reporting thefts with regularity for several years.
Third-year Arts student Melissa Parker had her locker broken into during the summer. She left textbooks,
art supplies and personal belongings in her locker while
she went to Ontario. "I wasn't pleased," she said. "They
even took my teddy bears."
Price is not happy with the security in Buchanan that
Campus Security has provided. "We don't feel that they
have really risen to the task on this," he said.
The area is patrolled heavily throughout the evening
by patrol cars and officers on foot, according to Campus
Security Operations Manager Jennifer Black.        '
"There's approximately 492 buildings on our campus," she said, "and we have several clients that we do
checks for on a regular basis...The rest of the facilities
are patrolled in a random-type fashion and we will
sometimes have two members for 500 buildings."
Students whose lockers have been robbed can find
more information at the AUS office, and are encouraged
to call Campus Security or the RCMP to report any
"I think that security is everybody's business and
that collectively we could work together, including
employees, students—everybody reporting and keeping
an eye out for suspicious activity," Black said, "and not
leaving doors propped.open, unlocked." ♦ PAGE FRIDAY
Friday, September 13,2002
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UBC remembers
Flag-pole ceremony
by Dennis Wang
UBC marked the first anniversary of
the September 11 attacks with a ten-
. minute ceremony at the Rose
Garden Plaza flag pole on
Wednesday morning.
Fog drifted through the square as
hundreds of students, faculty and
staff came to the plaza, where poetry
was read and music played.
"We are here to offer our regrets
and our deepest sympathies to their
friends and loved ones and to reflect
on the meaning of those terrible
events for ourselves and our own
community/ said UBC President
Martha Piper
Over 3000 people died on
September 11 last year, when
hijacked planes were piloted into
the World Trade Centre and the
Pentagon. Twenty-four Canadians
were killed in the terrorist attacks.
Sarah Blake, a history student
came to pay her tribute to those who
endured the tragic events of that
. day. "I can't imagine what it must
have felt like," she said.
"Just knowing that people from
all walks of life suddenly had their
lives ended like that is just awful to
think about," she' said, "but it's
important for us all to remember
them and to come out like this and
show it."
Others, like Jessica Lee, a first-
year Arts student, hadn't heard
about the ceremony beforehand, but
were drawn in by the sombre atmosphere at the memorial.
'It was so moving when I saw
people standing there. It makes
you think that just a year ago, it
happened," she said. "Everyone is
"We are here to
offer our regrets
and our deepest
sympathies to
their friends
and loved ones
and to reflect on
the meaning of
those terrible
events for ourselves and bur
—Martha Piper
UBC President
paying,their respects. It's nice to
see that."
Piper said she believes people
now have a heightened awareness of
the world, and a better understanding of how an event in one part of the
world can affect people everywhere.
She believes September 11 changed
everyone's life in some way.
She also said it was important for
the university to demonstrate its
awareness of the event's impact on
the world.
"Personally, I feel that the university is being challenged to think and
act a little more globally," she said,
"and be more concerned about the
education of the future global citizen
who can live in this world."
Second-year Science student
Jason Cheng said he came to see
what was happening and to honour
the people who died on September
11 last year. "The mood is kind of
sad," he said. "I think the foggy
weather made it even more appropriate for this kind of day." ♦>
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F ra n C A Canadian rapper Buck 65
' 'Hint Uniacke, a gold mining town northwest of Dartmouth,
\' jva Scotia, is by no means a hotbed for hip-hop. Still, it
\ is in this small community that rapper Buck 65 became
i' psorbed by hip-hop from an early age.
' "For me, from the beginning, it was a natural thing," he
recalls. "I grew up in a small town, and there wasn't anyone else who lived
in my town who was into hip-hop, so if I wanted to make a record, it was up
to me."
Buck 65, born Rich Terfry (the name he still prefers in conversation), has
more than paid his dues in terms of time and energy devoted to his work.
When he moved to Halifax to take biology at Dalhousie university, he began
hosting a hip-hop radio program on that university's campus station. He also
began producing and distributing his own music at the age of 20, under the
alias Stinkin' Rich.
Four years later, in 1996, he formed a hip-hop duo called the Sebutones,
who became well-known as innovators within Canada's hip-hop underground. That's when StmMn' Rich Terfry became Buck 65 by name, and a
steady flow of solo recordings
"The only thing
that's worse than
bad hip-hop is
talking about bad
ensued, along with escalating
attention in the Canadian and
international hip-hop communities.
