Your Life is Now

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:49

Time well spent with one of my heroes

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Joannie Rochette is one of my heroes. The Canadian figure skater lost her mother to a heart attack during the 2010 Vancouver Games. A few days after her mom’s sudden death, Rochette won a bronze medal, a testament to her strength and determination. She described her Olympic experience at a conference I attended recently and afterwards I got to meet her.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:06

Two hikers walked from Alberta to Mexico

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They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

The first Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada. For many Canadians, accepting refugees is a source of national pride because it affirms how they see themselves as part of a welcoming people.

Courage is a word that brings to mind heroes such as Terry Fox or Joannie Rochette, the figure skater who won bronze at the 2010 Olympics only days after the death of her mother.

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