Quote of the Week~Professor Owl’s Book Corner

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” ~ L.M. Montgomery

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ 24 April, 2014

 

Wizard and Vampire – Starlight (A thrilling and witty young adult fantasy book packed with heroes, vampires…

Author: Zip Zero

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Price:

Kindle edition CDN$1.09

Paperback edition CDN$7.71

 

Product Description

I’m dying, was the last thought to escape Zip’s mind before everything went black. What had he done? The portal in front of him had a mind of its own, holding him in a vice like grip, forcing him slowly towards its pulsating surface. The pressure made it near impossible to breathe, and his head started throbbing with pain, which rapidly spread throughout the entire body. He did not think he could endure much more of this torture; it felt like being stretched out to infinity, while being poked with iron rods straight from a blazing furnace. Flashbacks showed him as a young boy growing up in the gutters of Crudniggle, a city so vile and putrid that it was favored by characters of a more sinister and shady persuasion; usually lurking in the shadows at night, waiting for an easy prey. The unlucky victims, more often than not, ended up face down in an alley with a sharp pointy object protruding from their backs. Don’t waste a second more thinking about buying this book, it is a must read. Buy it now and experience firsthand the riveting adventures of the wizard apprentice Zip, Zoë the vampire, Floki the Hordeland Barbarian Hero and places.

  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497595584
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JJK6HMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Published April 2014

Available from www.amazon.ca

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ March of Dimes News Board ~ April 21, 2014

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Conferences

To raise money to support their services for adults and children with disabilities across the country, March of Dimes host numerous events throughout the year. From corporate band competitions to golf tournaments, there are many different exciting events you can participate in.

With events happening throughout the year, please check back often or watch Professor Owl’s News Board for updates to their activities.

Select from the Conferences displayed in the menu below for more information about conferences you are interested in.

 

Breaking the ICE
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Annual Breaking the ICE Conference

What is it?
ICE stands for Independence, Communication and Empowerment

This is a consumer-centered conference aimed at helping people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)systems to develop their lives to the best of their abilities.

For more information about previous ICE Canada conferences, please visit http://www.breakingtheiceconference.ca/ where you can find presentations from previous ICE conferences on topics such as: Recreation, Leisure, Travel, Marriage, Dating, Relationships, Aging with a Disability, Spirituality, Advocacy, and Independence.

Who is it for?
Youth and adults who use AAC, people who support those who use AAC, and professionals in the field of AAC are welcome to attend, observe, learn and network with the wide variety of people attending the conference.
Please visit the website for updates: http://www.breakingtheiceconference.ca/

​For Information on the Breaking the ICE West Conference: Breaking the ICE West

 

 Living with a Disability Conferences

 

Living with a Disability Conferences connect consumers and health professionals with services in the their community.

The conference has been offered as a part of Peer Support Services, a Program of March of Dimes Canada, since 2009 and continues to grow. We have organised approximately 20 to 25 different conferences, in conjunction with several different partners, at various locations across Canada.

The conferences not only emphasizes the services that are readily available in the community, it also highlights the potential gaps and enables committee organisations to potentially develop solutions to address the growing need for community care. Follow up conferences have been offered in several locations as a result of the demand for additional services or topics.

Currently the Peer Support Department at March of Dimes Canada is organising conferences at the following locations: Halifax, Nova Scotia, PEI (city to be determined), Newfoundland (city to be determined), Kingston, Ontario, Windsor, Ontario, Sarnia, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver BC.

 

Upcoming Conferences

York Region, Ontario – Tuesday April 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Newmarket Community Center
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, Ontario

Please find more information below:

Living with a Disability Conference flyer – York Region, Ontario 2014​
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Download the Living with a Disability Conference 2014 Registration Form​​
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Toronto, Ontario – Wednesday May 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Registration at 9:15 a.m.)
York Reception Centre
1100 Millwood Drive
Toronto, Ontario

Sessions will include information on:

Depression
Access to Services and Supports
Relaxation
Nutrition
March of Dimes Programs and Services
Display Booths and MUCH MORE!
Cost (breaks, lunch and materials included):

$30 Attendees

$45 Health Professionals

If you have any questions, please contact:

Erica Mugan

1-800-263-3463 ext.7758

 

 

Acquired Brain Injury Conference

 

“Discovering You”
12th Annual Acquired Brain Injury Conference
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brain injury doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects families and friends. This conference is designed for individuals who have survived a brain injury as well as their family supports and /or caregivers.

 

Event details:
Date:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Holiday Inn
20 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario
Cost
$20 per person (includes lunch)

Registrants can attend one of the following sessions:
Session for Survivors of ABI

Dr. Tim Feeney Ph. D. will discuss “Identity after Brain Injury”
Tim is an engaging and funny speaker. He is a world-renowned expert on TBI and behavioural issues.
Survivor guest speakers will offer inspiration and beneficial strategies for living life after brain injury
Community Services will offer exhibits and information
Session for Family Members /Caregivers

Caron Gan RN, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Clinical Traumatologist, will discuss “Seven Highly Effective Habits for Families Living with the Effects of Brain Injury”
Community resources will offer exhibits and information
Please complete the registration form below:
2014 Acquired Brain Injury Conference Registration Form​

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Corey

1-800-567-0315 ext.6290

 

 