When last year's Man
Overboard album was released on
popular California indie record
label Anticon, Buck 65 received
widespread acclaim from critics
and the music industry alike. This
summer, after discussions with a
number of major labels. Buck 65 signed a deal with Warner Music. His
newest album, Square, is set to be released October 1.
Buck 65 is accomplished both as a rapper and as a DJ—something of a
rarity in that hip-hop artists almost exclusively specialise in only one of those
elements. In his live performances, he simultaneously mixes records and
raps, frequently placing the microphone on a table to lay down formidable
Scratch routines.
Buck 65 laments the diminished status of DJs in today's live hip-hop acts,
which often sees turntables replaced by pre-programmed background
music. He is intent on continuing to hone his skills as a DJ as well as a
"I can spend endless hours at the turntables, pursuing DJing as a form of
expression/ he says.
Not only is Buck 65 intimately familiar with his decks and mic, he also
knows his way around a baseball diamond. Almost certainly, he is the only
Canadian musician ever to have been scouted by the New York Yankees (this
happened to young Terfky at the ripe old age of sixteen).
"That's the one area in my life where I do tend to get a little bit cocky,"
says the rapper/DJ/pitcher, seemingly reluctant to brag. "It was something
that I got good at really fast. I picked it up basically as soon as I put a bat in
my hands for the first time."
Inevitably, the fates of music and sports had a tug-of-war over his future,
but Buck 65 shows no remorse that he ended up onstage and not on the
pitcher's mound.  -
"It's a long story, why I'm not playing for the Yankees now, but eveiything
happens for a good reason," he says, mentioning that he still plays baseball
when he gets the chance. In fact, just days ago, Buck 65 gave his throwing
arm a workout, and had his fastball clocked at 90 miles per hour. "I've still
got it," he laughs.
Buck 65 may be unquestionably amiable as a stage persona and in conversation, but he is perhaps not what coaches might call a 'team player.'
As the producer of his own albums and a confessed perfectionist (he
describes himself as "almost cripplingly anal"). Buck 65 avoids handing any
of his artistic direction to others when recording.
"I have a mood and a feeling that I want to get out of my music, and I
don't entirely trust putting that in the hands of other people. The only person who's really going to be able to get that feeling out properly, musically,
is me," he says, almost apologetically.
"Collaborating is really fun sometimes, but sometimes it's hard to put
breaks the mold
your full heart into it when you have to share that space with another person,"
This makes sense, given the openly personal nature of Buck 65's songs.
His lyrics are introspective to the point that listeners can't help constructing
their own ideas about Buck 65's pergonal Hfe. "Skydiver," a song from Man
Overboard that became a minor video hit describes in gritty detail his feelings of betrayal after being left by a lover. Most of us require prodding to
describe such strong feelings to close friends; Buck comfortably reveals himself emotionally to perfect strangers.
"It's just trying to be honest, not putting such a huge separation between
myself as an artist and myself as just a reg-:/// _ _ _       f
ular person," he explains   For me it's just,    I m the SOlt Ol peiSOn WllO S
much more interesting to work on erasing
that line and breaking down those sorts oh juSt SOrt Of endleSSlV CUROUS
barriers." " "
while he knows that Ms approach about things. I always want to
makes him unique as a hip-hop artist, this ° "
aspect of his work excites him in that it  Alp A pprjpyi //
links him tightly to his audience. © ST  ■     '
"It seems like there's a lot of people out
there who just really do want to kind of have some real human-feeling connection sometimes, and that's maybe where I come in."
"In this day and age, the world can be like an over-sanitised, 'do not
touch' type of society. So it's nice just to bring back a little bit of warmth from
time to time."
Interestingly, the fast-rising rapper from the maritdmes finds that hip-
hop is often lacking the sort of honesty that he craves in music.
"I don't really like to talk trash about hip-hop too much," he says firmly.
"The only thing that's worse than bad hip-hop is talking about bad hip-hop."
"I have a big appreciation for honesty in all forms of art, so that you can
listen and really connect and relate. I find that a lot of contemporary
music, including hip-hop, lacks a lot of honesty."
Today, he prefers—instead—to obsessively study jazz, blues and country
from the 1920s and 1930s. He cites Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller as
musical inspirations, in terms of the sincerity with which they wrote
music. ,
"You've got people just talking about their everyday experiences, their
'Tor me, from the beginning it was a natural thing.
