Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ 21st. April, 2018

Sanctuary

by Caryn Lix
series A Sanctuary Novel

Synopsis:

Alien meets Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds in this thrilling debut novel about prison-guard-in-training, Kenzie, who is taken hostage by the superpowered criminal teens of the Sanctuary space station—only to have to band together with them when the station is attacked by mysterious creatures.
Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything.

As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar’s space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she’s excited to prove herself to her company—and that means sacrificing anything that won’t propel her forward.

But then a routine drill goes sideways, and Kenzie is taken hostage by rioting prisoners.

At first, she’s confident her commanding officer—who also happens to be her mother—will stop at nothing to secure her freedom. Yet it soon becomes clear that her mother is more concerned with sticking to Omnistellar protocol than she is with getting Kenzie out safely.

As Kenzie forms her own plan to escape, she doesn’t realize there’s a more sinister threat looming, something ancient and evil that has clawed its way into Sanctuary from the vacuum of space. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive—all while beginning to suspect there’s a darker side to the Omnistellar she knows.

This story was well written with a great storyline, the characters were also amazing. Once I picked up the book, I could not put it down until it was finished. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I would like to thank NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book it was a great read.

Available at http://www.kobo.comhttp://www.amazon.ca, and http://www.amazon.com

 

Caryn Lix has been writing since she was a teenager and delved deep into science fiction, fantasy, and the uncanny while working on her Masters in English literature. Caryn writes novels for teens and anyone else who likes a bit of the bizarre to mess up their day. When not writing, Caryn spends her time obsessively consuming other people’s stories, plotting travel adventures, and exploring artistic endeavors. She lives with her husband and a horde of surly and entitled animals in southern Alberta.
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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ 14th April, 2018

Codename: Freedom – The Goblin Siege

By Apollos Thorne (Author)


After surviving the onslaught of week one, Lucius has something to prove. He seeks to train under a living legend in hopes of being ready for the goblin siege.

He isn’t the only one looking to train. As his competition grows in strength, he must push himself harder than ever before.

Then, he unexpected happens. Players start to unlock abilities…

There is only one thing to do when facing impossible odds. Train harder!

This book is creative and a great break from typical fantasy. It adds a growth element and tracks the hero well. This  book is light hearted and fun! If you enjoy a traditional fantasy this is a must read for young adults.

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About Author ~ Apollos Thorne (Author)

Visit Amazon’s Apollos Thorne Page
Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

Available at http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon,ca  and other good book stores.

The Great Big Story ~ Defying the Odds at any Age.#WATWB


The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit.

The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are

Sylvia McGrath, Sylvia Stein, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti and Belinda Witzenhausen
For more information or to join our #WATWB please click here!

The following quote to me speaks to many stories about the young people at Variety Village, who strive to be the best they can be, despite any health challenge they may have…continuing to excel and follow their dream.

“When the world says give up ~ Hope says try one more time!”
(unknown)

Defying the Odds at any Age.

The video below tells the story of five more young people who have definitely shown that they too defied the odds.

Professor Owls Book Corner: Newsletter ~April, 2018 Edition

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Welcome to the April issue of  Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy.  We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers and artists with tips, writing exercises and will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner hopes you enjoy this month’s edition! Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be.  We look forward to hearing from you and to bring you a new, more interesting newsletter.

Positioning the adult literacy rate in context

An international adult literacy survey results dispelled the old notion that
Individuals are either literate or illiterate.
There are no uniformed standards distinguishing whether adults do have skills or not. Instead, skills use the information to function in society.

Adult surveys showed a strong link between literacy and a country’s economic potential

For most, this is the IALS survey, but for Canada, Norway, Switzerland, and the U.S., the results are from the ALLS survey.
Three categories of literacy were tested:

1. Prose literacy: the ability to understand and use information from texts such as editorials, news stories, poems, and fiction.

2. Document literacy: the ability to locate and use information from documents such as job applications, payroll forms, transportation schedules, maps, tables, and graphs.

3. Quantitative literacy: the ability to perform arithmetic functions such as balancing a cheque book, calculating a tip, or completing an order form.
An average of the results from these three literacy categories is used in the Conference Board’s ranking system.

Participants’ skills were rated on a continuous scale from level 1 to level 5.

Those at levels 1 and 2 literacy had low literacy skills. The easiest task in level 1 asked the participant to look at a medicine label and determine the “maximum number of days you should take this medicine.” The participant had to go to the label and locate the phrase “no longer than 7 days.”

Level 2 participants could deal only with material that was simple and clearly laid out; they may have adapted their lower literacy skills to everyday life but would have difficulty learning new job skills requiring a higher level of literacy.

 
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“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr. Seuss

If you would like to tell us about your goals, ask for assistance or information ~ Just drop Professor Owl a note at professorowl@outlook.com

literacy

Make sure you turn your sound on: Then click the link to learn your words for this month

Adolescent and adult reluctant reader

English Language and Literature:
Queen’s University Library provides subject, course, and how to guides to help you connect with the best tools, resources, and strategies for research.
The liaison librarian for English Language and Literature is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. We also evaluate, purchase, and make available teaching and research materials, including books, journals, and databases to support the discipline.

