First Surrey marathon to take place next month

August 31, 2013 by  

The Surrey International World Music Marathon is taking place on the last Sunday of September, with all proceeds going to support the area’s branch of the KidSport charity.

Those who want to take part can choose between a full [Read more]

Richmond Hill prepares for Family Fair

August 30, 2013 by  

The annual Crosby Park Family Fair is returning to Richmond Hill in September.

The event is sponsored by the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation (RHMAF) which was instrumental in getting Crosby Park built in the first place. The [Read more]

September run set to raise funds for Burnaby Hospital

August 29, 2013 by  

The 15th Rhythm of Life Run and Walk is taking place in Burnaby next month, with all proceeds going to Burnaby Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program.

The event offers participants [Read more]

Mayor’s luncheon will honor the arts in Brampton

August 29, 2013 by  

The 26th annual Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts is taking place in Brampton in September.

The event is presented by the Brampton Arts Council with the aim of promoting arts in the city [Read more]

Pickering prepares for family-friendly events in September

August 28, 2013 by  

There are two very different events coming up in Pickering next month, both of which are set to offer something for attendees [Read more]

Motorcycle poker run rises funds and awareness

August 27, 2013 by  

More than 100 bikers from the Calgary area got together recently to take part in 12th annual MADD motorcycle poker run.

The event was organized after a partnership was formed [Read more]

People of all ages gearing up for Newmarket events

August 27, 2013 by  

The residents of Newmarket are preparing for two family events which are set to take place in the area next month.

The first will be Newbarket, an outdoor event catering for dogs and their owners, who will get to enjoy [Read more]

Street Fair to return to Saskatoon

August 26, 2013 by  

The 5th annual Broadway Street Fair is coming to Saskatoon in September. The event is a presentation of the Broadway Business Improvement District.

Broadway Street will [Read more]

Writers’ Festival set to return to Eden Mills

August 26, 2013 by  

The 25th annual Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is taking place over three days in September, with more than 1,500 visitors expected to attend.

The event will feature many well-known authors from Canada [Read more]

Medicine Hat man recognised for river journey

August 25, 2013 by  

A Medicine Hat resident has been awarded after he completing an epic canoe journey in honor of his uncle.

Domonique Liboiron began his trip last June as he wanted to raise the awareness of heart disease and spread his uncle’s ashes in his favorite city, New Orleans.

He paddled more than 3,700 miles on the adventure, before reaching his final destination on January 28 of this year. The journey was even covered with a national news feature.

Liboiron was given the Spirit of Adventure award by the readers of Canoe and Kayak magazine. Members of the public were invited to submit the names of someone they wished to nominate for the prize, and the magazine chose the seven that they felt best exemplified what the contest is all about. Readers then voted for their top choice, and Liboiron was the clear winner.

The award ceremony was held on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. While he was unable to attend, he sent a video message in which he thanked the magazine and its readers for choosing him. A local print company was on hand to provide professionally-produced certificates for the event.

Liboiron will be sharing his story in classrooms throughout the province in the coming months. He will also be giving a presentation to the Chinook Teacher’s Association later this week, where he is expected to discuss his journey and how it’s possible for anyone to achieve their goals through hard work, perseverance and determination.

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