I grew up in a small town,
and there wasn't anyone
else who lived in my town
who was into hip-hop, so if I
wanted to make a record, it
was up to me/'
ups and downs and their feelings and emotions, expressing them with a lot
of heartfelt passion. That is the sort of thing that I respond to in a much
stronger way."
Although he has been listening to, performing and recording hip-hop for
close to two decades, he doesn't think it's strange that his tastes should drift
away from the medium that has so heavily informed his career.
"Some people find the things that they like when they're teenagers, in
their formative years, and they just stick with that for the rest of their fives.
But I'm the sort of person who's just sort of endlessly curious about things.
I always want to dig deeper," he says, describing how he tirelessly tries to listen to music that preceded and influenced his favourite records.
TH trace it back further and further. I guess the interesting thing is that
my own personal interest and taste in music seems to be getting older rather
than newer," he muses.
"What I've gained an appreciation for is really good songwriting and lyricism. I just want to see someone who can really work words and be expressive, capture some emotion, paint a picture and so on,"
He names Tom Waits—in some ways the furthest thing from a hip-hop
icon—as a contemporary favourite.
Buck 65 is not just moving along in terms of his tastes. He now resides
in Paris, France, and while he anticipates living in Nova Scotia again at
some point, he is enjoying the change immensely. His indefinite displacement places him closer to his growing European market, and he finds that
his new home base is a place that nurtures creativity.
"I kind of felt like I was due for a change. The culture is flat-out different," he explains. "One of the first things I noticed living there is that when
you see small children, often they're singing. It's not so much TV and video
games over there. People there are raised on an appreciation for art and
music, submersed in it If that's just the way it is from the time you're a kid,
when you grow up your taste in artistic things is going to be more than flash
and being titillated by simple things."
He feels, that a culture centred around
the1 aesthetics of art—rather than superficial quick fixes—is the best place for him
to be as a creator of music.
"Some of the art that I appreciate the
most is revered over there, whereas at
best it might be an underground or culty
thing, if not unheard of altogether, in
North America. I'm hoping that by me
being there, maybe some of that same kind of vibe will rub off on me a little bit'
In spite of his increasing popularity at home and overseas, Buck 65
remains firmly grounded. In Man Overboard, he raps "It's possible that I
could be huge, but I doubt it/because my phone's off the hook, but that's
about it." These words, while describing Rich Terfry's own somewhat solitary nature, poke fun at overused hip-hop jargon for popularity, and the
artist's unwillingness to assimilate himself with today's popular music.
"I kind of look at what's hot in music, like the stuff that really blows up
and gets enormous, and I don't really see myself in that place," he says.
"Things are starting to happen for me, and I've signed to a major label
and everything, but I don't think I'll ever be that sort of super-flashy-number-one-hit-record kind of guy.
Examining his future and his goals, Buck 6 5 is exceedingly down-to-earth.
"Hopefully, if all works out, I'll just be one of those kinds of artists with
some staying power, and write some records that matter to people," he
says, remaining modest "Or something like that* ♦
Happy 50th,
Freddie Wood
UBC Theatre alumni to
toast half a century in
a historic venue
by Michael Schwandt
This fall, UBC Theatre is celebrating
the 50th anniversary of the Frederic
Wood Theatre.
A series of anniversary celebrations
are planned, including talks and panels featuring UBC alumni who have
gone on to various careers in the theatre industry. The principal event of
the celebrations will be a gala reunion
held on December 7, 2002; the exact
date that marks the 50th anniversary
of the Frederic Wood Theatre's opening. This event will bring together former cast members of Frederic Wood
productions; to perform in a variety
show, and will also serve as a fundraiser for theatre scholarships at UBC
The department has put out a call
to everybody who has been involved
with UBCs theatre community.
Former directors and actors are being
invited to the
reunion, and so are
all those who have
worked as crew members in campus productions throughout
the years.
An exhibit commemorating 86 years
of plays, musicals
and operas at UBC
will also be presented
from November 18 to
December 5. Part of
the exhibit will be a
historical look at the
UBC Players'Club, an J
early   20th   century
organisation comprised mainly of faculty wives. The Players' Club, formed
in 1916, produced plays on campus
until 1944.
"It's a really interesting insight into
the social history of that time at UBC,
and even that time in Vancouver," says
event producer Emma Davis, a 2001
UBC BEA graduate in technical theatre.