Publication Date: 2011-09-01

The Terry Fox Story

By Terry Barber

Terry Fox is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers. The photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to decode. This high-interest, low-vocabulary biography is ideal for English as a Second Language or adult basic education students. Terry Fox (1958-1981) was an active teenager involved in many sports. He was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. His right leg was amputated 15 centimeters’ (six inches) above the knee in 1977. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope. It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

Books for reluctant teen readers ~ https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers

 

 

book-of-the-month

Blue Window Kindle Edition

by Adina Rishe Gewirtz (Author)

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world — their arrival mysteriously foretold — and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue.
When siblings Susan, Max, Nell, Kate, and Jean stumble one by one through a glowing cobalt window, they find themselves outside their cozy home — and in a totally unfamiliar world where everything looks wrong and nothing makes sense. Soon, an ancient prophecy leads them into battle with mysterious forces that threaten to break the siblings apart even as they try desperately to remain united and find their way home. Thirteen-year-old twins Max and Susan and their younger siblings take turns narrating the events of their story in unique perspectives as each of the children tries to comprehend their stunning predicament — and their extraordinary new powers — in his or her own way. From acclaimed author, Adina Rishe Gewirtz comes a riveting novel in the vein of C. S. Lewis and E. Nesbit, full of nuanced questions about morality, family, and the meaning of home

The story is told in interchanging points of view about five siblings discovering a new world where nothing is what it seems. A magical book with relatable characters. I found the book a little vague around the building of the world. However, the concept of magic was unique and there were times I found it hard to put the book down. It did have an enjoyable ending.  The book was very much like the stories, I read in my teens,  it is the type of book that is very popular these days with the young adult reader.

Available from www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, www.kobo.com and other fine bookstores.

We would love to hear about your favourite books and your views on the ones we recommend here… send them
To: professorowl@outlook.com

writers-corner

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way respond, just be honest, be creative and use your imagination!

“So as long as a person is capable of self-renewal, they are a living being.”

~Henri Frederic Amiel

Spring usually signifies new beginnings and renewal.  In what area of your life would you like to “start-over”?

Reflect and write!

Get creative, write but most importantly…have fun!!


Writing Prompt~A picture is worth a thousand words…

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Pink Gerber Daisy

Spring is in the air…..write about something coming back to life!

Attention all aspiring authors: 

APRIL 1st, 2018

CAMP NANOWRIMO STARTS 🙂

campnanowrimo

Are you 13 years old or older? Have you heard of NaNoWriMo.org? Every November thousands participate in an online writing event to complete 50,000 words in just 30 days. Now they’ve made it even better…

CampNaNoWriMo.org is a virtual writer’s camp, designed to inspire you and keep you motivated while you work on your masterpiece. Camp NaNoWriMo.org runs twice a year in April and July and unlike NaNoWriMo welcomes word-count goals of 30,000 and up.

Writers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revisions, poetry, scripts, and short stories.

So sign up today!  See you at camp!

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” ~William Faulkner


 

wise-picks

Variety Village


Everyone has the right to live a fit and healthy life and
Variety Village2at Variety Village in Toronto, they believe that fitness facilities should be available for everyone regardless of their ability level, age, or financial situation. With this in mind, they created a welcoming fitness facility that was designed to welcome everyone in the community with an ideal set up designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

Fitness club memberships are very affordable. Special rates for seniors and financial subsidies for those that qualify are also available. They strive to keep their facility up-to-date with ongoing improvements. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Variety Village is located at 3701 Danforth Avenue in Scarborough. For more information, please visit their website, call 416-699-7167 or send an email. You can also follow Variety Village on Facebook.

EVENTS ~ April 2018
AQUAFITATHON

Join the movement! Join us for Variety Village’s Annual Active Aging Fundraiser. This two-hour event challenges and tones your whole body and is safe for any fitness level.
Active Aging members help raise funds for Aquatics programming by collecting pledges offline or by creating their own personal fundraising page online and encouraging friends and family to make a contribution.

Top Fundraiser wins a 2-month free Active Aging Membership!

DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018
TIME: 1:00-3:00pm
Refreshments: Barall Centre, 3:00-4:00pm
Registration (member’s only): $25.00

For more information contact:
Tara Colby
416 699 7167 x268
tcolby@varietyvillage.on.ca
Carly Cookman
416 699 7167 x254
ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca

DATE: April 15th.2018

VARIETY VILLAGE MARLIES EVENT

Don’t miss this opportunity to cheer on the Toronto Marlies and skate at the Ricoh Coliseum!
Bring the family out and cheer on the Marlies hockey team as they play against the Belleville Senators on Sunday, April 15 at 4pm. Once the game is done, you and your family will have the chance to skate on Ricoh Coliseum ice with some of the Marlies’ players!
WHEN
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 4pm
WHERE
Ricoh Coliseum
45 Manitoba Drive, Toronto, ON
Ticket Price Includes:
– Tickets to the Marlies vs. Senators game
– Post-game skate with members of the Marlies

TICKETS $15
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, VISIT
FEVO.ME/VARIETYVILLAGE

DATE: April 26th,2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

Please join us as we toast our past successes and our bright future.