​​​​For more information ~ Visit  http://www.marchofdimes.ca/

 

 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ April 17,2014

Sudden Moves: A Young Adult Mystery

Kelli Sue Landon (Author)

 

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Price:

Kindle edition CDN$9.99

Paperback edition CDN$15.67

 

Product Description

“When Katie Brashers announces to her friends that she’s headed to Orlando, Florida, for spring break, no one thinks twice. But when school resumes and Katie is nowhere to be found, her sixteen-year-old classmate and friend, Michelle Martin, grows suspicious. The school staff claims that the family moved to Florida, but Michelle doesn’t buy it. First, Katie never said goodbye to her devoted boyfriend, Brad; and second, Katie still has a treasured family book Michelle gave her to read—a book Katie promised to return. Something doesn’t make sense. Michelle and her best friend, Tami, team up with Brad to investigate the family’s disappearance, but it’s not easy. Not only do they have to dodge Michelle’s demanding, nosey mother, but they also have to sneak around the neighborhood while avoiding arrest for trespassing. After talking to neighbors and looking inside the house, they still have nothing but circumstantial evidence. Michelle is about ready to give up—until she takes her dog for their daily walk and uncovers a concrete clue. The clue leads her closer to the truth, but also thrusts her into dangerous circumstances beyond her control. If she isn’t careful, Michelle could end up like Katie—gone without a trace.”

I was very impressed with the dialogue, which was very accurate compared to most Young Adult books. The characters are teenagers and speak like teenagers. Very realistic.

I love a good mystery and I did not see the ending of this one coming, another great aspect of the book. Even better, I love that the author didn’t try to make the teenagers seem smarter than the adults, Teenagers generally are not realistically represented in most YA books, especially mysteries. This is not the case with this book. I found this book an easy read, I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading it. I look forward to this author’s next book.

 

Available from www.amazon.ca

 

 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ April 14, 2014

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LATEST NEWS

 

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The 2014 Canadian Masters and Pan American Masters Weightlifing Championships – June 20 -22, 2014 At Variety Village. Save the Date!

 

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Spring/Summer + camps 2014

download the new guide here.

 

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Variety Village’s Program Athletic teams

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http://www.varietyvillage.ca/programs-athletic-teams-weightlifting.php

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About the Team

Olympic weightlifting trains the athlete for functional strength, utilizing the body’s major muscle groups. Students are taught the two lifts of Olympic lifting: the snatch & the clean & jerk. Training involves learning technique & building body strength necessary to perform the two Olympic lifts mentioned above. Students can choose to join the Variety Village Weightlifting Team & compete in Olympic Weightlifting or use the benefits of training for this sport to help them excel in others.

Coaches

Head Coach Abdalah Alsabai Abdalah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sport of weightlifting. Training since 1989, he is both an Olympic athlete and a world champion.

 Download our brochure

For more information on the VVAC Weightlifting team please contact Chris Murdock at 416-699-7167 ext. 255 or cmurdoch@varietyvillage.on.ca.

For more information on Variety Village’s events or programs ~ please visit their website

 http://www.varietyvillage.ca

 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ April 10, 2014

Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines Quartet)

Author~ Reeve, Philip

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Price:

Kindle Edition ~CDNS  7.17

Paperback Edition ~ CDN$ 9.49

 

Product Description:

Long before the days of Mortal Engines, London is poised on the brink of apocalypse. Huge armoured fortresses are advancing across the wastelands – a new and terrifying kind of enemy. The city is days away from ruin. Buried in London’s past is a secret that may save it. But only one key can unlock it – an odd-looking orphan named Fever Crumb. Set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines, Fever Crumb’s paralysing mission will make your heart stop.

FEVER CRUMB, a prelude to the HUNGRY CITY CHRONICLES, is an outstanding novel that stands very well on its own. Readers who are familiar with the “steampunk” genre will appreciate this novel, and how technology, or rather the lack thereof, is used throughout the story. I will wait patiently for sequels!

Product Details

·       Format: Kindle Edition

·       File Size: 2099 KB

·       Print Length: 341 pages

·       Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1407111116

·       Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books; 1 edition (July 8 2011)

·       Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

·       Language: English

·       ISBN-10: 1407102435

·       ISBN-13: 978-1407102436

·       ASIN: B005HIL0N6

 

Available from: www.amazon.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ April 10, 2014

Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines Quartet)

Author~  Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb

 

 

Price:

Kindle Edition ~CDNS 7.17

Paperback Edition ~ CDN$ 9.49

 

Product Description:

Long before the days of Mortal Engines, London is poised on the brink of apocalypse. Huge armoured fortresses are advancing across the wastelands – a new and terrifying kind of enemy. The city is days away from ruin. Buried in London’s past is a secret that may save it. But only one key can unlock it – an odd-looking orphan named Fever Crumb. Set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines, Fever Crumb’s paralysing mission will make your heart stop.

FEVER CRUMB, a prelude to the HUNGRY CITY CHRONICLES, is an outstanding novel that stands very well on its own. Readers who are familiar with the “steampunk” genre will appreciate this novel, and how technology, or rather the lack thereof, is used throughout the story. I will wait patiently for sequels!

Product Details
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2099 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1407111116
  • Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books; 1 edition (July 8 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407102435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407102436
  • ASIN: B005HIL0N6

 

Available from www.amazon.ca