Sylvie O'Rourke

A Single Step

A Single Step

It’s that time of the year when we are prone to reflect on our lives and think about making changes. There is something about Day One of the year that seems like a good time to start afresh. New Year’s resolutions can be traced back at least as far as Babylonian times with no doubt […]

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Cornwall Outdoor Club: Go with the Flow

Cornwall Outdoor Club: Go with the Flow

A sea of bobbing helmets surrounds me. For this mildly agoraphobic small-town gal, it is a little daunting to be boxed in by thousands of double-wheeled vehicles and their riders. Yet here I am in downtown Boston preparing to take part in a journey that will take us into a seventy-kilometer loop around the city’s […]

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Spreading a Little Sunshine

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” In my opinion, these words by James Matthew Barrie, a Scottish author best known as the creator of Peter Pan, capture best the rewards of volunteering. Throughout the Cornwall Outdoor Club’s existence there have been many golden opportunities to spread these […]

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It’s all downhill from here

By Sylvie O’Rourke Today we are tourists taking in some of Montreal’s popular attractions. Our adventure begins at to the Old Port, a thriving and crowded area where horse-drawn carriages roam the streets and the courageous zip-line overhead, where live statues stand still in total concentration and artists display their creations. Our taste buds tingle […]

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Igniting the Fire

Igniting the Fire

Climbing mountains gets into your blood like a fire in need of kindling. It is a passion that builds confidence, makes you stronger, healthier, and more adventurous. The members of the Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air like to have fun while challenging and motivating each other. Our newest goal is to conquer the Fire […]