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It’s All About Hue



The Ajax Bomb Girls: A Canadian Legacy


Will You Love Me – Ugliness and All?


Help! My Teen Is Bored!

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Dear Dr. Grewal


Open for All Abilities


Stay Safe This Summer

VDubFest: A Love-In for Classic Volkswagens


Pet Valu: Self-Serve Pet Washing Stations


Access Summer!


Doing the Right Things Right


Why Should You Choose a Mortgage Agent

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Working Toward Success


Behind the Scenes: Supporting the Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games



The APBOT Business Expo: At the Ajax Convention Centre This Fall!

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Trent Small Business Institute: Innovative Help for Small Businesses



Summer Literacy

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Off the Beaten Path: TEDx Talk at Sinclair DDSB


"Insuring" You Have a Great Summer


The Benefits of Vacations


Canada Day!

Outdoor Edibles

Cover Photo, courtesy of Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility Summer 2015


Editor’s Letter Ahh, summer! When you can enjoy time with friends and family, get outside in the nice weather (finally!) and take a much-needed vacation. If your vacation will be more like a “staycation,” there is plenty to do in Durham Region this summer. For a blast from the past, be sure to check out "VDubFest: A Love-In for Classic Volkswagens" (page 11), about the VW show in Manchester this July. Our cover story, Access Summer! (page 12), features top summer activities, including golf, camping, hiking and boating. We start with Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, one of the best golf courses in the area. Best of all, these activities are accessible for people of different abilities. Which brings me to the event everyone is talking about: The 2015 Toronto Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. I can’t wait to go to an event or two (and watch the rest on TV!), and Durham is hosting six of them: The Abilities Centre in Whitby is hosting Parapan judo and boccia, weightlifting and boxing will be at the Oshawa Sports Centre, and you can go to the President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark to see baseball and softball. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the world’s top athletes in action! Have a wonderful summer.


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When Ann Powell’s friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to help any way she could. And as an interior decorator with many years of experience, she decided the best way to do that was to help her friend refresh a few rooms in her house. They changed the family room from red, which didn’t make her feel good, to a more peaceful green, refreshed the bedroom by painting it blue, and changed the spare bedroom to a meditation room painted an inspiring violet. Her friend loved the transformation, and Powell then decided she wanted to focus on colour therapy and decorating for people with cancer in her décor business, Inspirations of Home. Colour can play an important role in a person’s recovery, but in spite of our beliefs that certain colours are good for certain things, there are no set rules. “I firmly believe that the right colours are different for every person,” says Powell, who is a certified decorator and graduate of Durham College. People may have heard that blue or green are healing colours, but if they don’t like those colours, they won’t end up being happy with them, she says. “They may be able to find just the right shade that they do like, but maybe not. Colour therapy has to do with what makes you feel good.” Powell offers the following tips for creating an outdoor space that enhances your peace of mind and recovery. •

Paint the front door a bright colour that is inviting. Add planters overflowing with your favourite flowers, and have comfortable chairs with bright cushions. A welcoming front area will make you feel good every time you arrive home.

Add colour with accessories. New cushions, area rugs, and even inexpensive napkins, tablecloths and plates come in colours and patterns that can brighten any space, inside or out.

Lighting is one of the best ways to add ambience to a space, so in addition to regular overhead lighting, choose spotlights to highlight a garden or architectural feature, twinkling patio lights for a whimsical touch, and candles for a relaxing vibe in the evening.

A water feature can add a spa-like feel to your outdoor space. They come in many sizes and styles, so choose one that you love.

Colour is very powerful and inspiring and is a big part of our daily lives.

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Most people have heard of Rosie the Riveter, the American icon of World War II. Millions of American women joined the workforce between 1940 and 1945, many working in defencerelated industries, and they’ve been celebrated in art, on film and in the feminist movement in the 1980s. However, few people know that about 1 million Canadian women did exactly the same thing during the war, with onequarter of them working in munitions industries, according to the Canadian War Museum. And there is an example right here in Durham Region. Defence Industries Limited (DIL), the largest munitions plant in the Commonwealth, opened in 1941 in what would later be called Ajax, and of its 9,000 employees, 7,000 were women.

The Ajax Bomb Girls A CANADIAN LEGACY By Karen Sheviak

They were mostly single and came from farms and communities across Canada. Recreational facilities soon cropped up so the employees would have something to do in their free time, including dances, bowling and a baseball team almost like in the movie A League of Their Own. Unlike their American counterparts, the Ajax Bomb Girls have gone largely unrecognized. A legacy campaign has been working since 2012 to erect a permanent monument to honour the thousands of women who worked at DIL during World War II. After raising more than $170,000 in the fundraising campaign, the group is now seeking a grant from the federal government and will then begin the process of commissioning an artist to create the statue. It will be placed in a public square at Harwood and Bayly in Ajax.

Despite round-the-clock shifts, dangerous work and living far from home, the women interviewed by the legacy campaign were proud of what they did.