Currently, Davis is faced with the
arduous task of contacting and inviting the estimated 4000 people
who have worked on UBC theatre
"There are hundreds of people out
there who we have no contact information for," she says. "It's a huge
Since many crew members in campus   productions   graduated   from
' departments     other
than    theatre,     she
. explains, it is extreme-
j ly difficult to find the
I names of those who
' served the theatre, as
well as their current
phone  numbers and
V| 4    mailing addresses.
People who have
been involved in theatre at UBC are
encouraged to register their names and
contact information
with the anniversary
database at www.the-
atre.ubc.ca. ♦
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The Voice of Brazil
at Vancouver East Cultural Centre"
Sept. 10
by Vampyra Draculea
Monica Salmaso is already a star in her
native Brazil, where she is sometimes
referred to simply as The Voice.
However, here in North America she
remains largely unknown. On her only
show in Canada, the last on her most
recent tour, she was pleasantly surprised by the warm and enthusiastic
reception she received from the near-
capacity crowd at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre.
She performed a short concert
accompanied only by pianist/composer Benjamin Taubkin, with whom she
has been collaborating for about six
years. The sparse arrangements
allowed the beauty and richness of her
sultry yet sweet voice to shine through
unencumbered. The basic synopsis of
Salmaso's voice would be a compilation of all the superlative adjectives
commonly used for singers, because
they all apply here.
Her voice is very pure and natural
sounding, with a clear unornamented
delivery, and the notes seem to float
out of her throat effortlessly. She has
a great range in terms of pitch,
dynamics, and also iji nuance, easily
bringing out the core essence of a
song's message in her voice, such that
even those who don't understand a
word of her lyrics still understand her
message. It is, of course, cliched to
say that music is the universal language, but in this case, it's also accurate. Salmaso herself touched on this
in her rapport with the audience,
apologising for her English (though
no one had any difficulty understanding her), and later saying that music is
something that can touch anyone
from any culture.
Salmaso performed an eclectic mix
of different styles and genres of pieces,
from slow sambas to very rhythmic and
complex African-inspired pieces.
Through them all she displayed the
same ease and joy of performance. It
was clear she and Taubkin simply love
the process of making gorgeous music,
and this love of the music was very contagious (not that I think there was anyone there not looking to get infected, so
to speak).
Her stunning performance at the
Vancouver East Cultural Center on
Tuesday proved that Monica Salmaso
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TORONTO (CUP)-It was the speech
Benjamin Netanyahu couldn't give
at Concordia University: in front of
a sell-out crowd of 2000, the former
prime minister of Israel defended
his country's war against the
Palestinian Authority.
"We have to uproot the terror
regimes and plant the seeds of freedom," Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
Outside the Toronto Centre for the
Performing Arts, a noisy crowd of
pro-Palestinian protesters waved
flags and chanted slogans, and was
stared down by a smaller crowd of
pro-Israeli activists.
Many of the protesters were from
University of Toronto groups
opposed to the Israeli occupation of
the West Bank and Gaza, regions
administered by the Palestinian
Authority led by Yasser Arafat.
Netanyahu was scheduled to
make a speech at Concordia
University in Montreal the night
before, but violent protests forced
the cancellation of the event.
Netanyahu was introduced by
Israel Asper, executive chairman of
Canwest Global Communications,
the media conglomerate which
owns the National Post and Global
Television Network. In his remarks,
Asper compared the Concordia protesters to the brownshirts, a group of
Nazi thugs that aided in Hitler's rise
to power in 1930s Germany.
"Yesterday in Montreal, you saw
the face of hatred," Asper said. He
blamed "left-wing academics and
the media* for distorting the
Palestine conflict, saying "in the
campuses of Canada and the United
States, they were fomenting hatred."
Asper received a standing ovation for his remarks, After taking the
stage, Netanyahu joked that he
expected more demonstrators at the
North York event
"I was terribly disappointed to
hear that only 250 protesters are
here—what happened?
"What you saw in Montreal," he
added, "was a microcosm, a window
into hatred."
In his remarks, Netanyahu
defined terrorism as the deliberate
targeting of civilians in warfare to
achieve political goals. He used the
analogy of Japanese Kamikaze attacks
against US battleships during the
Second World War to explain his government's strategy for dealing with
Palestinian terror attacks. Sinking the
aircraft carriers that launched the
Kamikaze planes was the only way to
stop the attacks, he said. So defeating
Palestinian terror means targeting
the Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu
said. "Arafat and all his cronies,
they'll have to go down."
