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The Life of A Small Business Owner Hello and welcome to the June edition of Brockville’s only 100% locally owned newspaper. Since launching KnowBrockville on May 1, 2012 I have seen my small business grow. First it was the huge response we have had on our Facebook page and now it is the great comments and response we are receiving after launching in full newspaper format! There are some downs about owning your own business but for me personally, these few downs are always erased by the many good things that come each day by owning my own business. Whether it is helping to support or highlight a community group, or featuring a local small business, these are the gratifying factors to owning your own business. This season myself and KnowBrockville have had the proud honor to partner with the Brockville Farmers’ Market. I am proud to highlight and partner with a fine group of local producers and craft vendors and help promote Buying Local as Buying Local is best and helps the local producers supply us with locally produced products!
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Recently I had the great pleasure of taking a short vacation. We rented a car and traveled for five days throughout Southern Ontario. And by the way if you are looking for a rental car, Enterprise includes unlimited kilometers if you stay in the same province. Before the vacation I have been debating to expand into other cities and had the opportunity to meet a young girl in Brantford, Ontario, Now we are planning to publish a monthly newspaper in Brantford launching on July 2nd, and Jennifer Bell from Brantford is our local representative. These are exciting and stressful times with an planned expansion but I know it will be rewarding. So what are you up to this summer? KnowBrockville would love to receive your vacation photos and stories and who knows we may even publish them! Please feel free to email your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next month take care and thanks for your continued support! Sincerely Tim Sharpe Publisher
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The Crew from the Downtown Branch of TD Canada Trust were snapped here ready to participate in the Mandarin Chase the newest member of the Brockville PoMS Walk - Brockville today. The MS Walk is a communi- lice was on hand on May 25th at the Downtown ty event that brings together people touched by multiple Brockville Sidewalk Sale. sclerosis. At the MS Walk, people affected by MS connect with others who understand the daily realities of their disease. Snapped in this photo is Dianne, Dawn, Molly, Greg and Norma.
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The Brockville Shriners helped with a BBQ at The Wedgewood on May 25th with the profits going to the Shriners in helping with all the good that they do in our community.
Get involved! Let us know what is happening in and around the Brockville area. Contributors in This Issue Don Corneil Photographer
Park Avenue Expressions Business Profile
Tall Ship Story Contributor Cover Photo Sisters Uner Sail Ship “The Unicorn”
Leeds/Grenville: A good reason to smile-the “Show You Care - Bid on a Chair” fundraiser for the Brockville Cardiovascular Program (BCP) held May 30th at Maplehurst Manor in Maitland raised over $58,000 in support. The 27 Adirondack chairs put up for bids were locally crafted, individually decorated by local artists, and sponsored by businesses in this community. As part of the total funds raised, the chair auction brought in $16,800. Motor Coils Manufacturing Ltd. also generously supported this event by donating $10,000. The event was fully community-supported through participation of the volunteer committee, local restaurants and breweries, volunteer assistants and-of course-the bidders! All funds raised will support the BCP based at Brockville General Hospital-a program that offers former cardiac and vascular patients information, support and guided exercise programs while transitioning into their post-treatment lives. The program is locally created and supported, receiving no government funding. Enjoying the “Show You Care” evening are (l - r) Cathy and Jim Cooper, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Executive Director Joan McLaughlin, and new BGH President and CEO Tony Weeks with wife Pamela.
Leeds Grenville OSPCA held their â€œFriends for Lifeâ€? walk-a-thon and fashion show at Hardy Park on May 25th. There was a parade of pet fashions and treats provided by PJ Pets of Brockville. Snapped here is Dani and Oliver enjoying the day in the park getting ready for the walk-a-thon.
