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Pas de Deux

By James Ellsworth on Feb 1, 2017

David Roland and Amalia Schelhorn continue to dance through life. They both had distinguished careers in ballet as “youngsters,” performing as principal dancers in several leading classical roles. Read more...


Fit for Her Adventures

By Wendy Johnstone on Jan 3, 2017

England, Wales, Normandy, France, the Camino Trail and hours of desert hiking in the Palm Desert. These are just a few of the exciting places Greer Rosequist has hiked in her lifetime. Read more...


The Long Run

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2016

“Lonesome Mary” kicks off the Chilliwack road show these days. The iconic BC band continues to thrill boomers and millennials alike with 20 to 25 engagements a year (primarily at fairs and festivals) belting out hits such as “Lonesome Mary,” “I Believe” and “Crazy Talk.” And of course their signature tune, “My Girl Read more...


Poster Boy for Retirement

By Kiana Karimkhani on Dec 1, 2016

When Craig Bassett and his wife retired to the Comox Valley from North Vancouver six years ago, he had never been in a kayak and didn’t own a bike. In the years since (and a few higher quality bikes later), Craig is at the front lines of numerous cycling events. Read more...


The Price of Freedom

By Hans Tammemagi on Nov 1, 2016

At 95, former Flying Officer Howard R. Armstrong lives quietly in Victoria, BC. Although he moves slowly and has hearing problems, he is an iconic gentleman, one of the few veterans of the Second World War still with us. Read more...


Finding Clarity

By Yvonne Zacharias on Oct 1, 2016

Behind every great yoga teacher is a mentor. If thunderous cheers and outpourings of affection from students are any sign of greatness, Gloria Latham makes the ranks. Read more...


Lucky Star

By Victoria Ford on Oct 1, 2016

“It’s like a lot of things in life, it all goes by so quickly.” So begins my conversation with Canadian actor Jackson Davies. Read more...


Blues and Blessings

By Kiana Karimkhani on Sep 1, 2016

From her name alone – not manufactured for the stage but chosen by her mother for its French evocation – one could deduce Sibel Thrasher was fated to be an entertainer. Read more...


Pamela Martin: On the Move

By John Thomson on Sep 1, 2016

“I had a dream childhood,” says former news anchor Pamela Martin of her early days in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Now, working as an advocate for the BC Liberals, Pamela has traded her anchor desk for advocacy Read more...


The Power of Passion

By Angela Junker on Sep 1, 2016

To watch Arlene Van den Berg dance is to watch poetry of the body in movement. Arlene is a professional belly dancer and instructor, and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Read more...


Passion for the Land

By Starr Munro on Jul 1, 2016

Travel, adventure, passion, tragedy, courage under fire – the life story of the Honourable Judith Guichon, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of BC, is composed of all the dramatic elements of epic novels and classic movies. Read more...


The Sisterhood of Motorcycles

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2016

According to Greer Stewart, founder of the Canadian Women’s Day Ride, the rate of women motorcyclists is increasing dramatically every year, and based on the current trend, should reach 50 per cent of riders in the next five to 10 years. Read more...


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