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Watertown Daily Times | Organizers gear up for 56th annual Canton Canoe Weekend

Friday, April 28th, 2017:

CANTON — A new major sponsor and the return of a classic paddling route will highlight the long-standing canoeing traditions along the Grasse River. Canton Canoe Weekend and the 56th annual Rushton Memorial Races will be held May 6 and 7 and this year, a partnership with St. Lawrence Health System will play a key role in the fun. “We are pretty happy to be working with them. They came in as a local sponsor and I think it is a pretty good fit,” said Gene K. Newman, co-director of Canton Canoe Weekend. “What they are trying to promote is […] Read More →

Deshpande on Entrepreneurship-Part 24: How do you measure real progress in a social enterprise?

Friday, April 28th, 2017:

By Desh Deshpande (Editor’s note: This is Part-24 of the weekly video column with philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Desh Deshpande, with excerpts from his book “On Entrepreneurship and Impact.” This column appears every Monday.) Desh Deshpande Social entrepreneurs are definitely out to change people’s lives for the better. And, they put in whatever it takes to make that dream come true. You may be one of them. How do you know if what you are doing is really working AND if you are making a meaningful difference? Here is the litmus test for that. If the work you are doing […] Read More →

Losing 17kg in 12 weeks: How Barbara Morris became a bodybuilder

Friday, April 28th, 2017:

JOANNA GRIFFITHS Last updated 11:24, April 25 2017 Joanna Griffiths/Fairfax NZ Barbara Morris was one of 16 athletes to participate in the NABBA 2017 Southland Regional Bodybuilding Championships. Barbara Morris wanted to be a bodybuilder since she was 20, and last weekend, more than 30 years later, her dream was realised.  The grandmother from Invercargill was one of 16 athletes to participate in the NABBA 2017 Southland Regional Bodybuilding Championships at James Hargest College senior campus on Saturday.  Morris said she didn’t know about the event until three months before it ran.  Despite having just 12 weeks to build muscle and learn a routine, Morris decided to register for […] Read More →

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