Parkside Pulse June 2021

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June 2021


CONTENTS Important Information Limited time offer: 1 Month free Lease with us Now! Parkside feature: Toronto Star Terrace- Now Open!! World Bicycle Day New things you can do in lockdown Father's Day Surprise Ideas Cooking Recipes to try this summer Online games you can play with your friends that are completely free National Indigenous People's Day Benefits of Saving Money Budgeting Apps for students and New graduates Top Music Albums being released in June Tips for Summer Jobs Pride Month Tips to focus on yourself Our students of Canada Parkside CAs here to help


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Occupancy levels must be followed based on signage. Furniture has to stay in place and cannot be moved, it has been physically distanced.


Bicycle day World Bicycle Day 2021 is on Saturday, 3 June 2021. The fourth World Bicycle Day is being celebrated on this date. The United Nations celebrated the first World Bicycle Day on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at UN General Assembly in New York. UN officials, diplomats, athletes, advocates of the cycling community spoke at the inaugural event in New York, sharing the many ways bicycles serve the people who ride them.

Facts of Bicycle Day · Bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, and environment-friendly means of transportation. · A bicycle can serve as a tool for development and a source of access to education, health care, and sport. · The usage of a bicycle gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment. · Bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and fuel saving.

Physical Benefits of Bicycle

Lower risk of heart disease UK research published last year that cycling or walking to work can lower the risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) or stroke. The large-scale study shows those who use cycling to travel, have an 11% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a 30% lower risk of fatal CVD. Regular cycling in spare time has a 43% lower risk of fatal CVD. Even those who are not regular commuters but took the bike occasionally get an 8% lower risk of all-cause mortality. Reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes Research from the University of Southern Denmark reveals that cycling can help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that those who cycled regularly were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even those who took up regular cycling at a later age still benefited themselves from a 20% lower risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes than non-cyclists. Extra weight loss UK researchers who compared the daily modes of transport of nearly 150,000 participants found that cycling was one of the most effective forms of exercise for keeping trim and losing weight. Those who cycled to work had lower BMIs and body fat than those who walked.

FUN FACT: Parkside student Residence offers free bike storage to all their residents. Link to register your bikeCLICK HERE

Set goals

Productivity is about progress - it's about breaking our long-term goals down into daily action so that we can grow and develop. Depending on what Learn a language you're looking to accomplish, there's a range of goal-planning journals and Remember all those times you said you'd learn Italian, notebooks covering everything from Spanish or French but just couldn't find a spare minute? cleaning, exercise and diet to business Here's your chance. With a wide selection of YouTube videos and online tutorials at your disposal, why not use this time to and life goals. learn a completely new language.

New 5 things you can do during lockdown Learn to play an instrument

Dust off that keyboard/guitar you got for Christmas last year, re-tune that guitar you've had for god knows how long and begin to fill your days with the sound of music. With so much free time, it's never been easier to pick up a new skill.

Get fit

Missing the gym? Working out at home can be just as beneficial for both your mind and body. Why not try out different types of workouts over the course of the next few weeks and find that workout that really works for you.

Update your CV and professional accounts

Before lockdown, the idea of updating your CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile might not have been very high up on your priority list. Rather than putting it off any longer, why not give all of your professional documents and accounts a total makeover. Use this present period to work towards an even brighter future.


Homemade Coupons Homemade chore coupons are a fun gift item that’s always wellreceived. Make up a batch of coupons Dad can redeem for a break from various chores. It’s a thoughtful Father’s Day gift that extends beyond the holiday.

Try Out His Favourite Hobby Busy dads don’t have a ton of time to engage in their favourite hobbies. Make his hobby a priority on Father’s Day. He’ll appreciate the opportunity to do what he loves, and he’ll especially enjoy teaching the family all about what he’s up to as he works.

Kids’ Photo Collage Collect some of Dad’s favourite photos of the kids, or take some brand new ones with the whole family. Kids can create a fun photo collage that captures all their favourite memories with Dad.

World’s Best Dad Award The world’s best dad deserves to be rewarded all year long. Create a fun crown or medal showing off the “#1 Dad” status, and present Dad with his award on Father’s Day. It’s a wonderful gift he’ll be proud to display all year.

Breakfast in Bed Whip up a hearty breakfast while Dad sleeps in. There’s no better way for him to start the day than with breakfast in bed.

Chore Takeover There are always chores to be done, and never enough time to do them all. On Father’s Day, have the kids take over some of Dad’s usual chores, such as washing the dishes or walking the dog, so that he can relax and enjoy his day off.

Family Dinner When kids and families have lots of different commitments and extracurriculars during the week, it can be tough to get everyone together for a sit-down dinner. Have everyone in the family make a commitment to Dad on Father’s Day, and enjoy a wonderful family dinner together.

