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Zoomer Magazine July - August 2017

Zoomer magazine is as much a movement as a magazine, Zoomer amplifies a positive vision of aging while addressing its issues through its innovative blend of relevant policy and lifestyle content with a service-with-style positioning. Its key pillars are health, travel, finance and policy, with food and drink, arts, entertainment and pop culture as well as beauty, grooming and fashion in the mix.

Country:
Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
ZoomerMedia Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
tully luxury cruise report

In celebration of Tully Luxury Travel’s 30th anniversary year, we’ve partnered with Oceania Cruises to offer 30 spectacular sailings with exclusive perks for our clients. Receive unlimited WiFiand personalize your vacation by choosing from a selection of complimentary amenities. Voyages include exciting North American, Caribbean, Asian and European itineraries. ABOUT CRUISE PROFESSIONALS Cruise Professionals, a division of Tully Luxury Travel, was established in 1987 and has long-standing relationships with the finest travel and tour operators. Tully Luxury Travel offers world-class customer service through its three divisions: Cruise Professionals, African Dreams, and Private Travel Designers. WHY BOOK WITH THE CRUISE PROFESSIONALS? • Exclusive amenities offered on ALL sailings • VIP access to sites often closed to the general public • Condé Nast Traveler “World’s Top Travel Specialist” since 1999 • Top producing agency for leading hotels such as…

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3 min
what canada means to us

I was born in Halifax, but from the age of two, I lived on three islands in the West Indies. I knew that I was different because I was a Canadian. I liked noting this fact because it made me feel special but I had no concept of what Canada was – all the magazines, books and (later) TV shows I saw were American or British. The day before I flew back to Canada to start (though not complete) university, my mother told me to stick my head into the icebox (her quaint term for the freezer) to understand just how cold it would be. I landed in Toronto on a deep, dark, frigid day in February and, 35 years later, I still have not gotten used to the cold.…

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1 min
tully luxury cruise report

Antarctica is the world’s last true wilderness, a land where penguins, seals and whales are the only permanent residents. Discover the wild continent with Quark Expeditions, the world leader in polar adventures and guided tours for over two decades. Explore unspoiled landscapes and spectacular wildlife in this most remote corner of the world. ABOUT CRUISE PROFESSIONALS Cruise Professionals, a division of Tully Luxury Travel, was established in 1987 and has long-standing relationships with the finest travel and tour operators. Tully Luxury Travel offers world-class customer service through its three divisions: Cruise Professionals, African Dreams, and Private Travel Designers. WHY BOOK WITH THE CRUISE PROFESSIONALS? • Exclusive amenities offered on ALL sailings • VIP access to sites often closed to the general public • Condé Nast Traveler “World’s Top Travel Specialist” since 1999 • Top producing agency for…

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5 min
this way up

July 1, 1867 Canada enters Confederation, and Sir John A. Macdonald, 52, becomes our first prime minister Hockey, beer and Tim Hortons coffee to follow. 1879 Three years after missing a train, Sandford Fleming, 52, proposes his idea for standard time zones, leading to worldwide standard time Though some still refuse to employ Fleming’s standard time, including India, China and the guy who said he’d be over to install your cable between nine and five today. 1880 Quebec’s Marie-Louise Meilleur, is born and lives to become Canada’s oldest person ever at 117 She was born when Macdonald was PM and died when Mulroney held office, and she had 12 kids, 85 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 57 great-great-grandchildren and four great-great-great-grandchildren. 1901 Before Céline sang forTitanic, Emma honoured the grandmother of Europe Emma Albani, 54,…

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6 min
the funniest country i know

It was a so-so party in a chi-chi Brooklyn loft with limp nibblies and a severely limited open bar. Nursing a tepid Diet Coke, I scanned the crowd, planning an early getaway. To kill some time, I tracked strangers’ faces around the room, skittered past a set of bemused grey eyes, paused, went back to the bemused grey eyes. They resided in the face of a decidedly voluptuous woman. And she was smiling. At me. Which was ... uncustomary. I have never been mistaken for Ryan Gosling, plus I am ... of mature vintage. Comely young women don’t go out of their way to come-hither me with their lips. Or with anything else. “You local?” she purred. How to explain in a few urbane, well-chosen words that you come from Salt Spring, an island she’s…

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7 min
hot & cool

For proof that we Canadians are hot and always have been, I point to the seminal sex scene in the 1973 thriller Don’t Look Now. The ravenous intensity that Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland bring to the act of making love burns a hole clear through the celluloid. The scene drew ire and censorship upon its release. Many speculated they were not “acting” and that the coupling was “real.” The controversy was reignited with a 2011 tellall book claiming it was. Sutherland, ever the gentleman from Saint John, N.B., dismissed the claim simply as “mendacious.” Of course, a single Canadian can’t carry the reputation for the rest of us on his handsome shoulders, but there are plenty of other exhibit A’s in the hot Canadians category. Red swimsuits will never be…

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