Despite round-the-clock shifts, dangerous work and living far from home, the women interviewed by the legacy campaign were proud of what they did. The Commando of Defence Industries Limited published this in 1942: “There are more likely to be sinners than saints among us, but deep down we are thinking of the boy behind that gun. Somebody’s father, husband, son or sweetheart – that boy who wants the tools, which we can give him. To do the jobs that are vital to victory is, indeed, a privilege, and to be a woman war worker is a decided honour.”

One Woman’s Story

Hughena Kennedy (nee MacDonald) is from Waterford, N.S, and worked for Defence Industries Limited (DIL) after responding to an advertisement in the newspaper. Here is what she said to the Ajax Bomb Girls Legacy Campaign. “Working there was one of the best experiences of my life. There was always something for us to do to boost our spirits. There were dances, a softball team, and many things for us to do together. I was the only girl from New Waterford, but I got to know everyone easily at lunchtime and during social events. Even though there was plenty of fun, we knew why we were there. There was a job to be done and for me, I realized that what I was doing was for my brothers, too. I had five brothers overseas during the war, and all five came back. I would go back tomorrow and do it all again.”

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move life & style Our spouses, partners and lovers are wonderful but let’s be real – they can annoy us, irritate us and anger us like no one else! But all relationships, including intimate relationships, are a value-added project; everyone adds value by what he or she brings, including the annoying stuff, and we hopefully find unconditional love and great growth because of it.

Intimate relationships are challenging because we are different from each other, and though that difference can be beautiful, it also brings friction. We fall into a dangerous trap when we seek to mold our lover into our version of him or what we see as his potential. This can only cause strife.

Of course, we want to help each other

and choose us with all our beauty and all our “ugliness.” If we can create a sense of radical acceptance for our partner, we are creating unconditional love and belonging, which is what we all crave deeply.

Don’t get me wrong – I am not suggesting we

Will You Love Me – Ugliness and All?

by Shasta Townsend grow, heal and expand and not push major issues under the carpet, but accepting beauty also means accepting what is not beautiful. We want to destroy all that is troubling, irritating, ugly or just plain unattractive but the truth is we don’t want too much “eHarmony” or we are just dating ourselves. The differences, and even the friction, between people can be a beautiful means to polish each other, to bring out the light. This is big work. It is the deeper power and gift of intimacy. The gift is that our partners love, desire

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accept poor behaviour, abuse or disrespect, but rather that we claim clearly what we want and call people to it, including ourselves.

We all want to be truly seen, accepted and desired for ourselves. Too often we don’t feel good enough. Too often we are quick to condemn, criticize and push away. I want to feel loveable with my great qualities and my not-so-stellar ones, too. ––––––––––––––––––

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MY TEEN IS BORED! By Karen Sheviak

There are lots of activities to keep young children busy during the summer, and older teens can fill their time with parttime or summer jobs. But if your teen is too young to work, yet too old for kids’ activities, it can be difficult to fill their time during two long months of summer. Here are some ideas to keep them occupied and happy.

Help with Household Chores

Teens may not like this one, but they are old enough to help with chores around the house, and they won’t mind so much if they’re getting paid for doing more than their normal responsibilities. Options include: Cleaning Preparing dinner Cutting the lawn Babysitting younger siblings Paint a room together


Teens in Ontario need volunteer hours to graduate from high school, and there are a number of great options for them. Plus, your teen can follow her own interests when she chooses a place to volunteer. Try: Animal shelters Nursing homes Daycares Local small businesses

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Take a Course

Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean your teen can’t continue learning. He can take a variety of courses (check out your public library for options), such as: Summer credits for high school so he has one less to take during the next school year Tutoring in any subjects he’s having difficulty in First-aid, CPR or babysitting Lessons in a favourite sport or activity Take a cooking class together

Have Fun

Remember, even though your child is getting older, she still wants fun things to do, and if you choose the right ones – and maybe include a friend – she might even go with the rest of the family! Organize a few of her favourites, such as: A movie night A day at the beach A trip to Canada’s Wonderland A day of shopping Take a fitness class together


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I struggled in school with crooked teeth. My parents couldn't afford to have them straightened and didn’t have a dental plan that included orthodontics. I now can afford to have a great smile, but I have a few questions. – Edwin

Tips for Parents If you are planning on attending some fun summer events, such as popular festivals or the Pan Am Games, your children will have to deal with crowds and long lineups. Here are some tips to help them cope from the experts at Kids Clinic in Whitby. 1. Set the rules. A few days prior to the event, sit down with your child and review the rules and expectations. Rules should be simple, easy to follow and enforceable. Rules should tell your child what to do, instead of what not to do. For example: “Stay within reach of me so that if I stretch my arms out I can touch you,” instead of “Don’t run away from me.” 2. Determine consequences beforehand. Consequences should be simple and clear. For example, if a child is required to stay within arms reach of a parent and she breaks the rule, she will have to hold a parent’s hand for five minutes. 3. Look for warning signs that your child’s anxiety is escalating. Recognizing an increase in emotion can help prevent a meltdown. Get down to your child’s level and state, “I see that you are starting to feel anxious, so let’s take a break”. Take your child for a break in a quiet area or encourage him to practise coping strategies, such as deep breaths or counting to 10. 4. Reward good behaviour. Praise your child for behaving well (following direction, staying calm); give her attention for behaving appropriately. Parents might want to consider reward points or coupons for the day, which can be collected and used toward a prize or fun activity at the end of the event. for more information, visit or 905 436-1600x 4001

