OC editor Gary concedes that fact-checking can be fun
Fact-checking is not one of my favourite activities here at Our Canada, but a necessary one. Adding some degree of fun to the often-labourious task is the fact that, every now and then, while browsing the Internet in search of confirmation of various aspects of a story, I stumble upon items that just blow me away.
Tom Sukanen and the ocean-going vessel he built from scratch in the middle of the Prairies during the Great Depression—with the intention of cruising her back to his native Finland—is a case in point.
Have you heard of reading bingo? I hadn’t until I came across not one, but two reading bingo cards. The first was from CBC, which challenges you to read books by CBC hosts, CBC literary prize winning books and so on.
The tree is down, the twinkling lights have gone dark and summer vacation is a long, long, long way away. Like a lot of people, I find getting back to normal life after all the Christmas festivities kind of dreary. Let’s face it, after a week (in my case, two weeks) of holiday parties, family time, eating and drinking, sleeping in and generally just kicking back, it’s tough to face reality.
OC editor Gary shares his favourite Our Canada story from 2014.
With the Christmas holidays fast approaching -- excuse me for a second while I do my happy dance -- and the new year just around the corner, I thought I'd take a moment to share the most inspiring story that came across my desk at Our Canada magazine in 2014.
Time to take advantage of the holidays and a fesh start for the new year!
This week I went to the gym, for the first time in many many months to try a boot camp class. I’ve had a free membership to the gym for the year because of my volunteering there and I’ve barely used it. Since it’s about to expire, I thought I should finally take advantage of it…
Now that I can walk again without too much pain, I’m able to recall the fun I had in the class and regret not taking advantage of the membership.