Recreation & Leisure

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Scenic Seattle

By Jane Cassie on May 3, 2010

"We're rotating at 500 feet (170 metres) above ground level and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the Cascade foothills," claims Colleen Foster who obviously knows the facts. She should. She's been sharing them for 20 years with visitors, like us, who dine at Seattle's SkyCity Restaurant. The 360-degree-view venue, housed below the Space Needle's observatory, is the perfect spot to graze and gaze - even tonight, when clouds drape the "Emerald City" with a mystical veil. Read more...

Stride to Turn the Tide

By Vernice Shostal on May 3, 2010

I left my heart in Africa," says Beatrice Tellier who taught there for four years. A member of the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa, one of 240 Grandmothers to Grandmothers groups across Canada, Beatrice will join over 5,000 grandmothers and others on June 12 and 13 to cumulatively walk 8,000 kilometres, the distance of Canada from coast to coast, in support of African grandmothers caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. Read more...

Golfing with Arthritis

By The Arthritis Society on Apr 21, 2010

Perfectly manicured fairways, a bright blue sky, a slight breeze that lifts your golf ball toward the green - golfing is a leisure activity enjoyed by many but for people living with arthritis, even trying to hit the ball poses a challenge. Read more...

Gardening with Arthritis

By Arthritis Society on Apr 21, 2010

For many on the West Coast, gardening is a true labour of love. There's nothing more satisfying than watching their garden burst into colour - but for people living with arthritis, this leisure time activity can pose some challenges. Read more...

Faithfully Yours

By Kevin McKay on Mar 2, 2010

A late bloomer, Rosemarie Hurst has enjoyed more success with her music in the past decade than all the years leading up to it put together. Read more...

Six Steps To Staying Young At Heart

By Anne Danahy, MS RD on Feb 1, 2010

Although the rate of heart disease has been decreasing in Canada, it remains the leading cause of death for those over the age of 55. The good news is that everyone, regardless of their age, can lower their chances of developing heart disease with these six simple steps. Read more...

Active Retirement

By Vernice Shostal on Feb 1, 2010

Retirement living isn't about relaxing all day. Today's seniors are active. Many exercise regularly, have hobbies, enjoy crafts, garden and look for ways to help others. As a result, a number of retirement residences are catering to the interests of the more active retiree. Read more...

BC Seniors Games Demonstrate the Power of Age

By Irene Butler on Oct 7, 2009

The gala Opening Ceremony for the September 16th to 19th Richmond 2009 BC Seniors Games pulsated with "grey power" as athletes and spectators absorbed well-wishes of dignitaries and were wowed by choral singers. Irene Butler and her husband Rick had front row seats (so to speak) as they covered the event as photographers. Read more...

Sharing Stories

By Mary Anne Hajer on Oct 2, 2009

It's just after 12:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, and at the Minoru Place Activity Centre in Richmond, members of the Minoru Amateur Writers' Group begin to drift into a large room at the end of the hall. Read more...

Worth the Wait

By Ken Oxley on Sep 28, 2009

If you thought you saw a camouflage fighter/attacked aircraft in Russian markings at the Comox Airport recently, you did. A dream of mine came true when I won the draw for a 40-minute flight in an L-39ZA Albatros fighter jet owned by Ed McDonald of St. Albert, Alberta. Read more...

Paddling for Fun and Friendship

By Candice Schultz on Jun 30, 2009

Every Friday morning in Victoria, Marilyn and Ken Tomlinson lead their teams, Senior's Moment and the Friday Flyers, on a paddle down the Gorge Waterway. They uncover their 45-foot [13.7 m] outrigger canoes while the teams laugh and joke as they lift the boats into the shallow water and guide them to the dock. Read more...

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