Anneliese came to Canada from Australia on a threeyear nursing contract in the Arctic—and has now been here for 16 years. Now mainly nursing on the south coast of Labrador, Anneliese still has a small home base in Winnipeg Beach, Man., from where she can travel in all directions to enjoy all that Canada has to offer in terms of scenery and wildlife. Having come from a climate consisting of hot summers and mild winters, Anneliese absolutely loves Canada’s four distinct seasons. She always carries her small pocket camera to capture all the country has to offer; case in point, this issue’s Critters on page 21.
Todd has spent 27 years in the Canadian Forces as a soldier, medic, physician’s assistant, paratrooper and proud Canadian. He was deployed for seven operational tours overseas and spent time with the Army, Air Force and Navy. He is currently retired and cycling the world at his own pace, which he enjoys immensely. This past summer he joined a group of his fellow veterans on the 2018 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride through war-torn Bosnia-herzegovina and Croatia. Get a taste of this amazing fundraising cycling tour in Canadians Abroad on page 37.
A retired school teacher, Ed is busier than ever, especially in November. Mobilizing his vast collection of WWII-ERA memorabilia, he visits schools and legion halls with the aim of keeping the stories of Canada’s war vets alive. With the aid of vintage78s, he also produces a one-man show called “The Music of Their Life,” which he presents year-round at seniors residences. Ed also writes for a local paper and plays drums in a band. See Collectors on page 40 for more about this self-described “wrinkled rocker”and his activities.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Harry has made his home in Ontario since the age of 12. Now 63, he has been writing for about six years. Two years ago, he completed a professional certificate in creative writing from Western Continuing Studies, which specializes in adult education, in London, Ont. Harry also co- facilitates a writing group oriented to the homeless, those at risk of becoming homeless, or those who have been homeless in the past. The group is called the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group. To enjoy one of Harry’s pieces of creative writing, turn to this issue’s Storytime on page 66.