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January 2016

Volume 25, Number 1

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The Month Ahead is also Online! Browse articles, find events and shop locally by using the links to local websites.

4 –– Business Feature of the Month:

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5 –– New Year, New Job 9 –– This Month In History:

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10 – Picking the Right Snow Blower 12 – Crossfit Training 15 – Adding Luxury Touches 18 – Centre Spread:

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20 – INFO Pages 25 – At The Theatre 27 – Wine & Dine 28 – Senior Beat: Preventing Falls 30 – Youth Beat: The Rotarian Experience 31 – Children’s Winter Registration Info 32 – Fun For Kids 34 – Leisure Page: Photo Contest

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This Month IN HISTORY Canadian Football League (CFL) Although football under formalized rules has been played in Canada since the 1860s, the Canadian Football League (CFL) began its formal existence in January 1958. Previously it had been known as the Canadian Football Council (CFC), formed in 1956 as a loose merger of the Western Interprovincial Football Union and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union. Through the CFC, professional football came under its own jurisdiction without outside interferenxce. Yet, it was at this time that the game also began to show subtle American influences. The value of a touchdown was changed from 5 to 6 points and 12 Americans were allowed to dress for the Grey Cup game, up from 10 the previous year. In 1957, the Council approved the change of position names to reflect those used in the US: Snaps became Centres; inside wings, guards; middle wings, tackles; outside wings, ends; flying wings, wingbacks. The Ottawa Renegades (formerly Ottawa Rough Riders), Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes formed the eastern division and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions made up the western division. Until 1961 there was no interdivisional play; each conference decided a winner to meet in the Grey Cup game. Limited interlocking play after 1961 allowed east-west rivalries to develop, and this acted as a catalyst for the growth of the league. By 1981

both divisions were playing 16 games in a fully interlocking schedule and the league had reached a peak of success. In 1986 the schedule was increased to 18 games. The structure and success of the league had allowed for non-profit community ownership of the local teams. Traditionally only the Toronto, Hamilton and Montréal franchises were privately owned. Gate receipts and lucrative TV contracts allowed teams to remain profitable. The early 1980s appeared promising for Canadian football and the fortunes of the CFL appeared to be at an all-time high. Attendance climbed, sponsorship appeared to be increasing and the Grey Cup game was played indoors for the first time at BC Place Stadium. At the same time, the success was simply a veneer. The Montréal team was in serious financial trouble in 1982 and folded prior to the 1987 season, forcing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the eastern division. By the late 1980s, attendance had dropped significantly at Grey Cup games and sound financial contracts with sponsors like Carling O’Keefe and various television networks were not forthcoming. The subsequent decline in attendance, gate receipts and TV revenue hit the CFL and individual franchises hard. The loss of Montréal intensified the financial difficulties facing the league. The imposition of a salary cap curtailed excess spending, but franchises in Calgary, Ottawa and BC all required infusions of private capital to continue operations, and there remain only 3 teams with community ownership: Winnipeg, Edmonton and Saskatchewan.

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There are not many things that can cause envy during a snowstorm. No one wishes they had the larger driveway and not many people are happy they live on the side with the sidewalk to clear. As the snow falls, there are those homeowners who leave clearing their snow until later in the day, hoping that the neighbour with the snow blower will take pity. If you are a snow avoider, maybe it is time for you to get your own snow blower. Before you head out to buy a snow-blowing machine, you need to know that not all blowers are created equal.

