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Stand Tall: Burton Cummings

By John Thomson on Dec 7, 2017

“Old people, ha. Listen to me, I’m 70. We all grow old, but I like to think like a teenager still mesmerized by the music,” says the septuagenarian. “I’m still mesmerized by the music. Definitely.” Read more...


Reboot - December 2017

By Verena Foxx on Dec 2, 2017

Marlee Hosho Ross is an ordained Zen chaplain, and says she is now “doing the work that I’m meant to do.” Mauro Azzano noticed, when he returned my call, that the last four digits of my phone number spell my surname. Read more...


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...


Community Dynamo

By Olivia Danylchuk on Nov 1, 2017

Since retiring from her career as a nurse, Elaine Kilpatrick is busier than ever pursuing passions she never had time for while working, teaching fitness classes and raising a family. Read more...


Opportunities

By Pat Nichol on Nov 1, 2017

Growing older is inevitable (if we’re lucky). But letting go of outdated ideas about later-life potential means you don’t have to grow old! 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...


Travel with a Twist

By Kathryn A. McWhirter on Oct 11, 2017

What better way to see the world than with a mother-daughter adventure? But we are no average female travellers. The daughter is young, healthy and able-bodied. The mother is middle-aged, healthy and disabled with a mobility scooter. 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...


Bummers Can Bring Blessings

By Pat Nichol on Sep 1, 2017

Sometimes, change can feel like a real bummer, especially when it seems to attack us all at once. Reflect on a moment in life that, at the time, seemed unpleasant and somehow turned out to be a blessing. 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...


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