Get a new perspective on art – check out The Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa

Ken Danby "At-the-crease", 1972

November 16, 2016 by Cubby

At the Art Gallery of Hamilton – a brilliant retrospective of Ken Danby’s life’s work Danby was an accomplished realist painter, portraitist, commercial artist and print maker. He was a master of technique, sometimes laying over thirty colours in a silk-screened print, making his own egg tempera paints (yes, egg – the yolk used a […]

Fall colours hit the hills first – and you should too if you’re heading out for a fall drive.

fall colours drive

September 26, 2016 by Cubby

Cold nights produce the fall colours in the leaves- and the temperature drops 3 degrees C for every 304.8 metres you rise. I know that about temperature from my years as a glider pilot. Many a fall day, I’ve steamed on the ground and found my teeth chattering a few thousand feet up. (Aviation still […]

Discount tickets on admission to Toronto museums, galleries & more

Barbara Frum Public Library. Photo courtesy Google Street View

September 16, 2016 by Cubby

The Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass available at Toronto Public Libraries lets you and your family (2 adults and up to 5 kids), get into some of Toronto’s best arts and cultural venues for free! Looking for discount tickets? All you need is a valid adult Toronto Public Library card and you can […]

You’ve probably seen the ROM dinosaurs since you were a kid…

Dinosaur skeleton at the ROM

September 01, 2016 by Cubby

Visit the ROM’s Dale Chihuly glass exhibit first. You’ll be thrilled and probably have enough energy left to see at least half the ROM dinosaurs and maybe even the Tattoo exhibit too. Dale Chihuly, an American sculptor, has mastered the alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon. The sculpture below, Float Boat, was inspired […]

Physician assisted death education session at North York General Hospital “standing room only”

North York General Hospital rounds on physician assisted death

February 25, 2016 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Dr. Leung clarified terminology around physician assisted death, gave an update as to where the legislation stands presently and addressed questions from the audience. He reviewed the challenges that have been made over the years to the Charter of Rights in regard to the right to seek physician assisted death. Last year the Supreme Court ruled […]

Grandparents sharing interests with their grandchildren = amazing adventures!

One grandparent. One cookie sheet. One granddaughter.

February 11, 2016 by Cubby

It started when they were toddlers and my wife and I discovered our calling: We were emphatically not their parents. We were grandparents – a relationship that was the gateway to a world that was different than the one their parents, being parents, could offer. My wife and I were the outliers, with a viewpoint […]

Exercise for seniors – “I exercise to feel good, it’s as simple as that”

exercise for seniors - heel raises using a chair

December 22, 2015 by Cubby

While I’m no expert on exercise for seniors, I’d like to think experience counts for something. I’m an 80-year-old guy who has exercised since his pre-teen years(Confession: I was a skinny kid with thin arms and shoulder blades that stuck out. I wanted to beef up.) I’ve been exercising on and off ever since, mostly […]

Frozen vegetables and fruit can be more nutritious than fresh!

frozen vegetables

November 24, 2015 by Cubby

Plucking and eating vegetables and fruit at their peak is just about the only way to beat the nutritional value of fresh-frozen or canned fruits. Think about it. It sometimes takes up to two weeks for fresh produce to get from farm to table. In that time, 10 to 50 per cent of the more unstable […]

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