Meet­ing Place

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A grad­u­ate of the Ontario Col­lege of Art and De­sign in Toronto, Wayne has worked in ad­ver­tis­ing and graphic de­sign for more than 25 years. Since trav­el­ling to Nova Sco­tia in the ‘70s with an un­cle who was born there, Wayne wanted to move there and live near the ocean. In 2015, he and his part­ner Eleanor made the move, set­tling in the town of Wey­mouth. Wayne has al­ways loved photography, and, since mov­ing to the East Coast, the land­scape of Nova Sco­tia has cap­tured his in­ter­est. As you can tell from his photo es­say Still Stand­ing on page 8, aban­doned struc­tures in par­tic­u­lar seem to speak to him.


Born in Lind­say, Ont., Ken­neth and his wife San­dra cur­rently make their home in Dun­das, Ont. Upon leav­ing school, Ken­neth ap­pren­ticed for his auto tech­ni­cian’s li­cence and after sev­eral years on the bench, be­came ser­vice man­ager and worked for deal­er­ships in Lind­say and Peter­bor­ough. Dur­ing this time, he earned his pri­vate pi­lot’s li­cence and flew an ul­tra-light air­craft from a farm field be­hind his house. After re­tir­ing he be­came a “farmer,” which you can read more about in this is­sue’s It’s Tra­di­tion on page 22. Ken­neth says his for­mer train­ing as a ser­vice tech­ni­cian sure saves on bills around the farm!


Vic­to­ria is an en­thu­si­as­tic par­tic­i­pant in “the divine dance of life.” Born of Dutch im­mi­grant par­ents and raised in the Hamil­ton area, she has been shar­ing her love and pas­sion for dance and move­ment for more than 40 years as a dancer, chore­og­ra­pher, move­ment work­shop fa­cil­i­ta­tor and dance ed­u­ca­tor, both in Canada and in­ter­na­tion­ally. At present, she is part of the dance fac­ulty at May­field Sec­ondary School in Bramp­ton. Her Show­case piece about Eu­gene Smith (page 28) stems from her many glo­ri­ous free­lance col­lab­o­ra­tions with this gifted artist.


Pa­tri­cia came to Canada in 1938, at ten years of age, with her wid­owed mother and older brother, a jour­ney she elo­quently re­counts in an ex­tended-length Com­ing to Canada be­gin­ning on page 37. To­gether with Burt, her hus­band of 61 years, Pat raised four daugh­ters in Ottawa, and later taught English to new Cana­di­ans. She has al­ways de­lighted in the English lan­guage, earn­ing her de­gree and writ­ing short pieces and po­ems for fun, of­ten to mark fam­ily mile­stones. To­day, you’ll find Pat strum­ming her ukulele, which she took up two years ago, at the ten­der age of 86.

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