2014 Condor Contest

Condor Contest Jutta Gartner – Maggie Takes Off to Frankfurt

Finally my human is gone shopping and I can use the computer. This morning I overheard her talking about the Condor-contest, what fun it would be to jump on a plane and explore the world starting in Germany. Throughout the last few years I’ve met so many europeans, now I’d like to go and visit …

Condor Contest Jutta Gartner – Maggie Takes Off to Frankfurt Read More »

Condor Contest Misha Donohoe – Take Me To Frankfurt

If I were a good friend, I would take Kim – a wonderful and talented writer – to visit the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon in the literary heart of England. Or to Prague to glimpse the remarkable life of Franz Kafka; the German-language writer who described the cobblestone roads and castles of the beautiful …

Condor Contest Misha Donohoe – Take Me To Frankfurt Read More »

Condor Contest Jordan Stevens – THE REAL ADVENTURES OF: THE AMAZING YUKONER!

PROLOGUE: Please allow me to introduce this tales Hero. Like many heroes, he is much of what you would expect from your everyday individual. He’s hardworking, driven, skilled, and thoughtful. However, what sets this hero apart is that he is a Yukoner! There’s no question, Canadians across this great land are a very special pedigree …

Condor Contest Jordan Stevens – THE REAL ADVENTURES OF: THE AMAZING YUKONER! Read More »

Condor Contest Emma Kaiser – A Best Friend Adventure

If I could fly to Frankfurt, I would take along my best friend, who has never flown before. We would be squealing with happiness and excitement (we would be driving our families crazy) for weeks before we left. We would board the plane and have the time of our lives, noticing every little detail. Most …

Condor Contest Emma Kaiser – A Best Friend Adventure Read More »

Ice fishing on Lake Baikal

A kilometre out on the ice, the motorcycle with its side-cart caught my attention, the olive drab silhouette contrasting sharply against the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, a vast sea of white some 40 km. wide and more than 700 km. long. Known as ‘the Blue Eye of Siberia’, the area of the lake is …

Ice fishing on Lake Baikal Read More »

Condor Contest JKruffen – My Father

Throughout my childhood, my father and I shared a special relationship. Our bond often seemed more companions than parent-child, reflecting our compatibility and shared interests. For one, my father taught me everything he loved about sports, which then consumed me from age 8 to 25. We went on dozens of road trips, camping throughout Western Canada and the …

Condor Contest JKruffen – My Father Read More »

Condor Contest Astrid Mauch

My first memory is standing next to the Niagara Falls. Though I was only two years old, the majestic sight, the incredible sound, the humid sensation and scent is forever imprinted in me. It was the first time I visited Canada, including many firsts­ the first time pouring maple syrup over pancakes, the first bitter yet sweet taste of …

Condor Contest Astrid Mauch Read More »

Condor Contest Kim Melton – Take Me To Frankfurt

Beech, oak, briar. Heath, gorse, moor. Mistral, sorbier, arbousier. These are the words that illustrated the landscapes of my childhood imagination. They fell like seeds from the pens of authors like Kenneth Graham, A. A. Milne and Marcel Pagnol, finding fertile ground in my young mind. Oh I was devoted to my mossy terraces with …

Condor Contest Kim Melton – Take Me To Frankfurt Read More »

Condor Contest Bernd Schmidt – Zachary Has Never Been Outside the Yukon

Zachary is a student at my school. It is, of course, not my school. It just happens that Zach and I frequent the same educational institution. But that is not important. Important is the fact that Zach has never been outside the Yukon. Well, that is not quite true. He has been to Vancouver once …

Condor Contest Bernd Schmidt – Zachary Has Never Been Outside the Yukon Read More »

Condor Contest Kathleen LaBrie – Take Me To Frankfurt

Years ago my Uncle Fritz stated, “I’ve always wondered what my father’s middle name was?” “Anthony.” I responded. “Now, how do you know that? Let’s write down everything we know about our family.” I was hooked. My lifelong interest in family history and genealogy was launched. Periodically I pull out my “clues to be researched” …

Condor Contest Kathleen LaBrie – Take Me To Frankfurt Read More »

Condor Contest Jonathon Douglas – Mom’s Ashes

My mother had always told me that I should visit Europe, mostly Germany. My family has military background. My step-father was posted over sea’s, and my mother was able to visit him twice while he was on assignment. Germany was the base,and that’s where they stayed / visited. They also toured France, and I heard most, ( …

Condor Contest Jonathon Douglas – Mom’s Ashes Read More »

Wanderlust

My wife Marion grew up in Grossposna, a small village a few kilometres outside of Leipzig in the Eastern part of Germany. Twenty-five years ago, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, she left everything she knew behind and persued a new life in Canada with her young son Johannes, and un-born daughter Isabel. Tuning …

Wanderlust Read More »

Scroll to Top