Variety’s In The Spotlight Cocktail Reception is a dedicated event that recognizes outstanding community service which has contributed to the success of people with disabilities. These contributions ensure the delivery of vital community services and the promotion of a healthier tomorrow for children with disabilities and their families.

DATE
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30-9:30pm
LOCATION
Variety Village
3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough
DETAILS
Dress: Business
Parking on-site
TICKETS: $40 Individual | $75 Couples
NOTE: Tickets are open to Variety members and their guests only.

In the Spotlight Award Recipient

Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, author and advocate for people with disabilities, including our Paralympic athletes. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report.
MORE INFORMATION: Zoe Pagazani, Events Coordinator zpagazani@varietyontario.ca

Watch Rick Mercer’s Report at Variety

Rick spends a day checking out our programming and state-of-the-art equipment at our facility dedicated to people of all abilities.

March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities http://www.marchofdimes.ca
EVENTS ~ April  2018
An American In Paris by Mirvish

Wednesday April 4, 2018
Join March of Dimes Canada Recreation department at the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
For: Adults (18 yrs+) living with a disability
When: Wednesday April 4, 2018
Time: 1.30 pm
Location: The Princess of Wales Theatre 300 King Street West, Toronto ON M5V 1J2
Price: $75.00 per person (for seats in the dress circle) OR $ 55.00 per person (for seats in the balcony)
*Includes ticket to An American in Paris show, accessible and non-accessible seating available

Transportation details:
Transportation is not available for this trip

Space is Limited – Register Early!
(Registration may close earlier if event capacity is reached)

A non-refundable payment of $75.00 or $55.00 must be included with the application form.
Application forms can be submitted via email, fax or mail.

Email : recreation@marchofdimes.ca
Fax: 416-425-1920
Mail: Attention MODC Recreation
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto ON M4H 1A4

For more information or to purchase a ticket with a credit card please contact:

Rubby Nwaluka Keith Rashid
rnwaluka@marchofdimes.ca krashid@marchofdimes.ca
416-425-3463 ext. 7212 416-425-3463 ext. 7213
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7212 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7213

April 24th

Legends in Concert
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Join March of Dimes Canada recreation as we experience a stunning performance at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. With incredible costumes and award-winning performers, discover the unbelievable tributes to Roy Orbison, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, George Michael and Frank Sinatra. A truly legendary experience!
For: Adults (18 yrs+) living with a disability
When: Wednesday April 25, 2018
Time: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Location: Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5
Price: $125.00 per person
*Includes ticket to Legends in concert show, lunch at a local eatery, accessible and companion seating available.

Transportation details:
Round trip transportation included on our wheelchair accessible bus: Departure from 10 Overlea Blvd March of Dimes Canada at 9.00 am Return to 26 Overlea Blvd Toronto (Tim Hortons/Wendy’s) at 8.00 pm

Space is Limited – Register Early!
(Registration may close earlier if event capacity is reached)

A non-refundable payment of $125.00 must be included with the application form.
Application forms can be submitted via email, fax or mail.

Email : recreation@marchofdimes.ca
Fax: 416-425-1920
Mail: Attention MODC Recreation
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto ON M4H 1A4

For more information or to purchase a ticket with a credit card please contact:

Rubby Nwaluka Keith Rashid
rnwaluka@marchofdimes.ca krashid@marchofdimes.ca
416-425-3463 ext. 7212 416-425-3463 ext. 7213
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7212 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7213

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information on the March of Dimes and their events please visit >www.marchofdimes.ca

 www.laubachliteracy.ca ~Lauback website, resources for Tutors and Student.

www.alphca aplus .ca ~ In these pages you will find resources and information to enrich your learning experience.
www.homeworkcentral.com ~ Register with this site and you get information on: Online tutoring, words and vocabulary, homework help and much more.
www.funbrain.com ~ Lots of fun and challenging activities for you and your family.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Weekly Book Review ~ Wednesday, March 7th. 2018

 

The Legacy Builder
(The Chronicles Of Lincoln Hart Book 1)
By Ember Lane.

Barakdor, a virtual fantasyland packed with elves, dwarves, gnomes, and trolls.
Barakdor, a world sliding helplessly to war.

Lincoln wanted to be a warrior, a rogue or a mage, but he’d made a promise to himself, so he chose a builder. He wasn’t supposed to play the game on his own, but now he wanted to build a legacy for Joan, a sanctuary in a virtual world.

It was supposed to be a place where folk could come to get away from the terrors that the land held, a utopia he would create with his bare hands. It was supposed to be Joan’s legacy. But as the growling thunderheads of war gather, he begins to think it might be the last refuge. He begins to think it might be the land’s only hope.

I found this book to be well written with great characters and story structure. With lots of action that made it hard to put the book down until I finished reading it. Since this is book one I feel there will be a sequel. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Available from www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca

This Fencer Won Gold with No Hands or Legs #WATWB

 

The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit. 

