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STATEMENT

For Immediate Release
2010PREM0007-000029

Jan. 14, 2010

Office of the Premier

 

 

PREMIER’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF P.K. PAGE

 

VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement today on the death of B.C. poet and artist Patricia Kathleen (P.K) Page:

 

            “Our nation and province have lost a true Canadian literary and artistic icon today.

 

            “As an author, poet, teacher, scriptwriter and painter, P.K. Page was an extraordinary and varied force in promoting and developing Canadian culture. Her efforts helped to set the stage for decades of cultural growth in our nation.

 

“Her long and illustrious career saw her achieve great heights including eight honourary doctorates as well as being named to both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

 

“It is the passion of people like Patricia that forged our country’s cultural and artistic identity. British Columbians join in mourning the loss of P.K. Page, and I offer my deepest condolences to her family, friends and associates.” 

 

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Contact:

Bridgitte Anderson

Press Secretary

Office of the Premier

604 307-7177

 

 

 

 

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