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Cooking Recipes Indian Butter chicken Ingredients To marinate chicken Boneless Chicken - 200 gms Pound Ginger & Garlic - 1 tsp Hung Curd - 2 tsp Juice Of 1/2 Lemon Kashmiri Chili Powder - 1 tsp Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp Salt - 1/2 tsp Oil - 1 tbsp

To make the masala paste Butter - 1 tbsp Oil - 1 tbsp Onion - 2 pieces (chopped) Minced Ginger & Garlic - 1 tsp Tomato - 3 pieces. (chopped) Kashmiri Red Chili - 3 nos. Salt - 1 tsp Cumin Powder - 1 tsp Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp To make butter chicken Garam Masala - 1 tsp Butter - 2 tbsp Water - 2 tbsp Kashmiri Chili Powder - 1 tsp Cashew Nuts - 10 pieces Water Water - 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup Fresh Cream - 1/4 cup Kasuri Methi Coriander Leaves

Method: 1. To a bowl, add the boneless chicken pieces, minced ginger garlic, hung curd, lemon juice, red chili powder, garam masala and salt 2. Mix everything well, and marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes 3. Heat a pan and add oil 4. Fry the marinated chicken pieces mixture till they are cooked and keep it aside 5. In a pan heat oil and butter, add onions and saute them till they are transparent 6. Add the minced ginger garlic and mix it well. Then add tomatoes saute them. 7. Add Kashmiri red chillies and saute. 8. Add salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder. Add some water and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. 9. Then add cashew nuts and saute for 5 mins. Cooldown the cooked masala and grind it to a fine paste by adding water. 10. Heat the same pan, add butter, red chilli powder and keep the flame on low. Add the ground puree to the pan. Saute and add water. 11. Add the fried chicken pieces and mix them well. Add fresh cream mix it and simmer the gravy for about 10 minutes by covering the pan. 12. Finally, add crushed Kasuri methi and coriander leaves and mix well 13. Serve the Butter Chicken hot with naan, roti or pulao.








Easy One Sheet Meal Prep Chicken & Veg

Ingredients · 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts · 1-2 heads of broccoli · 2-3 small to medium sweet potatoes · Olive oil · Salt + pepper · Chicken seasoning on choice o Sam’s favourites: Ms. Dash & herb de provence



Equipment you will need · Cookie sheet · Parchment paper · Knife · Cutting board · Vegetable peeler · Tongs or a flipper · Oven · Prep bowls





Method: 1.Pre-heat your oven to 350°F 2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper 3. Peel + chop your sweet potatoes into medium cubes (doesn’t need to be perfect) 4. Place cut sweet potato on the baking sheet and drizzle olive oil, season with salt and pepper to your liking. 5. Put the sweet potato in the heated oven while you prep the other ingredients (about 10 min) 6. Cut broccoli into small florets, wash and set aside 7. Cut chicken into smaller pieces (about 2-3 inches) put in a side bowl and season with olive oil and seasoning of choice 8. Pull out the sweet potato and put the broccoli on top, add olive oil, salt and pepper to the broccoli and mix around the pan with the sweet potato 9. Push the veggies to either side and place the chicken in the centre 10. Bake for an additional 15min (more or less depending on the size of your chicken) 11. Serve! 12. Place leftovers in Tupperware containers for later

Guacamole burger Ingredients Ground Beef Avocado Roma Tomato Kale Slaw Mix Lime Artisan Bun Smoky Spice Blend Mayonnaise Feta Cheese, crumbled Salad Topping Mix






Method: 1) Preheat the oven to 425°F. Start the recipe when the oven is ready. Read the entire recipe card. Wash and dry all produce. Cut tomato into 1/2-inch slices. Zest and juice lime. Halve and pit avocado. In a medium bowl, scoop avocado* from skin and mash with a fork until creamy. Add 1/2 tsp lime zest (double for 4 portions) and half the lime juice, then season with salt and pepper. Mash to combine. 2) To a large bowl, add beef and half the Smoky Spice Blend. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Form mixture into two 5-inch wide burger patties (four patties for 4 portions).In a large non-stick pan, heat 2 tsp oil (double for 4 portions) over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add patties. Cook patties, for 4-5 min per side, until cooked through. 3) To another large bowl, add remaining lime juice, 1 tbsp mayo and 1 tbsp oil (double both for 4 portions). Season with salt and pepper. Add kale slaw mix and feta, then toss to combine. 4) To a small bowl, add remaining mayo and remaining Smoky Spice Blend. Stir to combine. 5)Directly to a baking sheet, add buns, cut-side up. Toast on the middle rack of oven, for 3-5 min, until golden-brown. Spread some of smoky mayo over the bottom buns, then top with a patties, smashed avocado, tomatoes and top buns. Plate burgers and serve with kale slaw on the side. Sprinkle salad topper mix over kale slaw. Enjoy!

National Indigenous People's Day June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. National Aboriginal Day (now National Indigenous Peoples Day) was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups: in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood (now the Assembly of First Nations) called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day On June 21, 2017, the Prime Minister issued a statement announcing the intention to rename this day National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Gets you into the savings habit early: If you establish a savings habit NOW when your paycheck is super small? You’ll only continue to save more and more money as you get your hands on a real paycheck from a job-job.