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models are fairly light to handle and there is no cord to hinder movement. The gas engine does require regular maintenance. The machine itself can set you back between $400 and $700. Two-stage gas blowers are larger and more powerful than the single stage machines. They are best for longer driveways and heavier snow falls. These models have a wider clearing width and work well on both smooth and gravel surfaces. Two-stage snow blowers cost a lot more than the smaller one-stage models. The average machine can cost between $800 and $2000. Because the machine is gas, the engine does require regular maintenance. There is no doubt that once you’ve chosen the machine that is right for you, you will be hoping for snow. Before rushing out to clear the snow from your driveway, remember to blow snow safely. Each year emergency rooms see several injuries associated with unsafe snow blower operation. Regardless of the style of blower you buy, there are a few safety points to remember. Don’t clear any snow clogging the auger or chute while the machine is still running or plugged in. Remember that gas engines emit carbon monoxide. Be sure to operate any gas powered machine outdoors and not in enclosed garages or sheds. Let the gas engine cool down before adding more fuel. Don’t wear loose scarves or clothing that can become tangled in the snow blower. If operating an electric blower, watch the cord.

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even rowing machines. The intense exercises may be beneficial to some, but they are best suited for those who enjoy vigorous exercise normally. Anyone with a health concern, an injury or any other special situation should not attempt Crossfit training.  After getting physician approval, look in the area for a gym that offers Crossfit training. It will be safer to follow a circuit under supervision then starting one at home. Also, gyms have all of the equipment needed to complete the workout. 

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Adding Luxury Touches Is your home fit for a King or Queen? Perhaps it is your palace, but does the décor reflect a royal dwelling? If you are interested in transforming your humble abode into a regal estate there are a few champagne choices you can make on your beer budget. Colour it royal. Make a bold statement on your walls. Stay away from lighter paint colours and try darker shades like red or burgundy. Textured wall paper can make any room into a formal dwelling. Baroque styled paper adds an elegant touch. Try using it on all of the walls, or stick with just one. Crown it. Crown molding can add a very royal look to any room. Finish off your design with an intricate trim across the tops of the walls. Try adding golden highlights to the molding. Gilded wainscoting is a very luxurious addition, but is not kind on the pocketbook and difficult to find. Adding your own golden colour is cheaper and convenient. Keep it flowing. In any formal room, window treatments are very important. If you have created a space with darker coloured walls or textured wallpaper, stick to cream coloured drapes. Do away with any venetian blinds or roller blinds. Keep the windows clean and draw attention to the actual curtains themselves. Longer drapes create a more formal setting. Try floor to ceiling cloth with tie backs or decorative hooks. If you are creating a royal bedroom, use light flowing drapes to frame

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____ January 4, 11, 18 & 25_________________ The York Regional Police Male Chorus Welcomes new members from the community to their Monday night rehearsals. No auditions! 7:30-8:30pm in Committee Room “B” at the York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge St., Newmarket. Further info call 905-727-9676.

____ Sunday, January 3 ____________________ ORTA Hike 1:00pm, Newmarket - Jokers Hill (Bathurst St). 5km; Moderate; 2hrs.; Loop hike. May need snowshoes or icers. Meet roadside on dead-end west of Bathurst, 1.3 km north of Mulock Dr. north of town houses. David hike day cell 416-579-5432. ORTA Hike 1:30pm, King - Cold Creek Conservation Area (Conc. 11). 8km; Moderate; 2+hrs; Well-behaved dogs welcome. If conditions are icy please wear icers on sturdy hiking boots. Meet at entry east side of Conc11, 3.5 km north from King Rd. Marianne, hike day cell 416-4091980.

____ Wednesday, January 6 _______________ Investing: Implementing Risk Management! Aurora Public Library. Money Talks Series. 7pm. Magna Room, Aurora Public Library. FREE informal monthly discussion/education group, to share unbiased knowledge in economics & financial planning. Pre-register at the library Adult Information Desk: 905-727-9494, ext. 275. ORTA Hike 9:30am, Newmarket - Jokers Hill (Whipper Billy Watson Park). 12+km; Moderate to fast; 4hrs; T&B. Bring snowshoes & icers. Meet at Whipper Billy Watson Park lot on Clearmeadow Blvd, east off Bathurst St, just north of Mulock. Garry, hike day cell 905-809-5138.

