Meet Al Seymour who grew up just north of Cobourg attending Cook’s School and CDCI West, before venturing to the University of Guelph to earn a degree in Microbiology. For the next 40 years, Al worked in the GTA as a microbiologist, senior food manufacturing manager, logistics consultant and started his own contracting firm constructing sustainable buildings and quality renovations. Committed to making his community a better place, Al co-founded three charitable organizations. These were the Mississauga Food Bank, the Erin Mills Youth Centre, and the 3rd Erin Mills Scout Group. Five years ago, Al and his wife Kathy Toivanen retired to Cobourg. Al is a busy retiree – active with the Cobourg Museum, renovating his home, church, skiing, hiking, walking, and gardening. And writing; Al has written 3 books: an historical novel, a children’s short story, and a political thriller. Only the short story has been published so far. He parked his incomplete WWI story but is finishing the first draft of an 1850’s saga.