In Our Words
One glance at the cover should leave no doubt in your mind as to what this issue is all about. Beginning with a special “Profiles in Courage” section on page 8, much of the content to follow pays tribute to Canada’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families.
From group initiatives such as Wounded Warriors Canada’s recent Battlefield Bike Ride though the Balkans (page 37) to the efforts of motivated individuals like OC contributor Ed James, who tours schools, Legion halls and seniors residences with his amazing collection of war-era memorabilia (page 40), many of our fellow Canadians are doing their best to keep the memories of those who have fallen alive.
If you’re looking for inspiration with respect to overcoming personal challenges, make sure to read our Cause for Applause selection from Rob Larman. As a young amputee who benefitted from the War Amps “CHAMP” program while growing up, Rob is now helping child amputees as the director of the War Amps Play Safe/drive Safe program (page 18).
Need a breather from all that serious subject matter? Check out Tim Fletcher’s Our Travels piece about his experiences aboard the spectacular Agawa Canyon Fall Colours Train Tour (page 22). Or, for a heartwarming blast from the past, turn to “The Old Kitchen Stove” by Gerald Mackinnon (page 30).
In closing, a friendly reminder that our new softcover book— Our Canada, Our Country, Our Stories— is available for purchase everywhere books are sold (as of September 18). Working on the project reaffirmed just how wonderfully diverse, downto-earth and talented Our Canada contributors actually are. Hope you enjoy it!