Our lovely front cover model, Melanie Morrissette, born in 1976 in Quebec, is not just a pretty face.
She is a brave and successful independent woman, coming from four generations of male smelter workers, and raised to be fearless!
Melanie studied chemistry and was the first woman in the family to work at the smelter (in the lab). At home, she rode dirt bikes, drove snowmobiles and tractors, and learned to change tires.
Eventually, she followed her boyfriend to Abbotsford. Speaking not a word of English “it was like moving to a foreign country” and the situation affected her ego; she felt like she was starting from scratch though a job at Canadian Tire helped. Melanie and her boyfriend then moved to Kelowna, where she joined a gym, loved it and in 2009 began training as a fitness and Zumba instructor.