Category: HG Life

My Crypt Lake Adventure

I’ve been travelling a lot this past summer and I thought it might be fun to share an adventure or two every now and then. My most recent included a road trip to Alberta with my friend Barb to meet up with my son Scott and his girlfriend Bonnie. Our intent was to hike the most picturesque Wilcox Pass, a 11.4 km trek with an elevation gain of 550 meters. Click to read more…

Sports star of the week: Ray Newman

CTV aired a feature of former RRC president Ray Newman and Dukes buddies on August 30. The Dukes is a hockey team Ray coached some 40 years ago, and the current group was formed in 2014. There are 20 skaters, 2 goalies and a cadre of seven spares They range in age from 50ish to Ray’s 89, but he is the only octogenarian. Read more…

Seven Days in Cyprus

I served a total of 27 years in the Canadian Army Reserve (Militia), including the Royal Canadian Artillery, Military Intelligence (yes, I know…it’s an oxymoron), and the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. The latter also included nine years as an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt.-Col.)/Honorary Colonel (Col.). I trained at several […]

Escalade

“I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.” Mark Obmascik Yes, the Rockies can make a prairie boy feel very small. I have returned many times over the years, but more as admirer than adventurer. I am […]

Fun and Frivolity at the Fringe Festival

In theatre, there’s an expression “chewing up the scenery” which basically refers to an actor’s propensity to act melodramatically, to ham it up so much you think s/he is going to take bites out of the scenery. In other words, to overact. At the Winnipeg Fringe Festival that […]

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