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AUGUST EVENTS (continued): • In August of 1914, the 48-mile (77-km) Panama Canal opened to ship traffic, with its first cargo liner, the SS Ancon. It had been under construction since 1904, and opening day was two years ahead of schedule. Nearly 27,500 people lost their lives during the construction. By passing through the canal, a ship sailing from New York to San Francisco saves about 8,000 miles (12,875 km) over a trip around the tip of South America’s Cape Horn. During the canal’s early days, about 1,000 ships passed through each year. That figure today is close to 15,000 ships making the nine-hour pass between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. • August is a month for stray baseballs! In 1979, Seattle Mariner Ruppert Jones hit a foul ball in the Kingdome that stuck in the stadium’s loudspeaker above the first base line. The following August, Yankee Bob Watson had a hit off the Kingdome’s center-field speaker. The very next day, Watson did exactly the same thing! Shortly after that feat, the speakers were raised from 102 feet (31 m) above the field to 132 feet (40.2 m). In August of 1983, Yankee pitcher Dave Winfield threw a warmup ball and accidentally struck and killed a seagull at the Toronto Blue Jays’ stadium. But pitcher Nolan Ryan was in complete control during August of 1989 when he became the first Major League pitcher to achieve 5,000 strikeouts. By the time he retired four years later, he had struck out 5,714 batters. • It’s been 34 years this month since the death of Elvis Presley at age 42 at his Graceland home. The official cause of death was listed as coronary arrhythmia. The King’s funeral was held at his home, with a processional to Forest Hill Cemetery following the service. More than 80,000 people lined the route. Turn to page 4 for more!

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Coming from a family that has always owned their own businesses, Cheryl Wright owner of Bump and Grind, has a marketing degree and enough expertise to participate in the National Barista Championship. Her commitment is to make sure that every customer is getting quality service and quality products. “We feature coffee from more than one roaster. It gives our customers opportunities to try different coffee from different roasters. At this time, we are currently serving coffee from Fernwood Coffee (a roastery based in Victoria and is home of the current Canadian Barista Champion), Social Coffee (a well known coffee roaster based in Richmond Hill, Ontario) and Origins (a well known local roaster here in Vancouver’s famous Granville Island).”

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Have you ever met someone that thinks you deserve more than you think you deserve? Meet Dawa of Dawa Day Spa located in the heart of Commercial Drive. As a member of the beauty industry, Dawa was committed to providing more than just everyday good service. She took on creating an “Experience”for her customers.

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Ivy Leung & Joel Korn are a multicultural, and language, husband and wife team who love being of service to both new and long term clients for over 20 years on the West Side of Vancouver and who look forward to being of service for the next 30 years. Ivy and Joel are highly skilled at listening to both the spoken and unspoken desires of their Giving clients the VIP treatment includes ensuring clients and it is this skill that has allowed them to that their time is private and they are treated to be consistently high producing realtors and being complimentary aromatherapy neck wraps and awarded the prestigious Team Medallion Club You can see that she knows her stuff…Cheryl beverages in a peaceful relaxation atmosphere. award year after year. As an added bonus Ivy is loves the Café industry as it is “always changing What every person deserves on a regular basis, is fluent in the cultures of English and Cantonese and very dynamic”. With a great team behind her, what the Dawa Day Spa provides. speakers. some of whom have been with her a long time, Cheryl serves coffee that is ground and brewed Making a difference is a vital mission and a Ivy is well known for her approachable and individually at the time or order – ensuring that percentage of all proceeds go to benefit the professional qualities as demonstrated with her every cup is fresh. Cancer Society. This is a business out to cause ability to consistently follow up on each and every something in their community. With their friendly aspect of the process of delivering outstanding With her love of wine and traveling as well as the and knowledgeable staff and amazingly affordable customer service to all of her clients. “My single volunteer work that she has done, Cheryl’s life is rates, Dawa Day Spa provides everything you most favorite aspect about the industry is the full of exciting challenges. • could want in a powerful package. • people and new friends that I connect with,” she says with a delightful smile. She also demonstrates this remarkable quality in other areas of her life Dawa Spa as a marriage commissioner, and a mother to her Esthetician & Make-up Artist children. sPecialty coffees “I’m dedicated to providing spa treatments that truly makes a difference. I integrate beauty, health & wellness into daily living. Helping you to look & feel better than ever before. I believe that when you nurture your body you will preserve your mind.”

