Category: Connect

Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

There are 35 Warrior Dashes in North America but the Dash at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie, Ontario, is the only one in Canada. Last weekend, 13,000 people attended the two day race series, making this 4th annual event the third largest and one of only three dashes held over two days to accommodate the […]

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Twenty-first Century Camping #OnStarSummerFun

Twenty-first Century Camping #OnStarSummerFun

[ 1 ] July 15, 2014 |

I grew up camping in Canada. The campgrounds I’ve frequented make you feel as though you are out in the middle of nowhere, communing with nature. You often can’t even see your neighbours…although you can occasionally hear the noisy ones! As a child, my family tent camped every summer, and I’ve travelled with my family from Ontario […]

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Mark McMorris Video: Pre- Sochi 2014

Mark McMorris Video: Pre- Sochi 2014

Mark McMorris says, “You gotta always know why… cause the reason you started was so much fun.” In all the competitiveness of the Olympics, I hope the athletes are able to remember why they started and focus on the fun.  Best of luck Canadians!

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Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

[ 1 ] December 12, 2013 |

If you check my online bio on any number of sites, it almost always mentions my love of travel and road trips. I am happiest when exploring.  I got to do a little exploring this past summer and I returned to some favorite Canadian places.  The highlight of a 5000 mile (8046.72 KM) road trip […]

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Nova Scotia: Raven Gets a Helping Hand

Nova Scotia: Raven Gets a Helping Hand

Just goes to show that it makes no difference, human or beast, when we need to rely on one another for help, as this raven demonstrates while allowing porcupine quills to be picked from his face. The helping hand is Gertie Cleary, and the camera woman is her daughter, Colleen. Both live in Elmsdale, Nova […]

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Bigfoot: Sasquatch in Canada

Bigfoot: Sasquatch in Canada

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

Stories about Sasquatch in Canada, sometimes called Bigfoot (mostly an American term) or Yeti, in terms of the Himalayan creature, just won’t go away. They appear in publications both scientific and starry-eyed. For example, “one of the Web’s leading sources for celebrity gossip, news and information”, The Hollywood Gossip, posted two videos in the summer […]

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Lights, Camera, Action – in Canada!

Lights, Camera, Action – in Canada!

[ 0 ] August 28, 2013 |

In 1862, architect William Thomas died. His sons had to step in to finish what he couldn’t. But even they were delayed, as a massive fire took the whole block. Finally, in 1864, one of Canada’s most notorious prisons was built: Toronto’s Old Don Jail. During its lengthy ‘service’, it’s estimated that 34 people were […]

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Running Around an Airport (or Other Places)

Running Around an Airport (or Other Places)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2013 |

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, and think it’s wise to keep fit, or someone who made a lifestyle decision to do so early on, walking and jogging are great ways to keep in shape. Every year, in just about every city and town across this great land, there are opportunities to hit the pavement in […]

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French Toast by My Drunk Kitchen

French Toast by My Drunk Kitchen

[ 2 ] May 24, 2013 |

If you haven’t heard of My Drunk Kitchen…. where have you been? I was channeling Hannah Hart while drinking red wine and making coconut macaroons when John Westwater shared this recent My Drunk Kitchen video via facebook… I knew I had to share this French Toast recipe with you.

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Canuck Quotes: Chris Hadfield

Canuck Quotes: Chris Hadfield

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013 |

On his return to Earth, on being asked about a potential interest to run for political office, Hadfield said: “But for me personally, right now, I have no aspirations at all.” In a National Post article, Chris talked about the state of space travel, and people. Here are two of the more interesting things covered […]

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