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TOP 5: WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON

COMMUNITY Q&A:

DR. PAYAM KIANI CAPTURED CAPTURING BETTER PHOTOS by Peeter Poldre TREATS IN THE STREETS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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0I GO ICE SKATING There are great free outdoor rinks no matter the occasion. Check out your city’s website to see where the closet ice skating rink is to you.

02 POLAR PLUNGE Jump, run and skip into negative 40-degree water. Why? I don’t know it’s something people do. Have friends waiting when you get out with hot coco and warm towels.

03 MAKE A SNOWMAN Do you want to build a snowman? Throw on you thickest snow suit and spend all day rolling around in the snow. Challenge your friends or neighbours to a competition. Best snowman on the street wins!

04 VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS

SHELTER OR FOOD BANK

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Shelters and food banks need a lot of help around Christmas time as they see a spike in donations and occupants who need assistance in the cold months. Check out your local shelter’s website to see how you can help.

05 CHRISTMAS MARKETS Whether you celebrate or not, Christmas markets are all over and don’t only offer Christmas memorabilia. Pick up a relatively cheap present for a friend or relative.

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PROFILE

WITH DR. PAYAM KIANI WHO ARE YOU? NAME: Dr. Payam Kiani, ND BIRTHPLACE: Iran NICKNAME: Py WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Hamilton

WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? My greatest achievement is helping patients with cancer as a naturopathic doctor.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND PETS: I have an amazing wife Anna, hilarious daughter Nahla, adorable son Remy and an affectionate cat Montezuma.

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WHAT IS YOUR CAREER?

TELL US YOUR GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION:

As a Naturopathic Doctor at the Core Link Wellness Centre, with a focus in integrative cancer care, I help people stay strong and healthy while they go through chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. I help give them the best chance to beat their cancer and have it never return. I focus on diet, vitamins, herbs, and natural IV therapies. I am accepting new patients. Visit www.KianiND.com to learn more.

My biggest joy is my family and helping my patients brings me satisfaction.

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WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN? Practice moderation in all things in life.


WHAT SPORTS DO YOU PLAY? I play soccer weekly.

IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I’m stuck between choosing flying and breathing underwater.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Seeing pure acts of kindness inspires me to do more.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND WHY? My favourite movie is Lord of the Rings because I love fantasy and sci-fi movies.

WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? The word ‘community’ means mutual support, genuine caring and working to improve the lives of those around you.

IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM? If the whole community were listening, I would tell them to be kind to one another and give freely of your time, energy and means. They will inevitably come back to you in greater amounts.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? I try to find humour in all things.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? Anywhere I can jump into an ocean, but I loved visiting Thailand.

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU? I speak 4 languages – English, Farsi, Spanish and French.

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01: Remax Escarpment with Colleen DePodesta, Liz Long & Catherine Kosyk. 02: Pirates. 03: Little Colby Leblanc busy selling apples for his Beaver group on Brant Street. 04: Candice enjoying Paint Night at Noble Bistro. 05: Posing in the witch's corner. 06: Aksel picks a pumpkin at Uncle Scott's Farm.

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DIAMOND CHEF

CHALLENGE Article by: Sue London

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Taste buds were enlightened at the inaugural Diamond Chef Challenge, Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Chopped Canada Champions, Matt Kerhsaw and Stacie Royds, competed in a live mystery box food challenge. Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring and Karina Gould Federal MP and Minister of Democratic Institutions addressed the crowd in addition to The Arthritis Society Executive Director, Ahmad Zbib and Olivia McCann, the 10-year-old youth ambassador for the Diamond Chef Challenge.

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The event featured a vast silent auction, interactive chef’s stations, live music, art and MORE! Event goers kick started their Thanksgiving weekend with great food, a good atmosphere and passionate commitment to helping all Canadians live well with arthritis while working to create a future without arthritis. 01: Alberto, MP Karina Gould, Olivia, Cheryl & Mayor Rick Goldring. 02: Carolynn & Olivia. 03: Stacie & Matthew. 04: Janet, Jake, Vicki & Rachel.

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Bargains galore were found at Tansley United Church, on October 24th. The church was transformed into a gently used clothing shop, bake table and silent auction. Susanne Jackubowski, of ‘Yoga with Susanne’ and main organizer of this annual charity event, was pleased that attendance continues to increase every year. All proceeds benefit Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Among the many volunteers, Virginia Clutsam and Joannie Bere, of Team Logue Realty, greeted all newcomers with a pink shopping bag containing information and coupons. Great job to everyone for a very successful evening!

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01: Maneet Toor from Wellspring House & Susanne Jakubowski from Yoga with Susanne. 02: People bidding on silent auction. 03: Volunteers selling baked goods.

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BOOK REVIEW

NOVEMBER'S BOOK SUGGESTION

George, the husband and father and beloved teacher, maintains his innocence when arrested for sexual misconduct against female students. The reader is taken into the thoughts of Joan, the wife; Andrew, the son; and Sadie, the daughter, who are struggling to decide what to believe. They also have to somehow continue with their everyday lives in the midst of this tragedy and function in a town divided while waiting for George's trial. Sexual assault cases are complex and emotional, yet Whittal writes about this charged topic in a way that isn't offensive and that looks into an angle that I'd never considered-the accused's family. They have to continue their lives during the months before the trial while facing judgement from the town and grappling with the implications of this event. Whittal satisfies some of our curiosity about George and the sexual assault charges, but doesn't let the details overshadow the point of this book, which is to allow Sadie, Joan and Andrew to tell their stories.

THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE

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LOVED this book. “The Best Kind of People" by Zoe Whittal was so good that I seriously considered pulling an all-nighter just so I didn't have to put it down. But with the clock nearing 2am, and a toddler in the next room who could wake up at any moment, the idea of a good nights rest eventually won me over.

CAPTURINGBETTERPH TOS SMARTPHONE/POINT AND SHOOT/ DIGITAL SLR. NO MATTER WHAT DEVICE YOU USE TO TAKE PHOTOS, WHAT LOOKS FINE ON THE DEVICE MAY LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT SPECIAL IMAGE INTO AN ENLARGEMENT, A POSTER OR A SCREEN-SAVER. EACH MONTH,

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So be prepared that this book deals with a lot of deep questions, but they are 100% worth delving into through this storyline. "The Best Kind of People" is heartbreaking, explorative, and shocking.

By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

LET THERE BE LIGHT

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hotography literally means “writing with light”, so it stands to reason that a photographer’s source of light will always be a crucial consideration. For outdoor photography, the sun is by far the most common source of light and the advice to have the sun to the camera’s back often works well. However, people will often be uncomfortable and squinting when looking directly into the sun. Shade may be an option, but automatic cameras may interpret shade as providing sufficient light so that a flash is not triggered. This is the time for a photographer to over-ride the camera and dial in “fill in” flash, as shown with photos 1 and 2. Another setting that may fool automatic cameras is the brightly lit background, such as the setting sun on a Cuban beach in photo 3. It is likely that the subjects in the photo did not wish to be mere silhouettes! The answer is fill-in flash, as shown in photo 4.

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The topic of this book is heavy, but very in touch with the conversations going on today about sexual assault. How much do we really know about our loved ones? What are we each capable of? How do we protect those we love? How do we continue with our lives after our family is affected by a criminal event?

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IN OUR STREETS Article by: Leslie Styles

Despite rainfall, spirits remained undampened for the annual Treats in Our Streets, presented by Remax Escarpment Realty on October 28th. After visiting the Performing Arts booth for treat bags and a route map, families enjoyed dozens of activities and stopped at more than 80 Official Treating centres in the downtown core. Participating stops went all out to set up fun, spooky decor while donning fantastic costumes. Burlington loves this pre-Halloween event, rain or shine!

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01: The Sone Family as bees and bee keepers. 02: Collecting treats at The Coop Wicked Chicken. 03: Adam & Aida. 04: Minor Hockey Booth. 05: Remax downtown office with Joey Zurini, Anita Martin, Kim Field, Setareh Lessan, & Ivica Jukica as Batman. 06: The Errington Family. 07: Christina Theo, Sophia Smith & Ella Paterson. 08: The Ninjas: Owen, Evan & Dad Jeff.

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NOVEMBER 18 Rotary Burlington Music Festival rotarymusicfest.org/index.html

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NOVEMBER 18 St. Luke’s Christmas Market in Burlington stlukesburlington.ca

NOVEMBER 18 Aldershot BIA Village Tree Lighting ∧ aldershotbia.com

NOVEMBER 19 A Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum museumsofburlington.ca

NOVEMBER 24 Santa Parade and Lighting Ceremony churchstmarketplace.com

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 10 Christmas Activities ∧ springridgefarm.com

DECEMBER 1 Downtown Burlington Candlelit Stroll burlingtondowntown.ca

DECEMBER 3 Burlington Santa Claus Parade ∧ burlington.ca

DECEMBER

Light Up the Waterfront Trail Burlington ∧ burlington.ca

DECEMBER 7 Autism Awareness Karaoke Night Fundraiser at Boston Pizza tikko.ca

DECEMBER 9 Burlington MADE ∧ burlingtonmade.com

DECEMBER 22-23 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol burlingtonpac.ca

DECEMBER 27-31 Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek ∧ brontecreek.org

DECEMBER 31 Coyote Howl Hike on New Year’s at Bronte Creek brontecreek.org

JANUARY 1 Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park ∧ polarbeardip.ca

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Winter Celebrations Camp at Ireland House Museum museumsofburlington.ca

JANUARY 12 Homeschool – Winterfest at Ireland House Museum museumsofburlington.ca

JANUARY 14 Lego Club - Jungle at Ireland Museum ∧ museumsofburlington.ca

JANUARY 26 & 27 Winter Beerfest ∧ burlingtonbeerfest.com


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VILLAGE MARKET Article by: Leslie Styles

Judy Worsley, executive director of the Aldershot Village BIA, was excited to host the first pop-up market on October 14, for the purpose of promoting local businesses. Held at the White Oaks Plaza on Plains Road, The Aldershot Village Market featured local farm craft vendors and live music by The Lost Angelos. Some of the many great vendors present were selling baked goods, home wine-making needs, rustic wood tables, fresh produce and hundreds of other items. Volunteers from the Charitable Society offered a local Food Cupboard, which donates food and clothing on a weekly basis to those in need. They provided a variety of pumpkins and decorations at the Market, while children enjoyed creating their own unique mini pumpkins to take home. There were draws for gift baskets, face painting and a glass-blowing demonstration!

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01: Volunteers with the Compassion Society. 02: Jacqueline Garwood offering all natural, preservative free sweets. 03: Barb Pekrul and Rosie Cowie from Aldershot Travel. 04: Max Boyko, Nik Hearst & Dave Pearson from The Lost Angelos.

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Community Captured Burlington NOV 2017  

A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here