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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.mar­cialee­lay­


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.

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