Adrienne Tanner

Adrienne Tanner is a writer, editor and communications specialist based in Vancouver. She is currently working with the communications team for the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project. Her writing has been published in The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, National Post and The Province and The Edmonton Journal. She believes in the power of narrative to engage and inform.

Beauty and utility – a gift from the old elm

Sianna Quantz skipped the length of the fawn-coloured benches outside the new Teck Acute Care Centre, oblivious to the history of the elm tree from which they were crafted. To the five-year-old...