Where is Stephen Badhwar?

Almost 20 years ago I had a friend named Stephen Badhwar. He was one year ahead of me at Trent University and we were friends, off and on, for 5 or 6 years.

When I first met Stephen he dressed in crested blue blazers, and had military dioramas in his dining room. Over the years we knew each other, he shifted from that lifestyle into being the manager of a cooperative organic farm and living in a tipi.

Stephen was always interesting, no matter his world-view.

The last time I saw Stephen was on the GO Train from Toronto. We bumped into each other by chance, and had a couple of stops to catch up. He was south from Atlin, BC, where he had established himself, his partner and their young son.

I haven’t seen nor heard from Stephen since then, which was probably 10 years ago.

I’ve done a little Googling, and I’m fairly confident that this letter is from Stephen — mostly, ironically, because I recognize his signature. I’ve dropped him a line, and I’ll see if I can’t renew the acquaintance.

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Chris Corrigan's picture
Chris Corrigan on October 7, 2003 - 18:48

Hey man…let me know if you find him. I used to truck up to Kawartha Hills several times each summer to work in the fields. I’ve been in Whitehores a couple of time sthis year, and thought of driving down to Atlin to find him, but I never had the time.

Chris Corrigan's picture
Chris Corrigan on October 7, 2003 - 18:56

(250) 651-7900 is the phone number of the Taku River Tlingit, where he said he worked for a number years in child care and education

The Atlin business directory at http://www.atlin.net/SpecialPr… has him listed as a chmney sweep. That’s our Stephen for you!

There is a picture of him performing as “Backwoods Benny” on this page: http://www.yukonstory.com/perf…

Another phone number (toll free too!) is Ph: 1-877-399-2665 Fax: 1-877-399-2665 and that’s the number of the Atlin Vaudeville Review

And here’s a story about him from Outside magazine: http://outside.away.com/magazi…

Good luck Peter! Say hi to him for me!

Sue Dagnall's picture
Sue Dagnall on March 20, 2006 - 02:21

OK.. This is sooo weird.. cuz I was just googling Stephen’s name as well. He’s really a wonderful man and it’s no wonder people are trying to contact him! I first met him at Trent Radio where I did a couple of shows in the late 80’s. Then I worked on the farm with he and Fiona while my partner and I at the time were expecting our first child. I assume you’ve found him by now, but if not, here’s an email i just came across backwards_benny@hotmail.com , Peace!

Stephen Badhwar's picture
Stephen Badhwar on September 21, 2008 - 23:22

Hello Old Friends,

I’m alive and well and living in Atlin, BC. I still live in the bush on a homestead growing organic garlic and working with youth teaching them about the beautiful wilderness around them.

For the past six years I have been working with the team that coordinates the Atlin Arts & Music Festival. My main focus over the past two years has been to attempt to expose the fraudulent story that our governments and corporate media have told us about what really happened on 9/11. For more info please visit www.yukon911truth.com

Peace, Love, Truth, and of course, Beauty,
Stephen Badhwar

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