Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.
The one-day breast-screening blitz invites all women, age 50 to 74 who haven’t had a mammogram in the past two years, to book an appointment by calling 905-813-4220.
Ottawa’s Diane Merpaw, acclaimed as Networker of the Year, is also Canada’s first certified sex coach - click headline
...the last time she, herself, was in such a panting, sweaty state was in 1968 and she was backstage at the Newport Folk Festival, in a van - click headline
FYI previews the 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors, running Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 in Toronto, with profiles of two participating writers. Visit ifoa.org for festival details
Florianne never dreamed that she would develop a passion for racing a 12-metre boat and Joanna never thought she would be passionate about her weekly runs through Toronto’s High Park. But that was before breast cancer - click headline
A bout with breast cancer – and the prognosis of perhaps six months to live – shook up the lives of Janette Murray-Wakelin and her husband Alan Murray 13 years ago, and their decision to change their lives completely eventually brought them an astounding result - click headline
LeClair has recovered from his own cancer scare, and attributes bike riding as a key to his healing - click headline
Fully 80 per cent of Canada’s garlic is grown in Ontario. The popular herb will be celebrated for the eighth year at the Stratford Garlic Festival, Sept. 6-7 - click headline
Ontario garlic, planted in the fall and harvested the following summer, is one of the longest soil-bound crops, in the ground for nine months. This gives it time to soak in a plentiful supply of minerals and nutrients, further aided by the pH-neutral, limestone-rich soil - click headline
"I'm not a bike nerd. But you have to understand, riding a bike changes you – it turns you into a grassroots person. You have to interact with the world around you in a way you don't in a car." click headline