Category Archives: Beaches|Life magazine cover stories

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

Beaches Robot, The Willow Wagon, wins big!

Students at Glen Ames Public School in the Beaches recently won second place in the product category for Innovation Solution at the Legoland North American Open Competition in California, competing against 80 teams from around the world. The team of grade 7 and 8 students designed, built and programmed a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS that automatically feeds the right proportion … <entire article…>

Chuck & Danny – Cooking & Eating Their Way Across Canada

Iron Chef 2011, Chef Chuck Hughes defeated Chef Bobby Flay, which brought him culinary fame. He was declared the youngest and second Canadian chef to win the title. He enjoyed doing Iron Chef even though the pressure was incredibly intense! Chuck has been a judge on Chopped Canada, and authored two best-selling books “Garde Manger” and “Chuck’s Day Off.” Chef … <entire article…>

Jenna Weir ‘This Little Girl’

Canadian child star and Toronto resident, Jenna Weir, sings, dances and acts the lead role in the Toronto production of Matilda: The Musical. After its 26 week run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, this energetic 10 year old has taken the role on the road with the US Equity National Touring Company. Jenna has always loved to sing. At an … <entire article…>

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Conductor of a Symphony of Taste! Celebrity Chef Susur Lee

Toronto’s celebrity chef and owner of five restaurants,  Susur Lee, can’t remember a time when good food wasn’t an important part of his daily life. Most recognized from the popular television series “Iron Chef America”, tied for first place, and in “Top Chef: Masters” where he tied for second. His latest joint venture was with star rapper Drake, together they … <entire article…>