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1. Can I have invisible braces? We do offer Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable. Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, in which case we also offer porcelain “clear” traditional braces. 2. Will I need to always wear a retainer and will people notice that? After your braces are removed, you will need retainers to hold your teeth in their new positions, wearing them for one year full time and one year at night. An upper removable retainer has a wire holding the front teeth. It will be visible but much less than fixed braces. The lower retainer is usually a small wire attached to the inside of the lower front six teeth. 3. Will braces stop me from enjoying some of my favourite foods like corn on the cob and candy? You can still enjoy most foods, although you may need to adjust the way in which you eat them, such as by cutting the corn off the cob, taking meat off the bone when eating ribs and chicken wings, and cutting up fruit instead of biting into it. You should avoid eating candy until after your braces are removed. I am happy to say that you can enjoy chocolate every once in a while! 4. Will I get the same results as I would have if I had worn braces as a teenager? It is never too late to get braces! Adult treatment may take slightly longer because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing. But the amount of time it takes to complete treatment depends more on the severity of the problem, patient cooperation and the position of the jaws than it does on age. Plus, adults tend to be more compliant with their treatment and follow instructions for wearing treatment aids such as elastics. This may actually lessen treatment time. Dr. Winnie S. Grewal is a certified specialist in orthodontics with offices in Ajax and Bowmanville. For more information, visit or call for a Complimentary Consultation! Ajax: 905 427-7310. Bowmanville: 905 623-2283.

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Swimming Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children in Canada, according to Parachute Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Almost 60 children drown every year, and another 140 require hospitalization because they nearly drowned. “Parents need to remember that drowning is silent,” says Pam Fuselli, vice-president of knowledge transfer and stakeholder relations at Parachute Canada. “So when children are around water, there needs to be layers of protection.” That means direct supervision of children who can swim (put down your cellphone and watch them!), and non-swimmers need to wear a life jacket and have an adult within arm’s reach. Adults should know how to swim and have training in first aid and CPR. Fuselli adds another important fact: children don’t usually drown when they’re supposed to be swimming; they drown when they get access to a pool when they are not supposed to be in it. A fence with a locked gate around all sides of a pool, including between the house and the pool, is key to preventing this.

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Stay This Summer

Everyone looks forward to the carefree, fun days of summer. Whether you enjoy long days at the beach, activities like bike riding, or simply being outside and enjoying the sunshine, there is plenty to do during the summer. However, with people being outside and more active, there is also an increased risk of injury, especially for children. But protecting children from injury doesn’t mean keeping them indoors and away from their favourite activities. In fact, it means just the opposite: allowing them to experience as many things as possible, according to their age and abilities, while providing appropriate supervision and safety equipment. Here’s how to let your kids have the summer of their dreams while keeping Boys are more likely to be injured them safe at the same time. than girls in many situations (except girls are more likely to be scalded than boys, perhaps due to traditional gender roles for household chores). Some experts believe that it’s because “we use different language: boys are more likely to be told to go for it while girls are told to be careful,” says Fuselli.

Watch Your Language


The number one way to stay safe while biking is to always wear a helmet, and even though the law in Ontario is only for children to wear helmets, adults should wear them, too. “The adult skull is no different than a child’s,” says Fuselli. “And adults are also important as role models; kids do what parents do.” Remember the rule 2V1 for fitting a bike helmet: • The helmet should be level on your head about two finger widths above the eyebrows. • The straps should make a V under the ears. • There should be one finger width between your chin and the straps. All helmets have a shelf life and they should have an expiry date on the helmet. It should be replaced if you fall while wearing the helmet, even if there is no visible damage.



Going for a walk or playing at the park are natural things to do in the summer, and with more children out, there is a higher chance of them getting hit by a car. Paying attention to the rules of the road and being able to tell when it is safe to cross a street involves perception, sight and hearing, as well as focus and concentration. Before deciding when your child can safely walk or play at the park, observe his behaviour. Does he watch for cars? Can he pay attention while walking when there are distractions? Does he take unnecessary risks in the playground? If your child is used to walking in the community, she might be ready to do that on her own at a younger age. Parachute Canada works to keep Canadians active in a safe way because getting injured keeps kids out of activities they love. Fuselli’s basic message on safety is “don’t bubble wrap your kids.” There are ways to keep them safe while allowing them to do their favourite things all summer long. web bonus: visit for more summer safety information from pickering fire services. for more information, visit

