Recreation & Leisure

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55+ BC Games

By Brooke Campbell on Apr 1, 2016

The BCSGS (British Columbia Senior Games Society) offers this annual provincial competition and opportunity for all participants 55+ to compete in an organized sport, recreation, and cultural event promoting fitness, individual achievement, friendship and community pride. Read more...

Feeling Like 40

By Kate Robertson on Mar 1, 2016

Bike, hike, ski, run. We want to do it all forever, right? As I found out, hyaluronic acid (HA), a protein normally produced by cartilage tissue in joints and found in the joint’s synovial fluid, can help us do just that. Read more...

Hometown Champion

By Kevin McKay on Feb 26, 2016

Though he may not have earned the same statistical excellence as Gretzky, for example, there can be little argument that for more than four decades Bobby Lenarduzzi has been the face of soccer in Canada. Read more...

Dutch Treat

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2015

We had decided to treat ourselves to a two-day layover between Spain and Canada and because it was a spontaneous decision, we hit Amsterdam without consulting the guidebooks, travelling rough, you might say, and learning about the city on the fly. Here is our list of DOs and DON’Ts for travellers with a limited amount of time at their disposal. Read more...

All in the Family

By John Thomson on Dec 1, 2015

Talk about bonding through a common interest. Kelowna grandmother Donna Nicholas and her daughter, Linda, are cycling buddies, united in a common activity and pursuing a similar goal - to be the best they can be. Read more...

Staying Active in the Okanagan

By Carol Ann Quibell on Nov 1, 2015

If you’re looking for a lifestyle change during the next stage of your life, consider retiring to the Okanagan, where you’ll find moderate temperatures, a small-town friendly atmosphere, affordable housing and a relaxed living environment. Read more...

Paradise Afloat

By Cherie Thiessen on Oct 1, 2015

Between Vancouver Island and the Mainland, at the northern reach of Georgia Strait, at the confluence of Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel, lies this paradise, ironically monikered Desolation Sound Park. Read more...

Going for Everything

By Bobbie Jo Reid on Oct 1, 2015

David Patchell-Evans, affectionately known as Patch, 61, serendipitously conceived his mega brand, GoodLife, after suffering a motorcycle accident while in university. The experience ultimately taught him the profound benefit of exercise first-hand; it helped him repair his badly broken body. Read more...

It’s a Wrap

By John Thomson on Oct 1, 2015

“I was totally surprised. I felt very, very honoured,” says 87-year-old Betty Jean (BJ) McHugh, of being asked to kick off this year’s edition of the 55+ Games in North Vancouver. The 55+ Games, formerly called the BC Seniors Games, started August 25th and concluded August 29th. Read more...

On a Roll through Puglia

By Cherie Thiessen on Sep 1, 2015

At the heel in Italy’s stylish boot is the Salento Peninsula. Part of Salento’s southeastern area consists of the region of Puglia, an area of historic towns, olive groves, fields, broad plains, vineyards and low lying hills. Read more...

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