You’re probably asking yourself this question, and wondering if anyone you know might be a Reader’s Digest hero. Read on for some great examples of heroes past and present. Do you know anyone like this? If so, let us know.
We asked you to tell us whom you consider a hero in education, community service, rescue, public life and health. From the nominations received, judges selected a finalist in each category. Here is our rescue hero.
He’s our favourite jolly old elf. Whether you know him as St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or Santa Claus, he represents the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
For every Christmas that passes, it becomes easier to forget the true origins and meaning of the festive holiday-and who could blame us?
Hanukkah is known to many as eight days of fun and healthy appetites, but this holiday is literally a “dedication” to a small group of Jews who fought courageously to protect their religion from its oppressors, and the miracle that happened afterwards.
Shoping online is convenient and certainly easier than heading out to the store in bad weather or at peak hours. Are claims that it’s more eco-friendly than shopping at the mall really accurate?
How much do you know about the man called 007? James Bond is a character created by Ian Fleming, featured in a dozen novels and now one of the most successful film franchises. Read on to see if you know all the fun Bond trivia we found oh, so fascinating.
Montreal firefighters transformed a trailer into a fire-scene simulator to provide kids with hands-on lessons as they learn about fire safety.
Here at Station 325, smack in Toronto’s east end, the guys work a 24 hour shift every 28 days. Ride along with our writer on one of their shifts.
Firefighters need to be prepared for anything at a moment’s notice. It all starts with keeping every piece of equipment, and themselves, in top working order.
More than 80 percent of fire departments in Canada are partially or fully volunteer. These Halifax-area volunteer firefighters respond to over 200 calls each year.
Packing up all your belongings and leaving the nest can be both exhilarating and scary. Whatever your approach to going away to school it’s important to start your academic career off on the right foot. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind.
Mathew Vizbulis (rescue hero, 2006), a 29-year-old artist who jumped into the Niagara River to save three people from drowning, certainly has more than a few of the characteristics of a hero. Former politician and diplomat Stephen Lewis has many. Do you? Here are some of the traits that make for a heroic attitude. […]
Whether it’s our sense of humour, warm smile, or cunning smarts, we all carry parts of our mothers within us. In honour of this Mother’s Day, four Canadian celebrities pay tribute to the best advice their mothers passed on to them.
When Jerry Levitan was 14, he tracked down John Lennon at a hotel in Toronto, barged in his room and spent a day talking with the famous Beatle and recording Lennon’s message of peace.
Read this story aloud to your children or get them to interpret the story. The script can also be used for a puppet show since the estage directions (in italics) show where to use different puppets and props. The links below offer directions on how to make the puppets and backdrops.
In the December 2007 issue of Reader’s Digest, the author writes about an unlikely friendship between a Second World War bomber pilot and a Japanese man who lived through the horror on the ground in Kumagaya, Japan. Here, the writer takes us behind the scenes of the article.
Canada has seven official Books of Remembrance, each housed under protective glass in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower, located on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The books are a record of the names of Canadians who have lost their lives in military service since 1884 – more than 118,000 names in all.
Every day at 11:00 a.m., a member of the House of Commons Protective Service Staff enters the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower, located on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to perform the same simple yet solemn task – turning the pages in the Books of Remembrance.
On learning that African children were dying for lack of clean water, the young Canadian decided to act