Tag: Donna Kakonge

Getting Around for Less (Originally Published on The Shoestring.com)


With high gas prices now it helps to know how to get around for less money. There are so many options; all you have to do is choose. If you are travelling within a given city, check out AutoShare. You can rent a car…

Culture in Toronto on the Cheap (Originally Published on The Shoestring.com)


September is the biggest tourist time in Toronto and if you’re headed this way, there are many cultural things to do for free. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) located at the corner of Avenue and University Streets has many interesting things for the young…

Cold Weather Heating Tips (Originally Published on The Shoestring.com)


As we battle the snowy storms outside and ignite the furnaces inside, sometimes keeping a place warm can be a real challenge. If you are the type to pump up the heat, you will probably end the month with heating bills that leave you…

Children’s Justice Radio – Coming Soon


Coffee on the Cheap (Originally Published in The Shoestring.com)


Some people can spend anywhere from $200 on coffee a month buying it outside of the home. But, there are lots of great ways to brew coffee right in your own abode and save a lot of money. Depending on how you like your…

Avoiding Pitfalls of the Scam Artist (Originally Published on The Shoestring.com)


You can find scam artists big and small every where you look in the world today. It may be a telemarketer offering you a trip that sounds too good to be true. It might be a car mechanic that overcharges you for an oil…

16 Handy Tips on Cheap Car Maintenance (Originally Published in The Shoestring.com)


Next, to owning a home, cars are the second biggest expense you can have in your life. Here are some tips, from lowering car insurance prices, gas prices, car maintenance and a whole more to help you save a bundle of cash. When it…

How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One (Originally Published in The Shoestring.com)


Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have the cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent. Before you go shopping, you want to make sure you look…

Where to Eat for Less in Toronto (Originally Published in The Shoestring.com)


The Canadian dollar is strong, but the American one is still stronger. If you’re on vacation in Toronto, there are many places to eat extremely cheap in some neighbourhoods that seem scary to many Torontonians, but many Americans may not even blink an eye….

The Twelve Days of Xmas on the Cheap (Originally Published on The Shoestring.com


Christmas time is near and you have to buy for your true love. Keep these tips in mind for giving during the 12 days of Christmas on the cheap: On the first day of Christmas, you may give the true love seedlings that you…

[TPS] – Holiday on-street parking enforcement


Toronto Police ServiceNews Release Holiday on-street parking enforcement Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 3:00 PMParking Enforcement416-808-6600 The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the upcoming holidays of Good Friday on Friday, April 19, 2019,…

Amanda Marshall “Everybody’s Got a Story”


Amanda Marshall “Let it Rain”


Amanda Marshall “Birmingham”


Self-Publishing Around the World Online Classes Via Email with Award-winning Author Donna Kakonge


Award-winning author of both creative non-fiction and fiction. With books on Lulu.com: http://lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged With books on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/M.A.-Donna-Kay-Kakonge/e/B007VTOL5I%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share With books on Kobo.com: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=donna%20kakonge&fcsearchfield=author With books on Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Donna+Kakonge?_requestid=2075666 With books on Smashwords.com: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kakonged With books on Ingram that libraries use. With books…

FREE Hairnet Café


I was reading a really interesting article on Global News email alerts today about a woman who used a cheap shampoo for 30 years and caused wax build-up in her hair! Well, my hair friend, just creating my dreadlocks the first time back in…

Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance”


The NFB is Nominated for Four Webby Awards!


NFB.caView online DOCUMENTARY ANIMATIONINTERACTIVE The NFB is Nominated for Four Webby Awards! We’re so honoured to have four projects nominated in the 2019 Webby Awards: True North, Biidaaban: First Light, OK Google and Ocean School. And you can help us win! Show your support and vote now.  VOTE NOWExperienceTidal TracesTidal Traces is a 360-video…

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen read by Oprah Winfrey


Beautiful Turtles Pinterest Board


https://www.pinterest.ca/dkakonge/beautiful-turtles/

Reading for Less


At the time I was really young, I used to love buying books. I think in some ways I had more money then. I didn’t pay rent and my food was free. Everything is cheaper when you’re a kid, so for those reading, enjoy…

Disability and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


Open House signs for dream homes and condos are all over the city for most people who can get to them. What about if you cannot get to them? What happens when you are looking for a dream home and your sight, your hearing,…

