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I have just finished reading the latest issue of Our Canada (February/march 2017) from cover to cover on this damp, cold wintry afternoon. I absolutely love this magazine and can’t wait to relax with a cup of tea and devour the contents. One story that I particularly enjoyed was The Way It Was piece called “My Early Education” by Jim Soul, in which he recounted memories of his early school days. I read it twice, as it was heartwarming and really funny— he tells a good story! Thank you for providing your readers with this type of wonderful Canadian content. Elissa Ennis, Winchester, Ont.
I read with great interest the article entitled “Boot Camp, Indigenous-style” (DecemberJanuary 2017) about the art of making mukluks taught at the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School in Toronto.
Back in the 1950s, I worked as a bank teller in the Yukon and one of my customers was a retired Indigenous Anglican priest who was blind. His name was Rev. Richard Martin. His wife, who always accompanied him, made mukluks so I asked if she would make a pair for me. They were made from the hide of a cariboo and were absolutely beautiful. When I left the Yukon, I kept the mukluks, of course, but never wore them as the weather on the west coast was too warm. I decided the best place for my mukluks was in the museum in Dawson City in the Yukon, which is where they are now. I thought if anyone from the Storyboot School was interested in seeing them, they might wish to correspond with the museum to try and obtain a photo of them. Ian Corner, Nelson, B. C.
I enjoyed the story “Achieving their Goal” (December-january 2017) about the Knibbs brothers. I forwarded it to ten of my friends, as we all know the Knibbs boys. I was amazed at how many of my contacts had already read the story as they are subscribers to Our Canada! The Knibbs boys are remembered here in Bow Island, Alta., as true sportsmen and community builders. Their families are still in business here and are held in high regard in the community. Thanks to Bill Knibbs for submitting the story! Fred Mellen, Bow Island, Alta.
Really Cooking, Now!
I just received my first issue of Our Canada (December-january
2017) and I am so impressed! The stories are short, sweet and informative, touching all parts of this wonderful country we call Canada. I also really liked the recipe section—simple ingredients that just about anyone who can boil water would have in their kitchen cupboard. I am planning to make the “Nutty Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.” Rose Long, Tracadie Cross, P. E. I.
Thank you for publishing my story “Time Travellers” (October-november 2016). It was thrilling to see it in print. Even more exciting is the fact that this beautiful magazine is truly Canadian. My husband and I have travelled to some wonderful places in our retirement, yet every time our feet touch Canadian soil again, we feel so lucky to live here. A magazine of the calibre of Our Canada that celebrates our land and people is the most thrilling thing of all. Christine Cameron Emmett, Brighton, Ont.
Kudos on the Covers
I always look forward to my next issue of Our Canada and eagerly check to see if the front cover is a stock photo or a contributor photo. I am thrilled that lately, more often than not, the photo has been from a contributor! I commend you on the recent DecemberJanuary 2017 wrap-around cover photo of the women bikers at night in the Rockies by Christy Turner of Calgary— terrific. Well done and keep up the great work. Kathrine Moran, Toronto