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 HARRINGTON KELSO
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.