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The Dance Guru

The Dance Guru

Lata Pada’s genius teaches as much about life as it does performance. Words by Trish Dugan When you hear breaking news reports announcing that innocents have been slaughtered yet again by terrorists, do you pause…

The Big Question(s)

The Big Question(s)

The post-proposal interrogation begins. Words by Carly Heffernan We get asked a lot of questions in life. How was your weekend? Do you want fries with that? Why did you wear a Speedo…

Call of the Ocean

Call of the Ocean

Cape Cod evokes the magic of chilhood memories. Words and photography by Gay Peppin I remember the taste of salt and the feel of sea spray as the small sailboat skipped over the waves…

Reach Out and Touch

Reach Out and Touch

The Incubate Institute lends a hand to community start-ups. Words by Jordan Villanueva Imagine if everyone in Mississauga volunteered just one hour out of their day to assist others in being successful.…

Getting Away in Town!

Getting Away in Town!

A couple tries a refresh at The Glenerin Inn & Spa. Words by Mike Douglas In 1927, Toronto lawyer Watson Evans built a summer home in Toronto Township on the Sawmill Valley near…

The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley

The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley

Nestled in the snowy hills of Ellicottville, New York, Holiday Valley Resort offers big-time outdoor thrills coupled with genuine hospitality just three hours south of Toronto. Holiday Valley has been a family favourite for generations…

Postcards from Afar: The Mediterranean

Postcards from Afar: The Mediterranean

Discover a world of travel opportunity! The Mediterranean is a body of water once viewed by the Old World as being completely surrounded by land. The name comes from the Latin mediterraneus…

Embrace the Cold!

Embrace the Cold!

Out with complaints; in with Old Man Winter. Words by Carly Heffernan Three things are inevitable in Canada: high taxes, an almost lustful love of hockey, and winter. So here’s my…

The Wonders of China

The Wonders of China

Easy to get to and impossible to forget! Words and photography by Gay Peppin If you have ever dreamed of travelling to China, don’t wait! Steeped in 5,000 years of legend and history, China…

The Hungry Volunteer

The Hungry Volunteer

Making a difference is a positive addiction. Words by Jordan Villanueva Nicole Danesi boasts an impressive resume for a 21-year-old. She’s chasing a double major in Environmental Management, and Communication, Culture, Information…

Ellicottville: More than Winter

Ellicottville: More than Winter

Enjoy year-round pleasures just south of the border. Words by Jay Kana Heading south on the 219 and less than an hour away from the Canadian border is the quaint yet bustling…

What’s the Rush?!

What’s the Rush?!

Quit jumping the gun on holiday marketing! Words by Carly Heffernan A bunch of wise old white men once said some pretty great things. They said, “Patience is a virtue,”…

Young Hearts without Borders

Young Hearts without Borders

A rising star of volunteer work. Words by Helen Reilly Amal Haga’s cooperative education placement was ideal for a Grade 10 student who wants to be a registered nurse—except for…

Mysterious & Mystical Machu Picchu

Mysterious & Mystical Machu Picchu

Verdant lands and stunning vistas characterize this historic site. Words and photography by Gay Peppin Machu Picchu, the “lost” city of the Incas, sits in the saddle between two mountains shrouded in mist…

Postcards From Afar: East Asia

Postcards From Afar: East Asia

Discover a world of travel opportunity. Visitors to East Asia will see what Marco Polo saw: a dazzling array of shrines, temples, pagodas and gardens, all conserved through geographic isolation until relatively recently.…

Mississauga High!

Mississauga High!

Why municipal elections remind me of high school. Words by Carly Heffernan Take a deep breath. Smell that? That’s the sweet smell of an upcoming election. (Unless you’re reading this while on break…

Studio 89

Studio 89

Meet social justice activist Zehra Abbas. Words and photography by Jeanylyn Lopez In a newly built plaza near Eglinton Avenue and Tomken Road in Mississauga, there’s a special place called Studio…

The Multi-faceted Maria Tesla

The Multi-faceted Maria Tesla

Student finds volunteering is its own reward. Words and photography by Jeanylyn Lopez Maria Tesla is going into her fourth year volunteering for Carassauga in the Kids Zone. Like other students, Tesla started volunteering because…

The Rise of Mompreneurs

The Rise of Mompreneurs

Multi-tasking mavens network to achieve their dreams. Words by Barb MacDonald In 2009, just when Odette Laurie was launching her second business, Woman on Top, everything in her life was falling apart:…

Batter Up!

Batter Up!

The hard truths of soft ball.  Words by Carly Heffernan  Something’s different about me. I’ve changed since last we spoke. No, I didn’t finally find the courage to try bangs…

African Lion Safari’s Exclusive Wake Up the Wild adventure!

African Lion Safari’s Exclusive Wake Up the Wild adventure!

As I write this piece on my experience at African Lion Safari’s (ALS) stellar “Wake Up the Wild” adventure, I find myself speaking and thinking with a British accent, specifically…

Caribbean Cruising

Caribbean Cruising

Words and photography by Andrew Hartl This story really begins almost 25 years ago. Back then I was the quintessential globetrotter—I spent 11 years travelling the world, with five of those years aboard several ocean…

Postcards from Afar: The Danube River

Postcards from Afar: The Danube River

Discover a world of travel opportunity!  The Danube river conjures romanticism, music, history, the birth of nations, conquests and love. Immortalized by Johann Strauss in the ever-popular The Blue Danube waltz, it…

Postcards from Afar: Indian Ocean

Postcards from Afar: Indian Ocean

Discover a world of travel opportunity! Are you looking for that special trip to celebrate your milestone event? Why not embark on a bucket-list cruise destination to the Indian Ocean offered by…

Charity & The Artists

Charity & The Artists

Emilia Nowicki is a talented volunteer. Words by Colleen Munro Emilia Nowicki is a high school student, dancer and volunteer advocate extraordinaire! Listening to her describe the various charitable causes she’s involved with…

Community Rides Sponsored by Pearson Airport

Community Rides Sponsored by Pearson Airport

The Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee kicked off their 2014 Community Rides series last Saturday, with two bike routes: one off-road and one on-road trail. In total, the round trip spanned…

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