UPCOMING EVENT 55+ Lifestyle Show in Vancouver - Sept 22, 2016
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COVER Cue the Champ
Cliff Thorburn, former World Snooker Champion, Member of the Order of Canada and inductee into numerous sports halls of fame cuts a striking figure when dressed in a tux and bowtie, the hallmarks of his trade. “I like dressing up,” he says. But in 1995 when software entrepreneur Peter Hyne attended a corporate event in Toronto, knocking a few balls around the pool table, Cliff blended into the crowd. At least that’s the way Hyne remembers it.
Cliff Thorburn was born in Victoria in 1948. His father worked for the City; his mother stayed at home. His parents divorced when he was two and he was temporarily placed in a foster home until he was reunited with his father and grandmother several months later. He remembers his father fondly, united in their shared love of sports. READ MORE
MAKEOVER Brooke Campbell Make-Over Winner
Congratulations to Brooke Campbell, the third in a series of INSPIRED Senior Living's Make-Over contestants.
As with all our winners, Brooke had never experienced a total make-over and was eager to see how we would change her look. “I am a minimalist as far as spending time doing hair or makeup. I use few products and I am basically a wash-and-wear-hair gal. READ MORE
BLOG 50+ Women Are Good For Business
The over-50 consumer group represents a portion of the buying public no marketer can afford to ignore, says MassMutual Financial Group. But what makes their advice more intriguing is that they identify women as the major cohort in this consumer group. They state, “The women of this group own more than 75% of the nation’s financial wealth.” READ MORE
VICTORIA 11th Annual 55+ Lifestyle Show Success
This year's sunny weather definitely worked its magic to fill the aisles at our recent March 22nd show in Victoria and even entice visitors outside to give some electric bikes a whirl. There was something for everyone - from activities like table tennis or dancing to the swing tunes of Oliver Swain and Trio Voltaire...to make-overs and manicures...three fashion shows...a very popular Spin and Win prize wheel...and a guest appearance by the very funny and popular Vicki Gabereau. Almost 125 exhibitors gave visitors a variety of products and services to consider. Thank you to everyone who participated at this year's show. We hope you will be back next year. Meanwhile, stay tuned for details about our Vancouver show, coming this September.
Check out more photos in our April issue.