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Small world, eh?

It’s a small world, at least along one of its dimensions – the line between Canada and Spain. There I was in Spain a few months ago walking the Camino de Santiago, a 1200 year old pilgrimage route, and already I’d met an orthodontist from Ottawa and two retirees from Saskatoon who knew friends of mine.

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Walk, hike, stroll …

Walk …“You weren’t in any hurry to walk,” my mother said as she showed me a photo of myself at 15 months, happily sitting on a blanket in the yard.But after a late start, there was no stopping me. I walked to school almost every...

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The Power of ‘the camino’

It’s a walk, it’s a pilgrimage. It’s called “the camino” and it has the power to make people feel called to do it, the power to make people talk about it, the power to draw people back to do it again.The Camino...

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Yukon Pilgrims Gather

Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons.So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an...

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Grace under fire

The hands move as they do in Spain, the hips move as they do in Africa and the shoulders sway as in Cuba.It is a style of dance pulled together by Liszt Alfonso to great success these past 17 years.On April 20 and 21, she brings...

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