The University of Alberta was founded in Edmonton in 1908, by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta. It includes 4 campuses in Edmonton, one in Camrose and a staff center in downtown Calgary. The original North campus now comprises 150 buildings covers 50 square blocks. The U of A student population is around 39,000. Both of our sons received their undergrad degrees here and L obtained his Masters at U of A.
The University Endowment Lands run right to the edge of the North Saskatchewan River and while not suitable for building on, they do provide a beautiful recreation area for both the students and the population at large. On the date of our walk, we were in awe at the fall beauty. The colours were predominantly green and gold. Is it any wonder these colours are used by the U of A sports teams and our CFL football team?
After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement.
I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding.
While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us.
I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.
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