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Rebecca Kennel
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Victoria, BC V9A 7E9

Victoria—Bench by Bench: A Creative Guide to over 60 intriguing sites

Summary: This new guidebook to Victoria, BC helps one find places to discover (through maps, GPS locations, addresses, bus routes), provides bits of history about the place (“Did you know?”), and inspires creativity through the author’s reflections.

VICTORIA, BC, (25 October 2010), Victoria—Bench by Bench; 152 pages; $14.95

A new guidebook to Victoria, BC, Victoria—Bench by Bench, includes over 60 benches and is divided into chapters with maps for each area. For those with tech toys, it has GPS locations; otherwise one can use the maps and street address to find each place. It lists the city bus number as well as the Hop-on Hop-off and Harbour Ferry stops, nearby amenities, and wheelchair accessibility.

The “Did you know?” inserts provide tidbits of information about the place one is sitting. The author’s creative writing adds a unique perspective and encourages one to stop and see the world in a new way.

“I wrote this book to share my experience of the great places I have found and to encourage others to go out exploring. Victoria has a rich history and so many beautiful areas, but we tend to get busy with our lives and don’t take time to stop and search out places that are unfamiliar to us and learn about them,” says Kennel.

The book is currently available at bookstores in Victoria, Duncan, and Parksville; at the Royal BC Museum gift shop; and on the Coho Ferry.

Rebecca Kennel lives in Victoria, British Columbia and searches out benches wherever she goes. She writes, observes humanity, and appreciates natural spaces.

Kennel is available for interviews, book signings, and presentations. Additional information is available at


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