Young reader likes story about seniors

October 7, 2020 | People | Volume 24 Issue 21
Jennifer Kirkaldy | Special to Canadian Mennonite
Miles Kirkaldy reading Canadian Mennonite (Photo by Jennifer Kirkaldy)

Miles Kirkaldy, who is six years old and just started grade one, enjoys reading Canadian Mennonite. When a new copy comes in the mail, he reads bits and pieces and asks questions about what he reads. When the Sept. 14 issue arrived he asked, “Where does Canadian Mennonite magazine come from? Does our church really make the magazine?” 

Miles learned to read at age three and reads well above what is expected of a child his age. When asked what he likes to read, he responded, “I really liked the story in this issue about how the seniors got to enjoy some visiting with others, even though we still have to social distance. I also want to make sure we help other people have food to eat, so we should remember to give to the food bank.” 

As his mother, I think it would be lovely if there was content in the magazine geared to fostering curiosity about our faith and our broader church for younger people. 

Our family attends First Mennonite Church in Edmonton. 

Canadian Mennonite wonders if Miles Kirkaldy is our youngest reader. If you know of another young reader, we would like to hear from you. Email

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Miles Kirkaldy reading Canadian Mennonite (Photo by Jennifer Kirkaldy)

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