Culture Notes

Back to nature The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath at 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory. As the trails re-open in phases, summer hikers can once again get outside to enjoy the natural beauty of the Niagara escarpment under a canopy of lush trees. Brucetrail.org   …

20 Travel Books

Dream, Plan and Circle the Globe from your Armchair By Barbara Ramsey Orr Our appetite for travel is still strong, but our ability to visit the places we have dreamed of is on hold for the foreseeable future. Vacations, visits to distant family, adventure treks – whatever we had imagined …

Nest Notes

A home for spring “In these times more than ever we need homes that give us a sense of calm and comfort,” says designer Brian Gluckstein. His spring collection focuses on a stylishly relaxing, perfectly undone home filled with creamy neutrals, airy silhouettes, and plenty of texture. Think beautifully wrinkled linen bedding, …

Oakville Film Fest Online Program Schedule

OFFA Online Film Festival presents the industry virtual summit 2020, check out these titles and upcoming event times. Click here to register.  Wednesday June 17th, LAUNCH EVENT 7:00 pm LOCAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (in partnership with Sheridan Alumni) Short films from Oakville and surrounding communities – 2hrs 4min 541: a …

Culture Notes

How active are we?  Garmin’s wearable devices give the company interesting insights into how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected our fitness activities. When comparing activity in the U.S. to a year ago, Garmin reported a 64 per cent increase in virtual cycling. Lap swimming is down 88 per cent, but …

Book Review: You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Review by Jenna Mohammed During a time of self-isolation, it can be difficult to remain positive, especially when faced with the unknown. Sometimes we need a friend to remind us how awesome we are. Canadian author, public speaker and entrepreneur, Neil Pasricha is the ally we all need in our …

Culture Notes

The frogs are back in Oakville After a few years of absence, Tim Cotterill’s beloved bronze frogs are now available at Towne Square Gallery in downtown Oakville. These whimsical sculptures make a perfect addition for the spring season. Townesquaregallery.com   100 years with the Group of Seven On May 7, …

Sizzling Design: Top Trends in Kitchen Design

Who doesn’t love a beautifully designed kitchen? It is, perhaps, the most important space in the home when we consider its many functions, most notably, meal preparation. Perhaps it’s the allure of food that has turned the kitchen into the prime gathering space in most households. Whether preparing a snack …

Book Club: The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells  Book review by Danielle Leonard “It is worse, much worse than you think,” writes author David Wallace-Wells in the introductory paragraph of his book, The Uninhabitable Earth. The deputy editor for New York Magazine is referring to climate change and the impending disaster our …