____ Monday, January 4 __________________ ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S – YRF Hollidge Tract (Hwy 48). Slow-ish; 2hrs; Starting from the not yet reopened Hollidge Tract, a loop hike east through new trails of the former Drysdale Tree Farm. Well mannered dogs welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards. Meet in Eldred King lot west of Hwy 48, 3km north of Ballantrae. Brian & Wilma, hike day cell, 416-722-6512. ____ Monday, January 4 & __________________ ____ Wednesday, January 6 _________________ DanceIt: Women’s Dance Aerobics FREE TRIAL NIGHT Do something just for you in 2016! DanceIt is a unique fitness program that uses a variety of dance moves. Move to Latin, Swing, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop & more, all in 1 hour classes. For more details & to register for your FREE TRIAL call Cindy at 289-221-0054,

____ Friday, January 8 _____________________ ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S - YRF Hall & Eldred King (McCowan Rd). 8km; Moderate; 2.5hrs; Loop hike on mainly footpaths with some hilly sections. Dress for the weather with icers or snowshoes. Meet at lot 1 km north of Aurora Rd. east side of McCowan. John, hike day cell 289500-2212. ____ Sunday, January 10 __________________ Unity of Newmarket Join us as we celebrate our “WHITE STONE SERVICE”, a unique way to claim new directions in 2016, at 10:30am, Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue. Info: 905-830-0331, 416-627-2380, ____ Monday, January 11 __________________ Yoga with Joanne Royce 10 week course

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starting January 11, 2016. Beginner & Intermediate, Day & Evening Sessions Available. Pre-Register quickly as space is limited! 905-478-8245. Gift Certificates Available. Greentiger Tai Chi Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Lok Hup, Tao Yin, Nei King. Preventative & tonic exercises for bones & joints, breathing, repetitive strain, lower back issue. Classes are small friendly & ongoing, join us for your weekly workout. 905-853-9891. ORTA Hike 9:30am, Aurora - Nokiidaa Trail (Industrial Parkway North). 6km; Slow; 2hrs; Easy terrain. Icers may be required, if recent heavy snow, bring snowshoes. Leashed dogs welcome. Bring drinks/snack. Lunch option afterwards. Meet at south end of lot at AFLC. Stan, hike day cell 416-434-3471.

____ Tuesday, January 12 __________________ St. Andrew’s College OPEN HOUSE from 6:30-8:30pm. 15800 Yonge Street in Aurora. Tel: 905-727-3178

____ Wednesday, January 13 _______________ Tai Chi Open House 7-8:30pm at Newmarket Veterans Association, 406 Millard Ave. We invite you to recover your healthier, more energetic self in our non-competitive classes. Become peaceful and fit through the ancient moves of tai chi. All ages welcome. Canadian Tai Chi Academy, registered charitable organization no. 85630 8366 RR0001. For more information call 289-366-9956 or email w w w . C a n a d i a n Ta i C h i A c a d e m y . o r g . Classes are also available in Richmond Hill. The Probus Club of Aurora Holds their monthly meeting today from 10am to 12noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, 105 Industrial Parkway North. This month’s speaker will be David Phillips, weatherologist! For more information call Program Chair Cliff White at 905-841-2421. New members welcome! Call Gary Gilbert at 905-895-2849 for more information. ORTA Hike 9:30am, RH - Oak Ridges Corridor (Old Colony Rd.) 9+km; Fast; 2+hrs; T&B hike from the meeting place through the Jefferson Forest. Come prepared for the weather (icers/show shoes). Bring a drink/snack. No dogs please. Meet in the parking area on south side of Old Colony Rd. .5k west of Bayview. Malcolm, hike day cell 416-333-1440. Bethel Christian Reformed Church Christian Women’s Connection. 9:15-11:15am. Feature: Creation Bookstore. Speaker: Carol Ford – “Stories with a happy ending”. Cost: $6. Babysitting upon request. To reserve call 905-895-9312. 333 Davis Drive, Newmarket. ____ Thursday, January 14 _________________ Unity of Newmarket BOOK STUDY & DISCUSSION. 7:30-9pm – Every Thursday at Budokan Judo Club, Unit 3, 620 Steven Court, Newmarket. Info: 905-830-0331, 416-6272380, ____ January 14 & 28 ______________________ Free French Language Conversation Group This group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language

