It’s called the happiest 5k on the planet for a reason!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. The Island event will take place at the Charlottetown Event Grounds. Photo credit: Flo-Foto.
Text: Ellen Egan
I GET IT. The thought of running 5km for FUN sounds like some kind of cruel joke to me, too. But as it turns out, even people who may not enjoy running under normal circumstances are participating in a new crop of running events like The Color Run that make exercising seem less boring, and a lot more fun.
With a slogan calling it the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the idea of The Color Run making its debut in P.E.I. for the very first time.
Travis Snyder is the founder and executive director of The Color Run, a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which participants are doused from head to toe in colourful powder at each kilometre, and is the mastermind behind paint style events.
In an effort to create a nonthreatening running environment, where professional and novice runners could come together and enjoy the purity of the sport, The Color Run was born. Read more »
Young entrepreneur and Island-native, Ryan DesRoches, marries his active lifestyle with a new business venture
Ryan DesRoches, a young entrepreneur, Island-native, and fitness enthusiast, created Bandha Bar to fill a need of having locally sourced energy bars that actually taste good. Submitted photo.
Text: Ellen Egan
DURING A HUNGER-FUELLED EXCURSION ONE MORNING, I stumbled upon what may very well be my new favourite snack. While debating over a cluster of baked goods on the counter, I spotted what looked like little mini chocolate bars near the cash. It turns out they are “Bandha Bars” and are all-natural energy bars made with locally sourced ingredients in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The all-natural Almond Chia Chocolate Bandha Bar makes the perfect “pick-me-up” and contains less than five ingredients!
After deciding to buy one (Cashew Cocoa, to be exact), I was thoroughly impressed by how tasty it actually was. Oh, and it went swimmingly with my coffee, too.
Intrigued by the whole concept, I did a little digging to find out more about the company. A quick scan of their rather active Facebook page told me that Bandha Bar is a product created by Ryan DesRoches, a native Islander and graduate from Queen’s University now based in Halifax, N.S., who has always loved energy bars: “I used to eat two, or sometimes more, a day when I was training and racing as a competitive cyclist.” Read more »
What’s old is new again
G! Eats by Chef Ilona Daniel
Craft beer is growing in popularity since the movement first began in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
BEER IS ONE OF THE OLDEST fermented beverages and the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. Historical records suggest its existence dates back to the early Neolithic times, or 9500 BC. It’s even recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Suffice to say, a lot of time has passed since that first pint, yet our passion, excitement, and yearning for fresh, creative approaches to our suds is as strong as ever. The terms “micro-brew”, and “craft beer” are in sharp focus world-wide. I think this has much to do with the notion that everything old is new again. We, as the collective consumers, have been developing our palates—and statistics have shown that the large-scale generic tasting beers are just not satisfying us as they once did. Read more »