Recreation & Leisure

317 articles

Riding the Rails

By George Zador on Aug 26, 2010

Travel by train across the continent was always on our "bucket list" and when the invitation came for a long overdue family visit to Ottawa, my wife and I thought it was a great opportunity to fly there and take the train back. Why not see if "getting there is half the fun?" Read more...

We Shall Not Rest

By Elizabeth McAuley on Aug 26, 2010

What would go through your mind if you saw a group of 26 older cyclists wearing neon green shirts struggling up hills and braving weekend traffic on Island roads and highways? Would you think this must be a group of extreme athletes or a bunch of foolhardy seniors? Read more...

My 5k Run

By Beth Colaner-Kenny on Aug 26, 2010

Participating in a 5k run at my age is humbling. I recently completed my first one since turning 70 and my time has nearly doubled since my 40s! Read more...

The Frogettes

By Rosa Goldstein on Aug 26, 2010

We are a group of women of a certain age exercising or exorcising in our community pool, which we commandeer each morning Monday to Saturday from 9-10 a.m. This routine is more than water aerobics; it is supportive and healing. Read more...

Walk This Way

By Vernice Shostal on Aug 26, 2010

The Victoria Garden City Wanderers, a Volkssport Club, walk in all weather following planned safe, scenic and usually circular trails. Volkssporting, translated from German meaning people's sport, began 30 years ago in Europe where a need was recognized for healthy, organized, non-competitive activities suitable for all ages. Read more...

Sexy Seniors

By Reuel S. Amdur, M.S.W. on Aug 26, 2010

Do senior citizens do "it?" According to Dr. Nathalie Gamache, a gynecologist at the Shirley Greenberg Women's Health Centre of the Ottawa Hospital, "Age should never be a limiting factor in sexuality and intimacy." Or, as nurse Carmen Rodrigue put it, "We are all sexual beings." Read more...

To Hell and Back

By Dee Walmsley on Jul 5, 2010

If you haven't been Hell's Gate, it is well worth the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Vancouver. Pack up the picnic basket, grandchildren and, yes, even the dog for a good day's outing full of fun for the kids and breathtaking scenery for the young at heart. Read more...

Mostly Gentle Footsteps

By Kevin McKay on Jul 5, 2010

On July 1, while millions of Canadians celebrated Canada Day with picnics and backyard barbecues, Irene Butler and her husband Rick ventured out into the world on a journey that would have them visit 12 countries in 12 months. Read more...

Senior Idol 2010

By Mary Hubbert on Jul 5, 2010

After an exciting finale, Henry Benjamin was crowned Senior Idol 2010 at the Cascades Casino in Langley on June 3rd. Judges and audience members were captivated by his versions of "Who can I turn to?" and "Portrait of my love." Read more...

Three Seafaring Ladies and a Boat

By Judee Fong on Jul 5, 2010

Cathy Harris had often thought about circumnavigating Vancouver Island by boat. Last summer, over a glass of wine with fellow sailors Alison Kershaw and Margaret Thomson, she casually announced, "I'm thinking of sailing around Vancouver Island. Do either of you fancy joining me?" Read more...

Great Gal-loping Getaway

By Jane Cassie on Jul 5, 2010

It's been a few years since I've straddled a saddle. And though my plump rump will likely survive the trot, I'm not so sure about the rest of my boomer-aged body. Do I still have enough core power to ride the range? Read more...

Channeling the Wind

By Judee Fong on Jul 5, 2010

Greg Joly, wind harp artisan, had a secret that began when he was a small child of eight and discovered a box-like toy with strings. "I didn't know what it was exactly, but I liked the sound it made," he recalls. Read more...

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