HOK #001: Steve

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Meet Steve, Richmond Road hot dog vendor, and long distance snowmobiler.

After my accident in 2004 I hadn’t really ever seen anyone except Terry Fox who had lost a leg, nothing computerized and titanium like mine. I was only the second person in Canada to get a leg like that. I didn’t want to be a victim type, and I was worried about what I was going to be able to do, as my back is also all steel ya know, so I literally got back on the bike – it wasn’t its fault or mine, and I figured, I still got one good leg… Now I ride that same bike, and every year. In the winter I snowmobile from Manitoba to the Northwest Territories, and meet people from all walks of life – lawyers, nurses you name it. It started when I took my daughter to college. We were in Timmons, and I saw all this great snow that we just don’t get here, with all the rain. I started exploring further and further, and I’ve been going every year. The only thing that says you can’t do it is saying the words. Well, what do you mean ‘can’t’? I’ve never had that concept. If you’re going to say those words to yourself, then of course you’re going to convince yourself. Collected by Kate Settle.

Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our small, but growing, ongoing collection of humans right here

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