LG Fashion Week, Wednesday: Celebrities, Menswear and Non-Standard Sizes

Cynthia Cheng   The Heart Truth show is the first of the day.  On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and featuring a variety of different designers and their own creation of the “little red dress,” this event raises heart and stroke awareness in women.  Designers include Andy The-Anh, David Dixon, Jason Meyers and […]

Immigration and Integration: The New Canada

Cynthia Cheng According to a recent Globe and Mail article, Canada’s visible minority population is set to double in the next twenty years.  This is not only due to increased immigration, but also because some cultures tend to have more children than others.  However, it’s very interesting that some commentors automatically assume that any recent arrival […]

Poll: Were You Watching Hockey?

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GOOOOLLLLLD BABY!!!!!

Toronto hockey fans celebrate Canada’s gold medal win at the crossing on Yonge & Bloor.  Every time walk signs are on at all four corners, people run into the middle of the street, waving flags!!

Seeing Canada's Diversity was Great: Poll

  Though many media outlets have said that the Vancouver opening ceremonies were not as good as they should be, many of Prospere Magazine’s readers felt otherwise. In fact, more than half of the readers who participated in the poll, at 61.5%, liked seeing the diversity of Canada. 15.4% thought that it was okay, but not […]

Women's Hockey and the Olympics

Cynthia Cheng Since the day women’s hockey became an Olympic sport in 1998, people have been criticizing it.  People believe that the game is only very developed in two countries: Canada and the United States, and therefore does not have a place in the Games because it lacks competition.  They say that it’s very likely […]

Statscan Definition of 'Mother Tongue' Used to Inflate Numbers?

Cynthia Cheng Statistic Canada (Statscan) defines “mother tongue” as “first language learned at home.”  But is it accurate? Or, are they trying to inflate the number of Canadians who speak a non-official (English or French) language?  Why am I asking this?  Because plenty of people who learned an ancestral language prior to starting school grow up not […]

Alberta Fashion Week Designers, Part II

Prospere Magazine spoke with three more designers this week, including: Jessica Halabi: After graduating from Marvel College College’s ultra-competitive Fashion Design and Apparel program, this Edmonton native’s first collection was for Spring/Summer 2007.  Jessica’s style is self-described as “edgy elegant,” and is cut to be form-fitting, showing off the wearer’s curves. Her wearers reflect that, […]

Alberta Fashion Week: On Until October 10

The following designers are three of many who will be participating this year’s Alberta Fashion Week, which started yesterday: Camille Prins (Dutch Blonde):  A graduate of the fashion program in Toronto’s George Brown College and former Project Runway Canada (Season 2) contestant, Camille launched her line, Dutch Blonde in 2008.  The name was inspired by […]

Ste. Anne's Country Inn & Spa: A Castle in the Country

Lynn Burshtein   Those seeking to escape the hectic pace of city life in favour of peace and tranquility need look no further than Ste. Anne’s Country Inn & Spa. Situated in a 19th Century fieldstone castle among the gentle rolling hills of Northumberland County (a mere 90-minutes outside of Toronto, accessible by car or […]