Gives you options: Imagine if you got the dream job you were waiting for all senior year, about midway through your first year with the job you took in the meantime. How wonderful! But not so much, if you don’t actually have enough money to move there. Or not so much if you don’t have any way to pay for a vehicle (since this dream job is located outside of a city). In other words, you need to keep money in savings just to keep your options open. Even if you don’t know what all your options are right now! Focus and strengthen your finances for when opportunity knocks.

Helps you build trust and confidence in your abilities: It’s hard to establish confidence in yourself in your early 20s. You are essentially taking over your life, and you need to know that you can trust yourself in doing so. There are many ways that you can build this trust, but having a buffer in savings? Well, that will go along way to trust that you can handle anything (especially after that first hiccup or emergency happens and you don’t have to call home for help).

Lessen your financial stress: This one’s a biggie. You don’t have to go through financial stress – though on some level, we all do (even billionaires!). Cut down on your financial stress by saving money. Seriously – it’s a gift to yourself to not have to worry about where next month’s rent payment is coming from, or how you’re going to get enough food for the week.

Helps you cover increased expenses: Right now, you’ve received lots of discounts because you are a student. It may not feel like it – especially if student loans are paying for some of those discounts – but you’re living a somewhat sheltered/nurturing life from the outside world. As soon as you graduate? You’re kind of thrust into the rest of society. No more student discounts. No more subsidized housing (though you can always still keep a roommate – I had one in my first two apartments after college), and no more parents to help you with your monthly bills.

Budgeting Apps for Students and New Graduates 1. Mint Mint is a great budgeting tool to step up your personal finance game. Firstly, they merge your accounts so that it is easily accessible for your reference- they call this all-in-one finances. Other than that, they allow you to customize each transaction (i.e.: if you pay rent using e-transfer, you can edit the transaction label as “Rent” instead of the automated general e-transfer label). Highlight Features: Bill Tracking: Online Monthly Tracking & Reminders Free Credit Score & Free Credit Report Budget Categorization (includes the ability to personalize) 2. Spendee Spendee is a money manager and budget planner you can use to your advantage, regardless of your financial goals. They suggest 3 tips to get your money in shape with them: Track your cash flow Understand your financial habits Make your spending stress-free Highlight Features: Shared Wallets (for family, spouses, or roommates who handle money together) Customizable categories (you can also add a picture or location to every expense) Multiple Currencies (ideal for international and exchange students or travelers)

3. You Need A Budget (YNAB) You Need a Budget aims to help you gain total control of your money so that you can break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. Using a proven method with ‘Four Rules’, they support you in the budgeting process in real-time, provide goal tracking and reports, as well as personal support. Additionally, they promise secure data storage as security is their top priority. YNAB is a proactive system that seeks to educate you on money management, rather than ‘tricking’ you into saving money. Highlight Features: Gives your dollars jobs (strategically plan how to spend money to avoid impulse purchases) The app is built for flexibility- it’s based on your most current information which makes it easy to update, change, or adjust your budget Promotes intentionality- you will have to learn how to work with the money you have on hand, and be able to plan your spending before it’s gone. This app is more than just a budget 4. Pocket Guard tracking and reporting system, it serves to Pocket Guard provides an easy way to control your advise you on the finances you are currently finances, improve your spending, and to automate working with. your savings. Some of their goals include helping you know exactly how much you have on hand, keep tabs on your spending and see all your accounts at once. In fact, you can also track and lower your bills with their rate negotiation tips. Lastly, your savings goals are easily attainable using their Autosave feature- so you don’t have to worry about constantly ensuring your savings goals are being met. Highlight Features: Provides an automated budget based on your income, bills, and savings goals “Guards your pocket” by notifying you of how much you have left to spend without going into the red zone (beyond your budget) Basic structure makes it less complex than Mint or You Need A Budget, which requires more client engagement



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Things you should consider before applying for a job

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The hours you'll be excepted to work


The benefits of your jobs


"The stability of the company"


"Opportunities for growth"


"Educational Opportunities"

If you're interested in applying for summer jobs and seeing possible postings in your area, you can check out the following sources; indeed LinkedIn Glassdoor Simply Hired Angel List Career Builder

You can also reach out to your school career center that would be more than happy to assist you with finding an internship or a summer job in your field of study.

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In Toronto pride month starts in June.

Below sheds more information about Pride from PrideToronto that was founded in 1981; “Pride Toronto continues a legacy that is deeply intertwined with the rich, progressive history of Toronto’s queer community. From a small gathering of dedicated activists fighting for their right to love and be seen, to clashes with the government and police, to the vibrant celebration we know today, Pride has been a long time in the making.”

Events during pride month in Toronto at the moment are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the link to the calendar of many events that can be tuned into in the comfort of your home!

for more info click on the link:

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Be aware of yourself Be compassionate to yourself Do things that make you happy Do things that you love Focus on what you want Focus on your needs

(ex. go on a walk, write in a journal, do yoga, etc.)

Practice self care

List things that make you happy and grateful List/focus your values List/ focus on your goals

Our students of Canada Parkside

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