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Zoomer Magazine September/October 2019

ZOOMER is Canada’s exciting magazine for Canadians 45 and up. Each issue brings you tips on living healthy, staying fit, and making your money last. Enjoy travel advice, arts and food reviews, stylish shopping, health breakthroughs and secrets to successful intimacy. Plus, meet fascinating celebrities, spiritual leaders, authors and more!

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English
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ZoomerMedia Limited
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zoomer

FOUNDER MOSES ZNAIMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Suzanne Boyd EXECUTIVE EDITOR Vivian Vassos ART DIRECTOR Stephanie White MANAGING EDITOR, PRINT & DIGITAL Arlene Stacey FASHION DIRECTOR AT LARGE Derick Chetty SENIOR EDITOR, PRINT & DIGITAL Peter Muggeridge ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, PRINT & DIGITAL Mike Crisolago ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, PRINT & DIGITAL Tara Losinski ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION MANAGER & DIGITAL ART DIRECTOR Stephanie Beard CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Charmaine Gooden, Jay Teitel SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS Gordon Pape, Libby Znaimer CARTOON & JOKES EDITOR Moses Znaimer EDITOR AT LARGE Bryan Adams CONTRIBUTING DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR June Anderson CONTRIBUTORS Andrew Allentuck, Nathalie Atkinson, Dominic Bugatto, Judy Gerstel, Shinan Govani, Carlene Higgins, Dr. Zachary Levine, Barbara Olson, Jim Slotek, Mary Symons, Wes Tyrell, Mark Veldhoven PUBLIC RELATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Hazel Picco EVERYTHINGZOOMER.COM DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR Cynthia Ross Cravit CONTENT COORDINATOR Andrew Wright PUBLISHER Lori Fitzgerald, 416-607-7730 ACCOUNT DIRECTORS, PRINT & DIGITAL Beth Agro 416-607-7738; Donna Herscovitch 416-607-7729;…

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decision 2019

FIRST OFF, let’s address the elephant in the room. And, yes, I do mean our re-imagining of Mount Rushmore, which you may have noticed on the cover. We do recognize that it is a potent symbol of our neighbour’s birth, Constitution and history and, speaking to our main cover line “The Zoomer Primary,” that political primaries are their thing. But like every other election, this fall’s federal contest has its own story to tell and, as this one begins, we acknowledge the impact that American-style politics has had on Canada’s, including how political personas have begun to trump (pun intended) policy. Our tongue-in-cheek take is a commentary on these times, but also poses the question: with today’s polarization on this side of the border, too, is your decision already carved…

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the elephant & the mouse

IN 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy travelled to Ottawa to address our House of Commons. Using his trademark oratorical flair, the dashing young president tried to sum up the long history of Canada-U.S. relations. “Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies,” said Kennedy. “Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.” The Canadian perspective, however, has never been quite so lofty. Speaking to the National Press Club in Washington in 1969, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau suggested a different interpretation. “Living next to [the U.S.] is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch…

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THE SPIRIT OF ’69 Re: Brian D. Johnson’s enlightening article “Once We Were Stardust” [July/August]: I agree Woodstock was a paradox, but I do have two questions about Joni Mitchell’s song: First, why is the traveller to Woodstock called a “child of God?” Second, apart from its melodic effect in the chorus, why does she repeat, “We’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden”? I will suggest a possible answer. “Child of God” prepares us for Mitchell’s allusion to the Garden of Eden; she is tapping into the myth of paradise. Here, “myth” is not a fable or untruth but a narrative with lasting or even eternal effects. Despite the drugs and sex and subsequent killing at Altamont, the spirit of Woodstock lives on. I now understand Woodstock more profoundly but still…

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this way up

(AND DOWN) Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, appeared on the only $500 bill ever issued in Canada, wearing a formal shirt and fur-collared coat In other words, he was dressed exactly like someone you’d expect to be carrying around a $500 bill. What feuds between politicians and media looked like before cable news In 1910, a Saskatchewan newspaper boy famously blew off a conversation with Canada’s seventh PM, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The boy grew up to be Canada’s 13th PM, John Diefenbaker. In 1923, PM Lester Pearson’s Oxford hockey team won the inaugural Spengler Cup Though Pearson didn’t look like a future Nobel Peace Prize winner as he pulled an opposing player’s jersey over his head and rocked him with uppercuts. This explains the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane posters they…

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the other side of the rainbow

“I believe in the idea of the rainbow,” Judy Garland, who died 50 years ago this year, once said. “And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.” In 1968, three decades after delivering her career-defining performance alongside misfits and munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, the screen legend landed in London to kick off a run of shows at the Talk of the Town theatre, hoping to jumpstart a career hampered by years of drug and alcohol abuse, failed marriages and mounting debt. It’s the final act for this Hollywood legend – one brimming with music, hope, strife, even romance – brought to the big screen in Judy, an adaptation of the hit stage musical End of the Rainbow, starring Renée Zellweger delivering her own rendition of…

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