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The New Canadian Experience from Joy (Pen Name)

In Writing (all kinds) on August 3, 2017 at 8:48 PM

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23)

Canadians are kind people!

I am from East Asia.  Before I came to Toronto, my first residence was in Calgary for about three months.  I was used to a subtropical island climate and when I came it was winter in Calgary.  It was the winter that I learned that minus 40 degrees Celsius is the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Talk about a shock. The cold was unbelievable but even more unbelievable was that I saw a man wearing shorts.  I thought, what tough people these Canadians must be!

I wanted to work and after searching work advertisements, I discovered that there was an opening in a school for children with disabilities. This interested me, so after an adventure wading in snow up to my waist I arrived at the school. (The woman at the subway stop said the school was just over the hill so instead of continuing around the hill on the subway, I got off and tried to walk over the hill on private land.  After being chased by dogs and wondering if it was possible to drown in the snow, I arrived but I am sure I looked very sorry.)

The authorities of the school were very friendly and gave me a tour.  However, when I asked about working, I was reminded how naïve I was.  The vice-principal told me I was eligible to be a teacher at the school but only if I had an Alberta teaching license. Since I could not work at the school I decided to do volunteer work and my experience there revealed how kind Canadians are to children with disabilities.

Canadians are the kindest culture I have seen to children who have disabilities. True, it was only one school in one province and I only volunteered for a couple of months but it was such a kind atmosphere; kindness for the different levels of disabled children, kindness in giving them and their parents real respect (not pity) and in trying to give the children a chance to learn up to their potential, and the kindness shown in the quality of the facility and the investment that Canadians make in children who have limited chance to return interest on the investment. Though the characteristics of the students were different than in other schools, the staff, teachers, and administrators were just as serious and just as committed as schools for other children.  Even their language was respectful.  There was no use of terms like retarded or even crippling.  It was a learning place where even the weakest were respected and loved and it was a place that beat with sounds of a kind Canadian heart.

I did not know it then but Canadian kindness to disabled children is only one of the ways that Canada is kind.  I have later discovered their kindness toward the “exile,” their kindness toward other cultures, and even their kindness toward those who blame Canada for their own misery.

I will continue to talk about these kindnesses as well as other things that I see in Canada in my next articles.

Cheers,

Joy

Shea Butter Market

In Writing (all kinds) on July 28, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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Toronto African Film & Music Festival

In Writing (all kinds) on July 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM

The Toronto African Film & Music Festival will be taking place from August 24, 2017, to August 26, 2017, at the Kingsway Community Life Centre at 186 Spadina Avenue. The opening film is an Egyptian film which is celebrating 100 years this year. The festival is looking for sponsorship. When you sponsor $250.00 CAD or more, you will receive five free passes to attend the festival which is savings of 60% on your sponsorship donation. Come celebrate the films, music, and fashion of African continent and all the diversity of Africa.

For more information, here is the website: http://torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com/

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact me, Donna Kakonge, Festival Director at donna@torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com

 

With this Ring Movie Event in Montréal, Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on April 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM
Ameesha Joshi invited you to With This Ring‘s event
With This Ring | Montreal Premiere
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Back to where it all began! We’re thrilled to be finally showing our film in Montreal AND at Concordia University. We first met while studying at Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and starte…

Change of Address for A Different Booklist in Toronto, ON, Canada

In Writing (all kinds) on March 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Greetings to all our suppliers,

This is to inform you that A Different Booklist has now relocated to a new address:

A Different Booklist

779 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON

M5S 0B7

Our previous change of address notice had the wrong postal code. Please note the correct postal code above.

Please also update the following information:

Tel: 416 538 0889

Fax: 416 901 1662

Email: info@adifferentbooklist.com

Website: http://www.adifferentbooklist.com

All orders not yet shipped should be shipped to the new location at 779 Bathurst St.

Best Regards,

Miguel San Vicente

A Different Booklist

Have Fun in the Snow

In Entertainment, Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 23, 2015 at 3:00 AM

It’s here, so you might as well enjoy it. It’s snow, and if plenty has fallen in your area, there are many ways you can make of the most of it.

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Minister Fantino Names Major-General (R) Richard Rohmer as D-Day Special Advisor

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today named Major-General (R) Richard Rohmer as his special advisor on D-Day commemorative events as the Government of Canadaprepares for the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on June 6, 2014.

