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Lifting Forgotten Voices

Her alarm goes off at 4 a.m. It’s time to start fuelling her body with the 5,000 calories required for the grueling day ahead. For the last week, Angela Houle, 40, has had butterflies...

Winter Outdoor Yoga – Snowga!

We know spending time in nature is good for us.  Why not double up on the benefits by embracing winter and taking your yoga practice outside? Yoga, a year-round activity Just because the weather turns cold, doesn’t mean you...

Running in the Footsteps of Heroes

It was an emotional moment for ultrarunner Dave Proctor as he ran over to his hero Terry Fox and kissed the feet of the bronze statue at Victoria, B.C.’s Mile 0. A journey that...

Artist Fosters Connection to Outdoors

Everything about Jessa Gilbert’s paintings suggests movement. The sweeping, fluid lines of her mountains; the way her use of colour makes it look like sun and shade are playing over her landscapes in real...

A Unique Running Companion

Shanda Hill and her four-year old goat. Runners have long kept animal companions. Most common are trail dogs; ultra runner Chris McDougall runs with his rescue donkey Sherman; then there’s Vernon, B.C.’s Shanda Hill and...

The Future Generation of Fitness

Brett Roberts has a teen CrossFit class in Charlottetown, P.E.I. that’s filled with girls. Oh, boys are welcome to train, but these young ladies have been inspired by the exploits of Anikha Greer, a...
Martin Parnell

Martin Parnell’s 10-Year Journey with IMPACT

How a magazine helped marathoner Martin Parnell become a household name while raising cash and consciousness.
A Natural Connection

A Natural Connection

Judith Kasiama feels at home when she’s in the wilderness.“I love the tranquility of being in nature, the greenery, the sense that life is moving forward,” she says. “Nature is very therapeutic. It’s the...
The Definition of an Athlete

The Definition of an Athlete

“This body is fierce, beautiful, and unapologetic. It’s meant to move through the world as it wishes: lifting, walking and running, rolls and all.”– Mirna Valerio In that glorious moment when Mirna Valerio completed her...
Give Your Brain a Break

Give Your Brain a Break

Our brain needs a break approximately every 40 to 50 minutes. Lisa Belanger tells us how to properly recover from work and stress and why this is important. Prior to the pandemic, I spent several...
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Walk Confidently This Winter with Mark’s IceFX® Winter Boots

IMPACT Magazine was ON-LOCATION in beautiful Banff, Alberta, with Mark’s testing out Mark’s IceFX boots, their new collection designed to create a safer way to walk...