We asked our contributors to share whatnature means to them.
1 MELISSA HUIZENGA, INTERN
Melissa loves being outside year-round in Alberta.In the summer she enjoys hiking, and loves thebeautiful views of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.She recently learned to snowboard, so heading tothe mountains for a day on the slopes is her go-toactivity in the winter. Alberta is beautiful!
2 LANDON WESLEY, INTERN
Alberta is full of great outdoor basketballcourts and baseball diamonds, and Landonenjoys spending his time outside playing onthem whenever he can. He also likes to leavetechnology behind and get out of the city to campand enjoy nature with friends.
3 JENNIFER & TRISTAN NORMAN,COVER SUBJECTS
Jennifer and Tristan make an effort to live ahealthy lifestyle through exercise and diet. Witha baby on the way, they really understand theimportance of creating an active and healthyenvironment. They love having dogs because theygive them plenty of reasons to spend time outside.
4 ANDREW KISS, PAINTER
As one of Canada’s most recognized natureartists, Andrew shows the stunning beauty ofwhat surrounds us with every brush stroke. Hislandscapes evoke a memory of a hike, familycamping trip or a special place visited and hehopes each painting is a window to our preciousworld and a reminder never to take it for granted.
5 ANNE GEORG, WRITER
A walk in nature soothes and invigorates writerAnne—the sounds, sights and smells invite herto experience the world in a very different wayfrom her urban existence. A walk in nature is aprolonged meditation that empties the mind ofextraneous chatter and brings peace and well-being to body and spirit.
6 MICHAEL GRILLS, ILLUSTRATOR
Michael draws upon nature for inspiration. When itgets hard to keep creating, he finds that camping,or spending time in a park or his yard, helpsrefuel the creative fire required for making art. Heespecially loves spending time outside with familyand friends.