In our February/March issue of Our Canada, Valerie Pitman wrote in about her twin boys and their snowboard-cross abilities in “Two Boarding Passes to Stardom.” Tommy made it into the Canada Winter Games in Halifax and Valerie updates us on the family’s adventures.
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Two moms, Ingrid Bird and Lisa Breure, take their own photography experience and pass it on to their children and other kids in their community in our Showcase feature of the May issue of More of Our Canada. The Langley Fundamental Elementary and Middle School Camera Club in British Columbia is producing many future photographers! Participating in Open and Themed competitions throughout the school year, these kids not only have a lot of fun, but produce very fun photos! See more of their creativity here that we couldn’t fit in the magazine!
Coming up in the May issue of More of Our Canada, our My Hometown feature was sent in by Joseph Hollick of Hamilton, Ont. On a mission to document and photograph all of the 142 waterfalls in the city of Hamilton, Joseph was happy to share this more natural side of his city.
Joseph finds visiting the falls a delight at any time of the year as the scenes can change drastically. Since we couldn’t publish all his photos in the magazine, here are some more for you to enjoy.
The Our Parks feature in the upcoming May issue of More of Our Canada focuses on Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. Mary Kozac of Hubbard, N.S., wrote a story about how her family has been visiting the park for more than 37 years. Here are a few photos to entice you to read her story in the magazine, and maybe visit the park yourself!
Representing her people at the Olympics was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this young Mi’kmaq woman. Savannah Simon’s story of dancing at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was published in the December-January issue of Our Canada. Here are a few extra photos from her experience for you to enjoy!
Can you think of the perfect title for this photo? In the MOC January issue, we got so many great captions for this photo and couldn’t publish them all! Here are a few extra: – “You’re next buster!” from Helen Patricia Taylor, Winnipeg – “Ya wanna knuckle sandwich?” from Maureen Zilinsky, Winnipeg
Sherilyn Fritz of Middleton, N.S., sent us a copy of her book Yester Years at Port George, featuring material collected by her mother-in-law, Elma Fritz, which includes a wonderful story about the town’s blacksmith shop. Elma was one of the blacksmith’s three daughters who grew up in the shop during the early 1900s. We loved the story so much we decided to share it in its entirety as a three-part series. Written by Elma’s sister, Faye Foster, and published in the local paper in the 1970s, here is the first installment of Faye’s childhood memories of her father’s shop.
During the 2010 Winter Olympics, the world got to see how beautiful Whistler is in the winter. Luckily for us, Whistler is stunning year round and has heaps of great activities to entertain us in the summer months, too.
Ladner, B.C. is a beautiful place to visit, as evidenced by these photographs. Click through for some of Ladner’s quaint sights.