Recreation & Leisure

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Go North Young Man

By Nadine Jones on May 3, 2010

Most British Columbians live huddled along the 49th parallel. They jet to Hawaii or Mexico for holidays and are often unaware of the many wonders the northern part of the province has to offer. Read more...

Remembering to Play

By Family Caregivers' Network Society on May 3, 2010

Caregiving is both emotionally and physically demanding. Caregivers typically ignore their own needs and focus their attention and energy on the care recipient. They let go of activities, hobbies and interests that are joyful and energizing for them. Even spending time with friends can be forgotten. Read more...

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...

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