Projets d’écriture à venir de Donna Kakonge


Comme Cane et Abel de la Bible … comme Jessica et Ida the name of the new character de Sweet Valley High … les jumelles vivent une vie compétitive et réussissent. Un jumeau est responsable de la mort prématurée de sa mère et ce…

How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)


How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One  Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have the cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent. Before you…

Hurricane Carter: Book Launch & Talk Enid Lee: Working Together for Quality Education for Children‏


– ‘Moving Beyond The Superman Solutions Part II: The Powerful Potential of Schools, Families, and Communities Working Together for Quality Education for All Children’ with Enid Lee. This session will be held on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., OISE…

Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer


In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on August 9, 2009 at 02:41 Jean Toomer is the Author of Cane I came across this book for three dollars at a Lebanese restaurant in the McGill…

Pen to Computer Screen (Originally Published with Digital Eve)


Writing and the written word have been a major part of Trecia Harley’s life ever since she could remember. As a child she loved to read and be transported to another world.   The magic of words was her main pastime growing up in…

Winterize your skin (published on Canoe.ca in 2001)


Winterize your skin Did you know that the sun can cause damage to your skin in the winter, as well as in the summer? If you said yes, great. For those of you who said no, there can be grave consequences to not using…

Get radical (originally published on Canoe.ca)


Trends in hair fashions are keeping tempo with music and other media. Looks change from the rock and roll and out of bed, straight with no frizz and shiny as a mirror like classical or jazz, or alternative radical styles with no half measures…

Kay McConney (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)


Kay McConney Kay McConney: leaving for other opportunities Published in Pride Newsmagazine – June 29, 2005 By Donna Kay Kakonge Kay McConney, the Consul General of Barbados, is leaving her post for other opportunities at the end of July. She has been the longest-running…

Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)


Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing…

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was…

Forging a Career in Journalism A Pioneer Voice in Radio (Originally Published with Impowerage.com)


Robert Payne has enjoyed a life in  the limelight – Photo Courtesy of Robert Payne Robert Payne has been a journalist for 40 years. He has worked in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, ON and gained notoriety in Toronto, Canada where he…

CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12


CanUganPoster9Sep2012   Dear friends and colleagues, We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC…

Not to Be Boxed In Always Wanting to Try Something New


In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2009 at 04:52 Hyacinth Harewood Continues to Live a Full Life – Photo by Donna Kakonge Hyacinth Harewood is a civil servant with the Canada Revenue Agency…

Not to Be Boxed In Always Wanting to Try Something New


Hyacinth Harewood is a civil servant with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) working from home, former college professor, former businessperson, former volunteer and mother of five living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a sessional lecturer with Carleton University in Ottawa, as a professor…

Adrian Harewood Profile – (Published on CABJ.ca)


Adrian Harewood and I first met at the NFB in Ottawa in 1993. He was a student at McGill then where he graduated and also later became Station Manager at CKUT (McGill’s community radio station). He has done various freelance work for the CBC…

Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World


Gini Dickie is a teacher-librarian, as well as a political activist in her own right living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a teacher in northern Nigeria with CUSO-VSO, she worked at Expo ‘ 67 and she has been active working with Chilean refugees….

Forging a Career in Aboriginal Film and Video (originally published in Heartbeat of the North.com)


Marie-Helene Cousineau is a video and filmmaker who I first met by being her teacher’s assistant at Concordia University in Montreal back in 1997. Her career path has lead her to many opportunities to work with Aboriginal people in Nunavut. She is founder of…

You Can’t Clap With One Hand (Originally Published in NuBeing International)


In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 12:00 Five-year-old Heather Keogan smiles at the reflection in the mirror. Pushing her blonde hair off her face, she touches her blue nose and red cheeks. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of African drums…

You Can’t Clap With One Hand (Originally Published in NuBeing International)


Five-year-old Heather Keogan smiles at the reflection in the mirror. Pushing her blonde hair off her face, she touches her blue nose and red cheeks. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of African drums draws Heather’s attention away from the mirror.

How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)


How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One  Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have the cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent. Before you…

How to buy food cheap (orginally published on The Shoestring.com)


How to Buy Food Cheap Food, as you all know, is something that we need to survive. Whether you eat too much, too little or the right amount for your body type, here are some tips on how to cut down on your grocery…

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