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Good Sport

Follow the adventuring spirit of Nicola Ross in Good Sport.

Ryan Atkins plows through a water obstacle. Photos by Fred Webster.

Obstacle Course Racing

Sep 16, 2016 | Nicola Ross

Making sport of obstacles: A Caledon couple are rising stars in a challenging new professional sport.

Members of the Orangeville Athletic Sports and Social Club women’s league play weekly at Rotary Park throughout the summer. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

The Good Old Soccer Game

Jun 20, 2016 | Nicola Ross

Leaving hockey behind, sports lovers in the hills and beyond are heading to the soccer pitch in record numbers.

It was a blustery day when Carl “Crusty” Cosack took writer Nicola Ross for a ride across the high hills of Peace Valley Ranch. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Home on the Range

Mar 21, 2016 | Nicola Ross

Need to soothe your soul and focus your mind? Try a cattle drive!

Squash pro Leah Desbarres (left), ranked for many years among Ontario’s top ten players, gives relative newcomer Terry Pritchard some tough competition on the court. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Awesomeness of Squash

Nov 25, 2015 | Nicola Ross

First played in prison, this fast-paced game is not for the faint of heart.

Ivonne Ibarra (left) leads Zumba classes at Riverdale Fitness Mill. She mentored Janice M-Eisenberg (right) who now leads classes at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Zumba – Party Your Way to Fitness

Sep 11, 2015 | Nicola Ross

Get off the treadmill and join the Zumba craze!

Thick forests gave way to farmers’ fields, and we drifted by the rich, green fairways of the Caledon Country Club. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Paddling in Caledon

Jun 16, 2015 | Nicola Ross

Needing to maintain my balance added an interesting dimension to traditional yoga, but what appealed to me most was the fresh breeze and warm sunshine in our open-air “studio.”

Andrea and Dave Adsetts (left) congratulate Carol Hall and Dennis Beentjes at a recent 95+ tournament on Mono Centre courts. Photo by Jason Hall.

Tennis a Lifelong Sport

Mar 23, 2015 | Nicola Ross

With nine community clubs and one busy private club, you can find a game anytime, anywhere in Headwaters.

Fat Bikes – the Action’s in the Traction

Nov 17, 2014 | Nicola Ross

For these “fatty” enthusiasts, the coming of winter no longer spells the end of the ride.

Scott McLean holds the traces as Thumper and King pour their hearts into the task of pulling a “boat” loaded with up to 10,000 pounds of concrete slabs at recent agricultural fair competitions. Scott and his team participate in as many as 30 competitions over the course of the summer and fall. Photo by Lisa Binns.

Heavy Horses

Sep 11, 2014 | Nicola Ross

Heart and muscle at the fall fair. Heavy horse pulls are crowd pleasers at Ontario’s fall fairs.

Two dragon boat crews battle it out at a recent regatta at Heart Lake Conservation area. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Paddling with Dragons

Jun 17, 2014 | Nicola Ross

Two Caledon women are among those transforming Canada into a dragon boating powerhouse.

A hiker enjoys a hike along a high path amid the golden fields of late summer. Photo by Gary Hall.

An Audacious Idea – The Bruce Trail Turns 50

Mar 23, 2014 | Nicola Ross

“What,” Lowes asked, “would you think of a hiking trail winding up the Niagara Escarpment from one end to the other?”

A Path to Stillness, Clarity and Wisdom

Nov 19, 2013 | Nicola Ross

The International Tai Chi Centre in Mono draws people from around the world to practise the ancient art.

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