Netanyahu compared the history
of Israel to the Palestinian struggle
for independence. He denied that
Jewish underground groups such as
Irgun ever engaged in terrorist
attacks—a common criticism from
Palestinian supporters.
"I suppose you can make that
argument to people whose historical
understanding extends as far as
breakfast," Netanyahu said, to enthusiastic applause from the crowd.
Instead, Netanyahu said that the
Palestinians and their Arab-state
allies had turned to political struggle
only after their combined armies
were defeated by Israel in the, 1967
Six Day War. He said that calling
Isrealis the "real terrorists" is a
"reversal of causality." ♦
Censored at Concordia
by Holly Beck
MONTREAL (CUP)-The pepper
spray may have dissipated, but student life at Concordia is hardly back
to normal.
Monday's violent demonstrations prompted Concordia administrators to issue a moratorium on
Middle East events on campus, a
move that sparked criticism from
the Concordia Student Union (CSU).
"It is not acceptable for the university to be disrupted in the manner
that occurred today," said Concordia
Rector and Vice-chancellor Frederick
Lowy in a written statement released
late Monday. "A moratorium on the
use of university space for events
related to the Middle East conflict will
be instituted immediately and until
further notice."
A scheduled speech by former
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu sparked violent protests
at the school on Monday. The police
arrested five protestors and used
pepper spray on others.
The moratorium was immediately denounced by the student union,
who said they did not intend to
uphold the measure.
"Effectively this is a moratorium
on free speech," Student Union
President Sabine Friesinger said
Tuesday. "We will encourage student
groups to continue their political
activities on campus."
The CSU had planned to host a
talk at Concordia on Thursday by
Holocaust denier Norman
Finkelstein. But Monday's moratorium threw the plans into doubt,
and the student union spent much
of Wednesday in meetings with
"We told them the moratorium is
completely unacceptable," Friesinger
told The Daily between meetings
Wednesday afternoon.
In addition to negotiating with a
defiant student union, the Concordia
administration must decide on disciplinary action for the five students
arrested at Monday's demonstration.
Hillel Montreal President Yoni
Petel said Hillel will push for strong
sanctions against those involved in
Monday's violence.
"We will quite possibly be filing
complaints with the federal and
provincial Human Rights
Commission," said Petel. "We're
also putting in a request to the
Department of Justice that charges
be pressed to the fullest extent possible against those incriminated by
the evidence."
Murphy said the university may
consider expelling the arrested
"The rector will look at what his
options are for sanctions, one of
which is expulsion," he said. ♦ PAGE FRIDAY
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Violence erupts at Concordia
Netanyahu speech cancelled; five
arrested after chaotic anti-Israel protest
by Holly Beck
MONTREAL (CUP)-Yiolent student demonstrations at
Concordia on Monday prompted university administrators to
cancel an afternoon speech by former Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. **
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators surrounded
Concordia's Henry F. Hall Building, where Netanyahu was
scheduled to speak in front of an invitation-only audience. The
demonstrators consisted mainly of Arab and Muslim student
activist groups, but also included sympathetic students and
Jewish supporters of a Palestinian state. Protestors carried placards and denounced Netanyahu's human rights record against
"The fact that the people he kills are Palestinians doesn't
make him 'controversial' or 'interesting," yelled Justice and
Peace in the Middle East activist Samer Elatrash from atop a
van on Rue DeMaisonneuve to the crowd outside the Hall
Building. "A war criminal is a war criminal."
As the scheduled noontime start of Netanyahu's speech
drew near, militant protestors clashed with the predominantly
Jewish crowd entering the Hall Building, allegedly attacking
people as they passed by.
"Many people were assaulted, hit, punched, spit at and
kicked," said Yoni Petel, president of Hillel Montreal. Hillel invited Netanyahu to Concordia and issued tickets to the speech.
The counter-demonstration was organised by Solidarity for
Palestinian Human Rights under the umbrella group Montreal
Coalition for Peace.
While protest organisers declined to comment on the purpose of the demonstration, participants said they believed the
goal was to prevent the speech from taking place.
As tensions outside escalated, protestors gained entrance to
the building through a side door and broke down a large wooden barrier on the mezzanine. They then stormed down the escalators and were met at the bottom by police.
When protesters outside shattered a large plate-glass window and began hurling objects at the police inside the lobby, the
INCREASE DA PEACE: Not today. Riot police were dispatched to Concordia's downtown campus last Monday
when a protest turned violent before a speech by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
police responded by firing pepper spray. As the searing chemical filled the lobby, police were met by a shower of wooden furniture and metal chairs thrown by the protesters camped out on
the escalators.
