The continuing story of Terry Fox

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Never give up on anything you truly believe in because even if you don’t reach your specific goal, your efforts may lead somewhere even better. You may inspire someone, or create something of unanticipated value, maybe something even more amazing … Continue reading

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Vipassana and the art of highway driving

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This following has almost nothing to do with the art of highway driving or bananas and only a little something to do with Vipassana meditation but join us, won’t you? NO TALKING OR TOUCHING. NO Soda. No alcohol or tobacco. … Continue reading

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Minimum Overhead, Maximum Benefit

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The Terry Fox Foundation requires no minimum donation to participate in the Terry Fox Run, no specific directions on how to fundraise or how to move along the five or 10-kilometer route. You’re free to take part your own way. … Continue reading

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The Canadian Super Hero by: Dominic Hanlon

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My notion of cancer’s impact was far more vague in the summer of 2012 when I received an email from my friend Dom Hanlon. He was drumming up support for another Terry Fox Run. But this was no ordinary fundraising … Continue reading

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Thank you from We Rise at Daybreak…..ish

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We came. We saw. We Rode at Daybreak…..ish. On June 7, 2014, we set foot to pedal for our first Ride to Conquer Cancer as a team. From Toronto to Hamilton to Niagara Falls, this 220 kilometre bicycle voyage is … Continue reading

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Philip Buchan LePan

Husband, Father, racer. Born August 19, 1948, in Toronto Ont., died December 19, 2012 in Toronto Ont., of cancer, aged 64. Upon graduating from Waterloo Lutheran University with a Major in geography and a Minor in hockey, Phil became a … Continue reading

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Philip Buchan LePan, 1948 – 2012

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The racing world lost a great friend on December 19. Please have a look at his obit and join in remembering Phil LePan. http://t.co/EOYI9yFp — James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) January 9, 2013

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Innovating social media

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HootSuite Media Inc. navigates a transforming landscape By: Chris LePan | October 2, 2012 The social media revolution happened fast and it just keeps happening. For CEO Ryan Holmes, 37, constant innovation is a way of life and the way … Continue reading

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Trois-Pistoles, Storybook, Quebec

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Three hours up the road from Quebec City, there is a storybook town. In that town, there is a wonderful forest, fit for Alice. Fluorescent toadstools and mad grouses that jump out of hiding populate the landscape. Rainy slate glistens … Continue reading

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The hockey t-shirt of Quebec City

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The passion for hockey in Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater (1980) feels palpable. The story sets rich textures of childhood memory: pure love of sport, the idea of hero, and an introduction to bitter-sweet rivalry, as a young boy is … Continue reading

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Customer disservice

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And the travel gods looked upon the Midwest. Indiana to Illinois, it seemed so simple, the capital city of one state to another. Indianapolis to Springfield is but 191 miles along the I-74 W and I-72 W, a map smidge to … Continue reading

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The flavour of Springfield, Illinois

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  Take the best day of your life and put it in your mouth. It’s like getting punched in the mouth with flavour. These phrases belong to Rickard’s Beer, but they may as well have been written for the good … Continue reading

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Miss Mexico & the cinnamon kid

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CANCUN & CAMPECHE, MEXICO  – While talking boxing with Mexican sports fans, the outsider soon understands that this sport would inspire the same unwavering passion of football and baseball, if only the matches took place as often. Nearly all Mexicans know … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead at the University

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What can I say about el Día de Los Muertos? Washing your grandmother’s bones? Leaving a bottle of rum and a pack of cigarettes for a visiting dead uncle? Making a birthday cake for the dead? Ia this the celebration of a … Continue reading

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Cinéfranco opening night

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Cinéfranco March 27- April 5, 2009 Inside the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, attendees float into their seats for the 12th annual Cinéfranco Film Festival guided by the ethereal sounds of deceased French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. His … Continue reading

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Dodegeball, passelholfs and catcheroos

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The speed of lazer tag, grace of ballet, and strategy of chess, converge in the surging sport that is dodgeball. Long relegated to children’s game status, the sport has ridden a tidal wave of popularity following the movie Dodgeball: A … Continue reading

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