Category Archives: Canada

Forget Bikinis, Boardshorts and Flipflops: Queen of the Peak is not your average surf contest

Originally published on October 1, 2013 on LATER. Photos Kyler Vos Now in its fourth year, the Queen of the Peak surf championship held in Tofino, BC has grown into a two-day event with approximately 100 competitors. The championship, sponsored by … Continue reading

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Ice Sculptures in Banff National Park – Ice Magic Festival 2013

Photos by Desiree Bilon Although the Ice Magic Festival is over for this year, the ice carvings are still on display – until they melt. A few weekends ago, I piled into a car with my Mom, my brother Brett, … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Chiropractor’s Office – Recovering from a Sports Related Injury

“Stand with your legs shoulder width apart”, Dr. Marc Lucius, the chiropractor, instructed. “Can you see that one side of your hips is pushing forward more than the other?” I glanced downwards and gasped, “I can’t believe that I didn’t … Continue reading

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What Can You Do in Canmore, Alberta – when you are injured?

Seven weeks have passed since I originally injured my leg while surfing. I am not allowed to do any strenuous physical activity – that clearly means no surfing but it also means no hiking. At least I am allowed to … Continue reading

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Wapiti (Elk) Reconnaissance Mission in Canmore, Alberta

“Look at that tree over there,” my brother Brett pointed to a slender trunk off to our right, “see how all the bark is missing in that middle section?” I shifted my gaze upwards from the red leaves covered in … Continue reading

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Way Up in the Air

I wasn’t copping a feel, but I did smack the flight attendant’s bottom. I collapsed into my aisle seat. Next to the window, a small, dark skinned woman in her late 20s balanced a large baby on her lap. The … Continue reading

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Kelowna: Downtown and Summerhill Winery – A Photo Essay

The last photo was taken by Brenda Bilon.

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Backyard wonder

“You wouldn’t believe it but in a few days, this one will have white blossoms that smell like oranges,” Conrad announced, while pointing to one of the larger plants in his front yard. On the way back from our walk, … Continue reading

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