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____ Friday, January 15 ____________________ P.A. Day Workshop: Anything Goes Looking for some P.A. Day fun? 9am-4pm. Your kids will bake in our Victorian Farmhouse, explore a 19th century Schoolhouse, create crafts to take home & more! Recommended ages: 5-12. Pre-registration required. Visit for details! Upper Canada Satsang A monthly Community Assembly for fellowship, chanting & networking intended to inform on some Hindu practices. Hindus & interested non-Hindus are welcome. Location: Newmarket Community Centre & Lion’s Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket. For more info contact Ranji Singh Foundation: 289-803-1670. ORTA Hike 9:30am, EG - YRF Bendor & Graves (Kennedy Rd). 10km; Fast; 2hrs; May need icers or snowshoes. Meet in the parking area at the dead end of Kennedy Rd, north of Davis Dr. Russ, hike day cell  905-830-2862. ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S - YRF Eldred King Woodlands (Hwy 48). 8km; Moderate; 2.5hrs; Loop hike on footpaths with some hilly sections. Dress for the weather with icers / snowshoes. Meet in lot west of Hwy 48, 2.5 km north of Ballantrae. John, hike day cell 289-500-2212. ____ Saturday, January 16__________________ Dinner at Bradford United Church A hearty dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread/rolls, dessert & tea/coffee/juice is being served from 4:30-7pm. Price $16/adults, $8/children. Tickets may be obtained in advance by calling 905-775-7268 & are also available at the door on January 16th. Arrangements may be made in advance for take-out meals to be delivered to your home – contact the Church before 3pm on Friday January 15th to arrange for take-out. 66 Barrie Street, in Bradford. Proceeds support Bradford United Church & its charities. We look forward to seeing you!

Newmarket Historical Society Annual General Meeting. Presentation of annual report, presentations by the board, and election of a new board. 7:30 to 9pm at the Lions Hall, Community Centre, Riverwalk Common. ORTA Hike 9:30am, Vaughan - Langstaff EcoPark. 8km; Moderate; 2hrs; Easy terrain, T&B hike on gravel trail. Meet at Langstaff Park, just east of Keele St on south side of Langstaff. Cornelius, hike day cell 905-717-7641. ____ Thursday, January 21__________________ Prostate Cancer Canada Network Newmarket Support Group Meeting Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive, Newmarket. Meet & greet at 6:30pm. & meeting 7 to 9pm. January speaker to be confirmed. Everyone is welcome. Contact Phone Number: 905-895-1975. Web address: Golden Anchor Seniors Hosting a Bid Euchre Tournament at 1pm. Holland Landing Community Complex, 19513 Yonge Street, Holland Landing. Cost: $5. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds will be used to fund the club’s charity donations. ORTA Hike 7pm, ORTA Event - Ballantrae Community Centre. Discovery Night. “New Zealand”: Where there is only the scenic route. Exploring a young country; the land of the Maori, Kiwis, earthquakes & volcanoes, not to mention cricket. Presented by Pam & Andy Wright. Meet in Community Centre, north side of Aurora Road, 1K east from Hwy #48. ____ Friday, January 22 ______________________

ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S - YRF North Tract. 10km; Fast; 2hrs; Icers & or snowshoes a must! Meet at parking area on the west side of Hwy 48, 0.5km north of Vivian Rd or 1.3 km south of Davis Dr. Joan, hike day cell 905-477-2161.

