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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.

She may be wearing borrowed skates, but writer Nicola Ross looks every bit the part in her debut hockey game. She even did a turn in goal and grinned happily (perhaps with relief it was over) front and centre for the team photo. Photo by Pete Paterson.

My Not-So-Glorious Hockey Career

Sep 11, 2013 | Nicola Ross

But then, winning isn’t everything for the Caledon Women’s Hockey League.

Sandra Post

Lessons from a Champion

Jun 17, 2013 | Nicola Ross

On the green with golf legend Sandra Post.

Going the Distance – On Horseback

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross

Endurance riding is one of the fastest growing equine sports in the world.

John Paterson strikes a pose during a Qigong demonstration at October’s Weekend in the Woods at Hockley Valley Resort. Photo by Rosemary Hasner

Qigong: Going with the Flow

Nov 16, 2012 | Nicola Ross

Qigong involves repeating exercises – some very simple and others much more rigourous – meant to get chi flowing. Specific exercises affect different areas of the body, allowing a practitioner to focus on particular problems and self-heal.

Pearl Willems and Elaine Crawford fi re at “birds” during the weekly Ladies’ Trap Shooting Night. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Ladies’ night out … with shotguns

Sep 13, 2012 | Nicola Ross

I cracked the gun open and the empty shot popped out of the barrel in a small cloud of smoke.

A wingside view of Orangeville and Island Lake. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Up, up and away: Brampton Flight Centre offers would-be pilots“three-dimensional freedom”

Jun 19, 2012 | Nicola Ross

I was making big swooping manoeuvres, feeling as if I were a kid running across the lawn with my arms outstretched playing airplane.

Rowing on Island Lake

Mar 22, 2012 | Nicola Ross

On the calm, early morning waters of Island Lake, rowers get a healthy head start on their day.

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