The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are  Shilpa Garg, Peter Nena, Eric Lahti, Roshan Radhakrishnan and Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

This Fencer Won Gold with No Hands or Legs

For more than ten year’s Professor Owl’s Book Corner has followed the wonderful young athletes from Variety Village and the Special Olympics who have overcome their physical challenges with determination to follow their dreams of excelling in the sport they loved so much.

This month we are featuring a very special young lady who did follow her dream and won a gold medal.

Beatrice “Bebe” Vio is a fighter in more ways than one. At just five years old, she showed incredible promise at fencing. But, at age 11, her dreams were threatened after she contracted a severe form of meningitis that cost her both her hands and legs. Still, Vio remained undeterred and returned to fencing within a year. She began fencing from a wheelchair using a special prosthesis to hold her foil. Her fighting spirit paid off when she won the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Beatrice Vio wins 2017 Laureus Award – IPC
https://www.paralympic.org/news/beatrice-vio-wins-2017-laureus-award

For more information or to join our #WATWB please click here! 

Professor Owls Book Corner: Newsletter March, 2018 ~ Edition

 

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Welcome to the March issue of  Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy.  We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers and artists with tips, writing exercises and will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner hopes you are enjoying our new format! Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be.  We look forward to hearing from you and to bring you a new, more interesting newsletter.

Let this be the month you set your reading goals.

Professor Owls Newsletter is here to help you achieve them all.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
~ Walt Disney

Professor Owl’s Book corner with help you learn how to read, to assist you with problems and learning challenges and give you a bigger choice of books to choose from. We will be restarting our weekly book reviews again next Wednesday and our usual monthly books of the month in our monthly newsletter. We will also give you information where you can get the books you want to read.

Literacy and Reading

By Sylvia McGrath

When I was very young I was lucky enough to have a father, who loved to read books and, also living next door was a dear old man named Sheppy (Mr. Sheppard) who had large library of old books which he encouraged me to read and shared with me his love of books. When I was around ten he gave me a full set of classic books and soon had me reading Little Women, Treasure Island etc. at a young age. When I was old enough my father would take me to the library with him several times a week each of us would bring home three or four books each time.
Over the years my love for books never changed and when I was older and married, I had a daughter who I shared this love with. She is now all grown up but also has the same unquenchable thirst for books and reading, as I have.
Everyone probably has told you how important reading is, but have you ever asked yourself why. With television, computers and iPads you probably wonder why all the fuss.
Over the years I have had so much pleasure reading but I have also found it to be very necessary when it was time to go out into the working world.
Through my literacy tutoring I have met young people who had challenges with reading although in your young years you can get by. However, as you get older the need becomes sometimes quite urgent. One lady student I had just wanted to read stories to her children and help them with their homework. You may want to drive, get a good job, there are a few jobs available, but as one gets older, some are a lot harder to do. I saw how much these older people now want to learn to read. They realize now how important it is.
Below I will list out seven reasons why reading is important to me and to the students I taught. I hope you too can really find out the reason why reading is so important for you, so you can follow some of your dreams.
1.Introduce Yourself to New Ideas
When reading, you introduce yourself to new information, new things, you discover new ways to solve a problem, and new ways to succeed at things you love.
• Learning begins from reading and understanding.
• You may also find new hobbies to try.
• You might truly explore one thing you really like, and it may end up in your dream career and success in the future.
2. Self-Improvement
• Reading does help you form a better you, doesn’t it?
• When reading, you begin understanding the world more.
• Through reading, you begin to have a greater understanding of a topic that interests you; for example: how to build self-confidence.
• How to make the plan better before acting.
• How to memorize things better and more.
• All these self-improvements start with the reading; through reading, you create an organized path towards a better understanding and better actions to take in the future.
3. Improve Understanding
• The more you read, the more you understand things’.
• Reading allows you learn more about the things in your everyday life.
• You may learn what you need to be aware of when a place can be hazardous to your health.
• The purpose of staying away from being harmed or bitten.
• Or perhaps you can learn by reading about real-life experience or special sport.
• It can also help you find out how things work or the truth about something.
• Reading also increases a better understanding on the rules of life, to help you to adapt, adopt and adjust into the society better.
• You first need to read and understand the rules well. To play well in a game whether it be a sport or on the computer.
4. Ready for Action
• Before acting on anything, where should you seek help and guidance?
• Reading is an essential way which can help you out. In today’s world, getting reviews and feedback from other people can make a big impact on your next decision, and the pros and cons of each choice.
• Read about how to cook a meal, how to play a game, which place is nice for a holiday trip, read the menu before ordering food, read the manual before using a new gadget. These all can help you become more prepared before you really get into activities.

5. Learning Tools for Communicating
• Communicating is the most vital tool which can be conveyed through reading.
• As you communicate through reading, you understand more, and therefore you can connect better with people.
• A person that knows nothing, has not had anything to share, and probably doesn’t even understand what people are sharing.
• Through reading, you build a more solid foundation for communication.
• It is one of the most important tools we use every day to connect with each other.
• However, if you don’t read, you can’t even connect with the world and what people are talking about out there.
• Reading really does connect you with the world.
6. Your Brain
• When reading, you are in full silence because reading connects directly to your brain.
• In the silence, you seek for more information; in silence, your brain can focus, it is clear and ready to gather further data about the things you love.
• Therefore, you learn and grow, and you feel and see from the point of view of other people about everything in life. In the future you shape a better self.

