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  • Robin Knot foraging on Galiano

    Foraging on Galiano

    Happy to share this beautiful video by Goh Iromoto about Robin Kort foraging on Galiano. She is a chef, sommelier, forager and owner of Swallow Tail Canada, who bring you the Swallow Tail…

  • Sherry Jiang, founder of Dragon Mist Distillery

    Dragon Mist Distillery profiled in BC Business

    Great centre spread article in the February 2018 issue of BC Business Magazine about our client Dragon Mist Distillery. The article titled “Two Economies One Province” features partnerships forged between urban and…

  • 2017UBC fund raiser wins CASE Gold medal

    UBC 2017 Campaign Wins Gold

    University of British Columbia annual alumni appeal campaign designed by our Kelly Brooks has just won a gold medal from CASE — the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. More importantly…

  • shooting point no point resort December 2016

    Shooting Point No Point Resort

    Just back from three days of shooting Point No Point Resort – our favourite west coast Vancouver Island resort. We had some tight windows for a few cabins between check-out and new…

  • The Far & Wide Galiano office wifi is up

    Galiano office has wifi!

    On January 22, 2016 the Far & Wide office on Galiano Island was plugged into our new wifi network! Our Beacon Wireless installer arrived bright and early; checked the signal from the…

  • RHF Gala Fundraiser Sets New Record

    The 2015 Starlight Gala Fundraiser for the Richmond Hospital Foundation raised a record-setting $1.3 million. Thanks to overwhelming support from the community of donors and sponsors, the 17th Starlight Gala raised more…

  • Leon Bibb planning book project with Kelly Brooks, Bill Sample, and Helesia Luke at Far & Wide

    Remembering Leon Bibb

    Sadly, Leon Bibb died last Friday at age 93. For the past 15 years Kelly worked with Leon on all of his CDs, concert posters, and other projects such as the Step…

  • last piece of drywall is hung in Far & Wide Marketing's Galiano Island sattelite office

    Last piece of drywall is hung!

    The Far & Wide Galiano Island satellite office construction is progressing nicely. Last weekend we hung the last piece of drywall — absolutely last — not the almost-got-it-all-done-last, but the actual last…

  • Far & Wide and Echo Stories raise a glass with SRK folks for book launch

    We raise a glass to the SRK Book launch

    After over 2 years in the making, SRK 40 Years In the Deep End is published. We raised a glass with Samantha Reynolds, founder of Echo Stories, their production manager, Eric Uhlich,…

  • Far & Wide carbon offsets

    Our lighter carbon footprint

    In March of 2009 we became founding members of Bullfrog Power’s leap into BC. We purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) equivalent to our total home and office electricity consumption. For a $0.02/kWhr…

  • Flow Hive

    Flow Hive: A lesson in crowd-funding success

    The Flow™ Hive Indiegogo campaign targeted $70,000 USD. It raised $12,226,451 USD in a single month and $2.18 million on it’s first day — a new record for Indiegogo! What made this campaign…

  • Making bee hives at Galiano Island

    Making Bee Hives

    We’ll go to any length to create design opportunities — even if it means building bee hives so we can package the honey! Kate has been with us for over 10 years…

  • UBC fund raiser

    2015 UBC Fund Raiser

    UBC fund raiser: You are at the heart of UBC’s stories. What better message to remind alumni donors what a difference their funding makes? Kelly developed the creative direction and prepared this…

  • Spiral staircase at Galiano Island

    Spiral waterfront access

    We have a tricky water access down our 20′ bluff. Scheming the spiral design started with some rough measurements and sketches. To check the fit and position in-situ, Kelly suggested a full-size…

  • small-footprint utility building plans

    Build this. No permit required

    Step one to develop our lot on Galiano Island was construction of this utility building. It let us install grid-connected power and provided a distribution point for our well water and other…

  • Paul Horn with Ann Mortifee reviewing Kelly's design for the re-release of Jacques Brel

    Remembering Paul Horn

    Paul Horn died last Sunday at age 84. We had the privilege of meeting Paul with his wife, Ann Mortifee, at a dinner hosted by Leon Bibb and his partner, Christine Anton.…

  • UBC fund raising campaigns "You can't go back"

    University of British Columbia Fund Raisers

    Year after year, we have designed UBC fund raising campaigns that help their Annual Giving department win national and international awards and recognition for their fund raising efforts. More importantly the campaigns…

  • 3D model for injection molded propane detector housing

    Product Development

    We love to help clients with all stages of product development. We have designed award-winning consumer electronics; super-efficient industrial enclosures; textiles; metal fabrication; specialty gift boxes; injection molded- and extruded-plastic designs. We work…