Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book Of The Week June 24th. 2013

Already Gone (Young Adult Mystery Thriller) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Fulbright (Author)

 already gone

 Price:   CDN $0.99

Already Gone is a hard-hitting young adult mystery novel that will appeal to fans of hard-boiled detective fiction and thrillers. With more teeth than Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider adventures, and more bite than a pack of wild dogs, you’ve never read a young adult novel quite like this one before!

Meet Mitchell Chase, a 16-year-old hard case who pays his dad rent in exchange for being treated as an adult. Unfortunately, he’s having a tough time of it—Mitchell drinks too much, fights too much, he’s broke, and he’s got girl problems like a dog’s got fleas.

When the prettiest girl in Carson Lake High School asks Mitchell to help find her missing baby brother, he doesn’t exactly jump at the chance. He’s just a student and part-time intern reporter for the local newspaper, after all, not Jupiter Jones. But considering she’s a friend of Sarah Faulk, the girl that got away, he figures it’s a good chance to get back in her good graces.

However, as pieces of the mystery come together, the pieces of his social life begin to fall apart. Soon, Mitchell is dodging menacing intruders, emotional wrecks, angry boyfriends, and a villain intent on eliminating loose ends.

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Variety Village News Board ~~ For Week Of June 24th 2013


June 13

2013 VVAC Athletic Banquet & Awards (55 photos)

Congratulations to our athletes, coaches, volunteers and sponsors! — at Ellas Banquet Halls.

Variety Village Award Dinner

Up coming events:

Variety Village presents the first annual open water swim

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Save the date!


Online registration will open soon. Stay tuned for more info.

for more information contact Kate Haggis at 416.699.7167 x 251 or email

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Hello Potential Volunteer. We hope you are ready to get involved and join the Variety Team!

With over 600 volunteers annually, Variety Village offers unique and inspiring volunteer opportunities in a number of areas. Variety is always looking for motivated volunteers to assist in our integrated recreational evening and weekend programs, upcoming events and in an administrative capacity.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner~~ For The Week Of June 17th 2013

Rich Boy Cries for Momma [Kindle Edition]

Ethan H. Minsker (Author)

Kindle Edition Price:CDN$ 1.99

Rich Boy Cries for Momma

This Author’s writing style makes is easy to follow along on his story about a kid growing up amidst the D.C. punk scene. You get to read about (and feel like you were there in) the punk rock music scene that broke open in Washington D.C. in the 80s.

Rich Boy Cries for Momma is a coming of age novel told from the viewpoint of the good son turned teenage punk rocker. While the “nice” kids of the Washington elite bully and reject him because of his dyslexia, the punk rock scene accepts him as he is. This fast-paced novel pulls us into the protagonist’s dangerous and erratic new world, filled with violence and drugs, while remaining funny and heartwarming.

An unrelated cast of characters—the rich, powerful, and successful, to the beaten, broken, and corrupted—become entangled in the punk rock subculture. We follow alongside our somewhere-in-between narrator as he wades through his learning disability, and navigates relationships that sometimes betray his perceptions, sometimes break his heart, and sometimes save his life.

Rich Boy Cries for Momma features ink and paper drawings that capture the essence of D.C. during the 1980s. The book also contains the lyrics of more than two dozen songs of the hard-core punk rock bands of that era.

In my opinion, this book is more than a coming-of-age tale. When I hear that phrase, I’m lead to believe that you’ve arrived at a firm place in life and the box of adolescence can be checked off. However, in reading Rich Boy… we see it’s never that cut and dry. I’ve always had a fascination with subcultures, in particular the hardcore, punk and oi! music scene, Rich Boy Cries for Momma paints an all too real, at times shocking picture of the scene and the inherent pitfalls one experiences while falling for that old line support the scene!

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March of Dimes ~~ News Board June 17th 2013

logo March of Dimes


March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities



Creating a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities.

Company Overview

March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization that provides support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada.
Text ‘DIMES’ to 45678 to donate $5


March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across the country.

Since 1951, March of Dimes has been on the forefront of the disability movement in Canada. Every year, we provide programs and services to over 50,000 children and adults with disabilities.

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Contact Info


+1 800-263-3463



10 Overlea Blvd.,   Toronto, Ontario M4H 1A4
March   of Dimes offers a wide variety of programs and services to almost 50,000   people across the country. They include:
– Conductive Education
– Employment Services
– Recreation & Integration Services
– Information & Advocacy
– AccessAbility Services
– Independent Living Services
– Peer Support Services

  1. Strokeathon

This past Sunday, June 16th, for the first time Stroke Recovery Canada held a “Strokeathon” a swimming event to raise funds and awareness during Stroke Awareness Month. Strokeathon participants swam to promote healthy living post-stroke and to raise awareness of the difficulties stroke survivors face. Thank you to all of our participants and for more information please visit >>


Love for Kids



Providing a better understanding of the lives of children with severe developmental disabilities and their families.


Providing a better understanding of the lives of children with severe developmental disabilities and their families.

Company Overview

We are a university based research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Bright Futures for Children with Disabilities initiative.

Through various surveys, interviews, observation and case studies, we plan to develop new knowledge that will have clear and direct implications for decisions made by families, service providers and policy makers.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner Of The Week ~ June 13 2013

On Top of the World (Tom Swift, Young Inventor)

Victor Appleton (Author)

Tom Swift PRICE: Kindle               CDN$ 5.99

PRICE: Paperback         CDN$ 29.96

Tom Swift, Young Inventor is back on top with book #5-On Top of the World. Science and adventure are blended with a fast-paced mystery/thriller.

Tom is headed to Mount Everest. Not only will he get some enjoyable practice time in on his new foil kite snowboard, but he and Bud are going to put his latest invention—a robot Sherpa—to the test. At Everest’s high elevations they will really be able to run the Sherpa through its paces.

But Tom can’t quite focus on the tasks at hand because while there are always rumors of the mysterious Yeti, Tom thinks he’s seen one. And what’s more is that there’s a nasty bunch of hunters on the prowl to capture the yeti “at any cost.” Tom knows that some things are better left a mystery and vows to do what he can to protect this natural environment—and any mysterious species inhabiting it.

This is a great adventure story, however the editors could have spent a little more time making these characters sound real and not what they think “cool” kids sound like as the characters used the word “Dude” too many times and just does not do the story justice,

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