Contributors:

Jennifer Smith is a writer and columnist with the Capital News (Black Press) in Kelowna and a monthly contributor to Forever Young on topics related to the 50+ population.

Melanie Hall-Szyszkiewicz, Senior Financial Consultant , Certified Financial Planner and Elder Planning Counsellor, is Division Director of Investors Group Financial Services in Kelowna, and a frequent contributor on financial matters related to the 50+ audience.

Paul Johnson is a graduate of Okanagan College and Senior Vice-President and Branch Manager, Raymond James, Kelowna. He is a Director of the Okanagan College Foundation and Member of the Board of Governors of Okanagan College.

Peter Chipman, BBA, CFRE, is Director of Planned Giving/Major Gifts, of Variety - The Children's Charity, and a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. He is a frequent contributor of articles related to philanthropy.

Steven Tuck holds degrees from McMaster University B.A. (Hons.), York University B.B.A. (Hons), Okanagan University College (D. Litt.) and did graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is President of the Okanagan College Foundation, Past President of Sunshine Dreams for Kids (B.C. Interior Chapter), a Director of the Kelowna Rotary Club Foundation, member of the Advisory Board, Seton House of Prayer, and has many other community involvements. He has received recognition for community service in many forms: Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, Kelowna Man of the Year, B.C. Community Achievement Award, Doctor of Letters (OUC). He enjoys travel writing and has been included in press tours to Mexico numerous times and was one of 7 writers invited from North America to tour Moscow and Russia in 2003.

Randy Ray, a freelance writer based in Ottawa, is the lead Forever Young housing contributor. He worked as a reporter for the London Free Press in London, Ont. for 13 years, including three years as the paper's Parliament Hill correspondent. He has co-written eight books about Canada and contributed to four others, handled media relations for a variety of clients and worked as a publicist.

Christopher Guly writes on national affairs and undertakes many major profiles and special reports for Forever Young. Based in Ottawa, Guly holds a bachelor┬╣s degree in psychology from the University of Manitoba and was made an honorary member of the Manitoba Psychological Society in the early OE80s. He has written for a host of publications, including Reader's Digest, the Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Ellen Ashton-Haiste of St. Thomas, Ont. has written extensively on health,housing and other topics on a long and varied career since graduation from Carleton University┬╣s journalism program in 1973. She currently serves as the coordinating editor of Live It! Magazine for the Metroland chain in Ontario and is the lead health writer for Forever Young, a position she has held for over a decade. Ellen has won numerous awards including several U.S-based National Mature Media Awards.

Liz Campbell is an award-winning journalist with eclectic writing tastes, having done numerous profiles of entertainers and many travel articles as well as covering health, beauty and lifestyle for national magazines. She has served as editor of City Parent and the Forever Young Hamilton edition and currently is a key contributor to the food, beauty and travel beats in Forever Young. Liz, of Toronto, is the newsletter editor of the American Cheese Society.

Don Wall has served as the national editor of Forever Young for 14 years, managing the editorial side of an operation that has thriving franchised publications across Ontario and in British Columbia. The Hamilton resident has brought home numerous National Mature Media Awards as editor and won several for individual writing. He also is the managing editor of such successful publications as Southbound, the Retirement Living Guides, Insurance Guide and Empty Nest and serves as host of the successful seminar series Retirement 101.

Frequent Forever Young travel and profiles writer Paul Knowles of New Hamburg, Ont. is the proprietor of English Garden Publishers, for which he has written several books including Back to the Garden, Down The Garden Path, Why Is This Doctor Smiling?, Castle Kilbride and Close to the Heart. A former newspaper managing editor, he has contributed to numerous publications including the Toronto Sun, the Kitchener/Waterloo Record, Tourist, Exchange, Selections and Visitor and is a humour columnist for the Kitchener/Waterloo edition of Forever Young.