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Good works, great results
I wouldn’t be surprised if 2017 goes into the record books as the year with the most anniversaries of special interest to Canadians—and, as you know, we’ve celebrated many of them right here with you. In this issue, we mark two more—the 75th anniversary of the infamous Dieppe Raid (page 38) and, on this side of the pond, the 70th anniversary of one of Western Canada’s most scenic, historic and strategically important stretches of blacktop, the Yellowhead Highway (page 41).
While honouring our past is always worthwhile, so too is building a better future. That’s what Maria Jordan Mackeighan had in mind when she embarked on her quest to bring the “Changing the Face of Beauty” movement into Canada. Maria addresses the issue of making Canadian advertising more accessible to and inclusive of “individuals of all abilities” in her photo essay on page 8.
On the topic of noble endeavours, turn to page 21 for “Izzy’s Story” by Shirley O’connell, who tells us how a simple act of kindness on the part of one Canadian soldier has brought a little sunshine into the lives of more than one million children in need around the world.
And have you ever wondered who researches, writes and, in some cases, corrects the information plaques we see at historic sites on our travels? In and around the Hamilton region, Robert Williamson is the man conveying history in condensed form. He shares his love of local history and his approach to plaque writing in Showcase, on page 28.
A friendly reminder in closing: With its September 5 deadline looming, now’s the time to get your entries in for the Share Your Canada photo contest!