A Happy Comeback

Pipestone Flyer

It’s been one year since I left the Pipestone Flyer for a much needed ‘sabbatical’, after two and a half years of my weekly column, reporting on regional happenings, and experiencing some personal changes… It was a year of contemplation, healing, family times, fun photography gigs and peaceful enjoyment of my home and gardens in the City of Leduc’s South Telford neighbourhood.

I also indulged in my hobbies of collecting and refurbishing antiques, home improvements and planning interesting trips. During this time, it was rewarding to hear that many residents in our region continue to read the Pipestone Flyer faithfully (some farther away, online!), and enjoyed the excellent pieces written by the Flyer’s Editorial Team, which I am happy to rejoin as a reporter.

Many of you have eagerly followed the journey of our daughter Michelle Salt, a short two and a half years after her tragic accident of June 2011 in Cochrane that robbed her of her right leg (but not of her spirit!). She represented Canada in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia. Well, she ranked ninth female adaptive snowboarder in the world, and is now dynamically training towards the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

My heartfelt gratitude to STARS (Air Ambulance), a key player in Michelle’s ‘chain of survival’, has not wavered and I am now a member of the organizational committee for the STARS Edmonton Base’s Inaugural Golf Tournament on September 26. A few more hole sponsors and golfers are sought, and I’m told the golfing spots are going fast! I haven’t slowed down following and supporting the activities of several worthy causes in our region.

I’d love to hear from you, with news tips and feedback, at picsbydominique@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing you at various events in the City of Leduc and Leduc County!

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