North Saskatchewan River, AB - Natasha Chaim & Christine McCourt-Reid
Natasha Chaim and Christine McCourt-Reid share their watermark on the North Saskatchewan River.
"When I was a kid and I lived on a farm outside of Edmonton about an hour away and when we came into Edmonton," says Christine, "I always thought driving over the bridges that [the river] seemed so huge and monumental and we didn't have anything like that back on the farm. I loved driving the bridges over the river, it seemed like a huge, powerful – it is a huge, powerful piece of water. It's awesome."
Natasha has a similar love for the river, which perhaps first started at Camp Soleil as a young girs. At camp, they would sleep right by the river in Emily Murphy Park. "It was the best week of my life and we spent it all by the river and we had som much fun."
Today, Natasha takes her own kids for walks by the river and enjoys sharing time along its banks. "I love living in the city, but I love nature. Being close to nature makes me feel close to God. In the city, there's no closer you can be to the powers of nature than right by the river."