____ Saturday, January 23__________________ Euchre Party at Bradford United Church 1:30 – 3:30pm. Bradford United Church is hosting a Euchre Party. The Church is located at 66 Barrie Street, in Bradford (telephone 905-775-7268). Tickets are $10/person & may be obtained at the door on January 23rd. Refreshments & prizes will be provided. Come & join us for an enjoyable social afternoon of cards. We look forward to seeing you. Treasures Sale – Bradford United Church Once they were valued & necessary possessions of their owners, but now they are no longer needed. So, they are looking for a second home – hoping to be treasured & useful again. From 8-11am, come to the Bradford United Church (66 Barrie Street in Bradford, telephone 905-775-7268) to make a donation to the Church & make these treasures your own. The January sale will be predominantly a book sale. If you have goods that you wish to sell at prices you determine, a table may be rented for $15 – contact the Church regarding table rentals. Hope to see you at the Treasures Sale! The Tumble Tot Co. and Tornadoes Gymnastics Open House, 3-5pm, 1–1166 Gorham Street, Newmarket. 905-836-6401 ____ Sunday, January 24 ___________________ Unity of Newmarket “Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, not just money or things.” (Eric Butterworth) Join us for our SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30am, at Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue. “A New Covenant For You” – true prosperity from the Source of all abundance. Info: 905-830-0331, 416-627-2380, ____ Monday, January 25___________________ Southlake Cinemania Returns for our 15th year with the British drama A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND. Tickets only $10. Advance purchase at The Holland Landing & Mount Albert Libraries. Last minute tickets available at the theatre at 6:30pm. Silvercity Theatre, Newmarket. Door prizes. Film 7pm.

____ Sunday, January 17 ___________________ ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S YRF Dainty & Clarke Tract (McCowan Rd). 9+km; Moderate to fast; 2hrs; Dependant on weather, icers or snowshoes will be required. Bring a drink & snack. Meet at Dainty Tract lot west  of McCowan, just south of Aurora Rd. Malcolm, hike day cell 416-333-1440. ____ Wednesday, January 20 _______________ Improve Your Posture & Decrease Pain Join our Chiropractic Doctors for hands on training to balance out your shoulders, neck, low back, hips & feet. 7:30-9pm. The Men’s PROBUS Club of Newmarket Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month at Seton Hall (17955 Leslie Street) from 10am to noon. Call Jay at 905-727-4089 or come to a meeting. January 2016 | 21 TMA-01-2016.indd 21

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ORTA Hike 9:30am, RH - Richvale Greenway (Central Library). 6.5km; Slow; 2.25hrs; Dress for winter. Icers may be needed. Leashed dogs welcome. Bring drinks/snack. Lunch option afterwards. Meet outside the front entrance of Richmond Hill Central Library, SW corner of Major Mackenzie Dr. & Yonge St. Stan, hike day cell 416-434-3471. ____ Tuesday, January 26 _________________ Canadian Federation of University Women (CRUW) Aurora/Newmarket meets at the Royal Canadian Legion, 105 Industrial Pkwy. N., Aurora at 7:15pm. Physiotherapist Nellie Raghani will be the guest speaker. All are welcome. For more information, call Judy Craig at 905-895-8713.

