September holds a day of growing importance, National Beach Cleanup Day, and while it may not be a well-known holiday it is one you should mark down in your calendar. Regardless of whether or not you live on a shoreline the health and vitality of our World’s Oceans should matter to you. For one, it is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year (equivalent to garbage truck load every minute!)Read More
For those who don’t know, my family immigrated to Canada in 1981. We have owned and operated a family Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Port Colborne for over 30 years. Above is a picture of the takeout order we took down this past Sunday for someone who called to place an “order.” Since my mom answered using speaker phone, I was able to hear the whole conversation. A few red flags made the call stand out immediately: their mocking tone, they didn’t seem to know what they wanted to order, and they ended the call with saying something about the word “Asian” but they hung up before finishing their phrase. It was odd. Luckily, we asked for their phone number which seemed made up (222-3467). As we expected, no one came to pick up the order.Read More
Simon Whitfield on Outdoor Adventures, Being an Introvert, and His Love Affair with the Stand-Up Paddleboard
Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield on Outdoor Adventures, Being an Introvert, and His Love Affair with the Stand-Up Paddleboard.
**Originally Posted February 7th, 2015**Read More
Move of the Month: Toe Taps
Toe taps in and of themselves are will not give you super human strength, but they are an excellent addition to any training regimen. Whether integrated into a plyometric circuit, swapping them in for rest periods in between sets, or after a run – toe taps will help to ramp up your heart rate, increase speed, and endurance.Read More
AHAALiving Co-Founder and certified B-Corp Top Drawer CEO, Howard Chang, speaks to the importance of green roofs in urban centres and why he invested in building one for Top Drawer’s new third floor. green roofs, bees, planet, sustainability, environmentRead More
You’ve heard the clichés about Victoria – boring, old, bookish, rainy, hippie… Okay, that last one might have a little credence, but Victoria is anything but tame.
Fact is, Vancouver Island’s southernmost tip could convert even the most hardened city dweller with its medley of merits. It’s a fresh-air filled marine playground, but you’ll also find the unexpected – a spirited entrepreneurial oasis, showcased at every turn.Read More