FROZEN BANANA TREATS
The kids love this frozen treat option and they love to get involved in making their very own. There are The warm weather has finally decided to make an so many combinations - the possibilities are endappearance and our family could not be more over- less. A good ol’ plain banana is always a winner but joyed! When the warm weather hits, it means most of how about trying a few of these: our days are filled with lots of time spent outdoors. If you so happen to pass us by, you would probably hear – Dipped in Greek yoghurt with chopped nuts “mom, can we have a Popsicle?” “Mom, can we have a – Dipped in Nutella with chopped nuts or shredded freezie,” or “we are hot.” As health conscious parents, coconut the idea of always handing our children sugar-loaded – Dipped in white chocolate frozen treats is a little unsettling. We knew there had to – Dipped in vanilla yoghurt sprinkled with rolled be a better alternative to beat the summer heat. oats As I thought back on my childhood, I remembered one of my favourite treats growing up - I was in love with frozen bananas. Actually, that was the only way my parents could get me to eat bananas and still to this day I can only manage to eat them in frozen form. Then it dawned on me: frozen bananas are the perfect alternative to sugary frozen treats. Bananas are a great source of fibre, low in calories, and offer a boost of energy. There were no excuses why we could not provide this alternative to our children as you just peel a banana, stick it on a Popscile stick and throw them in the freezer. We soon started experimenting with different combinations and realized we could dress them up for those days that called for a special treat.
As a mother of two and a daycare provider, I know how hard it can be to find nutritious snacks that are quick and easy to make. This frozen treat has been a winner not only for the kids but adults love them too. When the sun is out and you are looking for a delicious frozen treat, don’t overlook the good ol’ power food, a banana! Happy Eating! Shanna DaSilva Blogger at www.inlovewiththesmallthings.com Follow on Twitter @thesmallblog Join me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ inlovewiththesmallthings
Flair FX Hair Design & Beauty Studio held their Grand Opening on June 1st. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Natasha. It is a great salon very beautiful inside and friendly staff. Flair FX has specialty chairs that the little ones will love. I hope that our great followers will welcome this locally owned business with open arms. They are located at 221 King Street West, (613) 803-2793 and their Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/ flairfxstudio so please LIKE their Facebook page as well. In the photo is Natasha the owner of Flair FX standing beside two of her specialty chairs.
Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville held their 4th Annual Plant & Pottery Sale on June 1st at Hilltop Studio. They also had unique pieces of pottery on sale as well. The majority of the plants were grown and donated by staff members and pottery pieces were created by Krista Cameron. The 1000 Islands Top Deli held a soft Grand Opening on June 5th. The Deli has a great selection of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, daily hot lunch specials and even a breakfast menu. The Deli is located in the food court of the 1000 Islands Mall. Jack and his team are pictured in the photo. Good Luck with the new venture Jack.
In this photo is Loretta, Sarah, Victoria, Jenna, Ellen, Erika, Deana, Donna, Danielle. One of the Organizers was Sandi LaMorre and Krista Cameron was the potter with the pottery!
MARINER’S CLUB WATERFRONT. Have morning coffee or intimate dinners while overlooking the sunrises and sunsets on the St. Lawrence River. Underground Parking and locker. Workout Room. MLS # 867401
PRESCOTT 953 Massie Dr. Family bungalow on quiet road in Prescott. Thinking about summer? Inground pool. Completely finished basement. 2+1 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath. Adjacent to Park area. Close to schools and shopping. 45 Minutes to Ottawa. MLS # 862154
IROQUOIS 10369 Hainsville Rd. Open Concept, Lofted 2nd Floor. Designer Kitchen. Large rural setting. Private. A FRAME Guildcrest still under Tarion Warranty. Balcony and Porch. Large Balcony from 2nd Floor Bedroom. 2 Full Baths. Main Floor Laundry. MLS # 850970
PRESCOTT 545 Duke Street. Quiet Neighbourhood, walking distance to all amenities, included Fort Wellington, arenas, and the Prescott Golf Club. Want a lovely bungalow? This back split is deceiving in size. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. CALL for your private showing NOW. MLS # 861642
9 Acres and a large 3 Bedroom, open bungalow. Main floor laundry, sitting room, ensuite. Full basement ready to finish. Double car attached garage, and 24 x 32 Workshop on property. MLS #872883
Watch the ships and the golfers while sitting on your front porch or in the comfort of your living room. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in prime location. Large Yard. Newly finished floors. Century charm. Large family room extension. Patio on back, overlooking large yard. MLS 873098
