Highlights / competition

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada’s top alpine skier abruptly retires

Eric Guay is arguably Canada’s best known skier on the international scene. A three time Olympian, twice World Champion, and 25 World cup podium finishes. Now aged 37, he became the oldest world champion when he won that title last »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Canadian to compete in World Championship Extreme Cowboy

The name might be a bit misleading at first as extreme is usually thought to mean danger. In this case though it really means extreme skill, that of horse and rider working as a team, and a rapport developed with »

Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Canada hosting world’s top military sniper competition

For elite members of the world’s military, this is kind of like the Olympics of sniper skills. Starting today and running until September 28, the Canadian Army’s Infantry School will host the 20th Annual Canadian International Sniper Concentration (CISC). The »

Highlights

International lumberjacks to compete for title of world’s best

Stihl Timbersports extreme championahip world title-U.K It’s a competition that requires great strength, great stamina, and great skill in what is an extreme sport, called Timbersports. After a series of national competitions in countries around the world to select the »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canadian wins International ‘Timbersports’ title

Toughest “lumberjack” championship It takes fantastic power stamina, and accuracy with deadly sharp axes, handsaws and chainsaws to win. The elite lumberjack competition is known as the Stihl Timbersports Championship. This year it was held in Marseille France on May »

Economy, Society

Fireworks competition generates huge benefits, say organizers

Billing it as the largest pyrotechnics competition of its kind in the world, organizers of Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition say it generated an estimated $37 million in revenue for Montreal in 2016. It is also said to have contributed to »

International

Why do we watch sports?

The Olympics are almost at an end, and millions of people will have been watching on TVs around the world, in addition to those who made the effort to actually travel to the event. Playing sports is one thing, but »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by »

Health, International, Society

Invictus Games Toronto: super!

The Invictus games in Toronto, Ontario have ended. By all accounts it was an enormous success. Steve Wallace is the Chief Marketing Officer and I reached him in Toronto. Steve Wallace, Chief Marketing Officer celebrates at the closing Ceremonies of »

Health, International, Society

Invictus Games- Canada: Competitive sport yes, but more than that

Hundreds of athletes from some 17 countries have come to Toronto, Canada for the third edition of the Invictus Games. The games were begun by Prince Harry, himself a war veteran, to give disabled veterans a goal and purpose. Many »