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Why do we love classic Volkswagens – the Beetles, the camper microbuses/campervans, and newer models from the 1980s vans, the sporty Karmann Ghias? Maybe it’s because they including Golfs and Westfalia Vanagons. The vehicles are every represent a simpler time. Or maybe we have fond memories colour under the rainbow, including some with varying shades of a relative’s vintage vehicle. Perhaps it’s the friendly of rust (but a little rust in the right places adds character, right?). appearance older VWs have, all rounded edges and Some are hippied out, some are outfitted for the surfing curves: cars with seemingly lifestyle, and some function as the carefree and indomitable family auto. Classic VW culture personalities. And let’s not forget is a lifestyle, and many owners that classic VWs are relatively are roamers, decorating their The Volks ‘R’ Us Summer Cruise Night will easy to maintain and fun to drive. cars and vans with travel stickers be held Saturday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at Shake, When it comes down to it, a from points far and near. Adding Rabble & Roll in Whitby, with the VDubFest combination of all these factors is to the time-warp feel of the show, show of classic cars to be held the following many of the VWs are adorned with the reason these spunky autos still turn heads. vintage suitcases and coolers. day, Sunday, July 19, at Haugen’s BBQ in So beloved are older VWs that As an adjunct to the cars, there Manchester starting at 9 a.m. a whole culture has grown up are vendors at VDubFest selling around them, complete with memorabilia and parts. If Admission for the general public is free. collectors, clubs, shows and you’re looking for that headlight conventions. Durham Region is no exception, with the Volks replacement for your 1969 Beetle, you’ll probably find it here. ‘R’ Us club going strong since 1990. Each summer the group Giving the show a festival vibe, games, raffles, food, music, door presents VDubFest, an event that consists of a classic VW cruise prizes and hourly draws happen throughout the day. night in Whitby and a car show just outside Port Perry in the Above all, a spirit of community reigns at the event, and a slower, hamlet of Manchester. All proceeds go to the Sick Kids Hospital more innocent time in car culture is celebrated and shared. If Foundation, for which more than $12,000 has been raised the last you weren’t a classic VW enthusiast before, you’re bound to be few years. one by the time you leave VDubFest. At the show, you’ll find stretched out on the grassy field lovingly restored (with some restorations-in-progress) Beetles and old for more information, including how to join volks ‘r’ us, visit Summer 2015



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Whether your ideal summer activities are golf, camping, boating or hiking, you’ll find it right in your backyard. The best part? The places we’re featuring here are accessible for people of different abilities.

GETTING OUT and being active in our communities is one of the best things about summer, and we have some great options right here in Durham Region.

By Karen Sheviak


Camping is a quintessential Canadian activity, and people in Durham Region don’t have to travel far for a great experience. Darlington Provincial Park is located by Oshawa and Bowmanville, right on Lake Ontario. The park features long, sandy beaches, nature trails that are perfect for hiking and bird watching, and informative nature programs. Darlington also has day-use and picnic facilities for those who want to visit for the day, as well as a variety of accessible options for people of all abilities. “The provincial park provides accessible campsites, each equipped with a specially designed picnic table,” says Bryna Sprigings, assistant park superintendent of Darlington. “These sites are steps away from flush toilets, showers and drinking water taps, and they have a beautiful view of Lake Ontario.”

DARLINGTON PROVINCIAL PARK Deer Creek also features a banquet and special events facility that can suit any group from 10 to 600 people. They offer creative menu options provided by local producers, and, of course, the natural landscape creates the perfect backdrop for breathtaking photos! Deer Creek has an extensive policy regarding accessibility. All staff are trained to use the assistive devices they have at the golf course, and all areas of the club are accessible. If a guest needs a support person, that person can attend events at Deer Creek at a reduced rate, and service animals are allowed on all areas of Deer Creek that are open to the public. Golfers of different abilities should contact Deer Creek ahead of time to arrange any assistance they may need on the golf course. “There's a hidden gem at Deer Creek – it's the Gem Room Restaurant, which some don't know is open to the public,” says Josie Sapienza, the marketing manager at Deer Creek. “You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy the delicious pub-style meals and the large patio that looks out onto the beautiful golf course. It's definitely worth checking out this summer.” for more information, visit 12

The day-use facilities are also accessible, including the park store and visitors’ centre. “There is easy access to McLaughlin Bay for boating or fishing, comfortable covered sheltered areas, a playground and a paved trail down to our beautiful sandy beach,” says Sprigings. Visitors with an accessible parking permit get discounted access to the park. Darlington offers programs at the amphitheatre, and a Natural Heritage Education Program that runs throughout the summer. Follow the park on Facebook and Twitter for updates. If you’re not a regular camper or outdoors person, Sprigings suggests the Learn to Camp or Learn to Fish programs for a great introduction to these activities.

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Photographs, courtesy of Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility (left), and Darlington Provincial Park

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility features two courses: the North Course has 27 holes and is championship quality, and the South Course is shorter but still offers its own unique challenges. In total, golfers can choose from five nines – 45 holes in total – so they have a different experience each time they go golfing. Deer Creek is part of a group of golf clubs that includes Salem Ridge, perfect for beginners, and Glen Cedars, which is picturesque and challenging to play, and members can experience all three golf courses, a terrific value.