We hope you will look at the lessons given in our Laubach section, and to help you find other help on line, please find below some of my favorite websites and news letter I think you will find fun and helpful.

Boys and Books | Reading Rockets
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/boys-and-books
Boys and Books. By: Jane McFann. … Canada, says in one of her … and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.

ABC Fast Phonics – learn to read online. Fun for kids or …
http://www.abcfastphonics.com/about.html
What Is ABC Fast Phonics? As a child struggling to learn to read, … Young children and other beginning readers of all ages can navigate the site just by using …the above link.

Home – Canada.ca
https://www.canada.ca/en.html
Programs and services for teenagers and young adults. … for measuring the performance of Canada.ca and … Young Canadians building a better Canada

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Books for reluctant teen readers ~ https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers

book-of-the-month
“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr. Seuss

Available from www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.com, and www.kobo.com

We would love to hear about your favorite books and your views on the ones we recommend here… send them
To: professorowl@outlook.com

writers-corner

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way respond, just be honest, be creative and use your imagination!


‘Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.’ ~ Unknown

Write about the most perfect moment in your life.  It can be one that has already occurred or one you hope will happen.

 

✒ Write, be creative and most of all HAVE FUN! ✒


Writing Prompt~A picture is worth a thousand words…

A picture is worth a thousand words…

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Write about a moment when you felt you were in the spotlight. Was it a fun experience? Was it embarrassing? What if anything did you learn from the experience?


APRIL is around the corner and CAMP NANOWRIMO STARTS 🙂Attention all aspiring authors: 

Are you 13 years old or older? Have you heard of NaNoWriMo.org? Every November thousands participate in an online writing event to complete 50,000 words in just 30 days. Now they’ve made it even better, CampNaNoWriMo.org is a virtual writer’s camp, designed to inspire you and keep you motivated while you work on your masterpiece. Camp NaNoWriMo.org runs twice a year in April and July and unlike NaNoWriMo welcomes word-count goals of 30,000 and up. Writers can tackle any project they’d like, including new novel drafts, revisions, poetry, scripts, and short stories.

So sign up today!  See you at camp!

WANT TO START A BRAND-NEW NOVEL BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN?  Check out this book: No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty

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Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure. Via Goodreads


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Variety Village


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Everyone has the right to live a fit and healthy life and at Variety Village in Toronto, they believe that fitness facilities should be available for everyone regardless of their ability level, age, or financial situation. With this in mind, they created a welcoming fitness facility that was designed to welcome everyone in the community with an ideal set up designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles.
Fitness club memberships are very affordable. Special rates for seniors and financial subsidies for those that qualify are also available. They strive to keep their facility up-to-date with ongoing improvements. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Variety Village is located at 3701 Danforth Avenue in Scarborough. For more information, please visit their website, call 416-699-7167 or send an email. You can also follow Variety Village on Facebook.

 

 

For more information and to register, please contact:
Erica Mugan
1-800-263-3463 ext. 7758
emugan@marchofdimes.ca

 >www.marchofdimes.ca

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 www.laubachliteracy.ca ~Lauback website, resources for Tutors and Student.

www.alphca aplus .ca ~ In these pages you will find resources and information to enrich your learning experience.
www.homeworkcentral.com ~ Register with this site and you get information on: Online tutoring, words and vocabulary, homework help and much more.

www.funbrain.com ~ Lots of fun and challenging activities for you and your family.

If you would like to tell us about your goals, ask for assistance or information ~ Just drop Professor Owl a note – mail to: professorowl@outlook.co

New Technology that will amaze you! #WATWB

 

The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit.

The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are  Code:Shilpa Garg, Simon Falk, Lynn Hallbrooks, Eric Lahti, Damyanti Biswas and Guilie Castillo.

To learn more about #WATWB or to join us click here!

Those who have followed my blogs know that Professor Owls Book Corner  strives to  follow and promote Variety Village and March of Dimes who both help, show and teach both children and adults how to use  their exceptional abilities not disabilities.

In my life time there have been so many wonders to help people live a full life, but now in the age of technology we are coming into a very exciting future.

In this blog you will find new technology that will amaze you I certainly am impressed with these new devices..

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https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Firefly+Wheelchair+Attachment&id=61C1EF2C3B15E1999F7A77B400E0BAC26DD14A87&FORM=IDBQMV&adlt=strict
Robotic legs get wheelchair users walking
 https://www.cnet.com/news/robotic-legs-get-wheelchair-users-walking/

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Professor Owls Book Corner: Newsletter ~ February, 2018 Edition

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Welcome to the January issue of  Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy.  We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers and artists with tips, writing exercises and will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner hopes you enjoy our new format! Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be.  We look forward to hearing from you and to bring you a new, more interesting newsletter.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

Over the years Professor Owl’s book corner has been for and about boys, girls and adults who have succeeded in following their dreams in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Many of the participant’s in the Special Olympics have been training a Variety Village and throughout the year we will be following them and reporting on their successes.

