Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ July 29th. 2913


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Annaleise Carr – The youngest person ever to cross Lake Ontario at the age of 14; A 52km record swim, is joining us for Variety’s 1st Annual Open Water Swim at Buttermilk Falls on Boshkung Lake


Quote of the Week~Professor Owl’s Book Corner

“In this modern world where activity is stressed almost to the point of mania, quietness as a childhood need is too often overlooked. Yet a child’s need for quietness is the same today as it has always been–it may even be greater–for quietness is an essential part of all awareness. In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.” ~ Margaret Wise Brown

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~~ Book Of The Week ~~ July 25th. 2013

 Summer  of Fear

Lois Duncan (Author

Summer of Fear-crop

Price CDN$ 6.99 Kindle Edition

Price CDN$   8.54 Paperback

This is the best book written by Lois Duncan. As all the others, by the author, it has a lot of suspense and the twist in the story is unbelievable.

The story takes place in New Mexico. It is book about a girl named Rachel who had everything, friends, and a great family who cared about her.

One summer her cousin Julie, who she had not seen since she was three was coming to live with her family as her parents had died.  Rachel thought this was a great idea, since they were both around the same age and it would be great to have another girl in the house.

When Julia first arrives she seems strange and unusual. Then Rachel starts to get to know Julia better.

At first things seem normal until strange and weird things start happening. Rachel tries to find out why these things are happening and who or what is doing them.

A couple of things make this book mysterious, such as when Rachel finds matches in her room, the one that she shares with Julia, and thinks that Julia might smoke so Rachel looks for cigarette packs through Julia’s things. Instead of cigarette packs she finds a little wax figure shaped as a dog in Julia’s bureau and Rachel starts to wonder what is it and why Julia has it. Another one is when Rachel’s little brother goes over to their neighbor Professor Jarvis house and saw him on the floor out cold. The whole neighborhood was in shock on how a healthy man could just pass out like that.

This is a very great book. It was just a little too weird the whole story is a great one and I really do think you should read it. It’s a great read and it has a great puzzle to it.  Professor Owl recommend this book to the young and old alike.


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Rock for Dimes

Rock of Dimes

Rock for Dimes is a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada‘s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city’s best corporate band. Bands can showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals, including Mike Reno, Dave Genn, Josh Trager, Andy Curran, Mike Fraser, Randy Staub, Paul Hyde, Jeff Dawson and many more.
Rock for Dimes takes place in ten cities across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, London, Sherkston Shores, Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax Sault Ste. Marie and Edmonton). It’s an exciting way to rock out for charity in your community.
Rock for Dimes Bingemans Park
Date: August 10, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bingemans Camping Resort
Rock for Dimes Edmonton
Date: September 22, 2013
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Rock for Dimes Sherkston Shores
Date: September 27, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Live Lounge

Road Hockey


The 15th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge – Sept.15, 2013
For over 15 years the Annual Charity Road Hockey Challenge has been raising money for charity by organizing an annual road hockey challenge in GTA. This one day event brings together neighbours, families, athletes, hockey fans, local business owners and from all parts of the city to have fun while raising money for worthy causes. All proceeds benefit Stroke Recovery Canada, a program of March of Dimes Canada.
Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Location: March of Dimes Canada head office
10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario
15th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge

A fun filled day of traditional “Charity Road Hockey”. Adult co-ed teams are formed with a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 12 players, plus a goalie. Play is 3 on 3 plus a goalie and each player is asked to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges and there is a team registration fee of $200. Each team plays a minimum of 3 games.

This year a children’s play division will be added. Check back for details.

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book Of The Week ~ July 18th., 2013

Julian’s Glorious Summer
Ann Cameron (Author)

Julians Glorious Summer-crop

CDN$ 6.99 Kindle Edition

CDN$ 6.99 Paperback Edition

Boys are not usually afraid of bicycles, however Julian is so scared of them, they scare him more than tigers and lions! His best friend Gloria already has bicycle and wants to teach him how to ride.

Julian tries to hide the secret that he’s scared of bikes, instead of telling the truth, Julian makes up a little fib; he almost gets away with it–until his fib backfires and Julian finds himself in the biggest, most confusing fix ever.
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Variety Village ~ News Board~ July 15th 2013


SScared Circle Plus

Squared circle live wrestling

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Bell time: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $20 p/p

50% of proceeds go to support programs for people with disabilities at Variety Village.


Annaleise Carr

Annaleise Carr – The youngest person ever to cross Lake Ontario at the age of 14; A 52km record swim, is joining us for Variety’s 1st Annual Open Water Swim at Buttermilk Falls on Boshkung Lake!

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner~Book Of The Week

The summer camp mysterySummer Camp Mystery

 By Gertrude Chandler Warner

  Price: CDN$ 4.95 Paperback    CDN$ 3.93 Kindle

The Alden’s are spending a week at Camp Seagull on beautiful Claw Island. However, as soon as camp begins, they realize that someone is not playing fair.

Everything begins to go wrong for the Aldens—they lose their luggage, Henry misplaces the camp flag, and the campers on the other team use one of Jessie’s ideas to score points for themselves.

Are some campers so desperate to win the Olympics that they are willing to cheat? The Boxcar Children are determined to solve the mystery before the competition is ruined for everyone!

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