Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ 3 June, 2014

 

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The 2014 Pan Am 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 Athletic Club (VVAC)

 

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Variety Village is proud to be the home of seven sport teams, all part of the Variety Village Athletic Club (VVAC). The VVAC gives children of all abilities the chance to be active, competitive and discover their potential.

The benefits of competing in integrated sport teams are many: developing both muscle and self-esteem, learning coordination, making new friends, and learning to see abilities and not disabilities.Since 1982, the teams of the VVAC have provided the perfect training ground for athletes who go on to compete at Paralympic, Special Olympic and Olympic games. Variety Village athletes attend regular competitions both at Variety Village and at locations across Ontario, Canada and North America.

Variety Village’s “Wall of Fame” pays tribute to some of the teams’ most accomplished alumni. They include:

  • Jeff Tiessen, world record holder and two-time Paralympic medalist in the 400-metre track event.
  • Jeff Adams, four-time Paralympian and Olympian who has attained world records in the 400-metre, 800-metre and 1,500-metre track events.
  • Tracey Ferguson, member of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team, four-time Paralympic medalist (three gold), and the first woman with a disability to receive an athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois.
  • Anné Polinario, former member of the Variety Village Flames swim team, and five-time medal winner at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens.
  • Bradley Bowden, Paralympian, wheelchair basketball, gold medal at 2004 Paralympics in Athens, sledge hockey, gold medal at 2006 Paralympics in Turin.
  • Adam Lancia, Paralympian, wheelchair basketball, gold medal at 2004 Paralympics in Athens * Kaley McLean, Paralympian, swimming, 2004 Paralympics in Athens.

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

 For more information on any of the above news, please visit www.varietyvillage.ca

 

 

 

 

 

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Sylvia McGrath ~ AKA Writingmama, a freelance writer from King City, Ontario has worked in the business field for about forty years obtaining business management experience and business writing skills. She also spent several years in social work for Children’s Services. Now retired is living her childhood dream of being a writer. A few years ago Sylvia decided to take a course in freelance writing, which she really enjoyed as it was the key to follow her dreams. Since completing the course, she has worked as a professional writer, a published poet and co-authored a book with Two Maximum Life Coaches about living with chronic illness; this is titled After The Diagnosis: The Journey Beyond.” She also co-authored an E-Book of Resources for the parents of children with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges titled “The Treasure Chest of Resources,” part-one has already been sent to the Canadian National Library Archives. Sylvia has also written several articles on chronic illness for the following online sites. •www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/writingmama •www.helium.com/users/32475 •www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=Writingmom Besides working as a freelance writer, Sylvia still finds time for two other passions of hers; to volunteer as a literacy tutor for her local Learning Centre, and assist in facilitating of workshops on disability awareness. Her main mission for the future is to write a series of books for young adults and children who have learning challenges and suffer chronic illness. At present she is also the co-owner and columnist for “Professor Owl’s Newsletter” which is published on-line monthly for children.

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