An award-winning actress, Roseanne is originally from the East Prairie Métis Settlement in northern Alberta. Read about Roseanne’s experiences as an Indigenous woman working and travelling the world spreading a message of love and tolerance in this issue’s Showcase on page 38. Roseanne has appeared on the APTN hit TV series Blackstone, the historical pre-contact epic Main a, and the TIFF Top 10 selection Rhymes for young ghouls. Trained in theatre, film and television, she is a graduate of the Victoria School of the Arts. Most recently, she graced the big screen in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film The North land er, and the young audience drama Julian a and the medicine fish.
Marcia has had the privilege of living close to the Arctic Circle, in the Yukon—read about her trip back to Dawson City in this issue’s Our Travels on page 20—as well as in Papua New Guinea. She now writes from central Alberta where she lives with her husband. She won the Best New Canadian Christian Author award for her debut novel, One-smooth-stone and has written four other novels and four devotional books. Marcia is a sought-after speaker for Christian women’s events. She has written hundreds of articles, contributed to many anthologies and has had her work broadcast on CBC radio. Visit her at www.marcialeelaycock.com.
TERESA WOTHERSPOON WILSON
Besides being the proud mom of two amazing kids, Anthony and Emerson, Teresa has worked as an education assistant for 18 years now at the high school in Melville, Sask., about 45 kilometres from her hometown district of Whitesand. Her hobbies and interests include sky-gazing, cooking, music, reading and travel, but her main hobby is photography. Teresa’s camera travels with her down many rural roads, and most of her photos include old abandoned homesteads, buildings, fences and wildlife—and, of course, sunrises and sunsets. Check out Teresa’s beautiful photos in My Hometown on page 54.
Margaret emigrated from Yorkshire, England, to Sarnia, Ont., with her parents in 1954—recounted in Coming to Canada on page 16. Later, they moved to Calgary, where she became an oil company secretary. She married Arthur Spark and they had three beautiful daughters. Sadly, after only 11 years, Arthur died. Margaret went on to earn a business administration degree from the University of Calgary and, years later, moved to Victoria, where she now enjoys travelling—71 countries so far—kayaking, playing piano, walking and reading.