IN OUR WORDS
In Our Words
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!