BRINSTON Henderson Rd. Large Corner lot with stately century home. Beautifully renovated, with all open concept main floor living area. Kitchen has lovely finishes. Bath is large with Sunken Claw Tub, Large Shower stall, and double antique vanity. Balcony and Front Porch. MLS # 864611
PRESCOTT Mackenzie Rd. SEMI -Detached NOW ready for Occupancy. Mapleview Homes presents the WATERFORD. 2 Bedroom, Main Floor Laundry. Woodlands Subdivision. Prescott. Deep Lot. Minutes and walking distance to shopping and all amenities. Call us. OPEN for SHOWINGS DAILY 11-4 pm. MLS # 854829 & 854809
PRESCOTT 3716 County Rd 2 Rd NEW WEXFORD. You can’t get more privacy than this. Large yard with entry onto back road. Mature trees. Detached garage. CENTURY HOME believed to be limestone. 5 Bedrooms. All original flooring, and embelishes.. Beside Golf Course. Irreplaceable. MLS # 845538
PRESCOTT 991 Mackenzie Rd. Large Semi Detached. NEW TO MARKET. 4 Bedrooms, Large Living area. Inground pool. Hot Tub. Fenced yard. 40 Minutes to Ottawa. Walking distance to all schools, and shopping. Perfect for growing family. MLS #871168
Cty Rd 2, Cardinal, Ontario Lovely century home on large treed lot. 2 Bedrooms, and possible in-law suite. 1 hour drive to Ottawa. Spacious comfortable home. Single detached garage. MLS# 871519
PRESCOTT 919 Mackenzie Rd. Brick 2 Storey Semi Detached. Many renovations. Lovely finishing, and custom paint. 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Large backyard. Minutes to the #401 and the International Bridge. Walk to golf, water sports, gym, shopping, schools and churches. Not through road. MLS#871406
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The Brockville Special Olympics held a BBQ Fundraiser at Staples today. Included in the photo is Tom and Christine (Staples Manager) and their family
Public Information Part of BGH Palliative Care Week Brockville: As part of events marking National Hospice Palliative Care Week at Brockville General Hospital (BGH), the Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service hosted a public information display at the Charles Street Site. The Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service (BDHPCS), based at the BGH Garden Street Site, is a community-based hospice palliative care support service for patients and families dealing with life-limiting illness. The service is a pioneer in the field, started over 30 years ago with the former St. Vincent de Paul Hospital. Sharing cake, coffee and information are (l - r) the BDHPCS Coordinator of Volunteers Patricia Howlett, Palliative Care volunteer Brenda Harrison, and BGH Registration staff Karen Birtch.
A great Job by Vicki Longtin and her crew at the Walmart location of McDonalds on McHappy Day May 9, 2013, their goal for the day was $1,700 and their final total was $1809.91. Great Job Vicki and team and was great helping out as well and KnowBrockville looks forward to helping next year as well! On a side note, McDonalds in introducing a new Signature McWrap today and I am told it is delicious. In this photo is store Manager Vicki Longtin
The Wal-Mart Cancer Kickers Relay for Life Team held a Barbeque and yard sale at Brockville Walmart on May 18th raised $1191.00 they were also selling hot dogs and they sold so many they had to close early, Great Job Elaine and Team.
Brockville Braves organization announces their new General Manager, Adam Gibson, who was the recent assistant coach of the Braves and the new Head Coach, Taurean White, an Ottawa native who was the assistant coach for the CCHL Nepean Raiders in 2011-212 season and with the Ottawa Jr. 67s who captured the AAA Midget Tournament here earlier this year. Snapped in this photo from left to right Todd Gill, Adam Gibson, Taurean White & Krista Gill
BGH Hosts Ontario Bioethics Research Chair for AGM June 17 Brockville General Hospital (BGH) will host Udo Schuklenk, PhD, the Ontario Research Chair for Bioethics as the guest speaker for the hospital’s 128th Annual General Meeting June 17th. Schuklenk will present “Why Canada Should Decriminalize Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia.” Dr. Schuklenk is Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, and joined Queen’s as the Ontario Research Chair in Bioethics and Public Policy in 2007. He held academic appointments in Australia, England, South Africa and Scotland prior to coming to Canada, and still holds an honorary professorship in bioethics, health and human rights at Witwatersrand University in South Africa. Schuklenk is an author or editor of six books, and over 160 journal articles and book chapters. He also edits a major international bioethics journal, Bioethics, the official publication of the International Association of Bioethics. On behalf of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Schuklenk chaired an international expert panel drafting a report on end-oflife decision-making in Canada which was released in late 2011.
