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RUSS HAYES

Russ is 69, re­tired and makes his home with his wife Chris­tine in Sher­brooke, Que. Russ be­came in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy around 1967 with the pur­chase of his first SLR camera. Al­though his ca­reer was in sales man­age­ment, his favourite pas­time has al­ways been pho­tog­ra­phy. Af­ter tak­ing a cou­ple of cour­ses, his in­ter­est was fur­ther piqued. Russ en­joys post­ing his pho­tos on Flickr, as well as shar­ing favourite pics from the past 50 years with a “Photo of the Day” post on Face­book for fam­ily and friends. His tal­ent is on dis­play in this is­sue’s photo es­say Holy Macro! be­gin­ning on page 8.

NEKESSA REMY

Nekessa is an award-win­ning chi­ro­prac­tor, a reg­is­tered and med­i­cal acupunc­tur­ist, and one of Canada’s fastest-ris­ing and sought-af­ter health and well­ness ex­perts in the in­dus­try to­day. She is the cur­rent owner of Mis­sis­sauga’s The Chi­ro­prac­tic Of­fice, a com­pre­hen­sive in­jury man­age­ment clinic fo­cused on sport­sre­lated in­juries and womens’ health is­sues. She also runs a prac­tice in down­town Toronto at In­te­gra Health Cen­tre, where she works among other lead­ers in the health care field. Read about her in this is­sue’s Cause For Ap­plause on page 16.

JAN­ICE HAMIL­TON-DICKER

Born on the out­skirts of Toronto, Jan­ice prefers her qui­eter life now in Port Perry, Ont. Since re­tir­ing from her mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment job of al­most 20 years, she en­joys camp­ing and trav­el­ling, es­pe­cially within Canada. Pas­sion­ate about pho­tog­ra­phy, she snapped more than 2,000 pho­tos on a re­cent fam­ily va­ca­tion out west; you can read about the trip in this is­sue’s Our Trav­els on page 20. Another favourite pas­time is bik­ing along the Trans Canada Trail with her hus­band Sel­wyn and son Ethan. Jan­ice’s life phi­los­o­phy is that the cup is half full, not half empty!

KAREN HIRST

Karen makes her home in Al­monte, Ont., with her hus­band Ken and their Shih Tzu princess, Miss Abi­gail. A re­cently re­tired reg­is­tered nurse, Karen en­joyed a full and re­ward­ing ca­reer. A high­light of her life was the ten years spent liv­ing year-round in a small cot­tage on the shores of Three Mile Bay, White Lake, Ont. Karen says that, for­tu­nately, her many pho­tos cap­ture the pre­cious mem­o­ries of the beau­ti­ful peren­nial gar­dens, and the seren­ity and plea­sure of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing all four sea­sons at the lake. Read her story Ex­traor­di­nar­ily Or­di­nary about sum­mers at the cot­tage on page 24.

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