Walk aims to raise funds and awareness for organ donation


The second annual Kamloops Kidney Walk is happening on Sunday, Aug. 28 at Riverside Park. Registration starts at 10 a.m. The 2.5 km walk and the 5 km fun run will start at 11 a.m. with the event wrapping up at 2 p.m. There’ll be a barbecue by donation, live entertainment by local musician Dave Coalmine, and a silent auction. The event will … [Read more...]

Go crazy with your hair for cancer research

The Great Canadian Hair "Do"

Feel like shaving your head? Do it for a cause with the Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do”. The Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do”, formerly the Great Canadian Head Shave, was launched last year as a creative way for people to show their support for people whose lives have been touched by cancer and to raise funds for cancer research. While a … [Read more...]

Molokai to Oahu: Recollections from a race of a lifetime


by Bodie Shandro, Special to SPIN Newsmagazine Ten time world champion Jamie Mitchell calls it the “Waterman’s Super Bowl”. For me, it was a chance to realize a dream of being one of the legendary people that have successfully crossed the infamous channel. The Ka’iwi Channel, a.k.a Molokai Channel or the “Channel of Bones”, has a centuries old … [Read more...]