I was fortunate enough to attend camp in some capacity for every summer from the age of five (at YMCA John Island's family camp) through to the age of 29 (as the director of YMCA Camp Kitchikewana). In those 25 or so summers in between, I had the pleasure of attending and/or working at seven camps in total. The following is what I took away from a quarter century of camp.
There are few bands more closely associated with gayness than the Village People. Nevertheless, the iconic group's relationship
Last week, the Alberta government announced school completion rates are on the rise province-wide. It's great news - and now we have an opportunity to build on this success.
If you aren't old enough or you're not from the Canadian prairies, you probably haven't heard of an amazing man who fostered the sport and spirit of wrestling and amateur sport in Canada, a man who competed in three Olympic Games, and a man with a twinkle in his eye and a smile to share, my Great Uncle, James Trifunov.
Gladys Okine is the latest recipient of the African Entertainment Awards for her humanitarian work. She shares with me her work in the community, the mission of the organization she leads in honor of her late mother and educates me on how we can all get involved to help her movement grow.
With a favorite quote that he often heard from his own mother growing up - "nothing ventured, nothing gained"- Sean Mauricette
On January 1 I decided to make some major changes to my family's nutrition and physical activity. I began to think of our five young children, all the proper body weights--but with a frequent propensity to eating desserts and exercising too rarely. They also learned by example, and noticed when I would snack.