Thursday Throwdown August 6, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Battle Of The Vases!

It’s vase-to-vase combat like you have never seen before!

How it works: We share two vases and YOU vote which is your favourite! The winner will then move on to the next round to face another competitor!

UPDATE: In a very close race, your multi-week champion “Phoenix Reborn” has been defeated by Evangeline! What an upset! But the community has spoken and we must diligently move forward to the next battle.

Gorgeous Vases of No Contact Wrestling

The Series so far.

(winners in Italics)

Read on hear this week’s two stories and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

Who will this week’s winner be?

Evangeline
$120

Evangeline tells the tale of a great Acadian love story that is a part of the local culture here in my home of Nova Scotia.

Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie’ is an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In this poem he
follows her search for long lost love Gabriel, with whom she was betrothed.

Evangeline and Gabriel were separated by ‘The Great Upheavel’, also known as the Acadian Expulsion. During this dark chapter of English –
French relations in Canada, over eleven thousand Acadians were deported by the British.

Separated by the Acadian Expulsion, Evangeline and her betrothed would only be reunited in their old age when Gabriel, who was already very sick, would perish in her arms.

This work of fiction has become immortalized here in Nova Scotia, where you can follow the stunning landscape of the Evangeline Trail and explore the ancestral home of the Acadians! Nova Scotia invites you to
visit and explore our vibrant culture and landscape.

Maybe you will find your own ‘Gabriel’.

Raku Vase Ogopogo
Ogopogo
$88

The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk (Salish), is reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.

His mother was an earwig,
His father was a whale;
A little bit of head
And hardly any tail—
And Ogopogo was his name.

The name ‘Ogopogo’ is thought to have originated from a song originally performed at a dance hall in Vernon, British Columbia.

The First Nations people thought N’ha-a-itk (Salish) was a water spirit, a man turned into a monster for murdering a respected elder. It was said that the only animal who could tolerate his company was the rattlesnake.


Their fate is now in your hands!


Who will be your victor? Please scroll up to add your Vote!


We will share the winner (and new competitor) next Thursday!


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19 Comments

  1. Definitely Evangeline!! ❤️ always love stories – no monsters lol ✌️😘

    Ps… I have long lost family in Nova Scotia ❤️ a whole section of my family is from there!

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