Dominique Liboiron

Dominique Liboiron

Dominique Liboiron is a speaker, author, teacher, journalist and photographer. To raise awareness about heart disease and to honour the life of one of its victims, Liboiron canoed from Saskatchewan to New Orleans. He is the first person to undertake that journey. He enjoys outdoor sports such as camping, hunting, fly fishing and canoeing.

In the early July edition of this column, we learned about Dale Sanders.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 13:26

Alberta is not the land of milk and honey

Swagger — the province of Alberta has it in spades. It comes from a widely-held belief that life is better there. Albertans aren’t the only ones who think this is true. Plenty of us in Saskatchewan are convinced Alberta is the best province.

Someone once asked Dale Sanders why at age 80 he decided to canoe the entire Mississippi River. His answer? “It just seemed logical to do it.”

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:03

It’s by teaching that we learn most

Arigato. The Japanese use this word to say thank you. It was one of the words my students showed me a few summers ago. Along with some limited vocabulary in their language, my class also taught me about their culture.

If you follow this column, you know that I like to share inspiring stories with you, especially of people who undertake long-distance journeys. This is one of those stories.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:47

Passions are contagious; what are yours?

We’ve all felt it. You know what I mean. It’s that feeling of hesitation when we aren’t sure how much to say about a subject or hobby we find interesting.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:49

Time well spent with one of my heroes

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

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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