Recreation & Leisure

312 articles

Our Intrepid Seafarer from Saint-Malo

By Julie H. Ferguson on Dec 1, 2011

I glimpse Saint-Malo from the sea just as Jacques Cartier did on his three voyages home from the New World. Cartier, who claimed Canada for France at Gaspé Bay on July 24, 1534, and explored the St. Lawrence River, was a native son of Saint-Malo, the town that has bred explorers and seafarers for over 500 years. Read more...

Lovin’ the Lomilomi

By Jane Cassie on Sep 30, 2011

I confess. I’m a spa-fanatic. Wrinkle-reducing facials, rejuvenating massages, refurbishing body wraps - these Zen dens lure me in. And even though my husband, Brent, totally supports my pampering habit, it’s the last item on his holiday to-do list. Read more...

Working with Wood

By Bev Yaworski on Sep 1, 2011

Dudley Ritchie, with a playful twinkle in his eye, loves to get people’s attention by telling them he spent 13 years in jail - that is - as an Anglican prison chaplain. After this startling revelation, he revels in telling all about one of his main loves - the Ladner Woodworkers’ Club. Read more...

Boogie Boarding Boomers

By Diane Madson on Sep 1, 2011

Lined up at the edge of the surf, they stand there waiting - then spring to action at exactly the right moment. This is the sport of boogie boarding - Flamingo Beach style. Read more...

The Universal Game

By Ken Holman on Sep 1, 2011

Table tennis thrives on Vancouver Island, thanks to support from the 50+ crowd. After not playing since childhood, many are taking up the sport again for the excellent health benefits. Read more...

Dancing Keeps You Young

By Vernice Shostal on Sep 1, 2011

Besides the fun and many physical benefits, the British Columbia Square and Round Dance Federation maintains that dancing helps the body stay young, contributes to mental agility and decreases depression and loneliness. Dancing is healthy. Read more...

Fit for Life with Nia

By Deborah Redfern on Sep 1, 2011

A year ago last spring, I found out I was a diabetic. It was discovered during a routine checkup, but I wasn’t entirely surprised because my weight had been climbing steadily for a few years, even though I thought my eating habits were good. Read more...

A Passion for Pickleball

By Jane Cassie on Aug 29, 2011

“Wanna play?” asks the pepper-haired senior. “We need another person to make up a foursome.” After challenging my quads in an energetic fitness class, I find myself gazing into the adjacent gym. Read more...

RVing to the Rockies

By Jane Cassie on Jul 29, 2011

Towering peaks, rushing rivers, shimmering lakes - this Rockies RV trip is steeped in splendour. As co-pilot for my husband Brent, I’m constantly reminded of how small we are in the big universal picture. Read more...

Cyclists' Paradise

By Moira Gardener on Jun 28, 2011

With summer in full swing, our bicycles are tuned up, tested and ready for fun. We live in one of the best cycling areas in the country, filled with scenic rides for everyone. Here are three separate day trips to ponder. Read more...

Motorcycle Mania

By Gary Grieco on Jun 28, 2011

Why are more and more seniors cranking up Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild," strapping on leathers, and climbing onto hogs on steroids before blasting down highways and byways? Because they can! Read more...

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