Unlike all the people I've shown you so far, I knew Christine a little from having played a few tennis games with her after participating in the same recreational tennis leagues. It was actually her that friendly waved hello as she was walking with her dog Charlie in the Raimbault Park while I was looking for volunteers for photos. I told myself why not ask her to pose for my project.
This is how I learned that she works at a business aviation services company in St-Laurent near the airport where she occupies an environment, health and safety manager position. She recently moved to Cartierville to get closer to work. She is now able to bike to work part of the year. A good portion of this trip, from O'Brien Avenue to the vicinity of Place Vertu, is today feasible via well planned bicycle routes. Still, she has all the same to cross Highway 40 by the Côte-Vertu overpass, which in the gives her 10km or so by one-way trip. Well enough to keep a woman fit!
You will perhaps be surprised to learn that one can study environment in Alberta. This is what Christine did at the University of Calgary. It must be said that there are many employers in the private sector there that should be concerned with environment, whether by their free will or by social pressure. For a good ten years, she lived a traveler’s life, partly for work, but also for adventure. Thus, after Western Canada, she went to Chile to for some long hikes in the mountains. Combining pleasure and necessity, she managed to find work there as a mountain guide.
It was the arrival of her daughter that took her back to Montreal, her hometown. Having been baptized in the Church of la Visitation de la Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, where her parents were married and where her grandfather sang, her return to this borough, where she still has family is a return to her sources.