PeopleCharity Matters

After four years as captain of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and a decade-long meteoric soccer career spanning the U.S., U.K. and Canada, Jay DeMerit retired as a professional soccer player last year due to on-going injuries. Now the star athlete is spending more time on another one of his passions: mentoring the next generation. His […]

Charity Matters

Most Canadians remember Chandra Crawford for her very successful skiing career, including a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the 2006 Turin Games and seven World Cup medals. Since her retirement from competitive skiing, the energetic 31-year-old has channelled much of her infectious enthusiasm into her own charitable initiative, Fast and Female. Founded in 2005, […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Since entering the world of Canadian professional football more than seven years ago, Shea Emry has made a name for himself. The all-star middle linebacker’s long list of athletic achievements includes two Grey Cup wins, as well as being elected seventh in the 2008 CFL draw by the Montreal Alouettes. Emry’s impressive career, however, didn’t […]

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There’s something magical about global sporting events like the World Cup. For the athletes, the magic is in realizing a dream and revelling in the spotlight on the world stage. For the rest of us, it’s all about the energy, excitement and camaraderie that comes with cheering on our favourite teams. Global sporting events not […]

PeopleCharity Matters

I recently got the chance to meet the Men’s Field Hockey team at UBC.  They, along with their Field Hockey teammates, are in the midst of raising money for The Big Push, on their Road To Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. Inspired by a sport I didn’t know much about (yet it’s the 5th most […]