To Give Back

Doctor Gives Back to Homeland of Zimbabwe

December 17, 2012 To Give Back

Dr. Hester Vivier was raised in rural Zimbabwe, and is all too familiar with the vicious cycle of poverty that so many locals are trapped in. Growing up she knew she wanted to do something about it , and now she is, through the Hear Africa Foundation. The Hear Africa Foundation is a charitable organization, which aims to help Zimbabwe in creating sustainable solutions to the issues of poverty, social support, health care, education and infrastructure development.

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Octogenarian Couple Sets World Record on Mount Kilimanjaro

October 31, 2012 To Give Back

Martin and Esther Kafer have been climbing together for over 60 years and on October 1st they broke the World Record for the oldest male and female to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 85-year-old Martin Kafer and 84-year-old Esther Kafer made the climb along with 9 other members of the 2012 Ascent for Alzheimer’s team. […]

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The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research

August 16, 2012 To Give Back

By Samantha Chan and Lily Mak About Terry Fox Thirty two years ago, a young man’s compassion and selfless attitude ignited the beginning of a tradition and legacy in cancer raising awareness. After being diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and seeing other cancer patients suffer, including young children, Terry Fox decided to run across […]

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Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro at Age 60

November 6, 2011 To Give Back

By Kelly Neufeld When you picture people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you probably think of fit, young, and experienced lifelong hikers. Barry Finlay would not be the first person to come to mind. Barry is a retired accountant who had only started working out at age 58 when his doctor warned him that his triglyceride levels […]

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Terry Fox Foundation Continues the Fight Against Cancer

September 5, 2011 To Give Back

The iconic image of Terry Fox running along long and lonely roads during the 143 days of his Marathon of Hope does not convey the full picture of that historic effort. If the photographer were to widen his lens, there would appear the tens, hundreds, even thousands of Canadians lining those very roads cheering Terry […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Create an Organization and Magazine

May 11, 2011 To Give Back

After getting hooked on bird watching in her mid-50s, Daphne started learning more and soon became a conservationist. She then co-founded the Young Naturalists’ Club of BC and started a wildlife magazine for kids.

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Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

December 20, 2010 To Give Back

By Jeanie Keogh One of the best things about being a grandparent is the ability to spoil your grand kids and then send them back to their parents. But if you are a grandmother in Africa you may be struggling to provide the basic necessities for your orphaned grand kids. The Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign raises money and […]

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Tireless Activist- Betty Krawczyk

November 11, 2010 To Give Back

By Jeanie Keogh You have enemies? Good, that means you have stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill Widely-known in Canadian activist circles as the Raging Granny, 82-year-old Betty Krawczyk  shows no signs of slowing down in her later years. She might just outlive her 97-year-old mother who, as she put it, […]

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Wayne Turnbull: Toastmaster, volunteer, coach, author and inspiration

August 3, 2010 To Give Back

Blind senior embraces change By Annalise Klingbeil For years Wayne Turnbull has been invited to speak to the graduating classes of 4-H, an agriculturally focused youth organization which develops citizenship, leadership and life skills, at Olds College in Olds, Alberta. “I talk to them about change and how their lives are going to change,” he […]

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Volunteering with Meals on Wheels

July 19, 2010 To Give Back

By Kelly Neufeld One need not be wealthy or highly trained to make a charitable contribution to one’s community. While some seniors have medical training and can assist in refugee camps in Uganda there are many other opportunities closer to home. Everyone has the capacity to help in some manner. The ability to drive is […]

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