Heroes

Remembering Joe Opatowski: 10 Years Since Canada Lost a Hero

Julie Mannell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Julie Mannell

When I met Joe Opatowski I was looking for a hero. My father had just died from cancer. I was 12-years-old and had read Craig Kielburger's book "Free the Children" and I suppose at the time, given my disposition with regards to my father's illness, I had grandiose questions and was looking for a hero.

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

How To Be A Hero At Work

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Deri Latimer

A hero is a person who demonstrates noble qualities like generosity, courage and kindness. Each of these words fit the hero I just met. His name is Gilles M. and he has inspired this blog post, as well as getting me thinking about how to be a hero in my own life.

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

The Next Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to a Dog

Robert Waite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

The next Nobel Peace Prize should not go to a human, or a human organization, but to man (and woman's) best friend -- the dog. Don't laugh -- I'm serious about this. Our canine companions have been protecting and befriending us for 10,000 years or more.

Teach Your Kids Healthy Body Image With These Fun Games

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Nine-year-old boys are asking why they can't have six-pack abs like Jacob from Twilight and eight-year-old girls hate their "chubby" tummies. What can we do as their parents to help them feel better about themselves? I offer tips, tools, games and projects to help parents empower their kids with the self-esteem they deserve. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.

My Main Man, My Dad

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada
Jennifer Pellegrini

I've been giving a lot of thought to Father's Day this year. A friend recently lost her dad. I'm sure Father's Day won't be an easy day for her and I ...

LOOK: Hayden Panettiere's Hot Bikini Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Style

Hayden Panettiere could totally rival Paulina Gretzky as the Queen of the Bikinis. Hayden, who plays country singer/diva Juliette Barnes on the hit...

Forget Hockey Players, These Are My Children's True Heroes

Darcie Cameron | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Alberta
Darcie Cameron

The Oilers might be my childrens' heroes, but hockey players do nothing for their education, at the end of the day. The true heroes are the school administrators, the TA's, and teachers who put in the time to give my children the best education.

Terry Fox: 30 Years Later

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - In this world of multimillion-dollar athletes and badly behaved celebrities, it comes as no surprise to Lorne Davies...