April Showers, May Rocks?
I’m afraid the trusty old adage about April showers and May flowers doesn’t quite cover what this issue is all about. Because, in this instance, May rocks—literally. For example, take a gander at Tyler Dixon’s Our Travels story on page 18, where he recounts the amazing guided excursion he took to the Burgess Shale fossils site in Yoho National Park. Thanks to Tyler’s light touch with words and keen eye for photography, it’s easy to see why Burgess Shale is viewed as one of the world’s most important fossil discoveries of all time.
Next, in Showcase on page 28, Victoria Slager of Oakville, Ont., introduces us to Eugene Smith, who shared many a stage with some big names in blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll back in the 1960s and 1970s. Five decades later and counting, Eugene is still rockin’ to appreciative audiences on Vancouver Island and elsewhere, and is a valued member of the arts community.
And our art team has left no stone unturned to come up with an amazing photo feature dedicated to moms from the animal kingdom and their offspring (page 44).
Finally, as you may have heard, the upcoming June-july issue of Our Canada will really rock as well, thanks to a wide range of specially themed content to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. You can enjoy a taste of what’s to come right now, via a long-form Coming to Canada submission written by Patricia Harrington Kelso of Ottawa, who came to Canada from England in 1938 at age ten, with her older brother and widowed mom.
All that and, on page 53, May flowers, too!