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A powerful message ~(Via did you know)

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1684649748263328&id=642709969075906

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If you would like to tell us about your goals, ask for assistance or information ~ Just drop Professor Owl a note –  mail to:  professorowl@outlook.com

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Make sure you turn your sound on: Then click the link ~ http://www.eastoftheweb.com/interactive/index.php?p=interactive/story/858

Books for reluctant teen readers ~ https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers

NB: Check out our Wise Picks for some new websites to help with your reading.

 

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The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4)

by Genevieve Cogman

Release date: January 9th, 2018

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I received a complimentary ARC copy of  The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (The Invisible Library #4) from NetGalley in order to read and give an honest review.

This is the fourth book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series and I have to say it was perhaps my favourite.  Travelling through time and dimensions librarian Irene along with her assistant Kai find themselves in New York City during the 1920’s a time of prohibition, gangsters, and guns.  This time they face their toughest assignment yet, walking a fine line between dragon and fae politics.  When the Minister of the dragons dies a contest to fill the spot requires them to find a rare book. The challenge issued will give the winner power over the land and the contenders both approach Irene for assistance. Dragon politics is contentious at best, and the library has always maintained a neutral stance but when evidence points to the involvement of a librarian breaching that rule, Irene and Kai must find this rogue librarian. They are given carte blanche to investigate but must do so covertly and without the official backing of the library. If they are discovered, the library will deny all knowledge of the mission, leaving Irene and Kai alone to suffer the consequences. When murder and mayhem ensue, raising tensions place Irene and Kai right in the middle as well as putting the library in jeopardy.

I really enjoyed this entry in the Invisible Library series and would highly recommend it. In my opinion, it had it all, wonderful character development, intriguing plot lines and fast-paced action.  My one complaint was a lack of one of my favorite characters, Vale, hoping to see more of him in the next installment.  The Lost Plot also ended with a game-changing situation that has me curious as to where the next book in the series will go.😊

via http://www.BelindaWitzenhausen.com

We would love to hear about your favorite books and your views on the ones we recommend here… send them
To: professorowl@outlook.com

writers-corner

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way respond, just be honest, be creative and use your imagination!

Using the prompt “The nicest thing anyone has ever done for me was…” write 200 words about something nice someone has done for you.

Get creative, write but most importantly…have fun!


Gratitude Journal

Living with gratitude is so important in developing a positive outlook on life. We are all bombarded with negativity, life happens, sometimes we have no control over events or other people but we can control how we react. We often see all our friends pictures on social media and compare our lives to theirs. We notice what we want more than what we have and become so miserable feeling that we’re missing out.  What if I told you that by focusing on all of the positive things in your life you change the way you think and that you can see those positive things do in fact happen for you. I used to be the same way. I began making a list of things I should be thankful for, at first I’m not going to lie, it was difficult but the more I did it the easier it became and the more good things seemed to come into my life.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…Start a gratitude journal, write daily about all of the positive things that you are thankful for. Even on a difficult day, just by looking for the positive you make yourself feel better. Whether you use an inexpensive notebook from a dollar store, a fancy journal or an app on your phone, try to make a list of at least ten things that you feel grateful for.  Can’t think of anything…try to picture not having something in your life, no food on the table, no roof over your head, no one to talk to, no school that will help you learn….what would you miss if it wasn’t there tomorrow? The more things you are grateful for, the better you will see your life and the happier you will become.

“Be thankful for what you have you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey 

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A little more inspiration?

There is a story cited as an old Cherokee tale that has an important message that goes like this…

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

 

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Variety Village

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Upcoming events
for February 2018

THE ANNUAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GAMES
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:30am-1:00pm
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will host over 700 children from schools across the GTA, Variety Village staff, and high school volunteers. Children with special needs from across the city to come together for an afternoon of what can only be described as pure, unmitigated fun.
The games hosts youngsters of varied abilities participate in adapted co-operative and competitive high energy activities and games in the Variety Village fieldhouse. This one-day event is an introduction to sport and physical activity for youngsters with physical, developmental, learning, and socio-economic needs. At the end, each and every one received a medal from The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor.

For more information please contact:
Archie Allison
416 699 7167 extension 236
aallison@varietyvillage.on.ca

If you would like to hear about what’s happening at Variety and be first in line for special offers, join our eNewsletter. Click here!

Variety Village is located at 3701 Danforth Avenue in Scarborough. For more information, please visit their website, call 416-699-7167 or send an email. You can also follow Variety Village on Facebook.

 

March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities http://www.marchofdimes.ca

EVENTS ~ February 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Opening Doors for Accessibility

Windsor – February 16, 2018
Vancouver – February 22, 2018

Rock for Dimes
Rock for Dimes

Calgary – February 3, 2018
Windsor – February 16, 2018
Vancouver – February 23, 2018

For more information on the March of Dimes and their events please visit >www.marchofdimes.ca

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 www.laubachliteracy.ca ~Lauback website, resources for Tutors and Student.

http://www.laubach-on.ca/teach/members/onlineclassroom

Please note: To access the courses on our Training Post, if you don’t already have an account, you will need to set one up for free. See the instructions at the bottom of the page.

