Darlene Kay Olesko


Darlene K. Olesko was born in Portland, Oregon, but was drawn to Lasqueti Island during the “back to the land” movement in 1971. She has many creative outlets, including music, writing, painting and building stuff. Darlene represented Lasqueti with an article and map in Islands in the Salish Sea and co-authored and illustrated the first Lasqueti Island cookbook. She continues to live on Lasqueti Island at the very end of Spinster Flats Road (where the ditch is washed out) and enjoys her grandsons’ company, snow sports, travelling, kayaking, biking and endless manual labour on her sixteen acres.