“I am delighted that such a distinguished Veteran is sharing his experience and providing his input to the commemorative activities for D-Day, which many consider was the beginning of the end of the Second World War,” said Minister Fantino. “His incredible personal experience and expertise will help to ensure that Canada’s Veterans will be recognized and remembered on such an important anniversary.” Read the rest of this entry »

Minister Kenney urges employers to find skilled workers at home

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM

CALGARY, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – In a keynote speech today at the very first Skilled Migration National Employer Conference, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, emphasized the importance of addressing skills shortages to support economic growth and long-term prosperity in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

New Northern Ontario Hydroelectric Project Creating Jobs‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 15, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom
News Release

New Northern Ontario Hydroelectric Project Creating Jobs

August 6, 2013

Province Building Long-Term Equity Partnership with First Nations

Ontario is creating up to 100 new construction jobs in Northern Ontario while renewing its commitment to clean, renewable electricity with the New Post Creek hydroelectric project.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its partner, Coral Rapids Power, a wholly owned company of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), are moving forward to develop approximately 25 megawatts (MW) of renewable hydroelectric power through the construction of a generating station on New Post Creek near its outlet to the Abitibi River.

The New Post Creek project builds on the expertise and capacity developed in recent Northern Ontario hydroelectric projects, such as the Lower Mattagami project. The new project will include construction of a generating station, a dam and powerhouse. Associated activities will include improvements to existing access roads, establishment of a construction site and installation of a transmission line.

This project supports Ontario’s goal to facilitate the participation of First Nation and Métis communities in renewable energy and transmission projects while building strong communities, powered by clean, reliable energy.

QUICK FACTS

  • Construction of the New Post Creek generating station will begin in 2014 and is expected to be in service by 2017.
  • Construction of the Lower Mattagami project started in 2010 and will add about 440 MW of clean electricity generating capacity to Ontario’s energy grid, while providing $2.6 billion of investment in the North.
  • OPG operates 13 generating stations in Northeastern Ontario with a capacity of over 1,000 MW of clean, renewable hydroelectric power. Altogether, Ontario has nearly 8,200 MW of installed waterpower.
  • Over the past 10 years, Ontario has brought more than 3,300 MW of renewable energy online — enough to power 900,000 homes each year.
  • Ontario is committed to working with Aboriginal partners to ensure they are able to benefit from and participate in resource development opportunities across the province.

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QUOTES

“Hydroelectric power has long been a central pillar in the government’s renewable electricity portfolio and will continue to play a crucial role in our energy mix. This partnership also offers a natural transition for the First Nations workforce in the region as they continue to develop expertise in hydro development in the province.”
— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy
“OPG is proud of the commercial partnership we have built with TTN and other Ontario First Nations. We are one step closer to seeing our partnership create substantial benefits for TTN’s community and this region, including education and training, jobs, economic investment and an additional 25 MW of clean, renewable hydropower”
— Tom Mitchell , President and CEO, Ontario Power Generation
“This important partnership between Coral Rapids Power & Ontario Power Generation will provide Taykwa Tagamou Nation with a long-term investment opportunity for a sustainable economic base for the community. We look forward to working with the Ministry of Energy & OPG on the New Post Creek Project, which will also provide benefits to the surrounding municipalities with economic development opportunities and creating employment.”
— Chief Linda Job, Taykwa Tagamou Nation

CONTACTS

Beckie Codd-Downey
Minister’s Office
416-325-2690
beckie.codd-downey@ontario.ca

Kirby Dier
Communications Branch
416-326-4542
kirby.dier@ontario.ca

Ministry of Energy
http://www.ontario.ca/energy

 


 

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Edleun Announces change to Board and Management Team

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 29, 2013 at 3:00 AM

CALGARY, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Edleun Group, Inc. (“Edleun” or the “Company“) (TSXV: EDU), the leading provider of quality early childhood education and care in Canada, today announced that Mr. Leslie Wulf has resigned from his role as Vice Chairman and as a director of the Company, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Zipcar Launches Membership Offer with No Annual Fee

In cars, Writing (all kinds) on January 25, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Zero Membership Fee ‘Access Plan’ Starts in Canada

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new weekday, no annual fee driving program called the ‘Access Plan,’ which will be introduced as a pilot program in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC invites Canadians to comment on northern telecommunications services

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2012 at 3:00 AM
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 6, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched a public consultation on
the telecommunications services that Northwestel provides to northern
Canadians. Following this consultation, a public hearing will be held on
June 17, 2013, in Inuvik, Northwest Territories and June 19, 2013, in
Whitehorse, Yukon. Read the rest of this entry »

Diverse women of the North (Originally Published with Amöi Magazine)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Yellowknife is a well-kept Canadian secret.

