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Birds of a Feather: Badminton

Nov 22, 2019 | Nicola Ross

Fast-paced, action-packed and sociable, badminton converts a longtime tennis player.

Avid flyfisher Susan Gesner (left) gives fishing novice Nicola Ross a casting lesson on the West Credit. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Lure of Fly Fishing

Sep 16, 2019 | Nicola Ross

If you’ve never cast with a fly rod, you might expect the fly to land first. But that’s not how it happens.

Constructed on the former tracks of North-Western Railway, Caledon Trailway covers 35 scenic kilometres from Terra Cotta to Highway 9. Photo by Pete Paterson.

From Rails to Trails

Jun 20, 2019 | Nicola Ross

Tearing up tracks for a place to go slow.

Lawn Bowling

Mar 19, 2019 | Nicola Ross

Often called summertime curling, lawn bowling has an ancient history.

Mary Baxter (centre) and her co-instructor Sarah Butler (centre left) lead a Nia session at the Ecology Retreat Centre: “Fall in love with feeling good and the joy of movement.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nia: Unleash Your Happy Warrior

Nov 20, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Nia combines yoga, martial arts and dance.

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Sep 18, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Enthusiastic master swimmer Jo Coburn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Orangeville Otters Swim Club

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Otters in the Waters: The pool isn’t just for kids.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Mar 26, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017 | Nicola Ross

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

You’ll completely miss the ball until you get used to the shorthandled pickleball paddle. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pickleball, Anyone?

Sep 16, 2017 | Nicola Ross

The name may be goofy, but this racquet sport delivers a competitive workout.

Women Shine in Learn-to Sport Programs

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross

What makes the difference? Support and personal connections.

Stella Davies thought the game might be a fun diversion for her and her husband David who had developed a vision problem. The unexpected result? His vision improved. Photos by James MacDonald.

Playing Ping-Pong in Mono is a Community Affair

Mar 20, 2017 | Nicola Ross

A dedicated band of Ping-Pong fans of every age congregate every week to show their paddle power.

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