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Know When to Hold'Em

By William Chiu on Nov 6, 2017

Peter Brown: respected lawyer, family man, mental health educator, disability advocator and gym-rat. Quite a legacy, but Peter wants to make a lasting impression before the party is over. Read more...


Rick Hansen: Still in Motion

By John Thomson on Nov 1, 2017

It was a momentous accomplishment, a global wheelchair odyssey spanning 34 countries, four continents and 40,000 kilometres. Rick Hansen’s 1985 Man in Motion Tour raised $26 million for spinal cord research Read more...


Richard Hunt: Indigenous Artist and Elder

By James Ellsworth on Oct 3, 2017

Richard Hunt lives in a modest bungalow on a crescent in Victoria with a large workshop shed in the back. Currently, he is working on a new 15-foot totem pole in his workshop, but we met in his dining room surrounded by his various forms of art (masks, carvings, paintings) and several framed awards. Read more...


Ageless Enthusiasm

By Laura Thomas on Sep 1, 2017

Students of martial arts learn the importance of discipline, hard work, sacrifice and humility. Sharon Tippe of Revelstoke has a black belt in karate, and exemplifies these qualities and more. Read more...


Creating a Legacy

By Margaret Boyes on Sep 1, 2017

“I’ve never felt healthier, happier or stronger than I do today,” says certified Nordixx Pole Walking Canada master instructor and former Olympic rower, Linda Schaumleffel. Read more...


No Remedy for Love

By Kiana Karimkhani on Sep 1, 2017

By many accounts, Liona is the first classical guitarist Canadians knew by name — often called the “First Lady of Guitar” — someone who introduced classical music to a 1960/70s generation that lauded rock ‘n’ roll in the decades before. Read more...


Nautical Passion

By Ron Armstrong on Aug 9, 2017

Those who build to museum standard are considered “Master Modellers.” Rare is a person who boasts all these achievements in a lifetime. Crofton resident Ron Burchett does, and is unique in turning his hobby into a commercial success. Read more...


Mastery and Magic: Bard on the Beach

By Carol Matthews on Jul 1, 2017

Night after night, Christopher Gaze, charismatic creator and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, leaps up on stage – first in the large tent and then in the small one – to welcome sold-out audiences to each of the four Shakespeare plays that Bard produces every summer. Read more...


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