BuskerFest: Raising Epilepsy Awareness

Alkazam, one of the many acts from this year’s BuskerFest Toronto’s annual Scotiabank BuskerFest occured between August 25 and 30 in the St. Lawrence Market area in support of Epilepsy Toronto.  The event, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year features street acts, such as acrobats, musicians and more.  This year’s performers included Canadian trio, Dirty Dishes, The […]

Happy Hour Splash: August 19, 2009

Dancers from CityEvents’ Pre-Pink Splash, one of the Pre-Pink Bedroom parties being held before the official event on October 1.  Proceeds to these events go to Princess Margaret Hospital’s Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and Sick Kids. Prospere Magazine will be holding its own Pre-Pink Bedroom Party at Jeanne Lottie on September 15, 2009.  Tickets […]

Rethink Flappers and Rethink Pink: Rethink Romp 2009

Cynthia Cheng Rethink Breast Cancer held its annual Rethink Romp on Thursday, June 11.  Rethink is an organization which raises funds and awareness as well as supports younger women with breast cancer. Younger women (those under 50) have different issues than those who are older, including fertility, early menopause and financial implications.   The event was held on the top […]

June 11, 2009: Rethink Romp

Jonathan, Sarah and Coby having fun at the ReThink Romp on June 11, 2009.  The event raised funds and awareness for breast cancer.

Flexitarians: Some think it’s crazy, others love it

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Recently, many magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc…have discussed the so-called “flexitarian,” someone who is a vegetarian most of the time, but eats meat occasionally. Are you a flexitarian? 31.3% said that they’re flexitarians because while they realize that a vegetarian/vegan diet is better, they can’t completely give up meat.  Another 31.3% […]

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Swellwomen Surfing & Yoga Retreat

Lynn Burshtein The word “swell” can refer to an ocean wave generated from a distant source, or, in more common parlance, a description of something fantastic. For Me-Shell Mijangos, founder of the Maui-based surfing & yoga retreat, Swellwomen (along with its co-ed counterparts, Swell Co-ed), the dual meanings of the word complement one another. A […]

First Human with Swine Flu is a KID!

Apparently, they’ve traced the first human case of swine flu to a little boy living in Mexico.  The New York Times wrote a piece on him the other day, complete with pictures of Édgar.  I’m not sure if it’s fair to have done that – after all, he’s just five years old.  Even if the article […]

Profile: Catherine Carver, Fitness Model

Caileen Weitz The muscular arms, evident under 22-year-old Catherine Carver’s green long-sleeved shirt, are a result of rigorous weight training and being a figure and fitness model. Figure and fitness is part of the International Federation of Body Building and Fitness. It was created after body building with the hopes of generating more interest in […]

Doing Yoga … With Heart!

Lauren Ching On December 6th, 2008, this is the challenge Trish Stratus gave to her fans and friends on her MySpace page.  The former WWE wrestler, turned professional yogi, teamed up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) to have a fundraiser that would celebrate both the holidays and the lives of those […]