Retreat for vets sees a busy year

More than a year ago, Afghanistan veteran Tyson Bowen set out to create a safe space for himself and other veterans to enjoy the outdoors, connect with loved ones and each other, and recover from any mental trauma or mental illness they may have from their time in combat. Since then, Bowen has accomplished a...

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Quilts of Valour presented

The operator of the Real Canadian Recreation eco-adventure park for other veterans in Lorne now has a Quilt of Valour. Tyson Bowen was presented the quilt recently by a group of local quilters, A 100-year-old barn on the property is in the process of being transformed into the park’s headquarters that will house 10-12 bunks...

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Bye-bye 2019: Welcome to a new decade!

To quote Charles Dickens: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … The last year has seen trials and tribulations, victories and defeats, highs and lows. There was an increased awareness of environmentalism, less certainty about the future, a federal election, a year since the legalization of cannabis … all...

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Local veteran opening eco-adventure park for fellow veterans

Peace and bliss can be hard to find when many everyday things can be a trigger for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To help aid in healing and relaxation for those who face the same challenges and experiences, Tyson Bowen is creating an eco-adventure park for fellow veterans. Having joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005...

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