The Training Post is LLO’s online classroom. Course offerings for tutors and trainers include:
• Integrating Essential Skills into Tutor Training
• Learning Styles
• Introduction to Learning Disabilities
• Introduction to ESL Tutoring
• Understanding the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF)
• Problem Solving in the 21st Century
The LLO Training Post also offers courses for learners:
• Budgeting in the 21st Century
• Fire Safety
• Understanding Government and the Legal System
• Understanding Health Care
• Laubach Way To Reading Level 1 (Time tested method that has taught millions of adults how to read.)

To access LLO Training Post visit https://laubachtrainingpost.contactnorth.ca/login/index.php
If you don’t already have an account you can set one up for free. Instructions to access Training Post below:
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http://www.rhlschool.com/
RHL School – Free Worksheets and More:
Your place to get free ready to use quality worksheets for teaching, reinforcement, and review. Worksheets that are truly unique! Many of these free worksheets can serve as the basis for lesson plans.

www.alphca aplus .ca ~ In these pages you will find resources and information to enrich your learning experience.
www.homeworkcentral.com ~ Register with this site and you get information on: Online tutoring, words and vocabulary, homework help and much more.
www.funbrain.com ~ Lots of fun and challenging activities for you and your family.

 

 

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Professor Owls Book Corner: Newsletter ~ January 2018 Edition

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Welcome to the January issue of  Professor Owl’s Book Corner Newsletter where in addition to supporting those with special needs and learning challenges, we are also committed to being more focused on YA/New Adult reading and literacy.  We will be featuring tips from a certified literacy tutor to help make your reading experience the best it can be.

We will also be encouraging young writers and artists with tips, writing exercises and will still be updating our Community News Boards with the latest news from Variety Village and The March of Dimes.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner hopes you enjoy our new format! Please feel free to give us your feedback on our new issue, also send us any ideas you may have to help Professor Owl’s Book Corner be all that it can be.  We look forward to hearing from you and to bring you a new, more interesting newsletter.

Happy New Year ~ Everyone!
Let this be the year you set your reading goals.   
Professor Owls Newsletter is here to help you achieve them all.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
~ Walt Disney 

Professor Owl’s Book corner with help you learn how to read, to assist you with problems and learning challenges and give you a bigger choice of books to choose from.   We will be restarting our weekly book reviews next Wednesday and  our usual monthly books of the month in our monthly newsletter.. We will also give you information where you can get the books you want to read and some suggestions for reluctant readers.

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“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr Seuss

If you would like to tell us about your goals, ask for assistance or information ~ Just drop Professor Owl a note –  mail to:  professorowl@outlook.com

literacy

Lesson 2:
Laubach Way to Reading Book 2 ~ Word Recognition Strategies:
Part 2 (Phonics)

Make sure you turn your sound on: Then click the link to learn your words for this month

Lesson 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pnb8773-jM
Lesson 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCDXKmiEsro

Read an interactive story
~ http://www.eastoftheweb.com/interactive/index.php?p=interactive/story/858

Books for reluctant teen readers ~ https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers

 

 

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“ShadowZone” 

By Simon Rose

This is the third book in the “ShadowZone” series written by one of my favourite young adult authors. After finishing books one and two, I could not wait to start this one, I was not disappointed. This time Ben and Charlie risked their lives to save both worlds from destruction. This was another exciting story with good character structure and as usual well written. The story closed with a great ending. Although I was hoping for perhaps another book to this terrific series.

Available from www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, www.kobo.com and other fine bookstores.

We would love to hear about your favorite books and your views on the ones we recommend here… send them
To: professorowl@outlook.com

writers-corner

Writing prompts are a wonderful way to kick-start your creativity and generate ideas. There isn’t a right or wrong way respond, just be honest, be creative and use your imagination!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 
~Neil Gaiman

Write a paragraph about what the new year means to you. Does it seem like a fresh start? What do you want to experience? Did you make any resolutions? What is something you are willing to try that scares you?

Get creative, write but most importantly…have fun!!


Writing Prompt~A picture is worth a thousand words…

A picture is worth a thousand words…

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Write about a winter wonderland!

Get Creative!

Although I normally talk about writing there is so many more creative activities out there, most of you are at the perfect age to give something new a try. If you don’t think you are creative enough, I think it’s time we had a little talk….

Unfortunately,  you may believe that only a few people are capable of being creative, that it is some sort of exclusive club that they don’t think they can be a member of. This is one of life’s biggest myths and the truth is, creativity is a lot like your muscles; everyone has creativity but they need to use it regularly in order for it to work properly and not atrophy. You don’t need to be a Picasso, Ansel Adams or Hendricks to be creative, you just have to dedicate yourself to uncovering your creative potential.

How does one begin to develop one’s creative muscle?

Focus on a creative activity every day!

Whether it’s journaling, doodling, painting, redecorating, crafts, do anything that inspires you and makes you come alive. By performing small creative tasks, you are exercising your creative “muscle” helping it to grow strong.

Think outside the box!

