BADEK NEWS 74

One. This is a girl band, but it should really be called a granny band because the average age of its members is 84, the oldest member is 97. The Band, KBG84, is from Kohama Island, in Okinawa, Japan, and is gaining popularity after its first single, “Come On and Dance, Kohama Island”, hit the top of the charts. The elderly, but extremely energetic, women have toured across Japan, dancing and singing songs about their home island, and winning friends and fans everywhere they go. It is evident that Okinawa has some of the longest life expectancy in the world.  

Two. There are strong men, and then There’s Andrey Rodichev. The Russian power-lifter climbed Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus, with a 75-kilogram (165-lb) barbell on the back. Not surprisingly, he was the first to ever complete such a feat. The intention was to combine two sports: trekking and power-lifting. Rodichev attached the barbell to his back with special straps and moved about 50 metres (0.03 mi.) per hour. He reached the destination in eight days. Most trekkers carry packs weighing 25 to 30 kilograms (55 to 66 lbs.). Rodichev’s barbell remains at the top of the mountain as a symbol of his achievements.

Three. Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion. Until October 16th from 11-00 a.m. to 4-00 p.m. at Lougheed House, Calgary. Showcasing 125 years of wedding fashion in Alberta, featuring collections from the Museum on the Highwood, Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society and Private Collections. See gowns and accessorises. Admission is $8.50 and visit www.lougheedhouse.com

Four. Heritage Park, Calgary. Ghost Tours. September 7th until November 9th from 7:30 p.m. to 9-00 p.m. at Heritage Park.After dark come visit for a guided ghost tour trough the streets and alley ways of the Historical Village. Listen to the stories of otherworldly encounters, spine-tingling history and manifestations! Free coffee or hot chocolate are included in your ticket of $19.95. For more info www.heritagepark.ca 

Five. Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. October 14th and 15th at the Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E, Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. wine and food lovers are invited to indulge at the 17th annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival. visit www.rockymountainwine.com

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