Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

Canadian Comedian: Improv Her Way Through Life

You probably have seen her on the New Year’s Eve Special, broadcast each year on CBC for New Year’s Eve. Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson and Celine Dion, are just some of the many celebrities impersonated by Canadian comedian, Jessica Holmes.  As a stand-up comic, Jessica has opened for comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Peters and Ellen DeGeneres, as well … <entire article…>

A Journey Between Two Small Towns at the Water

Accomplished multidisciplinary artist, Joel Thomas Hynes is an actor, creator and executive producer of the hit CBC comedy series Little Dog, and author of 2017 Governor General’s Award for Fiction winner for his latest novel “We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night ”. His recent triumph Little Dog, aired in 2018, is known for its full-on Newfoundland humour.  … <entire article…>

The Time Feels Right for Me!

Comedian and member of the beloved Canadian hit show “The Kids in the Hall”, Scott Thompson continued to perform one of the main characters on the show after Kids went off the air in 1995, lounge lizard and bon vivant, Buddy Cole. Aside from his recent focus on writing, Scott continues to perform stand-up as himself, and as Buddy. He … <entire article…>

Sailing Forward to Her Dream of the Olympic Podium

This July, Canadian Athlete, sailor and member of the National Sailing Team, Sarah Douglas, will take the final step toward her dream – be the athlete in Laser Radial who represents Canada in her bid for a spot at next year’s 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Sarah is the epitome of what is meant when you hear “Set your … <entire article…>

Beaches|Life Cover Spring 2019

Taking Johnny’s Music to Canadians and the World

Canada’s newest and youngest rising star, Johnny Orlando, at age 16 has made his name through social media with 5.7 million followers on Instagram. This past November, Johnny was the opening act at the Hudson’s Bay Christmas windows unveiling with headliner Carly Rae Jepsen. When 8-year-old Johnny and his 13-year-old sister Darian were looking for something to do around the … <entire article…>

Being Appa – Canadian Actor’s Dream Come True

“You don’t have to preach diversity,” says Canadian actor, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, “you just have to live it. “ He then modestly reminds us that he didn’t come up with that quote, but it’s how he lives his life, particularly in his award winning role as Appa, where he plays the storeowner family patriarch in the new CBC Kim’s Convenience. … <entire article…>

Everyone Has a Story: Adrienne Arsenault

Frontline reporter and co-host of CBC’s The National, Adrienne Arsenault, travels the world to countries hit by war, famines, disasters and conflict, and she always finds “family” wherever she goes. It could be with her friends, mother or her godson in Toronto, or when she’s thousands of miles away from home, working with a small international news team covering a … <entire article…>

Beaches|Life Fall Issue Cover

From Broadway to the Beaches: Canadian Star Comes Back From Away

Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, South Pacific, The Lion King (both on Broadway and in Toronto). Her latest role is in the hit Canadian show Come From Away, in Toronto. It was time to come home. After living in New York City for the past two years and performing on Broadway in the hit Canadian musical Come From … <entire article…>

MasterChef Canada’s Demon Chef Alvin Leung

We all know him as the blue-haired chef who yells a lot and calls himself the “demon chef”. But the term “demon” may not be what you might think. “Demons are playful,” Alvin explains, “They are mischievous, they like to create and surprise people, you know, have some fun!” It’s the element of fun and play that has characterized Alvin’s … <entire article…>