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Sara Kempner

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Sara is a freelance photographer based out of Cumberland. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, she developed an early appreciation for the outdoors, which has heavily influenced her photography and lifestyle. Sara’s passion for travel has taken her all over the world, but Vancouver Island will always be her favourite place. While her first love was landscape and nature photography, Sara’s passion for capturing memories for people as they do what they love has evolved her business into active lifestyle, event, and sport photography as well. When not working, you can find Sara out mountain biking, snowboarding, or just wandering the forest, camera in hand.

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Shelter From A Storm

Categories Covid-19, Online Only
Exploring the wonders next door at home during COVID-19 “Huh,” I think as my gaze follows the path squirming off into the forest. “I’ve never...

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21

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THE SONSHINE LUNCH CLUB: A LOCAL LIFELINE

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch. Five days a week, the Sonshine Lunch Club in Courtenay provides a nutritious meal and a gathering place for...

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20

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WHERE YOUR HEART IS

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Sara Kempner
“I discovered mountain rivers late, for I was a prairie child… All I knew was that it was pure delight to be where the land lifted in peaks and plunged in...

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19

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WHEREVER HELP IS NEEDED

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Celebrating 10 years in the Valley, the Comox Bay Care Society’s mobile Care-A-Van continues to drive forth positive values in our community....

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18

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ABANDON SHIP

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photo by Sara Kempner
Orphaned by their owners, a number of derelict boats litter the shores of Comox Harbour. Due to murky jurisdiction and a lack of accountability, they’ll...

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16

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STANDING TALL

Words by Roger Albert
Article photo by Jenn Dykstra
Gallery photos by Sara Kempner
Karver Everson and Randy Frank are resurrecting a style of totem pole carving traditional to the K’ómoks people. Their Guardian poles continue to be raised...

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15

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FAMILY FRAMEWORK

Words by Jamie McCue
Photos by Sara Kempner
The A-frame is an architectural style that needs little explanation, aptly named for its high peak and steep angles. A-frame popularity can be attributed to a...

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14

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THE NATIVE SONS HALL

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Sara Kempner
The history of a storied and culturally significant building in the heart of our community     Long known as “the cultural heart of...

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12

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Coffee & Coastlines in Peru

Words & Photos by Sara Kempner
My first impressions of Peru came on a domestic flight between Lima and Cusco. Bleary eyed after 20 hours of travel from Vancouver Island, I sat on the plane...

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11

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Cody ‘Beaver’ LaFrance

Words by Dan LaFrance
Article photo by Sara Kempner
Gallery photos by Dan LaFrance
The evolution of a visionary carver     At the tender young age of eight, while attending Quadra Elementary School, Cody LaFrance (Beaver)...

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9

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Finding our way: Learning lessons on the mountain

Words by Mike Mccall
Photos by Sara Kempner
Navigation is integral to our daily lives. It’s not just for seafarers, mountaineers or explorers, but a learned skill that is used by most of us every day....

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8

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Angling For More Than A Fish

Words By Myles Armstead
Photos By Sara Kempner
Musings of a Comox Valley fly fisher.     My earliest memory of holding a fly rod was on the Cowichan River, at the age of seven, in...

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7

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Lost In The Wilderness

Words & Photos By Sara Kempner
A close encounter with the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society     For those of us fortunate to live in the Comox Valley, we find ourselves...

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6

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Outside In

Words By Tao Werner
Photos By Sara Kempner
A young man’s journey from the forest to the Banff International Film and Book Festival.     Being outside is one of the most...

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6

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Collective Efforts: Lifelong Learning

Words By Sue Loveless
Photo By Sara Kempner
Community education thrives in Cumberland.     When the dismissal bell rings at Cumberland Community School, the day is far from over....

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4

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Memories of Chinatown

Words By Dawn Copeman
Intro Photo By Ed Brooks
Gallery Photos By Sara Kempner
Walking along the old Wellington Railway trail where alder, hard hack and osier dogwood create a bower of beautiful for wildlife, I smell the coal dust still...

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Shared Source

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photos By Ian Adams
And Sara Kempner
The Comox Lake watershed is beautiful. The bird’s eye view is truly epic. Crystal clear icy water flows down from the Comox Glacier and craggy snow topped...

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