Get Outside for some Fresh Air and Family fitness Now that it’s getting nice out we need to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine aka vitamin D our bodies lacked all winter. What better way to enjoy the summer season then with some family, outdoors and nutritious picnics? There are countless ways to get your family outside and off the couch for some fun, bonding and exercise to stay healthy and fit this summer. Grab a soccer ball and head to the park for a family game, play on the play structures, even the parents can have fun letting their inner child out and playing with the kids. Not only are you exercising but you are bonding and making memories with the kids that they will never forget. If you are from Brockville head down to hardy park and play volley ball on the water front. Go down to Centeen or St. Lawrence Park and go swimming. Go out to mac Johnson wild life conservation and walk the trails, make a scavenger hunt for the kids get them to find moss, different rocks, leaves etc… Great time to have them learn and burn some energy at the same time. Get the bikes out and bike down the water front trails, they are gorgeous and go all along the water front and through town. The best thing about all this fun outdoor activity is having a delicious nutritious picnics with the family and friends. It’s easy to grab no prep foods that are healthy not junk. Some great ideas for snacks for on the go are hummus and fresh cut veggies, fruit of all kinds, cubed light cheese, all natural sliced meat to wrap the cheese makes a great little wrap. You can bring premixed salads and dressing, air popped plain popcorn, yogurt and the list goes on and on. Don’t forget the most important WATER so everyone stays hydrated and feeling great. So get out there this summer and make it the healthiest, most memorable fit summer you can, your body and family will thank you! Michelle Manoll Owner and Personal Trainer at Ma Belle Fitness www.mabellefitness.ca Michelle@mabellefitness.ca
Clinton, NJ (May 16, 2013) – Sisters Under Sail, a non-profit organization that runs leadership programs for teen girls aboard a tall ship, will be sailing into Brockville with 5 teenage daughters of military families on June 15th for the Tall Ships Brockville festivities. Coming from military stations across the continent – including the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, New York, Wisconsin and Colorado – these teens represent 5 branches of the North American military: Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, United States Marine Corps and United States Army. 12 military teens in total will sail – under full scholarship – for two weeks each aboard the Unicorn, while the ship travels throughout the Great Lakes, participating in events commemorating the War of 1812 this summer. Sisters Under Sail is doing her part by raising the scholarship funds to honor the strength of these courageous teens as well as their shared experiences across national borders. Sisters Under Sail is the only sail training organization to specifically target teen daughters from Canadian and United States military families for leadership development. After Brockville, the teens will sail onto Toronto for another tall ship festival celebration. “Sisters Under Sail is an exemplary program for young women at a formative time in the lives. It is a unique experience that builds character and confidence through teamwork and skills learning,” says Krista Slack, Co-Producer, Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto, about the initiative. “I applaud the organization for recognizing the special contribution that our military families make to our countries by giving back to their daughters. We are proud and honored to welcome them to Toronto in June.” Sisters Under Sail helps teen girls and women of all ages build confidence, enhance their self-esteem, develop social conscience and learn the value of sisters working together towards a common goal through sail training. Sisters was established in 2005, through the inspiration of Dawn Santamaria’s family’s experience sailing aboard their tall ship, the Unicorn. Her daughters discovered their own leadership potential aboard the Unicorn.
