Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ 12th. February, 2016

Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard (Author)

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 The #1 New York Times Bestseller Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard–a growing Red rebellion–even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Red Queen is a fast paced, breathless kind of read. A true edge-of-your-seat story. Intrigue filled, action packed, twisty and highly dramatic, it’s a real page turner. Impossible to put down. I really loved the world Aveyard created. It was dark and dangerous, but also oddly beautiful and enchanting. It’s a world where old clashes with new.


About Author:

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Victoria Aveyard graduated from USC, where she majored in screenwriting. RED QUEEN is her first novel. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Los Angeles. You can visit her online at

Glass Sword (Red Queen)

by Victoria Aveyard (Author

Released February 9, 2016

Watch for the review in Professor Owl’s New Releases in our March 2016 Newsletter

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ March of Dimes News Board ~ 9 June 2014


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Breaking the ICEwest

Breaking the ICE West 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.

Breaking the ICEwest is an outgrowth of the original Breaking the ICE Canada conferences held in Toronto since 2000. Those conferences were born from and inspired by the Pittsburgh Employment Conference, a consumer centered conference for augmented communicators. In 2012 a small working committee in British Columbia hosted “Island Voices”, a one-day workshop for ACC users living on Vancouver Island. These events have proven themselves to be a powerful force for change and a source of empowerment for an often marginalized group.

For more information about previous ICE Canada conferences, please visit  where you can find presentations from previous ICE conferences on topics such as: Recreation, Leisure, Travel, Marriage, Dating, Relationships, and 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.

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


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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

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Corey

1-800-567-0315 ext.6290​



Living with a Disability Conference Kingston

Wednesday June 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Registration at 9:15 a.m.)

St. Lawrence College – Davies Hall 100 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston, Ontario

Living with a Disability Conference Kingston June 18 2014 

 Sessions will include information on:

  • Stroke recovery
  • Strategies to prevent falling
  • Safety in the home
  • Access to services and supports
  • March of Dimes Canada programs and services information
  • Display Booths and MUCH MORE!

Admission Fee:   (Includes parking, lunch, refreshments and materials)

$12 Attendees​

$25 Health Professionals

View LWDC event day schedule pdfView Living with a Disability Kingston Conference Brochure​



Space is limited so register now!


If you have any questions, please contact:

Xilonem Lopez

1-800-263-3463 ext.7209​

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