____ Wednesday, January 27 ______________ Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management Learn how to self-assess your level of financial fitness. Get your financial house in order. Perfect for people who want to become better money managers. Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Community Connect Program on Financial Literacy. Speaker: David Duong, CPA from Investors Group. Newmarket Public Library. Multipurpose Room. For info & registration please call 905-953-5110 ext. 4770. ____ Sunday, January 29 __________________ Big Top School of Circus Arts Drop in for a free trial class. Open House, 4pm-8pm, 1150 Kerrisdale Blvd, Units 5 & 6, Newmarket. 905-898-0699 ____ Sunday, January 31 __________________ ORTA Hike 1:30pm, EG - Holland Landing Prairie Provincial Park Reserve (Queensville). 6km; Slow to moderate; 2hrs; Flat terrain with steep hill to lookout. Dress for the weather. Icers may be needed. Leashed dogs welcome. Meet at Queens Court trail head, south side of the Queensville Side Rd .5k east of Yonge Street. Robert, hike day cell 905-717-3718. ____ Wednesday, February 3 ______________ ORTA Hike 9:30am, EG - YRF Brown Hill Tract (Ravenshoe Rd.). 10+km; Fast; 2+hrs; Come prepared for the weather (icers/shoe shoes). Bring water/snacks. Hike length depends on the weather. Take 404 north to Woodbine Ave North to Ravenshoe Rd. East on Ravenshoe Rd. for 5.3Km. Meet in parking area on south side of Ravenshoe. Malcolm, hike day cell 416-333-1440. ____ Friday February 5 ____________________ ORTA Hike 9:30am, EG - YRF Bendor & Graves (Kennedy Rd). 8km; Moderate; 2.5hrs; Loop hike on footpaths with some hilly sections. Dress for the weather with icers / snowshoes. Meet in the parking area at the dead end of Kennedy Rd, north of Davis Dr. John, hike day cell 289-500-2212.

ORTA Hike 9:30am, W-S - YRF Eldred King Woodlands (Hwy 48). 10km; Fast; 2hrs; We will hike Eldred King, Scout & Mitchel Tracts, conditions permitting. Icers & or snowshoes a must. Meet in parking lot west side of Hwy 48, 2.5 km north of Ballantrae. Joan, hike day cell 905-477-2161.

____ February 6th & 27th __________________ Aurora Montessori School Open Houses from 10am–1pm, 330 Industrial Parkway N., Aurora 905-841-0065, ____ Wednesday, February 24 _____________ Foster Chiropractic Workshop Learn the 10 basic habits of eating & hydrating that stimulate metabolism, decrease pain, improve joint & spinal function, stabilize blood sugar, normalize & elevate immunity. Join our chiropractic Doctors, 7:30-9pm. http://fosterchiropractic. com/workshop/ St. Andrew’s College SAC day. 9:30am 12:30pm. 15800 Yonge Street in Aurora. Tel: 905-727-3178

____ Wednesday, February 25______________ The Magic Kingdom Learning Centre Open House for September 2016 Programs, 9:30am - 12 noon & 4:00pm - 7:00pm 905-895-7862

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Brad Jones Shotokan Karate-Do & Fitness Centre New courses starting in Shotokan Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Aikido, Fitness Kickboxing, Yoga & Zen meditation. 244 Main St. S., Newmarket. Please call 905-895-9636 for further information. Crystal Reflexology EST. 1995 Painful Feet? Numbness or Tingling Due to Diabetes? Plantar Fasciitis? Arthritis? Relief from your discomfort is just a call away at 905-954-5512 for a Soothing 1 hour Foot Massage. Gift certificates available for all occasions. Visit The Point of Light Holistic, New Age, Spiritual & Esoteric Events/Classes/Workshops Meditation, Reiki, Energy Healing, Intuition, Chakras, Crystals, Singing Bowls & more. The Point of Light/Body, Mind, Spirit Store & Centre. #9-16635 Yonge St. Newmarket, 289-802-3190. See our Event calendar Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence Recuperate & Rejuvenate in a vibrant senior community. Short-term & Respite Suites Available, 24-hour Registered Nursing Care. Independent & Assisted Living Accommodation also available. Call 905-841-1001 to receive our monthly newsletter. 200 John West Way, Aurora. The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Aurora/Newmarket holds monthly meetings with speakers, interest groups and CFUW community events on the 4th Tuesday of most months. |The meeting begins at 7:15pm at the Royal Canadian Legion at 105 Industrial Pkwy. N.., Aurora. For more information, call Judy Craig at 905-895-8713, Club Toastmasters FrancoFun Learn how to deliver speeches in French, one of the two official languages of Canada. We welcome guests, who can have one free, exciting experience while observing speakers in action. We meet the first & third Thursdays of each month, from 7:30 to 9:30pm, at the McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 1T8 (north

