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Mar
23

The Right To Give: Oakley Cyclist Clara Hughes Supports The ‘Right To Play’ Charity In a Huge Way

  Some North Americans will never truly understand the devastation and hardships that take place in African nations such as Rwanda. Hollywood tries to depict the sad reality of the issues sweeping the African continent, but rarely is the full effect of the troubling problems ever shown. Canadian Clara Hughes has taken notice and pledged to do something about it. The Oakley Olympic cyclist, speed skater and now … more

Mar
22

Interview with Clara Hughes – is 2012 her Last Olympics?

Interviewer: BARBARA www.healthandlifestyle.ca   Barbara: A couple of months after the 2012 Games, you turn 40. It’s awesome you are able to do what you do at this stage in your life.     CLARA Physiologically, I’m actually in my prime as an endurance athlete. Other female athletes who have been world-class and succeeded even later in life are my inspiration and motivation. I really want to be … more

Mar
22

Clara Hughes primed for a soup-er Olympic cycling season

http://thestar.blogs.com/olympics/2012/03/clara-hughes-primed-for-a-soup-er-olympic-cyling-season.html     If you’ve read any of Clara Hughes’ recent blog entries, you can tell the Canadian Olympic legend is in a good place as she embarks on the road to the London Olympics.     She’s even started posting soup recipes. She’s the self-proclaimed ‘Master of the Soups.’ Those lucky enough to sample the results of her kitchen labours would not begrudge her that title.   … more

Mar
14

Procter & Gamble to Support Canadian Olympic Hopefuls in Their Quest for Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Procter & Gamble Canada (P&G), in cooperation with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), proudly announces its sponsorship of nine Canadian Olympic hopefuls as they prepare to represent the country at the London 2012 Olympic Games.   In addition to supporting moms through its “Thank You Mom” campaign, the athletes and sponsoring brands are:   Adam van Koeverden       Kayak                                         P&G Corporate Scale Alexandre Despatie          Diving   … more

Feb
25

The campaign against depression

By Richard Handler, CBC News Posted: Feb 20, 2012 5:17 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2012 5:16 PM ET About The Author: Richard Handler is a producer with the CBC Radio program Ideas. The magnificent Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes was recently on CBC Radio’s Q, talking about her battles with depression and her involvement with Bell Let’s Talk campaign to combat the stigma of mental illness. A … more

Feb
14

Canadians talk about mental health like never before on Bell Let’s Talk Day

MONTREAL, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – On February 8 millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast joined national spokesperson Clara Hughes on Bell Let’s Talk Day in an unprecedented national conversation to end the stigma of mental illness.   Canadians responded with 78,520,284 texts, long-distance calls and retweets – a 19% increase over the first Bell Let’s Talk Day in 2011. With Bell donating 5 … more

Feb
14

Clara Hughes conquers the dark weight of depression

  By JAMES CHRISTIE From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail At the height of her athletic success, Clara Hughes felt the dark weight of depression. She didn’t recognize it at first but now has a better understanding – and a mission to share her story with others going through the same suffering   One more time this summer, Clara Hughes will come churning around an Olympic corner, a six-time … more

Feb
5

Olympian Clara Hughes describes her own ‘spiral of darkness’ in bid to raise awareness

BY CHLOE FEDIO, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Clara Hughes flashes her poster-perfect smile as she points to the purple D.I.F.D. band on her left wrist. Do It For Daron. It’s a reminder of the Olympian athlete’s own “spiral of darkness” — sleeping 18 hours a day and spending her waking hours in tears. “Even someone like me that can seem really strong — I’m so vulnerable. I’m so human,” … more

Jan
20

Bell launches 2012 ‘Let’s Talk’ mental health campaign

Bell has launched a campaign to encourage discussion of mental health issues in the lead-up to its national “Let’s Talk Day” on February 8. Bell introduced the mental health initiative in 2011, committing to spend $50 million over five years in a bid to change Canadians’ attitudes on the subject. Besides deflating the stigma around mental health, the campaign also focuses on improving care and access, stimulating research … more

Nov
28

DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA does competition!

I had the chance to do an interview with Sook-Yin Lee at DNTO (Definitely not the Opera)…one of my favorite radio programs on CBC! Here are the goods on the show, the link is at the bottom to the podcast. What drives you to compete? Hot dog eating contests… epic games of Monopoly… or ultra-marathons. We all compete in our own way – so what was your “big … more


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