We asked our contributors to share what
nature means to them.
1 MELISSA HUIZENGA, INTERN
Melissa loves being outside year-round in Alberta.
In the summer she enjoys hiking, and loves the
beautiful views of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
She recently learned to snowboard, so heading to
the mountains for a day on the slopes is her go-to
activity in the winter. Alberta is beautiful!
2 LANDON WESLEY, INTERN
Alberta is full of great outdoor basketball
courts and baseball diamonds, and Landon
enjoys spending his time outside playing on
them whenever he can. He also likes to leave
technology behind and get out of the city to camp
and enjoy nature with friends.
3 JENNIFER & TRISTAN NORMAN,
Jennifer and Tristan make an effort to live a
healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet. With
a baby on the way, they really understand the
importance of creating an active and healthy
environment. They love having dogs because they
give them plenty of reasons to spend time outside.
4 ANDREW KISS, PAINTER
As one of Canada’s most recognized nature
artists, Andrew shows the stunning beauty of
what surrounds us with every brush stroke. His
landscapes evoke a memory of a hike, family
camping trip or a special place visited and he
hopes each painting is a window to our precious
world and a reminder never to take it for granted.
5 ANNE GEORG, WRITER
A walk in nature soothes and invigorates writer
Anne—the sounds, sights and smells invite her
to experience the world in a very different way
from her urban existence. A walk in nature is a
prolonged meditation that empties the mind of
extraneous chatter and brings peace and well-being to body and spirit.
6 MICHAEL GRILLS, ILLUSTRATOR
Michael draws upon nature for inspiration. When it
gets hard to keep creating, he finds that camping,
or spending time in a park or his yard, helps
refuel the creative fire required for making art. He
especially loves spending time outside with family