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I’ve had the privilege to volunteer within in their days off or bring their children in with our community, internationally and as a staff them. I was absolutely astounded at the sheer member of a humanitarian aid organization volume of volunteers who contributed their where I’ve worked with and have been inspired time whether it was administrative work or by countless amounts of dedicated and organizing a fundraising event for people who enthusiastic volunteers. I have seen first-hand they have never met. I’ve also heard stories after local and international disasters the unity of children setting up and inspiring adults among people within to host fundraising events. our community and “Small and great acts of kindness It’s incredible to see these across the world. humanitarian efforts at such from a small group of people People will place their a young age. Small and great have a large impact” schedules on hold acts of kindness from a small and go to great lengths to support vulnerable group of people have a large impact The mo especially st fun you ca h populations and their basic needs. After one when coupled with hundredsavand e withthousands n y o u r clnot natural disaster my phone was constantly of people doing the same thing. You do off...w othes el alm ost! ringing and I went from working with a few have to go far to see the work of l amazing volunteers a month to communicating with people doing work that makes a difference in more than eighty volunteers within a week. the lives of others. • 4 Stand Ups 8 Premium Beds 100’s of Lotions Individuals who called offered to either come Submitted by R.H. from Victoria, BC in that day, to travel abroad or come in on 604 • 872 •TANS (8267)

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• When William Gray’s wife became very ill in 1888, he was in desperate need of a telephone to call a doctor. There were very few phones in Hartford, Connecticut, and Gray ran to a neighboring factory, begging to use theirs, • We’ve all heard of the Cy Young Award, but how much do we really know about Cy but was told it was not for public use. When Young? Denton T. (Cy) Young pitched his first the owners finally gave in to his pleading, the major league baseball game in August of 1890 doctor was reached, and Mrs. Gray recovered. for the Cleveland Spiders. He was the first to This incident spurred Gray, a machinist, to 9am-2pm pitch a perfect game andsaturdays, was responsible for invent a coin-operated telephone. He received north Parking lot many other records, some of which still stand.betwe his patent in August of 1889, and the first sundays, 10am-2pm lakewood &and templeton Young has the most career wins (511) the payphone was installed at a local bank. By 10th ave. & larch st. most innings pitched (7,355) 22- 22 Mayduring 14 -hisoct 1902, the United States was home to 81,000 May 22 oct 23 year pro ball career. The Cy Young Award, payphones. which honors the season’s best pitcher, was • On an August morning in 1907, Seattle established in 1956, the year after his death. residents shopped at the Pike Place Market

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I love Vancouver. It’s green, it’s gorgeous, it’s lush, and it’s also the birthplace of lushes, like me for instance. And if that isn’t enough to convince you to go there, it’s got some pretty kick-ass restaurants, too. Lately, it seems like everyone I know is asking me for a list of recommendations for Vancouver, so I figured instead of writing yet another must-eat list for yet another friend headed north, I’d just blog about it. Because then, the next time I’m asked, I get to say, “Why don’t you check out my blog?” And I haven’t quite mastered saying that yet without sounding like a complete and total douche. Practice makes perfect! So here’s my top ten list of places to frequent while visiting beautiful Vancouver, BC:

#10: Japadog www.japadog.com Okay, fine, Japadog isn’t exactly a restaurant. But a trip to Vancouver isn’t complete without a little stop for some street meat, and Japadog has the best in town. There are several stands scattered all over the city, the most popular being the one on Burrard and Smithe, just outside the celebrityfrequented Sutton Place Hotel. Don’t let the menu scare you off– yes, things like julienned seaweed and bonito flake don’t usually go hand in hand with a hot dog, but trust me: these things are like little hot dog crack pipes. My favorite is the terimayo, a grilled smokie on a super soft bun topped with teriyaki sauce, miso mayonnaise, and crispy seaweed. The line is usually long, and it seems even longer when you have to stand in the rain, but it’s worth it. Plus, you can look at all the pictures of celebrities enjoying Japadog taped to the side of the cart, like Zac Efron and Steven Seagal! Or ignore those pictures, that works too.

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Pet Bits Furever After Small Dog Rescue Society What does Furever After Do? Furever After Small Dog Rescue Society helps small breed dogs who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own.  Beginning in 2002, they have played an integral role in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dozens of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs, many of whom were in danger of euthanasia in overcrowded animal control facilities. Working co-operatively with other rescue groups and shelters they are based in Qualicum Beach, and have successfully placed dogs in wonderful homes all over Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The dogs in their care are not kept in a shelter or kennel; they are fostered in the private homes of volunteers. They spend a Mackenzie minimum of two weeks in foster care, during which time they are provided with appropriate medical treatment and their foster parents have an opportunity to get to know their individual temperaments and needs. In order to find the best possible match between dog and family, there is an extensive adoption screening process.  The Taking That First Step... By Daryl Frost

All of my life I have lived in a bubble, on Vancouver Island, and dreamed each night of finding love, direction, and a sense of adventure and purpose in my life. After all, these are things every girl half-heartedly dreams of just before the alarm clock shocks you back into reality – the reality that you are a part-time cashier, failing your first college semester, and just broke up with your 2 year pot-head boyfriend. Sometimes you are so distracted by the wind rushing by that you fail to notice you are falling down a hole and not soaring through the clouds. That is where I hit rock bottom, face first, and had an epiphany (and a killer headache!). I needed find the reboot button on my life and punch it fast or I was going to end up with a shovel, digging my hole even deeper. My Aunt had told me about a program she was a host family for called Canada World Youth. They take multiple groups of 10 or so various Canadians, and pair them with partners from another country, and for 6 months you spend half of the time in Canada volunteering and teaching the foreign youth about our country, and half the time in their doing the same. I signed up in January, and by May, was accepted to go to Somoto, Nicaragua and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Before this trip I had really only traveled as far as Vancouver, and once to Edmonton when I was in grade 9, so this was a huge deal to me. I was taking a huge leap, down to Central America where the only plant life I

