New Brunswick Playwright Norm Foster Tracks Down Mystery Woman in 40-Year-Old Triumph Concert Photo
Published Nov 09, 2018A woman has just been reunited with a photo from her youth, 40 years after it was taken at a concert by classic Canadian hard rock band Triumph.
Over the decades, New Brunswick-based playwright Norm Foster has possessed the concert photo, which was taken by his friend back in 1978.
"I thought, it's a shame to have this sitting in a closet," Foster told CBC. "I thought I should give it to the woman if she's still alive and if she's not, let her family have it."
Just a few days after sharing the photo on Facebook, it got back to the woman in the shot — Noreen McCallum-Fedoriuk in Meaford, ON. A friend sent her the Facebook post in a message, to which she replied, "Holy crap, that is me. I can't believe it."
The photo features a young woman on someone's shoulders, waving a Canadian flag attached to a crutch.
The photo was taken when McCallum-Fedoriuk was 22 years old, and she said that she still remembers attending the concert. It was an outdoor festival at Mosport near Toronto, and the Commodores were also on the bill that day.
McCallum-Fedoriuk also admitted that she had to fake an injury to get the crutch in through the gates since sticks were banned. Her "bad leg" magically healed once she was inside the gates, and she "ran like hell."
"I was rebellious, definitely rebellious. A party person," she told CBC. "Loud and proud Canadian."
Foster has since shipped the photograph to her, and it now hangs in McCallum-Fedoriuk's living room.
See Foster's documentation of the photo's journey below.