After conferring with the Montreal Police, the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police, Concordia Security and Netanyahu's
private security, the university decided to cancel the speech at
roughly lpm.
"We couldn't guarantee the safety of all involved, including
Mr Netanyahu," said Concordia Executive Director of
Communications Dennis Murphy.
Netanyahu instead held a press conference at the Ritz
Carlton Hotel, just blocks away from the turbulent scene at
Concordia. The former Israeli Prime Minister sharply criticised
the Canadian government for failing to provide sufficient security.
"In Israel, we enable free debate and free discussion in conditions of much greater duress," he said.
Montreal Hillel President Yoni Petel defended Hillel's decision to invite Netanyahu to Concordia.
"At the time, we thought it would be a great chance to have
students come and learn from a man with a great wealth of
experience," Petel said. "But [protesters] weren't interested in
challenging him. They were only interested in preventing him
from speaking."
Police arrested five protesters at the scene. Charges ranged
from mischief and gathering illegally to resisting arrest and
assaulting a police officer.
The Concordia Student Union has confirmed that all five of
the arrested protesters were Concordia students, including a
member of the student union executive. Vice President
Campaigns Aaron Mate was arrested after he stepped between
protesters and police, said student union President Sabine
Friesinger. "Video footage shows he was telling people to relax,"
Friesinger said. "But maybe police felt he was aggravating the
situation." ♦
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Chris Shepherd's window on the fifth floor of Michael
Schwandt's residence. The letters concerned Sarah Conchie
and Duncan M. McHugh's baby dragon. Nic Fensom was
collaborating with Hywel Tuscano and JessB'Marchand to
steal the creature, much to the dismay of Parm Nizher and
Megan Thomas. With the help of Phoebe Wang, Karen
Cheung and Dennis Wang the plot was foiled. Attention
was then turned to Ted Chen and Vampyra Draculea, stars
of the wizard's sport team. The Snitch was hofly contested
until Michelle Furbacher cursed Greg Ursic's Nimbi is 2000
broom stick and play was halted by chief referee Kat Single-
Dain. At this point a chase for the Philosopher- Stone
ensued between Erin Hope-Goldsmith and Iva Cheung.
However, a late charge from L V Vander von Axander
caused Sara Young to trip and block the progress of Anna
King. In the end, Daniel Silverman won ihe Philosopher's
Stone by playing an exceptional game of chess.
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Merchandising grief
People have shown enormous, heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of those who died
in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and we at the
UbysseywovHd like to do the same. Such a loss of
innocent life is a tragedy indeed, and the sudden, violent, and premeditated nature of that
day's terrorism must have been especially difficult for those close to the victims.
The events of September 11 have been
referred to in almost every avenue of popular culture, innundating the public in the United States,
and elsewhere with images of the terror and sorrow that the unexpected attacks created. We must
certainly acknowledge the event, both to honour
its victims and to help future—and present—generations avoid the conditions and events that
may have elicited or allowed the attacks.
But it was hard, when we were flipping through
the TV channels on Wednesday night not to feel
just a little cheated by the non-stop anniversary
coverage presented by all of the news networks,
and, yes, even Entertainment Tonight
People all over, especially in the United
States, are cashing in on September 11—cashing
in on the grief of thousands. The incredible
quantity and variety of merchandise that
appeared both immediately after the attacks and
again in the weeks leading up to the anniversary
is staggering and—we feel—uncalled for. It's nice
that people would want memorial tokens, but
let's face it, a lot of stuff out there is tacky, and
even worse: it's disrespectful. The commercialisation of September 11 cheapens the real grief
felt by the people who were actually affected.
The following is a very small list, one that
only scratches the surface of the host of merchandise that arose from the attacks:
Booths at the base of Lincoln Memorial are
hawking posters, medallions and souvenirs that
commemorate September 11. Vendors reportedly sold out of neon orange signs that declared,
"Special Issue: USA permit No. 91101 Terrorist
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Over 150 books of poems, stories, and self-
help guidance related to September 11 can be
found on the shelves of bookstores everywhere.
Seven out of the top ten sellers at Amazon.com
are associated with the events of September 11.
The amount of money made by the manufacturers of cheap American flags alone must be
mind-blowing. Make a quick visit across the border, and you will be treated to a stunning display
of flags; they're in every house window, on every
car and on every T-shirt.
