Swimming again

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I used to be a competitive swimmer for Ryerson University. Swimming is great exercise and the water always feels like home to me. It’s because no matter where I am, …

Firsts and forgets

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I love seeing people’s “first day of school” photos (especially those of my niece and nephew). While I was home in Nova Scotia last week, Acadia University students were moving …

Where is Winnipeg?

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While visiting Hong Kong in May, my friend told me about a plaque near the start of a hiking trail that commemorated a Second World War soldier from Winnipeg. She …

The pulse of Hong Kong

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“Can you get to Vancouver on Friday?” texted my friend late Wednesday night. “I can get you to from Hong Kong from there.” Ummm…   “Sure!” I said, from Calgary. …

Being Human

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Exhibits, creating art, film screenings and songs circles are just a few events going on at a Calgary festival right now. The This is My City Festival takes place over …