Who would have predicted that I would be penning yet another pandemic Publisher’s Note, 18 months after the world first shut down “for two weeks.” The year-and-a-half since has been challenging on so many fronts for many people – everyone has been affected in some way.

A quote I heard that resonated with me is, “We are not all in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm.” I hope that your boat is keeping afloat and this storm will soon be over!

A bright light is that we are back in print! We transitioned to only publishing online last year and, while I was hopeful it would be just for an issue or two, we published five issues exclusively online. Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers who kept us going – it was our honour to continue to provide our demographic with relevant, meaningful and local content during such trying times. Be sure to check out all our past issues in our archives.

In this issue we are proud to feature memories of refereeing hockey from 88-year-old Max Demaray, of Brussels. Travel along with Jill Ellis-Worthington as she visits the wineries of southern Ontario, and discover why local musicians feel they have “never worked a day in their life” in April Taylor’s For the Love of Music article.  Finally, help prepare yourself financially with Roxy Rae’s article about estate planning, and learn more about the future of health care with Kylie Pike’s story that explains why now isn’t the time to reduce services.

Thank you for your continued support of Huron-Perth Boomers magazine, and may you and your family stay healthy and safe this fall!

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