Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Each veteran player in Fleetwood Mix brings their spirit to re-create, with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac. With the solo hits of Stevie Nicks as part of the show, the harmonies, instrumentation and on-stage chemistry has surprised and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Help Us Clean Up the Humber River


 Since announcing the urgent need for sponsors to keep the clean-up running, local environmental business Spinnaker Recycling Corp. has answered the call and stepped up as a financial sponsor of the event, but more help is still needed to keep it running.
For the past four events, local kayaker, Bloor West resident and conservationist Rick Crawford has funded The Humber River Clean-Up from his own pockets. Sadly, this year, the fifth Humber River Clean-Up, could be the last unless Crawford can find local businesses to help ease the financial burden. At yearly cost of $8,000, Crawford simply can’t continue on his own.
“Local business like the Complete Paddler and SDS have been great partners in bringing canoes for water retrieval, volunteers, and providing a place to safely dump the refuse,” said Crawford. “But what we really need this year, and moving forward, are local businesses to help pay for the hard costs of the event. I hope this great ecological effort can continue.”

The Humber River Clean-Up was created by 1-800 RID-OF-IT President Rick Crawford, a Bloor West resident and keen kayaker. Crawford decided to take action when seeing the mass of accumulated rubbish while padding in the area. This year’s Clean-Up will be the fifth time Crawford and crew have run the grassroots event.
I can’t believe the things that have ended up in the Humber River and around the shoreline,” added Crawford. “It’s a beautiful part of the city, but it really needed someone to step in and clean it up.”
Mink, beaver, blue heron, fox, deer and white egrets all live in or near the Humber River. The waters and surrounding parkland is a hidden wildlife sanctuary in the midst of our concrete jungle. 
There’s still time for sponsors, individuals, small businesses and corporations to step in and step up to save the event. The Humber River Clean-Up 2015is also putting out a plea for volunteers to help out on September 30, 2015 – the day of the event.
What:   The Humber River Clean-Up 2015
When:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:   8:30 am: Volunteers meet at rally point in parking lot, just south of Petro Canada gas station/car wash (North of Queensway – off of South Kingsway. Map below.)
            9:30 am – 1:30pm: Clean up event (See map below)

About 1-800 RID-OF-IT
1-800 RID-OF-IT
 is not just about rubbish removal. it’s also about the environment.  The company has consistently taken a leadership role in promoting recycling of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.  1-800 RID-OF-IT will load up, take away and recycle or dispose of items deemed too large or bulky for weekly trash service, including yard refuse, drywall, appliances, furniture and garage junk. 1-800 RID-OF-IT can be reached at 1-800-743-6348or online at www.ridofit.ca.

Friday, 11 September 2015

All Sunscreens are not the same...

1) In cream based sunscreens UV filters like octinoxate, oxybenzone, benzophenone, and homosalate should be replaced with options like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
2) Avoid inhalable (sprayable) forms of sunscreen.
3) Avoid sunscreens with nano forms of zinc or titanium dioxide.
4) Check out resources like Think Dirty or GoodGuideto find safer alternatives.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Because Life is a Balance

Skin Care Chronicle: Because Life is a Balance:

Whether in the metaphorical or physical sense, achieving balance in life is something we all strive for...
Boat pose
In yoga class, we may define good balance as the ability to perform tricky poses (headstands, handstands, forearm stands, etc.), but the real purpose of learning to balance goes far beyond the physical postures we practice on our mats.
In fact, those physical postures are really just a gateway to help us connect to ourselves and our lives on a deeper, more spiritual level. Yoga isn't about mastering each and every pose, but rather about recognizing that every difficult pose you encounter in class is much like every difficult situation you face outside of the studio. The pose itself may be painful, uncomfortable, tricky or unstable, but your body is somehow capable of getting through it — and therefore, so are you.
Yoga teaches us what it means to balance, not by holding a handstand (although doing so is certainly an added perk), but through teaching us to push beyond our comfort zones while also listening to our body and respecting its limits. Balance is not achieved overnight, but rather over the course of time. As we mature in life, and in our yoga practice, we learn what feels good to our bodies and what doesn't: when to back out of a pose, and when to keep pushing; when to be a "strong warrior," and when to be a "happy baby." And that, my friends, is the true meaning of balance.
Keeping in mind that mastering a pose is not nearly as important as what you learn while attempting to do so. Here are five yoga poses to practice to help improve your balance — both on and off your mat.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Etobicoke Living: Wednesday's Farmer's Market

Etobicoke Living: Wednesday's Farmer's Market:

The original Montgomery's Inn sign.

Farmer’s Market Wednesdays 2-6 pm from May 22 through October 30 Featuring local & organic produce, meat, cheese & much more....

Tuesday, 1 September 2015