Ray Wardle, 80, started playing hockey as a child, stopped being active after university and has made physical activity a part of his life since picking it back up in his 30s.
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Help make HSF a beneficiary of charitble giving
in 2016Help make HSF a beneficiary of charitble giving in 2016
Federated Health Charities is a coalition of 16 Ontario-based health charities including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, dedicated to raising funds through the Ontario Public Service that support health education and awareness, medical research and client and patient services. The 2016 campaign launches runs until July 31. Find out more.

Health organizations urge ban on marketing to
kidsHealth organizations urge ban on marketing to kids
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition says the time has come to protect children from harmful industry tactics and support parents to make healthy decisions for their families.
Find out more and get involved.

New! Report on Health highlights heart failureNew! Report on Health highlights heart failure
Heart failure affects 600,000 Canadians, and another 50,000 will be diagnosed this year. Read the Foundation’s 2016 Report on the Health of Canadians to learn more about this devastating condition — and the research that could one day bring a cure.
See the report here.

Canadian approach to First Aid and CPR GuidelinesNew Canadian approach to First Aid and CPR Guidelines
For the first time, Canada’s leading first aid and CPR training agencies have joined together to release a single evidence-based set of recommendations on training and standards of practice for first aid and CPR. Read more.

Free CPR Training at Mercedes-BenzFree CPR Training at Mercedes-Benz.
In partnership with the Foundation, Mercedes-Benz Toronto Corporate Stores are offering free CPR training at their 7 locations in the GTA. Help save lives. Join the spring learning sessions at MB Midtown on April 24 – MB Mississauga on May 15 – MB Markham on May 29. Register today.

Win big with our lottery
The Heart&Stroke Lottery has 7 Grand Prizes, including 2 Grand Prizes of $1 MILLION. A 50/50 Draw – winner takes half. AND a Cash Calendar Lottery with big Cash winners every day in March 2016. All with 1 in 2 odds. Order your tickets now.

Give your heart health a boost
Reignite your heart health motivation with the new <30 Days app. The redesigned app, generously supported by Desjardins Insurance and Shoppers Drug Mart, delivers a pocketful of motivation with small actions that target your personal heart disease and stroke risk factors. Get the app.

Show your heart and brain some loveShow your heart and brain some love
Follow our blog to discover the latest research updates, healthy recipes and health news you can trust, at Blog.heartandstroke.ca.

Heart&Stroke Risk
AssessmentNew! The free online Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment now includes a Life Expectancy Calculator. Take the quick questionnaire and find out which healthy changes will add years to your life. Try it today.

Eat healthier and support the FoundationEat healthier and support the Foundation
The Get Enough Helper App from Dairy Farmers of Canada helps you make sure you’re meeting recommended servings from Canada’s Food Guide. Plus, for each day you use the App, Dairy Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to the Foundation. Get the App now.

Working together for a healthier CanadaWorking together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help.

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Blackberry dressing adds a touch of natural sweetness to this fresh, crisp wild rice salad.