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goal is to find the most suitable home to meet the individual needs of each dog for the duration of the dog’s life.  The high standard of care often leaves Furever After with staggering medical bills. The adoption fees do not cover the costs of rescuing and rehabilitating the dogs so they often find themselves short of funds and rely solely on donations and fund-raisers. The volunteers with Furever After are amazing. The Max volunteers are recognized and appreciated because without them, Furever After wouldn’t be able to continue rescuing dogs in need. Who should potential volunteers contact? The best way to get in touch with us is via e-mail: fureverafter@hotmail.com Our website also provides additional information about our organization and the work that we do: www.fureverafter.net What Furever After has to say? Each dog we rescue is given a new life. As we quote on our website: “Saving one dog won’t change the world, but surely the world will change for that one dog.” Of course, the families who adopt our dogs benefit by sharing their lives with a rescued dog who will love them unconditionally. We find rescued dogs bond strongly

with their families as if they know they’ve been given a second chance. Because of our thorough adoption screening process, we are generally very successful at matching families up with dogs that really fit their lifestyles. We remain in contact with our adopters and provide advice and support as needed to help ensure that every adoption is successful. However, if for any reason the adoption does not work out, we will always take our dogs back into care at any time throughout their lives. In fact, this is a condition of adoption which helps us to ensure that none of our dogs will ever end up in shelters again. Our biggest fund-raiser of the year is coming up in the fall. It will be our fifth Frankie annual fall fiesta fund-raiser, featuring a delicious dinner, silent auction, games and prizes. We haven’t set the date as of yet, but it will likely be mid-November. If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive our newsletters, please e-mail fureverafter@hotmail.com Our adoptable dogs can be viewed here: www.fureverafter.net

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Travel Bits recognized was grass, and I was finally embarking on a fresh new chapter of my life. Nothing on earth could have wiped the grin off my face during the month I had to prepare for my journey. Though as soon as my plane landed and I took my first step into the sweltering humid heat of Nicaragua, I felt fear and shock on a scale I have never experienced before. The people spoke a language I did not know, they were all darker and shorter than myself and many looked at me and hissed or made calls at me. Children were asking me to buy copied DVD’s and sunglasses, cars and donkeys are all jostling about noisily – even the air smelled different. Corn tortillas, dust, and sweat assaulted my nose. My host family eventually met me, and I met the rest of my group, and after about a week of settling in to this new “home” for 3 months I began to see past the shock and fear, and see the beauty of this land. The brightly coloured houses, the warm summer rains and lightning storms, the beaches and warm clean water, the people who love so fiercely – and after spending my due time in Nicaragua, and moving on to Prince Albert, I fell madly in love with a Nicaraguan. The only man who has ever seen any worth in me, and is willing to give every ounce of energy he has to make me the happiest women on earth. Briefly before departing back to our home countries

and cities, I was asked to marry this man I fell for, and never did my heart give in to doubt. It was a “yes” before he could manage to find the right words in English and from that moment on I realized that dreams can come true if you realize the changes you wish to make, and act on them. Now I am studying to be an Art Therapist, possibly specializing in children, abuse victims, and immigrants, and plan to help people for free when I travel abroad (because I have only just begun imprinting footsteps across this amazing world). My fiancée, who is an agricultural engineer, will immigrate here and wishes to lend his knowledge and skills to the less fortunate, and we will lead an amazing life together.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which you’re not sure you’re ready. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As changes continue, expect things to get a little more hectic at your workplace. An unexpected travel opportunity could open new career prospects. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Confront the person who caused your hurt feelings and demand a full explanation for his or her actions. You’ll not only recover your self-esteem, but you’ll also gain the respect of others. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That personal problem in the workplace is compounded by someone’s biased interference. Stand your ground, and you’ll soon find allies gathering around you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You don’t accept disapproval easily. But instead of hiding out in your den to lick your wounded pride, turn the criticism into a valuable lesson for future use. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That former friend you thought you’d cut out of your life is still affecting other relationships. Counter his or her lies with the truth. Your friends are ready to listen. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) What appears to be an unfair situation might simply be the result of a misunderstanding. If you feel something is out of balance, by all means, correct it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A stalled relationship won’t budge until you make the first move. Your partner offers a surprising explanation about what got it mired down in the first place. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A co-worker shares some startling news, but before you can use it to your advantage, make sure it’s true. The weekend favors family matters. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your usual conservative approach to family situations might not work at this time. Keep an open mind about developments, and you might be pleasantly surprised. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Plans might have to be put on hold because of a family member’s problems. Don’t hesitate to get involved. Your help could make all the difference. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Relationships in the home and in the workplace need your careful attention during this period. Be careful not to allow misunderstandings to create problems. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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