Sometimes, challenges and limitations can be a good thing especially when they force you to work within your means and find different approaches. Challenges often motivate you to be more imaginative in solving a problem or creating an item. Creativity is essentially breaking through barriers and doing something different. Some of the most creative people in the world have used challenges to motivate them, they have had no choice but to work around constraints and find solutions. Learning to think outside the box in your creative life can also give you the tools to assist you in your day-to-day endeavours.

Immerse yourself in creative culture and learn all you can!

Want to write? Write everyday and read everything you can, both the good and bad. Want to be musician? Listen to all types of music, practice daily and take in local music jams to learn from others. Never get discouraged if you think someone is more gifted than you…remember, they once started where you are now.

Keep an open mind!

By training yourself to look at life with a creative eye, you open yourself to the never-ending potential of what you encounter every day. Once you have opened your creative eyes you will find that you’ll notice more and more things which will enrich your life and inspire you. The more you know, the more you will desire to know, and the more active your sense of wonder will become.

Try something new on a daily basis!

By learning a new skill and doing something in a slightly different way you can produce different results. By taking a different route on your daily walk, you can change what you see, changing your experiences thus expanding your point of view. Try to interact with new people, visit new places that attract people interested in the same things i.e. if you are interested in art, art classes or galleries will help you to expand and enrich your social circle. The more you push yourself out of your comfort zone every day, your sense of adventure grows and so does your passion for creating.

By unleashing your creativity, you will bring about a new passion for life. The more you develop those creative muscles, the stronger they grow, the more able they are to produce, thus, inspiring you to take yourself to the next level.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
~ Maya Angelou


 

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Variety Village

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM VARIETY!
New Year, new 2 for one membership special. Check it out now.

MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONS
Discover our great deals throughout the year!
A Variety membership means not only having access to great programs and motivated staff ready to help you achieve your health and fitness goals, but also giving back to your community. Variety is a charity and by becoming a member you’re helping support local initiatives and build healthy communities.
If you would like to hear about what’s happening at Variety and be first in line for special offers, join our eNewsletter. Click here!

2 for 1! Bring a friend

It pays to work out with a buddy!
When you purchase a 4-month or annual membership, we’ll give your friend or family member a one-month membership free!

Promotion ends Jan. 31, 2018.
New members only.

 

Everyone has the right to live a fit and healthy life and at Variety Village in Toronto, they believe that fitness facilities should be available for everyone regardless of their ability level, age, or financial situation. With this in mind, they created a welcoming fitness facility that was designed to welcome everyone in the community with an ideal set up designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

Fitness club memberships are very affordable. Special rates for seniors and financial subsidies for those that qualify are also available. They strive to keep their facility up-to-date with ongoing improvements. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Variety Village is located at 3701 Danforth Avenue in Scarborough. For more information, please visit their website, call 416-699-7167 or send an email. You can also follow Variety Village on Facebook.

upcoming events

 for January 2018

ABILITIES EXPO TORONTO 2018
COME AND VISIT THE VARIETY VILLAGE BOOTH AT THE ABILITIES EXPO TORONTO AT BOOTH #342!
Abilities Expo Toronto
January 19-21, 2018
International Centre
(6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga)

The #1 event for the disability community is back and better than ever! This free once-a-year event is your opportunity to learn about the technologies and services that will make the difference in your life. Canadians with disabilities, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are welcome for a three-day celebration of what you CAN do!
Get ready for fun and inclusive workshops and events including:
Dance with Auti Angel; International wheelchair dancing pioneer and Push Girl Auti Angel is back with her electrifying, freestyling dance workshops.
Is a service dog right for you?; The everyday tasks that these clever canines perform for their human partners can be the difference between dependency and setting your own life course.
Get actionable info from Expo workshops; The education series offers vital information from community experts on accessible travel, bionics, pediatric therapies, medical malpractice, living with chronic pain, and more.
Play adaptive sports; With power wheelchair hockey, tennis, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey and a host of other inclusive athletics, the sidelines will be no place for you!
Come to the Abilities Expo for the latest products and services, stay for all the fun!
Pre-Register Online for Free ~ http://varietyvillage.ca

March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities http://www.marchofdimes.ca

EVENTS ~ JANUARY 2018

Spiking For Dimes London 2018

Sign up for Spiking for Dimes!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
SPIKE’S Indoor Beach Volleyball Courts Inc.
120 Weston Street, London, Ontario

Get your corporate team or a team of friends together for this fast and fun charity tournament on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at SPIKE’S Indoor Beach Volleyball Courts Inc., 120 Weston Street, and help raise money for children and adults with physical disabilities through March of Dimes Canada.

Each player is asked to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges and there is a team

For more information on the March of Dimes and their events please visit >www.marchofdimes.ca

wise-picks

 www.laubachliteracy.ca ~Lauback website, resources for Tutors and Student.

www.alphca aplus .ca ~ In these pages you will find resources and information to enrich your learning experience.
www.homeworkcentral.com ~ Register with this site and you get information on: Online tutoring, words and vocabulary, homework help and much more.
www.funbrain.com ~ Lots of fun and challenging activities for you and your family.

 

 

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