More of Our Canada - - Con­tents - Gary Ge­orge, gary_ ge­[email protected] rd. com

In Our Words

Chang­ing Sea­sons

In a way, No­vem­ber is an op­por­tu­nity to re­ally en­joy the best of both worlds as the warmth of sum­mer, and all of sum­mer’s of­fer­ings, give way to the beauty that is autumn through­out Canada. In that spirit, land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher Christy Turner of Cal­gary has pro­vided us with a won­der­ful photo es­say (page 8), show­cas­ing Mother Na­ture and her wildlife as the tran­si­tion to win­ter be­gins.

For ge­neal­ogy afi­cionado and pho­tog­ra­phy buff Rob­bie Gorr, No­vem­ber af­fords him the op­por­tu­nity to stroll through one of his favourite haunts, cam­era in hand, at least a few more times be­fore the snow be­gins to fly in earnest. Did I men­tion the haunt in ques­tion is his lo­cal ceme­tery? See “The Tomb­stone Tourist” on page 16 for the full story.

Sum­mer is often viewed as prime time for vaca- tion travel here, but as Clive Bran­son of Ot­tawa points out in Our Trav­els on page 20, an autumn road trip around Que­bec’s Gaspé Penin­sula is hard to beat: fresh ocean air, spec­tac­u­lar colours, plenty of lo­cal charm...and fewer tourists.

Of course, our No­vem­ber is­sue would sim­ply not be com­plete with­out pay­ing trib­ute to our Cana­dian war veter­ans. In “A Fly­ing Ace” on page 28, Al­lan Cameron, founder of Veter­ans Voices Canada (our part­ner in bring­ing you the Veteran Pro­file page that ap­pears in ev­ery is­sue), shines a spot­light on one of Canada’s highly dec­o­rated pi­lots, Col. (Ret.) James “Doug” Dou­glas Lind­say. Al­lan has in­cluded some riv­et­ing di­rect quotes of what life was like for Doug and his mates back then. Def­i­nitely not to be missed!

Fi­nally, for a Christ­mas gift that’s sure to please, check out the book­store near­est you for Our Canada, Our Coun­try, Our Sto­ries. You won’t be dis­ap­pointed!

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