Sisters Under Sail is a leadership program for teenage girls and women of all ages. We use a traditionally rigged topsail schooner, Tallship Unicorn, as our ultimate learning lab. The mission of Sisters Under Sail is to build confidence, enhance self-esteem, develop social conscience and teach women of all ages the value of sisters working together towards a common goal through sail training. Sisters Under Sail is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. To deliver our mission, we proudly sail as the only all-female crewed tall ship in the world. All women. All the time. In 2013, Tallship Unicorn and her Sisters Under Sail will sail the Great Lakes. Since inception, Sisters Under Sail have put aboard over 500 teenage girls and 250 women from all over the United States and Canada. In 2012 and 2013, Sisters Under Sail is committed to bringing daughter’s of our US and Canadian Military on board to expand their realms of possibility with our life-changing program. We want to do our part to honor the families of our troops and the many sacrifices they make for our freedom and peace. To learn more about Sisters Under Sail’s 1812 Initiative, or to inquire about sail training programs for women of all ages, please visit sistersundersail. org, facebook.com/SistersUnderSail or contact Dawn Santamaria directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since inception, Sisters Under Sail has put aboard over 500 teenage girls and 300 women, and 62% of those teenage girls have shipped aboard the Unicorn via sponsorship dollars. The Unicorn is Sisters Under Sail’s “experiential learning lab” for her leadership programming. The pilot program for Daughters of Military Families was launched from West Point, NY in 2012. 16 teen girls from the United States participated in the scholarship-funded program last summer. This summer, 12 more are slated to participate, including 4 girls from Canada. There are teens whose mothers or fathers deploy year after year to serve and protect the freedom of the United States and Canada. There are teens who have spent their childhoods moving across the country – or across the world – to make it in a new place, at a new school, in support of their family’s military responsibility. These teens, like their parents, are courageous. They are resilient, committed and proud. Sisters Under Sail is proud to recognize and reward their unique strength and character. “In my 14 years I have been the new kid at 6 different schools and will be posted again next summer. Just as the tide pulls from the beach it also after time delivers you to a new location. You can, like the drift wood, lie where the tide leaves you on the beach or pick yourself up and explore.” Abbie ~ age 14, Northwest Territories “Sisters Under Sail means to me – being a team, trusting your peers and leaders and being trustworthy. Accepting new challenges, facing the unknown, bonding and supporting those who have fears to over come them. Most of all, be TRUE and STRONG!” Keilidh ~ age 15, Halifax
Brockville is filled with many talented people and Sam Crosby’s Bread of Life Dance Theatre (BOLDT) team members are many of these talented people. I was graced with the pleasure of speaking to one of Sam’s many talented dancers. Liam Kendel recently competed in a number of dance competitions including the Shine Dance competition that was recently held in Kingston as well as the Believe Dance competition that was recently held at the Brockville Arts Centre. At the Shine Dance competition Liam placed second in the solo dance category and event won the title “Mr. Shine Dance”. Another award that Liam was proud of was a special award for Crazy Content. You may ask what is “crazy content”? Crazy Content is a dancers ability to use as many elements as they can fit into one dance. Liam is also proud of the fact that he has won partial scholarships to two programs. The first program is a week long program at the National Ballet School in Toronto. Liam auditioned for this program in Montreal and was one of a select few chosen for the week long program. Liam has also won a partial scholarship to a Be Discovered Winter Intensive program in New York City, unfortunately Liam mother states he will not be attending this one, but Liam is attending the program at the National Ballet School in Toronto. After talking with Liam I can tell he puts a lot of pride and honor in what he does as well as his accomplishments. I know Liam spends hours practicing and fine tuning his routines, dedication is the secret to Liam’s early success. For anyone that has not witnessed the talent of any of the BOLDT Dancers, it is no wonder that Liam is such a success early in his life. I guarantee that with his dedication and hard work that there is a great future in dance for Liam. Although Liam is dedicated to training and hard work, behind any great dancer is a great instructor. Sam Crosby is a great and motivational instructor for any of her class participants. Sam’s mission is to provide excellence in dance and performance training, preparing future dancers for the “real world” of dance performance with high quality, cutting-edge programming and enriching workshops with some of the industry’s finest instructors, while providing a means to instill a “give back” to various organizations in the Brockville and surrounding community. BOLDT offers a variety of dance genres including Ballet, Tap, Pointe Ballet, Modern Technique, Musical Theatre, Jazz Technique, Hip Hop and even Middle Eastern Dance. At the time of writing this article, BOLDT was rehearsing for their “No Standing Only Dancing” performance at the Brockville Arts Centre on Saturday June 8th. Written By Tim Sharpe Editor/Publisher
We are proud to support a selection of Canadian jewellery designers and are pleased to have Brockville’s very own Tricia Tzaferis working in the shop creating beautiful masterpieces. You can visit us any time to view her amazing selection. Also from Brockville, we have the innovative BeadStackers which are earrings with interchangeable beads to match your every outfit.
