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By: Alexander Thomas Kennedy
A driven and determined athlete, Cassandra McGrath is the 2019 Easter Seals Ambassador for Newfoundland and Labrador
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Cassandra McGrath recently returned from representing Newfoundland at the Canada Games. Now, the 14-year-old Torbay resident will represent Easter Seals as its new provincial ambassador.
Cassandra, or ‘Cass’

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Globe-trotting activist and sexual abuse survivor Gemma Hickey discusses their trip to the Vatican City for a pivotal clergy abuse summit 
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Gemma Hickey is a globe-trotting activist. They cover some serious distance – 938km by foot walking across the island in 2015 to raise awareness for clergy abuse, over

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From acclaimed stage production to groundbreaking anthology, transVersing is one of the first trans-authored traditionally published books in Newfoundland history. 
 
Described as “Shakespeare meets slam poetry and the fiddle meets soapbox rant” by its publishing company Breakwater Books, transVersing is possibly the first trans-authored, traditionally published book to come

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Environmental artist Marlene Creates reflects on her life and love of Newfoundland after earning the most prestigious honour of her career
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Visual artist Marlene Creates has a fascination and deep-rooted connection with the pristine nature of Newfoundland and Labrador unlike any who have called this great island home. 
It was

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Epilepsy NL Purple Day Ambassador Lisa Pack shares her story of struggle and determination to spread awareness on a life-changing medical condition
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When Lisa Pack of Hermitage was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2016, she knew her life was about to change. Pack was 18 years old at the time.

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Ron Pumphrey was many things; broadcaster, author and city councillor. In this special one-on-one, Marilyn Pumphrey reflects on the man, the legend – her husband
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What a wonderful world Marilyn Pumphrey lived in for 40years. “Ron was a beautiful husband and I miss him everyday,” she begins. What does

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By: Rebecca Blake
For many, running is a form of self-inflicted torture, but for Angie Ryan, it’s a form of relief from stress and anxiety.  
“When I run it’s therapeutic,” said Ryan.  
Ryan, 41, is an active woman. She works as an early-childhood educator, is a mom to

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Ambassadors for the YACC Shave for the Brave in 2019, Naomi-Lee Cheeke shares her story
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Naomi-Lee Cheeke can’t wait to meet more YACCers. The 23-year-old isn’t referring to people who talk incessantly. Rather YACC is an acronym for Young Adult Cancer Canada – a national network of hundreds of

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Brothers Daniel and David Horne bond over sports, competition and friendship
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As Special Olympics athletes, Daniel and David Horne of St. John’s have found their niche in various sports – while continuing to encourage each other and their teammates.
Having Fun 
David works at Island Furniture in St. John’s. Daniel

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