November 27, 2015


This week for Friday #WineDown all money is being donated to Movember.

Movember is all about men's health issues:
Prostate or testicular Cancer,
poor mental health and physical inactivity 

November 20, 2015

Beyond Hello - Ted Talks

What an incredible story from Kristi Blakeway.
The Principal from Harry Hooge Elementary (Maple Ridge) 

November 14, 2015

Poppy Fundraising for Remembrance Day

This week's Friday Wine down is to raise money for the "Poppy Fund" 

What does the Poppy Fund do ?

1.       What does the poppy represent?
The poppy represents the symbol of Remembrance.
2.       Why should I wear a Poppy?
When  you  wear a  poppy  you  honour  the  war  dead  and  help ex-service personnel and their dependents.
3.       How do I help needy ex-service personnel and their dependents?
The basic purpose of poppy funds is to provide immediate assistance to ex-servicemen and women in need. This may include food, shelter or medical attention for them or their families. Also, bursaries are granted to children and grandchildren of ex-service personnel.
4.       Are there any other uses for poppy funds?
Yes. Poppy funds can be used for low-rental housing and care facilities for elderly or disabled persons and their dependents, community medical appliances and medical research, day care centres, meals-on-wheels, transportation and related services for veterans, their dependents and the aged.  Donations may be given for relief of disasters declared by the federal or provincial governments.
5.       Does all the money raised through the distribution of poppies and wreaths go into poppy funds?
After expenses, such as the cost of poppies, wreaths and other supplies are deducted, all remaining monies are placed in trust to be spent on those purposes authorized in the General By-laws of the Royal Canadian Legion.