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Don Cassidy

Elaine Cassidy

Coots and Cameras

by Don and Elaine Cassidy

After 38 years of educating teenagers, Don Cassidy joined his wife Elaine in their shared passion of watching birds and chasing that perfect photograph. Since the summer of 2017 they have travelled to popular Alberta birding sites, seeking out their own first sightings of different bird species while creating memories together.

Through their “Coots and Cameras” column, they will share their adventures and growing knowledge about the magic and beauty that birds provide. “Full disclosure though,” Don says. “Elaine and I are fledglings in this shared pursuit and we are learning as we go.”

Learn along with them in every issue of Respect. Or if you are a seasoned naturalist, write to us and share your own observations!

Phil Crump

Phil Crump

Reflections on Living

by Phil Crump

Phil served as the Pastor of Community Baptist Church in Cold Lake for 31 years. He enjoys pickleball, fishing, camping and visiting different places in the world. Now retired, Phil volunteers as the manager and director of the Cold Lake Food Bank.

Phil and Lynn have three children and four granddaughters.

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