Moving to Brockville from Montreal after working for 30 years with the same company to say the least, was a major lifestyle change. Opening our little fashion jewellery shop was a giant leap of faith and has become a labor of love. We are happy and proud that we are now in our 4th year and despite the ups and downs of retail, business just keeps getting better. Not only do we sell the biggest variety of fashion jewellery in one place, we are also establishing a market which extends beyond our city. We now have people coming in from as far as Ottawa, Kingston, Morrisburg and Cornwall. When CTV Morning Live in Ottawa featured us back in March, it hugely impacted us in a positive manner. Social media has become an absolute ‘must’ to showcase what we have and has greatly influenced our growth. We are a consistent presence on Facebook and now show up in the news feed of over 600 friends on a daily basis. We are the only shop that we are aware of that actually repairs fashion jewellery. We restring pearls, change clasps, do custom modifications to existing pieces and even make whole new sets to suit the customers special occasion, style and personality. We create jewellery for wedding parties and work with the customer to establish a design that is perfect for them. We go out of our way to visit our many suppliers to find flawless colour, style, size and design to create something beyond their expectations.
From Waterloo, we have hand-painted glass pendants infused with sterling silver in a variety of pretty and bright colors. New Brunswick gives us the Moon Glow necklace where you can look up your special date (birthday, anniversary, etc.) and see what phase the moon was in on that special date. From Vancouver, we have Ear Curls. It is a pair of sterling silver earrings that go into one piercing and curls up the earlobe giving the appearance of multiple piercings. And of course, after great demand, we now have our new Lylis line, which features necklaces and pendants created with semi-precious gemstones right here in the store.
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We are located at 53 King St. West in the beautiful downtown and are open 9am to 5pm Monday thru Saturday, open Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. However, if these hours don’t suit your lifestyle, just give us a call at 613-345-6083 and we’ll be happy to accommodate a time that suits you. Park Avenue Salon, which is a full service hair salon, is our other labor of love. Our skilled professionals are highly trained in the latest trends, innovative color techniques and great styles designed to fit your busy lifestyle.
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“Are You Listening To Me?” Language Express Encourages Parents to Watch for Signs of Hearing Impairment Children learn speech and language from listening to others. If a child doesn’t hear well, learning to speak and communicate will be harder. A family doctor or speech-language pathologist should be contacted if a child is not reaching some of the milestones at or below their age. Hearing Milestones: Up to 6 months - Startles, cries, awakens to loud sounds - Responds to music, noise, voices 7-12 months - Turns or looks whenever name called - Responds to requests (“Want more?”, “Come here”) - Looks at or points to everyday objects on request (e.g. “bottle”) 1-2 years - Tries to “talk” by repeating some sounds - Points to body part when asked without seeing speaker 2-3 years - Listens to simple stories - Follows two-step requests (“Get the ball and put it here”) - Follows simple commands without seeing speaker •3-4 years - Hears someone in another room - Hears and repeats whispers - Uses 4+ words in a sentence, answers simple questions 4-5 years - Talks easily to children and adults - Pays attention to simple stories - Can tell a story about himself Warning Signs: - Stops babbling - Experiences fluid draining from ears - Frequently pulls ears (with fever or crankiness) - Frequently gets colds, ear infections - Does not understand someone who is facing them - Speaks loudly or turns up the volume of television or radio - Does not say single words by 12 months - Does not respond when called - Needs things repeated Source: The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, www.caslpa.ca If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language development and/ or hearing skills, call the Language Express Preschool Speech System at 1-888-503-8885 / 613-283-2742. A speech-language assessment can identify your child’s strengths and needs, and can help you prepare your child for success in communicating, reading and writing. For more information, check out our website: www.language-express.ca.