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Increased Funding for Young Athletes

It looks like the Federal Government has lived up to a promise made in 2015 regarding funding for young athletes striving to make the Olympic Games. It has promised $5 Million in annual funding which will be matched by cash donations collected by the Olympic and Paralympic committees. Instead of focusing on medal-potentials like the Own the Podium program did, this funding will focus on the sorely needed funding for young athletes who are working towards their Olympic dreams.  In a recent government consultant report, it was found that Own the Podium was not doing nearly enough to support up-and-coming athletes. The report also demanded a "major rethink" of how funding is distributed to athletes. This speaks to the incredible...

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Valentine's Day Dates for the Active Canadian

It's that time of year again. A day that is highly-anticipated for some, feared by many: Valentine's Day. Until the teenage years it was a joyous holiday, filled with "chocolate", cool Valentine's Day greetings featuring Power Rangers, Transformers, Disney Princesses, and extra large cards for your teachers.  Now that we're older Valentine's Day seems like an obligation for many and a reminder that we're single for many others. Forced into buying gifts for their significant other, people often resort to the typical go-tos like chocolate, wine, or jewelry. We say screw that. Here's a different spin on Valentine's Day - make it an adventure, save your money, and have an experience with your loved one, friend, date, or group of...

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