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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 05/2012

The Tiniest Man to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada

Climbing Kilimanjaro isn't particularly unique. It's an accomplishment, absolutely, but thousands of people do it every year. However they have all had something West does not: legs. Spencer is 2''7 in height, with no lower body below the pelvis. What he lacks in limbs, he more than makes up for in tenacity.

This Makes Bad Dates Look Good

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Living

If we don't like the other person we don't have to date them again, and we certainly don't have to marry them. But according to statistics from the UN, that's not the case for everyone -- an estimated 55 per cent of marriages in the world are arranged.

Girls (and Blogs) Can Change the World

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada

Doa'a Mheissin, a teenager from the Gaza Strip, has been blogging since she was 11 years old. This young woman may not look like a revolutionary, but in the years to come, she and girls like her could form the vanguard in the next chapter of the Arab Spring -- a much-needed gender revolution.

The Greatest Canadian You've Never Heard Of

| Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada

You've used his website countless times, you've been more to of his movies than you can count. He's an exceptional Canadian renowned for making some of Hollywood's best movies to fighting poverty in Africa. But trust us, until now, you've probably never heard of him. His name is...

The Real-Life Six Million Dollar Man (and Children)

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada

Stepping off the wheelchair-accessible relay bus to join my childhood hero in the final leg of his cross-Canada journey, I watched diners leave meals half eaten to cheer him on, bystanders, one after the other, breaking from the ranks to run and touch him. Who was this man?