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Happy 148th Birthday

This JULY We Are Celebrating WITH ONE GREEN FEE FOR $48 ON THE NORTH COURSE AND FOUR GREEN FEES FOR $148 ON THE SOUTH COURSE. *This promotion is valid Monday to Friday for the entire month of July only at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility. Tax is extra on green fee pricing. Foursomes must be booked and paid as a foursome to receive South Course promotion.


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Working Toward Success By Shihan Bob Burnett, M.Ed. 6th dan, Chief Instructor, Greater Durham Self-Defense, Whitby, ON

We’ve all seen it. We’ve all heard it: “it was theirs to lose.” Children and adults expressing a desire to achieve something worthwhile: something they believe is, or may be, their destiny and passion. Yet the ultimate goal doesn’t come to pass. We know life can interfere with plans and timelines, but when your passions don’t help you reach the top, and if they’re not a major source of growth and constant learning and improvement, that can mean your life isn’t in balance and harmony. Over the years, I have witnessed many people who could have achieved something they said they wanted and were passionate about, but didn’t. I’ve also observed that there are very few differences between achieving the highest level in one area of life or another. If it’s that big an achievement, not everyone will do what is necessary to make it happen. Even when one is “in the game,” it still requires self-discipline and effort.

Here is some food for thought to help you achieve something beyond average and ordinary. ! Learn as much as possible about your craft, and practise it regularly – more than anyone else. @ Refuse to accept no or defeat; refuse to be bored. # Recognize that difficulties, disappointments and plateaus will occur, but they won’t defeat you. $ Find a role model and/or mentor. % Overnight success is a myth. ^ Focus on learning and consistent effort, and remember that it takes time to form new ways of thinking, acting and speaking. & Look and sound like you have arrived and are going places. * Spend some time researching companies and people who are successful, those who could have given up at any time along the way, but didn’t.

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The remaining 12 are students in DC’s Construction Carpentry – Sustainable program who will be working as carpenters and carpentry assistants to build and maintain residences for more than 7,000 athletes. Repair teams will be broken into three eight-hour shifts so workers are available to address any issues 24-7. Following the event, the residences will be gutted and transformed into private residences, so the opportunity provides students with valuable hands-on experience in the field.

"We have a high calibre of talent at DC, and this opportunity is a testament to the tremendous skills and knowledge of our students." “I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity, and am thankful to DC for providing me with the knowledge required to land such an excellent opportunity for the summer and perhaps the future,” said Robyn Walter, a Construction Carpentry student. The 2015 Pan Am Games run from July 10 to 26, followed by the Parapan Am Games from Aug. 7 to 15. The events will take place across southern Ontario, including six in Durham Region in Whitby, Oshawa and Ajax.

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Fifteen Durham College (DC) students have been offered oncein-a-lifetime opportunities this summer to support the Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games. Three students from the School of Media, Art & Design will assist the CBC in broadcasting the events, and 12 students from the School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology will help build and maintain residences for the athletes.

“We are very excited and pleased that our students have this opportunity to gain skills in such a high-profile international event,” said Don Lovisa, president of Durham College. “We have a high calibre of talent at DC, and this opportunity is a testament to the tremendous skills and knowledge of our students. This event will certainly put their abilities to the test, but we know they will excel and shine as ambassadors for our programs, the college and the Region of Durham.”

Three second-year students in DC’s Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program were nominated by their professor and accepted as interns with the CBC following an intensive interview process. Only 30 paid internships were available to post-secondary broadcasting students across Canada. Their work at the international event will consist of assisting camera crews at the competitions or working in the CBC’s Broadcast Control Centre. “I am so proud and excited to start my career at one of the largest multi-sport events happening in Canada, and, of course, with the CBC, which has a long-standing history of excellent broadcasting in Canada," said Brittany Sprung, who will work in the CBC’s control centre. for more information, visit Summer 2015


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Summer Literacy By Dawn Ashford

Trent Small Business Institute: Innovative Help for Small Businesses By Karen Sheviak

Summer is upon us. Will your kids fall behind during the long, lazy days to come? Parents can help kids keep up, catch up or get ahead with Parents Can Help TEEC It to the Top, a simple guide toward literacy success. This new book is one in a series of four literacy books written by Nathan Karstulovich, an 11-year teaching veteran in Durham Region. TEEC: Topic, Explanation, Example, Conclusion is a simple, four-paragraph writing format that has been developed into a complete system of learning, writing and communication. Karstulovich adapted the TEEC method, originally to teach his Grade 6 students how to answer reading comprehension questions. He soon realized how valuable the system could be in all age groups and particularly for ESL students and those with learning disabilities, thanks to the system’s simplicity and clarity. TEEC is now a school-wide literacy success program in a number of Durham Region schools.

