"I remember things so clearly now that I've started thinking about them, even from when I was a boy, not even four years old."
AT 82, former Canadian welterweight boxing champion Norm Gautreau is fast.
A chance encounter and a glimpse of a pink accordion led me to a memorable meeting with North Vancouver's Dave Baskerville.
EVER wonder how performing arts programs - concerts, opera, theatre and dance - make it onto our radios and televisions?
EACH year on her birthday, Jan. 15, Mari Mordell performs the sun salutation.
During this year of the snake, focus and attention to detail will bring steady progress and ultimately, success to our endeavours. This is auspicious for North Shore Neighbourhood House's latest community outreach project, Seniors Inspiring Seniors.
MCKEACHIE is a familiar name in British Columbia sports and deservedly so.
"The prairie grass grew so tall, you couldn't let a kid outside. Mother knew I'd be safe at the school where there was a fenced yard. So one day, off I went in the buggy with my two brothers."
IN Rose Landry's fitness classes for seniors, less is always more.
HAROLD Plumsteel turned 100 on Nov. 20, celebrating the occasion with friends and family at Eagle Harbour Yacht Club.
A petite woman stood up at the recent North Shore Veterans' Reunion, a microphone in one hand, a cane gripped firmly in the other.
TWENTY-FIVE years ago, a group of retired nurses and health care workers started the North Shore Keep Well Society.
It's Tuesday, his regular day to volunteer at West Vancouver Seniors' Activity Centre, fielding calls about programs and activities. A veteran volunteer at the busy centre, he's the right man for this job. In 2013, Jack will celebrate 30 years of service with the centre, the same year he and Nancy, his wife, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
DOLLY Cartwright is a well-known volunteer and advocate for seniors' issues on the North Shore but how many of her friends and fans know she's a farm girl at heart?
Hollyburn means hiking the mountains behind the mountain, climbing snowy trails illuminated by bugs and carbide lamps, warming up in cabins after days of skiing and before a night of dancing at Hollyburn Lodge. It means lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories. On Sept. 19, Hollyburners will celebrate their mountain's heritage.
SIX champion trophy buckles take pride of place among a host of awards won by West Vancouver's Whitey Dropko, 81, and his partner, Aspen, a 28 year-old quarter-horse mare.
"THAT'S my life down there," says Alex Swanson, at home on 16th Street, looking out over Ambleside in West Vancouver.
IN 1930, eight-yearold Gordon Cowley changed schools, from Queen Mary on Vancouver's west side to Queen Mary in North Vancouver.
I'm at Kirby's Hair Designs in North Vancouver. Inside, classic car models are displayed near vintage red leather barber chairs, one occupied by Fred's next customer, a regular. His red Harley Davidson motorcycle sits outside.