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Canada’s First Lady of Fashion – Jeanne Becker shares her style fashion tips

Canada’s First Lady of Fashion, Jeanne Beker, has been a household name through her 27 years as host of Fashion Television. Reporting on style and fashion across the globe set Jeanne’s footprint, not only in all mainstream Canadian media, but also internationally from Paris to Milan, Toronto to New York. Parents, Holocaust survivors from Poland, Jeanne was born and grew … <entire article…>

The Water Brothers – from Neville Park to Mount Kilimanjaro

Born and raised right here in the Beaches, Alex and Tyler Mifflin have quickly become international ambassadors for water issues around the world, starting right here with our own Lake Ontario. With three seasons of television shows behind them, international recognition from eco experts like David Suzuki, a season ahead in the works, and plans to reach more people in … <entire article…>

Following Her Heart with Flamenco Soul

Canadian singer, actor and producer, Amanda Martinez is a rising star – named one of 10 most-influential Hispanic Canadians. Many know her as a radio host (launching Canada’s JAZZFM91 Latin Jazz program), television personality on BRAVO and Star TV! This year she was named honorary co-chair of PanAm 2015’s Ignite program as well as having parts in television shows “No … <entire article…>

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Life is Sweet – Toronto Chef David Rocco Passion for Food

Celebrity chef David Rocco is a familiar face to many Canadians. He is an executive producer, best-selling author and host of two internationally syndicated TV series. But most of all, he is proud of his Italian heritage and how this has shaped the way he approaches food, cooking, family, friends and life itself – “dolce vita,” translated as the “good or sweet life”. David’s culinary passion … <entire article…>

Toronto Chef David Rocco

Just Your Average 12 Year Old Musician, Author, Environmentalist, Photographer, Fundraiser and Survivor

Rachel Kingstone says she’s just an “average kid”, but there is not much that is average about Rachel. She’s a talented musician who plays piano, cello and sings, a strait A student at the demanding Claude Watson School for the Arts, a volunteer for environmental concerns and avid fundraiser who’s raised thousands of dollars for cancer, and an author. But … <entire article…>

A Symphonic Father Figure – Peter Oundjian, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

World-renowned and beloved by those he has worked with and entertained,Canadian violinist, conductor, and music director, Peter Oundjian is celebrating ten years with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Under his stewardship, the TSO has flourished, attracting new audiences, earning rave reviews, and a European concert tour this summer. Born in Toronto, Peter, the youngest of  five children, was raised … <entire article…>

Growing in the Beaches – The Beach Garden Society

“Gardening is such a peaceful thing; it’s like yoga”, affirms Barbara Phillips, president of The Beach Garden Society (BGS). This group of gardening enthusiasts has flourished to include around 200 energetic local members of both genders and all ages, beginners and experts, united by their appreciation of our natural world’s beauty. It’s not necessary to have a large space to garden. “Some members have tiny spaces … <entire article…>

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All eyes will be on Sochi for the next two weeks. Who will you be watching and cheering  for? Be sure to keep your eyes on Canada’s Cross Country Ski Team with our very own Len Valjas, native to Toronto, as he kicks and glides at the upcoming Olympic Games. Born and raised in Toronto, Lenny started skiing at an early age of 2 or … <entire article…>

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Symphony! of Stories – Sultans of String

Those attending a sold-out concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto on December 1st, were fortunate to have experienced the award winning Sultans of String celebrating the premier of their forth CD, “Symphony!” To perform the album live, the fi ve band members were joined by the Cathedral Bluff s Symphony Orchestra. Th is was a project three years in the making. Their original instrumentals off er … <entire article…>

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