A new initiative from Trent University Durham, the Trent Small Business Institute (TSBI), is poised to offer a plethora of benefits to small businesses in Durham. The program, set to launch this fall, will offer courses – ranging from full-term courses to weekend seminars to lunch-and-learn sessions in person or online – in more than 200 individual competencies covering 15 areas of small business competence, from starting a business to insurance to marketing and social media. Focus groups vetted the subjects, helping to identify where small business owners and employees need and wanted instruction, and that led to the selection of courses for the first year. The TSBI will provide a comprehensive approach that combines services from existing agencies and institutions throughout the region. The participants, including the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, will ask their members to “self-evaluate” areas in which they need or want further instruction. And members of TSBI can track the participation and completion of the courses, potentially identifying a skills gap in the region. This will allow the TSBI to refine the course selection to meet local needs, as well as allow the businesses to see where they have gaps in knowledge and training so they can address those and continue to grow. “More than 54 per cent of all small businesses do not make it into their fifth year of operations, and almost one-quarter do not even make it into their second year,” says Ambrose Samulski, director of the TSBI. “The TSBI will provide small businesses with a mechanism to self-assess which necessary competencies they have and, more importantly, which ones they lack to succeed at entrepreneurship. Simply put, the TSBI will enable a greater percentage of small businesses to succeed.” for more information, email or call 904-914-7303


TEEC offers parents a teaching guide, templates and samples to help children practise reading and writing for comprehension based on their age and abilities. TEEC helps children write and verbalize clear, concise answers to questions by starting with four basic sentences. As students learn and develop, they can use the format in broader ways. TEEC is an effective guide for ESL students and for children with learning disabilities because they can draw the elements of TEEC from the acronym they’ve committed to memory and apply them to any question or problem, learning through repetition. Using TEEC in all subject areas keeps things simple and keeps kids focused. They have a foundation that gives them confidence and a system to approach any problem. Use your summer time wisely by connecting with your kids and helping them use TEEC for academic success.

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH TEDx Talk at Sinclair DDSB by Dawn Riddoch

Ramtin Habibi, a Grade 11 student at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby, has been watching TED talks online for years and is a huge fan. “One day I just woke up and thought, Why don’t we do something like that here – why not have Sinclair start it?” says Habibi. After doing some research online, he discovered that TEDx talks are TED talks that are independently organized and can be held at schools. He asked friends Brittany Paty and Liam Montgomery if they wanted to help organize a TEDx talk. They were surprised but both agreed to help. “I said, ‘Include me – that sounds really awesome,’” says Paty.

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Paty. “I wanted to see people who are successful now, but where were they when they were in high school?”


intent of the TEDxSinclairDDSB was to explore various, and sometimes unconventional, forms of education. The event included TEDTalks videos, live performances by Emma Kidd and Cherie & Exene Dance, and live speakers such as Pam Stoneham, an associate dean at Durham College, Alissa Sallans, a student from Whitby who won one of just five scholarships in Canada to visit Antarctica, and Pat Foran, the consumer affairs reporter for CTV.

One of the biggest challenges in organizing a TEDx talk at a The TEDx team even went so far as to create a 3D TEDx sign high school is educating the students about TEDx talks. “A lot of people don’t know what TED is but when they see it, they think it’s cool,” says Habibi. “We had to get the interest, then get the word out there,” says Paty.

The theme for the TEDx talk was Off the Beaten Path, an idea proposed by Paty. “I’m always inspired by people who don’t follow a typical path to their career or to their success,” says

that sat on the stage during the event on April 17. “We wanted to ensure that the attendees had a TED-like experience,” says Habibi.

The TEDxSinclairDDSB was a great success. Habibi and Paty

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Phill and Debbie Murray, owners of the new Pet Valu location in Whitby Shores, knew all about bathing their dogs before becoming pet store owners. Especially bathing big dogs. They had their beloved Max, a Great Dane, for 12 years, and spent many an afternoon getting him cleaned up in a cramped bathroom tub – only to have the added chore of cleaning up their messy bathroom after the fact. When the opportunity arose to add self-serve dog wash stations to their store, they jumped at the chance, knowing first-hand what a difference this service would make in the lives of their customers and their pets.

Our regulars love the fact that we have a Frequent Washer Program – they get a Frequent Washer card on their first visit, and we stamp it every time they use the service. Once they’ve bathed six times, their seventh wash is free!” The service is great for all dogs and cats, but especially for those pets who suffer from anxiety. Anyone who has an anxious pet knows the drama that can ensue when taking the pet to a vet or a groomer and having to hand them over to a stranger for the service. When you wash your own pet, the pet feels more secure knowing their owner is right there during the wash. It puts both the animal and the owner at ease and makes for a pleasant

“Our tubs are elevated so you can bathe your dog at the proper height and not strain your back” says Phill of the well-designed stations, where they have thought of everything from walk-in steps and the raised tubs to convenient and safe tie-backs that ensure safe bathing for dogs of all sizes. “We offer everything you need to get your pet looking and smelling great – from a mild oatmeal and tea tree shampoo, to brushes for all types of coats, to towels and built-in high velocity blow dryers and finishing conditioning sprays. All you need to bring is your muddy dog!” The service has been a big hit with patrons of the south Whitby Dog Park just across the street from the store. Many park regulars are now dog wash regulars as well, stopping by for a quick cleanup on the way home from the dog park. “We know when the park is muddy by the number of people coming in for baths.

