It was December 2011, they had just finished writing their final exams and a group of friends were hanging out afterwards celebrating the much anticipated down-time that comes after the grueling exam period. Lauren and Skylar were first introduced through a mutual friend at this one hang-out and immediately bonded over their love of country music. It wasn’t until a few months later, and several asks from Skylar, that Lauren agreed to go on their first date. Lauren knew Skylar was the real deal when she moved away to London, Ontario on a 6 month-job contract and he whole-heartedly supported her career choice.
Audra and Mike first met as students back in 2003. They lived in the same residence at McMaster University and naturally became friends. After flying home together to Ottawa for Thanksgiving dinner, they made the connection that Mike’s dad had been Audra’s family doctor when she was really little. Small world! These two had remained friends over the years and bumped into each other now and again as they both started their teaching careers in Ottawa.