To improve wildlife habitat on Vancouver Island, the Nile Creek - Qualicum Bay Watershed Renewal Program is a collaboration between Trout Unlimited Canada, Vancouver Island University and Nile Creek Enhancement Society. Self-described "warrior-painter" Ken Kirkby became Nile Creek Society president in 2006. Born during a London air raid in 1940, Kirkby migrated from Portugal to northern B.C. and the Arctic as a young man. The acclaimed painter has joined forces with poet Manolis for Chthonian Bodies (Libros Libertad $48). 978-1-926763-42-2

Also see Goody Niosi entry. Her biography is Ken Kirkby: A Painter's Quest for Canada (Libros Libertad 2009).

As well, Patricia M. Fraser of Salt Spring Island has written a biography, Ken Kirkby: Warrior Painter (Libros Libertad 2013 ) 9781926763286 $20

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