Details: Joe is the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes who was born in the West Indies and became one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. Through the use of a colourful blend of music, poetry, cut-out and computer animation, the program celebrates Joe's life. For more than thirty years Joe swam in English Bay. He was a self-appointed life guard at first, but he became so famous that the city of Vancouver finally gave him a salary. He taught thousands of people to swim and saved over a hundred lives. There were some that did not respect Joe because of his skin colour, but through his kindness, determination and love for children, Joe changed attitudes.