experience. Once the bath is complete, the staff at the store make sure the pet is rewarded with a tasty treat as well, which goes a long way toward relieving anxiety the next time around! Convenience is one thing, but price is another important factor as well. Taking your dog to a groomer for a bath and brushing out can cost anywhere from $40 up to $100 or more depending on the size and breed of the dog. At Pet Valu Whitby Shores’ Dog Wash, the price is always $10 – for any size dog! So next time Fido rolls in something he shouldn’t, or has some fun jumping around in the mud or happily belly-flopping in swampy water, consider a trip to the self-serve dog wash at Pet Valu Whitby Shores. In no time your dirty mongrel will be looking and feeling like a pampered pooch. Pet Valu Whitby Shores is located at 617 Victoria St. W in Whitby. for more information, call 905-430-4738


On May 25, 2015, John McLellan was presented with the 2014 City of Pickering Civic Access Award for Disability Issues by Mayor Dave Ryan and Councillor Ian Cumming. “It was fantastic. It made me very proud. My father was a quadriplegic and I grew up around accessibility issues,” says McLellan, owner of John McLellan Contracting Inc. His company was also nominated for Excellence Canada’s 2014 David C. Onley Ontario Accessibility Award.

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John McLellan Contracting has grown steadily over 20 years and now has 49 employees with eight divisions. McLellan believes that the hiring of field specialists has played a huge part in the company’s success. “It’s all about taking good care of your clients so that they know who to call if they have any problems,” he says.




Association of Renovators and Home Services (CARAHS). “Together we created a training course for accessible construction,” says McLellan, “It is a level one introduction to accessible construction and goes over some of the basics that you need to know.”

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Accessibility renovations affect the quality of life for individuals, and McLellan approaches every project with this in mind. Most of the time, funding agencies will grant accessibility renovation contracts to companies with the lowest bid. McLellan will visit projects that he didn’t win only to discover that the contractors just didn’t get it. As a result, McLellan was inspired to educate the construction industry.


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at the Ajax Convention Centre this fall! The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade has been holding its annual trade show, the APBOT Business Expo, for years now, and the event just keeps getting bigger and better. Since its humble beginnings, the Expo has evolved into a first-class trade show that provides opportunities for networking and business education, as well as a diverse array of exciting exhibitors from Durham Region. The event is open to everyone and attracts a good mix of the general public and business professionals alike. On Sept. 9, 2015, come and see some of West Durham’s best businesses strut their stuff and showcase their products and services. This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet potential business contacts or to learn what our community has to offer. To save the date, mark your calendar for Sept. 9, and for full registration details closer to the date, visit

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move travel It’s summer, and that means it’s time to get out the patio furniture, open the pool and return to the cottage. As you are spending time with your friends and family, I'm sure the last thing on your mind is your insurance, but there are a few things that you should think about. Let's start with your toys, such as ATVs and boats. Many enjoy driving their ATVs and boats at the cottage, and some hosts like to make the keys available to their cottage guests. But did you know that for insurance purposes, it is your responsibility to confirm that anyone who drives your ATV has a valid driver’s licence, and anyone who drives your motorized boat needs a valid pleasure craft operator card. They must also not have more than the legal limit of alcohol in their system. Do not assume that everyone has a driver’s licence or boater’s card; it is your responsibility to ask. A claim could be denied if the driver did not have a valid licence, and it would be denied if an accident occurred while under the influence of alcohol.

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Some policies will allow that without an issue, others may charge a fee, while others may not allow any rentals whatsoever. Don't assume that if you “keep it quiet” and plead ignorance that everything will be OK. Finally, it seems to be socially acceptable now to allow underage drinking around your pool, at your cottage or just in your basement. Some parents feel that if their kids are going to drink alcohol, it is safer to do so under their own roof, where the parents can supervise. Under the Liquor License Act, a parent can offer their own child a drink while on their own premises, but that does not extend to other minors in your home. Your insurance policy will not cover you for illegal acts. So if an accident occurred because a minor consumed alcohol on your property and you were aware of the situation, the claim would probably be denied.

Remember, being informed about your insurance can help you make the While visiting your cottage, one of your guests may ask if you appropriate decisions for yourself and your family. Then you can would consider renting your cottage to them for a few weeks. rest easier, have fun in the sun and simply enjoy the summer. Before you say yes, check your policy with your insurance broker. for more information, email or call 905-683-9725




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the Benefits of Vacations By Karen Sheviak

