Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

Helena’s Hope: Kicking Childhood Cancer to the Curb

Helena Kirk is likely one of the busiest Minor Niners you will ever meet. When she is not busy getting straight A’s in all of her high school classes, or doing martial arts three times a week, she is leading the charge on a cause that is dear to her heart and significant to the entire country. When Helena was … <entire article…>

Grassroots Members Finding Harmony in the Pocket

As the locals call it, the Pocket, is also known to a homegrown choir, MAMALS. A group of neighbours who is living their music dreams in the comfort of their neighbourhood.  The group started with neighbours just getting together and jamming to their favourite tunes. Now they have 24 members, a self-titled EP and a music video for their new … <entire article…>

3:58 and a Nation Leaps To Its Feet

It’s been a hockey kid’s dream come true for this young Toronto-born hockey star. This past January, Akil Thomas scored the winning goal for Team Canada. His powerful backhand goal won the World Junior Hockey gold medal against Russia. It was shot into the net with just 3:58 left on the clock—and then, the crowd went wild – especially his … <entire article…>

Toronto’s Renaissance Man

Arts and entertainment reviews describe Andrew Craig as a true Toronto-born Renaissance Man—it’s no wonder! Andrew does it all. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a vocalist, producer, director, composer, playwright, film/video producer, broadcaster and impresario. He works in multiple musical genres, and collaborates with artists in other disciplines.  His career includes many accolades. He was the musical director for high-profile tributes … <entire article…>

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…>