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Anyone can fall, but for seniors there is a higher risk. One in three will experience a fall each year and half of those will do it more than once. These falls result in many injuries from cuts, bruises and hip fractures to deaths. Twenty percent of injury-related deaths among seniors can be tracked back to a fall. As we age, the risk of falling becomes even greater. Poor balance, reduced vision, and decreased muscle strength all contribute to the increase, as well as unsafe conditions inside and outside of a home. Most of the falls occur in homes with the bathroom and stairs being the main location. The good news is that these falls can be prevented. Be proactive by making sure you eat well and stay fit. If you are skipping meals, this can cause weakness and dizziness, so ensure you are getting adequate nutrition. If you are unaware of what you should be eating, speak to your doctor or a nutritionist. Get regular health checkups so that you can stay on top of any issues such as vision or weight loss. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects of medications you are taking or when given new prescriptions. Next, take action in your living environment beginning with the bathroom. Install grab bars around the bath and toilet, use a bath seat in your shower and place a non-slip surface onto the bottom of your tub or shower. In and around your home, there may be plenty of tripping hazards. Clear your hallways, bedroom and living room of loose cords, wires and clutter. Check and/or replace your light bulbs. A well-lit path will help you avoid running into anything dangerous. Make your kitchen cupboards accessible so you can reach pots and pans easily without needing to find a ladder or step stool. Store any heavy items into lower drawers. Clean up any spills to prevent slipping. Since stairs are a necessity in most homes, be extra careful with them. Have someone test that the handrails are solid. Replace any loose spindles. Ensure you have good lighting on your staircase. Remove any clutter left on the steps and take your time going up and down your stairs. There is no need to rush. The exterior of your home also needs to be looked at. The front steps should be cleared of any snow and ice. It should also be well lit. Hire some help to have this done for you for the few months that have the coldest temperatures. It is well worth the investment. If you do end up falling, take the following precautions. If you are able, try to land on your buttocks which will prevent a more serious injury. Never try to get up without checking if you are injured first. Ask for help. Don’t try to get up on your own.

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By Vanda Di Michele, Student at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS Paul P. Harris founded Rotary 110 years ago on the idea to increase a sense of community in our world. Today, there are 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide who are continuing in Paul’s footsteps every day. Rotarians are diverse human beings who share the same passion; to bring the world together. They understand that every community has its own unique needs and concerns, which is why they pay a fee when joining the club. The money then gets donated to local organizations. Rotary Clubs all over the world follow a four way test when determining what problem they should tackle. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? This test helped create the PolioPlus program to assist people in countries where polio is still an existing problem. The program distributes the polio vaccine, and has been fighting the disease for thirty years. This movement has inspired other organizations like the Bill and Melina Gates Project and UNICEF to service Polio as well. The efforts Rotarians have implemented are making a change as there are only three countries left battling Polio and today, 2.5 billion children worldwide have received the polio vaccination, which is why polio is not a problem in most parts of our globe.

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Rotary clubs also inspire youth to get involved. Camp Enterprise is a prime example of this. Through a three day overnight camp, high school students learn about the business world. Rotary exposes them to this through multiple guest speakers, workshops and activities. Also, the Rotary Club I belonged to made an Interact group. The Interact group is a branch of Rotary that allows teenagers to experience the benefits of Rotary from a younger perspective. It is funded by their Rotary Club in their area. If you are interested in getting more volunteer hours or want to be part of a group that offers a sense of companionship and belonging, the Interact group is always looking for youth that is willing to volunteer for their events. After working with Rotarians, I learned the importance of what Rotary does. It’s a place where people with the same common interest can come together. Rotarians want to see a progressive world. Rotary is jam packed with multiple leaders who just want to see change. They use their knowledge and passion to address those locally and internationally. Their lives are dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate, and they do this without any recognition. I think it is time they get the acknowledgement they deserve in the community. Please take time to research and learn more about what Rotary has done in your area and do not be afraid to thank them. They will appreciate your support.

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