While many people look forward to their vacations all year, there seems to be a downside to planning those dream getaways. From packing and multiple loads of laundry to returning to hundreds of emails and extra work at the office, taking that vacation can seem like more trouble than it’s worth. A survey released last year, conducted by Environics Research Group and commissioned by TD Canada Trust, found that 43 per cent of Canadians do not take the vacation time they are entitled to, even though more than 90 per cent of us believe that vacations are important. But the benefits of taking vacations go beyond feeling a little refreshed after a week at the beach. Here are some reasons to plan, and take, that vacation time you worked so hard to earn. 1

behaviours in your day-to-day life, such Yes, that’s right. Taking time off can as relaxing for a few minutes with your actually mean you’ll get more work done, family or going to a favourite restaurant not less. The reason is that people simply more often. 3 work better when they are well-rested. A week, or longer, off of work will allow you BETTER RELATIONSHIPS to come back to the office refreshed and re-committed, which leads to you working It’s hard to nurture your relationships with harder and more efficiently. Some your spouse and children when you’re American companies, such as Hubspot, run off your feet every day, doing chores, are growing rapidly even while they have paying bills and collapsing in front of instituted unlimited vacation time policies. the television to relax for an hour before bedtime. A vacation can take you away from those everyday mundane things 2 IMPROVED MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH and help you really focus on enjoying time with the people you love the most. The Framingham Heart Study was one Whether you take a fun family vacation of the longest health studies ever done. or go on a romantic getaway for you and It found that women who took vacations your spouse, you will come back feeling once every six years were eight times closer to your loved ones because of the more likely to develop heart disease time you spent together and the freedom than those who took two vacations every you enjoyed while on vacation. year. And men who skipped vacations for 4 several years were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack. CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Many people deal with stress on a dayto-day basis, and taking a vacation can break the cycle of that stress. Instead of rushing around every day, you can relax and do what interests you.

A vacation can give you a new perspective on your own life, one that can motivate you to make changes and improvements. If you travel to a country that has a lot of poverty, you may come back with a In fact, some of the benefits of a vacation new appreciation for the conveniences start before you even leave, from the in Canadian society and a goal to help enjoyment you may get from planning people who are less fortunate. At the very it and anticipating it. Likewise, the stress least, you will meet and see people living relief can continue well after you return in a different way than you do. You can home, as you talk about your trip with bring those ideas home with you. But friends and look at pictures. To prolong even if you don’t, your perspective will the benefits, try to ease into your daily be different just because you learned routines and incorporate some of those something new! Summer 2015

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Canadians have a lot to celebrate this Canada Day, so as you don red and white and celebrate, here are some fun facts to ponder! Canada is the second biggest country in the world, and we boast: the longest street in the world (Yonge Street, 1,896 km); the longest highway (Trans-Canada Highway, 7,821 km); and the longest coastline (202,080 km). Canada Day was called Dominion Day until 1982, when it was renamed by the Liberal government. Banff National Park has wildlife crossings built over the Trans-Canada Highway to help prevent animal deaths. The Hudson’s Bay Company is the oldest chartered company in the world still in operation. It was founded in 1670 as a fur trading company. Quebec City is the only North American walled city north of Mexico. Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world, and Lake Manitou, on the island, is the largest island lake in the world. 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada, and we have more lakes than all other countries combined.

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wilderness adventure or heading out on the open road. Even an afternoon picnic in town can give you a wonderful break. But before you leave, you need simple but delicious foods to take along. Here are some ideas.

Road Trip Munchies veggies in mason jars:

Put veggie dip or hummus in the bottom of the jar, and add veggie sticks such as carrots, celery and cucumber for an instant healthy snack with no mess. tortilla rollups:

Spread cream cheese and salsa, ham and cheese or peanut butter and jam on a tortilla and roll up for a sandwich that won’t fall apart when you eat it on the road. edible necklace:

String munchies such as pretzels and Cheerios onto a string for easy snacking for kids.

bento boxes:

Every kid loves variety, so pack a sectioned lunch box with small amounts of snacks such as fruit, cheese, crackers, cold cuts and veggies.

Camping Delicacies burritos to-go:

Make your favourite burritos at home – use peppers and onions, meat, cheese and salsa and wrap in heavy-duty foil. Reheat over the campfire and serve with extra salsa, guacamole and sour cream. campfire popcorn:

Place popcorn kernels and a little oil in a pouch of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold foil to close pouch tightly, leaving room for popcorn to pop. Tie string on a corner of the pouch and attach to stick. Shake over campfire until popcorn is popped and sprinkle with salt. ice-cream cone s’mores:

Spread a little peanut butter in cones. Add sliced bananas, chocolate chips and marshmallows. Wrap in foil and place on fire grate until everything is melted, gooey and delicious.

Gourmet Picnic watermelon two ways:

Puree a simple syrup (sugar and water) with watermelon, rosemary and lemon juice. Add rum and ice for a cocktail. Or omit rum and add feta for a watermelon “soup.” asian pasta salad:

Prepare noodles and mix together a peanut sauce with peanut butter, sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and hot sauce. Mix in cucumber, scallions and cooked chicken or shrimp when ready to serve. gazpacho:

Mix fresh tomatoes with cucumber, a jalapeno, a slice of crumbled bread, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend and chill for a refreshing and elegant picnic treat. charcuterie platter:

Choose a variety of quality cold cuts, such as salami, ham and prosciutto, olives and cheeses such as aged cheddar, provolone and shavings of Parmesan. Add a French baguette and good red wine and you’re all set! sorbet:

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