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New! Donna Gough: Physical Activity, Now or Never

Donna Gough never dreamed that organized physical activity would become such an important part of her life. Since joining the CCAA in 2009, Gough has adopted a more physically active lifestyle and is a shining example of the benefits of healthy living at any age. Read the rest of Donna's story

Dorinda Brickenden: What’s in a name?

While the name Dorinda perhaps appeared first in the pages of an eighteenth century novel, the Brickenden awards are certainly a contemporary feature of London’s theatre scene. Equestrians across Canada will recognize the name of an accomplished competitor and horse breeder, but a small boy, struggling with his older sister’s name, coined the nickname which remains with Dorinda through three marriages and an illustrious career: Dinnie. Read More

Gerry Fenwick: Who is this man?

Gerry Fenwick joined the CCAA in 1998, and regularly attends the Monday/Wednesday strength training group. His wife, also involved in fitness and active living, joined one of our combined classes. Gerry’s goal was to strengthen his upper body. His legs were already strong since he had run two marathons a year since 1976. Read More

John O'Henly: Imagine Walking Above the Clouds!

When I returned in 1995 after walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela -- 1600 kms from Chartres cathedral in France, I had no idea my enthusiasm for the journey would be caught by five other members of the '8.15am class' at CCAA. Over the next ten years, George Plaxton, Helen Martin, Lynne Munro, Nick Jaco, and recently John Pretti, have walked on the Spanish section. Read More

Peter Clements: A Masterpiece in Action

Many would recognize Peter Clements in the halls of the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Peter has made it a priority to incorporate the Centre into his daily routine before he heads to the University of Western Ontario as a Professor of Music Theory and Composition. Read More

Len Macdougall: No time like the present!

Twelve years ago, Len Macdougall retired from an impressive career as a professional engineer. He has since found that retirement can get rather busy. He not only maintains his own Quality Assurance Consulting business, but also makes essential time for sailing, dinghy racing and downhill skiing, which he proudly admits he has done most of his life. Read More

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Clara Fitzgerald
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
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