A website that recounts the timeline of the
attacks is up for auction on e-bay for $1.3 million. The description boasts a detailed and accurate account of the day.
Images of the pre-9/11 New York skyline can
be found on plates, medallions, commemorative
pins, T-shirts, and even Russian nesting dolls.
Bruce Springsteen's The Rising—that's "The
Boss's September-11-themed album—came out
just in time for the one-year anniversary. One
might argue that Springsteen, who in the past
has characterised the nation in his lyrics, might
be responding to a culture whose appetite for
anything related to that day is insatiable, but the
timing of the album's released suggests less creative influences.
International Agile marketing offered commemorative medallions made of steel from the
World Trade Centre wreckage. Public reaction to
this tasteless merchandising was fast and indignant and the line was quickly withdrawn from
the market
September 11 is a day that will likely stay in
our memories for the rest of our lives. Just as
people alive at the time remember the attacks on
Pearl Harbour and the Kennedy assasination,
everyone has a story about where they were
when they found out about last year's terrorist
attacks. It is important that the day is remembered, as many people lost their lives in the
attacks on the US and in the subsequent retaliation. To remember is important, but the memories must be personal and genuine, not packaged in the same cheap, commercial gimmicks
of every tourist trap. ♦>
The evil weed is no longer"
quite so evil
So yet another study has been presented showing that the evil weed
is, in fact, not so evil at all. So far,
we've heard that it should be disregarded because it's a "back to
school gift for drug pushers" {ignoring that underage use and unregulated sales would be prohibited
under legalisation) and the "wrong
message" to send to youth (in other
words, lie to them with the status
quo propaganda).
Of course, when one takes time
to actually read the Senate report,
these and other weak arguments
prohibitionists present are demolished convincingly, and with medical and scientific proof. There is
no justification at all (legal, medical or moral) on the prohibition
of cannabis.
In the nineties, neo-conserva-
tives were quite successful in portraying public union bosses as "fat
cats" that make all kinds of ridiculous statements in the never-ending
quest for more funding. Why should
the dinosaurs at the Canadian
Police Association or the National
Association of Professional Police,
two groups that have come out
strongly against this report, be
viewed in any other light?
—Tim Meehan,
Ontario Consumers
for Safe Access to
Recreational Cannabis
"Just Say No to. the
American Inquisition"
Kudos to the Ubyssey for an excellent     September     6     editorial
("Legalise, man': Senate," Opinion)
on the Senate's groundbreaking
Special Committee on Illegal Drugs
report on marijuana. After months
of exhaustive research the committee concluded that marijuana is relatively benign, marijuana prohibition contributes to organised crime
and law enforcement efforts have
little impact on patterns of use.
Consider the experience of the
United States, the former land of
the free and current record holder
in citizens incarcerated. The steady
rise in police searches on public
transit, drug-sniffing dogs in
schools, and suspicionless drug
testing have led to a loss of civil liberties, while failing miserably at
preventing drug use.
Based on findings that criminal records are inappropriate as
health interventions and ineffective as deterrents, a majority of
European Union countries have
decriminalised marijuana.
Despite marijuana prohibition
and perhaps because of forbidden
fruit appeal, lifetime use of marijuana is higher in the US than any
European country.
Unlike alcohol, marijuana has
never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the
addictive properties of tobacco. The
short-term health effects of marijuana are inconsequential compared to
the long-term effects of criminal
records. Unfortunately, marijuana
represents the counterculture to
misguided reactionaries intent on
legislating their version of morality.
Canada should follow the lead of
Europe and Just Say No to the
American Inquisition.'
■^-Robert Sharpe, MP A
Program Officer,
Drug Policy Alliance
Washington, DC PAGE FRIDAY
Friday, September 13,2002
How has your life changed
since September 11,2001?
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It's broadened my interest as far as international
relations go and what sort
of history the US has in
the Middle East and conflicts...Personally, however, it hasn't really
changed my day to day
—Caitlin Chalmers
Arts 2
I suppose the events themselves have made me more
awar& of the American pub-
he's opinion and other people's views internationally
and locally. I suppose it has
become more publicised and
I learned how other people
see things differently.
Positivity has come out of a
lot of it..I think just to hear
other people's ideas and
beliefs is a positive thing.
—Aaron Phillips
Arts 4
Because I'm actually
Middle-Eastern, I'm not in
favour of what the US has
been doing. My life hasn't
changed much at all, except
I dislike the US even more.
