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Golf tournament founding members Marvin Pascal (from left) and Lewis Israel with Mordy Gordon in 2010.  Photo courtesy of Sun Youth
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Kids are foremost on charities’ agendas

Here at Sun Youth: Nicolas Carpentier Back-to-school time conjures up a dream or two and yet I revisit not so pleasant experiences during my elementary school years. I frequently dreamed that I lost my report card and without it was unable to go back to school. I recently had the […]

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Let lessons be the instrument of your desire

BY: SANDRA PHILLIPS Music can break barriers and bring people together. It’s hear music in the park or a party going on without listening (and then humming along in your head)? Travel anywhere and you can be engrossed by a musical presentation without having to know the language. You are […]

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Smart Shopping: Furnish your nest with twigs from many trees

By: SANDRA PHILLIPS Getting married doesn’t involve just the wedding itself. What it really means is that you are about to set up a new life—and a home—together. You have to combine what you each have and then blend your personal tastes to form a comfortable nest. Buying furniture can […]

Past performances at the River to River festival include Laurie Anderson (above), Rufus Wainwright and Chrisette Michele. (Photos: GODLIS)
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New York’s River to River festival: Bridges, ports, parks and alleyways give way to theatrics

BY HARRY ROLNICK One year ago, this column started with a guide to getting almost-free food in Manhattan. That was hardly good enough. So may I apologize by modestly presenting a month of absolutely free music, dance, painting, poetry and theatre amid the most beautiful (and unknown) sites in New […]

Tommy Kulczyk celebrates 30 years with Sun Youth.
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Here at Sun Youth: Tommy Kulczyk is married … to his job

BY NICOLAS CARPENTIER If there is such a thing as being married to your job, Sun Youth’s Tommy Kulczyk is the perfect example. Kulczyk, assistant to the executive vice-president and director of emergency Services, celebrated 30 years of community service on May 1. Kulczyk was introduced to Sun Youth when […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Adrian and Natalie!
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Generations Foundation: Marriage has its challenges

BY NATALIE BERCOVICI Marriage is alive and well in Montreal. Good weather arrived early in May and to our delight, many brides and grooms were at the Old Port with their entourage of family and friends. This is a lovely sight to behold, and couples should not be afraid of […]

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Common Cents: What would we do without Dad?

BY IVAN CONS One of the most anticipated events of the year, at least in my house, is upon us. On June 17, dads old and new, as well as granddads, are singled out for all the things they do throughout the year. Many Dads are unsung heroes diligently fulfilling […]

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Financial Fitness: Eco-friendly investing encompasses more than the greenback

BY DEBORAH LEAHY If you’re concerned about social and ethical issues, why not speak out with your investment portfolio? Through socially responsible investing, your portfolio can reflect your values. As an investor, you can support businesses that are doing their part to make the world a better place. Socially responsible […]

Weddings aren't always about romance. (Photo: Cliff)
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Flavour Guy: ‘I did it my way’ should be everyone’s triumphal wedding march

BY BARRY LAZAR Weddings are not about two people making a public commitment to share a life together. They are not about a ceremony that manifests its roots in a culture or religion. All of that is about marriage, and that is not the same thing. Marriage is a wonderful […]

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Roads Scholar: Roadtripping with the littles can be a grand adventure

BY: MARK MEDICOFF Many, many years ago, when I was a newly separated adult with a 3½-year-old daughter, Zoe, my mother and stepfather would spend two weeks a year traveling with the love of their lives. At first, I was included, at least to Disney World, but was soon ditched […]