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Community Calendar

• Germ Warfare: Ever witnessed the wrath of others when sneezing on the bus? How we deal with the perception of 'catching' colds, flus and assorted maladies. Viral alert - what to watch out for; prevention tips.

with Sandra Thomas

• Cocoa Power: We'll explore the benefits of really good chocolate, and visit some local confectioners who have your health - and tastebuds - all wrapped up for the season. • Point & Click: Getting your teeth their whitest and brightest for holiday pictures.

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HomeStart Foundation needs help to get a new truck on the road. The non-profit foundation helps single parents, the formerly homeless or people down on their luck furnish new housing. HomeStart does this through donated furniture it delivers to approved clients. HomeStart works with more than 80 social service agencies and non-profit groups. HomeStart has furnished more than 400 homes this year alone, but needs a new truck. The group is attempting to raise $20,000 to purchase a one-ton cube truck. Information is available through Canada Helps at or by mailing c/o 1708 West 16th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V6J 2M1.


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With a new generation of veterans returning home from duty, the B.C./Yukon Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has launched a new way to

donate to the Poppy Fund, which assists soldiers with affordable housing, career counselling and trauma relief. To donate, simply text the word “POPPY” to 20222 on your mobile phone and $5 will be sent directly to the Poppy Fund. The bonus with texting, besides helping returning soldiers, is your phone can’t fall off your lapel.

Nov. 5 and 6

The Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association’s Late Chrysanthemum Show takes place Nov. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gardenworks Mandeville Garden, 4746 Southeast Marine Dr., Burnaby. Admission is free.

Nov. 5

Music-A-La-Tea takes place Nov. 5 at Avenir Middle School, 207-877 East Hastings St. The event, described as “musical fun for the whole family,” includes the jazz stylings of Britannia’s own Riley and the Transporteers. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by calling 604-569-2222.

Nov. 6

The Vancouver Holocaust Education

centre at the Beth Israel Synagogue is presenting Dr. Anna Ornstein of the Boston Psychoanalytical Institute and Harvard University, who will present the lecture “Jewish Heritage and Jewish Survival: Lessons from the Holocaust.” The event was organized to mark Kristallnacht Commemoration Day Nov. 9, which will also be officially recognized by the city. The event takes place Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Israel, 4350 Oak St.

Nov. 11

The annual Community Remembrance Day ceremony takes place once again at UBC Nov. 11 at the university’s War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Boulevard. The event is free for all and doors open at 10 a.m. This year the ceremony, which typically draws more than 1,000 participants, includes music provided by the UBC School of Music and several speakers, including Reverend Roberta Fraser. Free parking is available up to 1 p.m. at the general services and administration building parking lot beside the gym. Parking is also available in the North Parkade for $6 a day. Twitter: @sthomas10

Maintenance Matters As a strata owner, you have a responsibility to maintain your building – but what should be maintained and how? An easy-to-read series of bulletins called Maintenance Matters provides free practical information to strata owners, councils and managers on the maintenance of multi-unit building envelopes. Three new bulletins are now available online: • Cladding • Exposed Wood Structures • At-Grade and Below-Grade Assemblies

Previous bulletins are also available:


Programs include:

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Paints, Stains and Coatings Maintaining Your Roof Avoiding Condensation Problems Residential Windows and Exterior Doors Sealants Decks and Balconies Building Envelope Maintenance and Renewals Planning

Visit the provincial Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website for a free copy of the Maintenance Matters bulletins, and subscribe to our free online publications.

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Vancouver Courier November 4 2011  

Vancouver Courier November 4 2011