—Hamoon Fruzesh
It hasn't really changed
much at all. I was really
surprised that you hear on
the news that people's
lives have changed—
unless you're travelling.
Day to day it hasn't
changed much.
—Amanda Walsh
Applied Science 5
People's perceptions of
the nature of safety and
comfort have changed. I
think that people are
more: they take more,
put more priority on
things like family and
finding things...Even
things like, in sales, people took more time making their Christmas gifts
last year than buying
—Jackie Wong
Arts 2
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Theatre at UBC
The Frederic Wood Theatre's
50th Anniversary Season
Help us celebrate!
Add yourself to our list:
A Streetcar
Named Desire
Tennessee Williams
Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2002
Frederic Wood Theatre
The Secret Rapture
David Hare
Oct 17-26,2002
TELUS Studio Theatre
Falstaff .
Errol Durbach's adaptation of
Shakespeare's Henry plays
Nov 14-23, 2002
Frederic Wood Theatre
Oh What a
Lovely War
Joan Littlewood
Jan 23 - Feb 1, 2003
TELUS Studio Theatre
The Bartered Bride
Bedfich Smetana
Mar 6, 7, 8, 9, 2003
Chan Centre
a co-production with
The UBC School of Music
The Marriage
of Figaro
The play by Beaumarchais
translated by David B. Edney
. Mar 13-22, 2003
Frederic Wood Theatre
Dirty Hands
A festival of student work
Mar 31 -Apr 11, 2003
various campus venues
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sj_i-*»ri±*j_A_ Friday, September 13,2002
Commemoration at
Robson Square
ONE YEAR LATER: A bagpiper plays to pay his respects in a 9/11 memorial
ceremony at UBC's Robson Square downtown campus, nic fensom photo
by Ted Chen
Un the first anniversary of the September 11
attacks that killed close to 3000 people at New York
City's World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in
Washington, DC, UBC held a commemorative ceremony at its downtown campus at Robson Square.
The ceremony, which lasted from noon to
lpm was attended by UBC's President Martha
Piper, the Consul General of the United States
Luis Arreaga, members of the Vancouver
Firefighters Band and the Vancouver Firefighters
and Police Department Honour Guards. Also in
attendance were members of the UBC Theatre
School, the UBC School of Music Brass Quintet
and several hundred people from the general
public who came to witness the ceremony.
Despite the sunny weather that lasted
ihroughout the ceremony, there was a general
tone of respect and solemnity as the Fire and
Police Honour Guards commenced the ceremony
by marching in a single file and lining themselves in front, of the speaker's pulpit. Security
was light, as only a small number of security
guards and police officers were interspersed
throughout the crowd.
UBC President Martha Piper gave the opening
address. In an expression of support, the UBC
Brass Quintet performed several sombre songs,
such as "The Last Spring," "Largo from Xerxes"
and "Remembrances," that were befitting of the
The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band
lent its support to the memorial by performing
inspiring pieces such as the "Firefighters'
Prayer" and "Danny Boy." During these two
songs, one of the firefighters sang. The audience
members stood to pay their respect to the firefighters who perished in the attacks one year ago.
Members of UBC Theatre also played their
part by reading a set of poems featuring the
works of William Shakespeare, Stephen Spender,
John Donne and Dylan Thomas.
After the ceremony. Piper commented
further on the ceremony's significance and
"I think the ceremony was fitting. I think it
provided a forum for individuals to commemorate those people who lost their lives as well as a
venue for every individual who attended to
reflect upon how these events of September 11
affect them personally," she said.
Luis Arreaga, Consul General of the United
States, was touched by the ceremony. "It's very
difficult to find the words to express the gratitude
that' this type of event has generated," said
"Canada has demonstrated an incredible
amount of support. They demonstrated that they
are our true friends and the best possible neighbours we could have. We shall never forget what
Canada has done for us."
Andy Greenwood, the firefighter who sang the
"Firefighters' Prayer" and "Danny Boy," also
reflected on the ceremony's importance.
"I think it is significant for all of us, especially
those in the emergency services personnel and it
kind of hits home. I'm really impressed with the
turnout both at this service and the one at the Art
Gallery this morning," said Greenwood.
Firefighter Dave Veuger said it is difficult for
firefighters not to be affected by the anniversary
of September 11.
He attended the memorial to show support
for the 344 firefighters who died in New York.
"They were just doing their jobs," he said. "If it
had been Vancouver that had been unfortunate
enough to have something like that happen, it
would have been us going in there." ♦


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