Meet­ing Place

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SANDY SHARKEY

Sandy is a former Ot­tawa ra­dio an­nouncer, who is now pur­su­ing her favourite pas­sion, pho­tograph­ing wild horses. She has pho­tographed horses in var­i­ous spots around the world, and is also im­mensely proud of our Cana­dian wild horses, hav­ing vis­ited Sable Is­land three times to pho­to­graph the iconic horses off the coast of Nova Sco­tia. In con­junc­tion with Help Al­berta Wildies, Sandy doc­u­mented the mag­nif­i­cent horses liv­ing wild and free in the foothills of the Rock­ies in Al­berta—read her ac­count of this trip in this is­sue’s Our Trav­els (page 19). See more of Sandy’s amaz­ing wild horse im­ages at www.sandysharkey.com.

LARRY BRIGHAM

Larry is a re­tired so­cial work ad­min­is­tra­tor and fam­ily ther­a­pist who cur­rently lives with his high-school sweet­heart and re­tired ele­men­tary school prin­ci­pal, Cathy Cor­nale. They have both ded­i­cated their lives to serv­ing chil­dren with men­tal and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, and their fam­i­lies. Larry has ad­vo­cated for so­cial jus­tice is­sues and food se­cu­rity for the poor in north­west­ern On­tario. They can be seen walk­ing to­gether, daily, with their beau­ti­ful dog, Tun­dra. If you’re in­ter­ested in find­ing out how Tun­dra fell into the arms of these two lov­ing own­ers, make sure to read their Cause for Ap­plause story on page 42.

CATHER­INE HAMIL­TON

Cather­ine is from Petit­co­diac, N.B, where she re­sides with her hus­band, James. They have two grown chil­dren and four grand­chil­dren. The cou­ple run their own com­pany, but Cather­ine takes pho­tos in her down­time, car­ry­ing her cam­era ev­ery­where she goes. She be­came in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy about 20 years ago and her pas­sion has only grown. She en­joys shar­ing her pho­tos with fam­ily and friends on Face­book and In­sta­gram. Cather­ine be­lieves pho­to­graphs can make you feel, dream, imag­ine and in­spire—check out her in­cre­bible work in this is­sue’s Crafty Cana­di­ans on page 24.

SHER­REN LEE

Sher­ren Lee is a film di­rec­tor born in Tai­wan, bred in Mon­treal and cur­rently liv­ing in Toronto. In 2007, she grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce de­gree from Mcgill Univer­sity. While pur­su­ing her com­merce stud­ies, she also kept her life-long pas­sion for sto­ry­telling alive by mak­ing in­de­pen­dant short films. With a strong body of work un­der her belt, she was ac­cepted into the “Di­rec­tors’ Lab” film pro­gram at the Nor­man Jewi­son’s Cana­dian Film Cen­tre, and has now carved out a place for her­self in the in­dus­try, an in­spi­ra­tional jour­ney she de­scribes in Show­case on page 52.

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