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More of Our Canada November 2018

More of Our Canada is a companion magazine to Our Canada, the popular reader-written bimonthly published by Reader's Digest. Made available during the six months that Our Canada is not published, MOC is a venue where Canadians gather to share their stories, photos and interests—and pride of family, community and country.

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in your words

Tea and Company Receiving Our Canada is a highlight around our home and comes with a ritual. The issue is put in a place of honour and, when the time is right, tea is brewed, a comfortable chair located and we individually scan and read all the wonderful stories. We then share them with family and friends. Sandra Shier, North Bay, Ont. Telling the Story I recently read Sandy Morton’s story on abandoned buildings in Prince Edward County called “Who will tell the Story” (June-July 2018) and I wanted to share a brief history of one such abandoned home. Our family of seven lived in the now-dilapidated home (pictured) on Huffs Island in Prince Edward County. Our house had three bedrooms upstairs. I had to share a bed with my youngest brother, until our…

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meeting place

CHRISTY TURNER Born and raised in Calgary, travel photographer Christy Turner is a nature-loving night skies photographer with a passion for the aurora borealis. Living in beautiful Alberta affords her endless stunning landscape and wildlife photographic opportunities—enjoy her photo essay Seasonal Changes on page 8. Christy’s thirst for travel has taken her to more than 74 countries, photographing the sights along the way—her images have been published in Canada, the United States and Europe. Christy is based in Calgary, and lives with her boyfriend John and their two cats. ROBBIE GORR Born and raised in Pembroke, Ont., Robb began a career as an elementary school teacher after university. He retired after 32 years and now volunteers at the local library and works part-time in retail. His hobbies include genealogy, local history and photography.…

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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…

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veteran profile

Demeter George Eugene Mulnar RCCS/Intelligence Born on July 20,1922, in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Demeter later served as a reservist with the South Alberta Light Horse Armoured Regiment. “I had no idea what was happening. I walked into a room where there were tables surrounded by tables. I prepared my papers. Then reporters began to walk in, and then the German Generals came along.” He enlisted on May 8, 1942, and saw active duty. As he was fluent in German, he was trained as an officer. On May 5, 1945, he acted as interpreter and sat with Canadian Lt-General Charles Foulkes and Maj-General Huntly Ketches. Across the table were German officers Col-General Blaskowitz and his Chief of Staff Paul Reichelt, who were surrendering all German fighting forces in Holland. To see video interviews, visit Veterans Voices of…

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seasonal changes

With the change of seasons comes, at times, rapid shifts and unpredictability in weather, regardless of where you live in Canada. Extreme fluctuations in temperature, such as snow one day and waning summer warmth the next, are common to the Canadian landscape, and it’s up to the hardy environment to adapt and adjust accordingly. As a landscape/night skies photographer in Alberta, the change of season also means a whole new palette of colours and photographic opportunities, as wildlife and nature bring out their “winter clothes” and prepare for the chill of winter. For Canadian night sky enthusiasts, it means the end of the Milky Way season, and darkness comes earlier as the days shorten. With the shortened days, it typically means that aurora borealis activity increases with the onset of…

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A Caring Cadet Frances Rose of Brooklin, Ont., writes, “My grandson, Conner Browne, is an Air Cadet with 2 VandenBos Squadron in Whitby, Ont. In the summer of 2017, he was at a cadet camp at CFB Borden. He took it upon himself to collect money for Wounded Warriors Canada. He and some other cadets dared a fellow cadet to wear a dress and walk through the camp. They said that they would give him $50 if he would do so. The cadet declined the dare but Conner decided to do it himself, and donate the money to Wounded Warriors. He said if he collected $200, he would also wear makeup and let the girls wax his legs. The officers at the camp found out and thought that the cadets were…