Wanderlust: A Vacation for the Mind, Body and Spirit

July 23, 2014 12:15 pm

Photos courtesy of Ali Kaukas. The countdown is on to the mini-vacation of a lifetime. Join Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, as they head to Mont-Tremblant from August 21-24. That’s right! Yoga and mountain views. It all sounds so serene! Wanderlust is about gathering mindful adventurers […]

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What the Heck is a Regatta? All in a Day’s Work…

July 17, 2014 10:00 am
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For the past few years now, you can find my little guy and I touring Eastern Ontario’s waterways as he races canoes and kayaks at various regattas. Braedon is a member of the Rideau Canoe Club, established in 1902 and located on the Rideau River near Hog’s Back.  The primary […]

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The Best Anti-Aging Remedy: Building Muscle

July 8, 2014 11:30 am
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Don’t just get in shape for the summer—keeping fit for the rest of your life is the key to fighting off the “disease of aging,” according to Dr. Brett Osborn, neurosurgeon and author of Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness. Trained at New York University, Dr. […]

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Hot Yoga: Trendy or Torturous?

July 3, 2014 12:30 pm

I’ll admit it–I’ve never tried hot yoga. I know, I know, re-hinge those jaws hot yoga junkies. As appealing as the health benefits of hot yoga sound, I have yet to wake up and proclaim that today will be the day I’ll willingly torture, and likely embarrass, myself by practicing […]

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Healthy Tips: Cottage Getaway

June 18, 2014 12:33 pm

With many of us escaping the city on the weekends for the tranquillity of cottage country, the phrase TGIF gains a new meaning. While I’m certainly not one to pass up an afternoon of lounging on the dock or a trip to the local ice cream shop, it’s always a […]

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Game On: Sports Go to Head to Head in Battle for Participants

June 11, 2014 9:16 am
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Photo courtesy of Solutions Research Group. Whether your child is shooting a puck, passing a ball or batting an average, they are one of the 84 per cent of Canadian youth in the 3-17 age range participating in some type of sport, according to the Canadian Youth Sports Report. This is […]

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Ottawa baseball fans, let’s play ball. Going, going, not gone? Canadian-American baseball is back in Ottawa

June 9, 2014 11:31 am
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The history of baseball in Ottawa goes as far back as the 1930s. The city had its first Canadian-American (Can-Am) minor baseball league starting in 1936 and lasted four seasons. The team was first named the Ottawa Senators, then changed to the Ottawa Braves before resuming to their original name […]

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HEALING THE WHOLE: Ottawa Holistic Wellness Seeks to Improve Mind, Body and Spirit

May 27, 2014 9:06 am

The human body is an incredibly complex organism with systems inextricably connected. One parti- cular issue can be caused by a completely different part of the body. A knee pain could be traced to something as simple as iron deficiency, which could be caused by digestive issues which are impacting […]

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Looking at the Importance of Vision Health this Month

May 22, 2014 12:00 pm
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Our vision is one of the most important senses we have, yet we tend to take it for granted. We go about our day-to-day activities without thinking about the health of our eyes, a dangerous habit that Canadians can avoid. The month of May has been declared Vision Health Month. […]

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Montreal flying the flag for Canada in the NHL

May 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Canadian NHL teams have, for many years, maintained a proud tradition of having a strong presence in the Stanley Cup Play-Offs. Although America considerably outweigh Canada in the number of ice hockey teams that participate in the National Hockey League, there is considerable quality North of the border which regularly […]

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2 Yogis, 3 Kids, 1 Cause

May 15, 2014 12:51 pm

Meet Todd and Amanda Lavictoire. Both are Ottawa yoga teachers who have spent years dedicating their lives to helping others by teaching them to move more efficiently, care for their body, manage chronic pain conditions and find peace of mind. Their positive impact on the larger community is immense, as […]

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Ottawa Titans Grab Gold

May 13, 2014 9:34 am
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Ottawa Titans Water Polo Club U18 Men won gold at the 2014 National Club Championships, with a 7-4 victory over Vancouver’s Pacific Storm. This is the sixth National Title for the Titans. Twenty-six teams and nearly 400 water polo athletes competed at the National Club Championships in Quebec City from […]

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Flour Faux-pas! May is Celiac Awareness Month

May 7, 2014 1:40 pm
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Image Courtesy of Udi’s Gluten Free Two-thirds of Canadians believe going gluten free is more than just another food frenzy, according to a new Canadians Attitudes to Gluten Free survey by Udi’s Healthy Foods. The study comes out just in time for Celiac Awareness Month this May. Celiac disease is […]

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Play On! Ottawa Gears Up for Another Street Hockey Season

May 1, 2014 12:00 pm
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For the 7th consecutive year, Canada’s national pastime will be celebrated in our Nation’s Capital. On June 7 and 8, the Canadian Tire Center will feature a unique brand of hockey, as over 2,500 street hockey players gather to take part in Canada’s largest sports festival – Play On! One […]

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There is Something Special About This Ice

April 25, 2014 10:02 am
The Goulbourn Figure Skating Club presents: Special Olympians and their coaches: coach Cathy Skinner (first from left), coach Natalie Cholette (first from right), coach Sarah Wammes (fourth from right) and coach Kelsey Drysdale (sixth from right)
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The Goulbourn Figure Skating Club presents: Special Olympians and their coaches: coach Cathy Skinner (first from left), coach Natalie Cholette (first from right), coach Sarah Wammes (fourth from right) and coach Kelsey Drysdale (sixth from right) Photo by: Alex Gunther Eleven-year-old Duncan does not speak. But the boy’s father Scott Miller […]

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Spring is in the air—and the Eyes

April 23, 2014 9:46 am

By: Dr. Muggeridge For us living in Ottawa, spring is an exciting time. Not only does it offer us refuge from the winter, which will affectionately be known to my future grandchildren as the fierce ‘Winter of 2014’, but is also a time of smelling the tulips and enjoying the bike […]

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Feel Lucky in the Comfort of Your Own Home

April 10, 2014 12:57 pm

Want to play the slots or try your hand at black jack but don’t want to deal with the traffic and masses of people? Why not bring the casino experience to the comfort of your own home with CasinoMidas.ca, an online company fully licensed and regulated in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. […]

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