Melinda M. Steenbergen



After volunteering at a regatta two years ago, where I basically contributed as a counterweight who brought lunch, I signed up for sailing lessons on Wabamum Lake. I am not good at this. I’m not sure I will ever live up to my Avi-inspired childhood dreams of sailing the oceans blue, but I am learning a new language, a new set of skills and a new sense of humility.