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Taking Leaps and Learning From Your Children


    by Chris Read  “Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you.” She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four-foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I … Continue reading

Voices Into Action offers Powerful Education

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New learning program combats bigotry, empowers students to take action  There’s a new education program called Voices into Action that helps teens develop social awareness. Created by experts to meet provincial standards for secondary school curriculum, this antiracism initiative challenges students … Continue reading

Update Your Kids’ Bedrooms


Could your children’s rooms use some updating? Tis the time of year to spruce up your surroundings, including those kid zones. Here are some great ideas to jazz things up a bit: Add a little fun to sleeping quarters with … Continue reading

Get Smart about Your Health

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If you’re looking to feel better and to live more healthfully, you might want to check out an upcoming special event. It’s called Live the Smart Way Expo and it’s taking place April 18 and 19 at the Shaw Centre, … Continue reading

Easy Ways to Get Kids Eating More Fibre

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    By Brandy McDevitt and Melanie Roet, registered dietitians and co owners of TummyThyme Fibre is the part of plant foods that our body does not fully digest. Fibre has been shown to promote bowel regularity and softness, help … Continue reading

Pedal for a Good Cause at Moffat Farm Cycle Club

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  Want to do yourself and the community some good? Sign up for classes with the Moffat Farm Cycle Club. Launched last December at 430 Rahul Crescent in the Moffatt Farm area, this club provides indoor cycle classes with 100 … Continue reading

Condors’ Special Hockey International Tourney a WIN!


There was an NHL-style paparazzi moment at Kanata Rec Centre this morning, as the jubilant Capital City Condors gathered for a team photo. Cameras and camera phones were snapping pic after pic as the hockey players in the red sweaters … Continue reading

Family Fun and Games


Oddly Obvious is a new party game that puts all the answers right in front of you. One player reads clues while t other players race to spot the correct answers on a game card. The trick is answers are … Continue reading

Nutrition Program Helps Families make Healthy Choices


(NC) Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. Today, over 1.6 million Canadian children between the ages of 5-17 carry extra weight, with 11.7% classified as obese. Most adolescents do not outgrow this problem and continue to gain weight … Continue reading