Seven wooden storytelling chairs sit at the heart of the COVID in the House of Old exhibit, speaking to seven lives indelibly altered by the pandemic’s spread through long-term care. Each individual represented by a chair stands in place for hundreds or thousands of Canadians who faced similar circumstances.
One of the chairs honours Karen Lewis, a Squamish First Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) resident at Hilltop House, a long-term care facility here in Squamish. She loved her son and daughter and her culture. Karen died unexpectedly in November 2021.
kwélhi na hawḵ texwl̓ám̓ Sḵwx̱wú7mesh na7t wa em̓út na7 tkwa Hilltop na7 tkwa St’á7mes yex̱wt na wa tsuntm kwétsi S7eḵw’í7tel an na wa tl’i7tsaswit kwélhi
Join the library for a gallery walk and open exhibit, honouring Karen and all of the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more about the COVID in the House of Old exhibition at the Foyer Gallery.