Kate Wilson who is the Director of Family Housing for the YWCA in Yellowknife is from Ghana. She is a teacher by profession, trained in Ghana. Wilson did adult education at Aurora College in Yellowknife, as well as taking career development and life skills coaching through the YWCA. She’s been living in the city for 12 years with her husband, who is an electrical engineer, and their four children. Wilson currently finds housing for people who are temporarily homeless. Read the rest of this entry »

Measha Brueggergosman Asks Canadians to Take Care of Their Hearts for the Ones They Love

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Internationally-acclaimed Canadian soprano shares her heart health wake-up call and helps Becel®, founding sponsor of The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s The Heart Truth™ campaign, raise awareness of women’s heart health Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC releases 2010 financial results for Canadian television services‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 7, 2011 at 3:00 AM

CRTC Has Made Decisions, Including Affecting the CBC - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

CRTC releases 2010 financial results for Canadian television services

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 2, 2011 —The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and
financial information on Canadian television showing increased profits for
all services for the broadcast year ending August 31, 2010. The data
includes information from conventional television stations and specialty,
pay and pay-per-view television services, as well as video-on-demand
services (pay and specialty services). Read the rest of this entry »

Quebec: a case of cultural and linguistic imperialism?

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 9, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Gaetan Tremblay’s essay poses the question – “is Quebec culture doomed to become American?” He answers that there is a real threat of cultural invasion. But, the situation is not that bad, he writes, at least in the early 1990s when the article came out. Read the rest of this entry »

Walking to Change

In Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on July 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Jennifer Winters Writes About Racism - Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

Written by: Jennifer Winters

Every face has a story, does it matter what colour it is? Unfortunately no matter how many boundaries and walls that have been broken it seems that prejudice is still in the air and people that are a minority still get treated poorly. A few years ago I traveled to a small town called Tennant Creek in Australia, where I was the minority for this first time. A town of approximately 3,500 people and mostly of aboriginal descent and having a bus load of 20 ignorant middle class travelers not having a clue on how they live their lives. We were there for only one night and we had lasted about 5 minutes in the only bar they had. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympic Spirit

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 24, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Sarah Moore Writes about Olympic Purchases - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Sarah Moore

Although the Olympics are over, many Canadian companies are continuing to sell Olympic-related paraphernalia in an attempt to stretch out the Olympic spirit, and keep one hand in the Canadian consumer’s pocket. Read the rest of this entry »

Olympic coverage

In Beauty, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 3, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Patrycja Klucznik Writes about the Olympic Coverage - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Patrycja Klucznik
Feb. 23, 2010

Lack of Olympic coverage is glaring by our neighbours to the south. Not only are the major cable networks like CNN and NBC lacking in their coverage of the Vancouver Games, but even places like Detroit are about to be out of the loop. Read the rest of this entry »

TOK Writing Series

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on January 4, 2010 at 7:18 AM

As a professor, I was fortunate to receive the TOK reading series, issued by the University of Toronto. The TOK series is a collection of three books, all of them anthologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Ride Again Tomorrow

In cars, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on January 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Kirk Verner Writes about a Car Accident in Saskatchewan - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Kirk Verner

I was saddened to hear of a horrifying, fatal accident that took place in rural Saskatchewan, my hometown, over the holiday season. By the way people drive on the blustery Saskatchewan highways you’d think this was certainly where a fatal accident would ultimately occur in late December, but nasty road conditions or invincible 4X4 drivers were not to blame. This lethal catastrophe occurred on a snow-mobile, a ski-doo. Hearing of this terrible occurrence brought two thoughts to my mind. The first thing I thought of was the uncontrollable power these modern day snow-eating machines come equipped with. Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Phillips: Canadian

In Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 3, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Bob Phillips was the editor of a bilingual newspaper in Aylmer, Quebec. This tells of his story as a sensitive man who tried to bridge the gap between two language communities in the place where he lived:

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