Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

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…>

Life-Changing Moment for Six Nations’ Musician

It was a life-changing moment. Just hours after “The Lucky Ones” was released, it was the No. 1 song in Canada, performed by Canadian music artist Logan Staats. The 29-year-old musician from Six Nations Reserve had become the first winner on The Launch, a new music competition show on CTV. First aired this January, each episode of the series follows … <entire article…>

Cheering for Women’s GOLD!

As Olympic fever spreads across the nation, we all recall the many great Olympic moments given to us by Canadian athletes. For example, who could forget the game-winning goal that won our Canadian Women’s Hockey team its gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver? Jennifer Botterill, who set up the goal for Marie-Philip Poulin, is one of Canada’s … <entire article…>

Jonny Harris Helping us all Take a Lighter Look at Life

Canadian actor and comedian Jonny Harris figures he was the only kid on the planet who had parents who encouraged him to actually go to theatre school! They must have seen what Canadians, who follow Jonny, also love about him – a warm, funny comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador, who helps all of us lighten life’s load by taking time … <entire article…>

Illuminate, Elevate and Inspire Through Art

From Hollywood to First Nations, from actor, dancer, choreographer to director and educator, Michael Greyeyes truly has it all! Recently as a featured Canadian actor he attended the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the world premier of Woman Walks Ahead, directed by Susanna White, starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine, and Michael as legendary Sioux chief Sitting … <entire article…>

One “Lucky” Canadian & One Lucky Canada!

Native Canadian singer/songwriter and three-time Juno Award winner Susan Aglukark refers to herself as “One lucky Canadian who happens to be Inuit.” Susan has had the opportunity to perform for Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Brian Mulroney, President of France, Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela, Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson and twice for Queen Elizabeth. Her masses of fans across … <entire article…>

Cover Story - Susan Aglukark