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Snowpocalypse 2016; a Tip of the Hat to CUPE 

After working his regular 8 hour afternoon shift at a school cleaning classrooms, washrooms, hallways and offices, one of my friends, a CUPE brother volunteered, like so many others, to come in to work the next morning at 5am to … Continue reading

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Community Consultation Hijacked?

Over the last couple of years a buzz word that I hear a lot (too much of) is “community consultation”. Any change that a business or community wants to make has to go through a “consultation process” to help the … Continue reading

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Stay and Play in Coquitlam

Rather than doing too much driving this holiday season, consider staying local and enjoying everything the season has to offer right in your home community. If Coquitlam is local for you, their holiday programs and special events, as well as … Continue reading

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Rick Hansen Foundation Helping Farmers

Seeing as some of my fondest childhood memories are related to time spent on a farm, I felt inclined to share the following Facebook-Twitter campaign with you. Farm Credit Canada (FCC), the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Canadian Agricultural Safety … Continue reading

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CNIB Holiday Wreaths Program Supports Christmas Party for Blind Kids

Every year at about this time I choose to support one non-profit organization. I choose a non-profit organization that does great work in the community and helps people meet their potential. In the past I have supported (and actually still … Continue reading

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Timeraiser; a Look Back, a Week Later

On September 23rd I attended the coolest charity silent art auction”fundraiser” event I have ever seen. To be truthful, it was not a fundraiser, it was a “timeraiser.” Instead of bidding money for the original art items up for bid, … Continue reading

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The Grand Opening of the Robert Lee YMCA Building in Vancouver

This afternoon I will be attending the grand opening of the shiny new Robert Lee YMCA building on Burrard Street in Vancouver. More about that event later this evening or whenever I can get near a computer. 7:45pm…I am home from … Continue reading

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That “Going Home” Kind of Feeling

Do you have a place that you feel really “at home”? Not necessarily a specific house, although it could be, but more like a community that you feel at home in where you get that warm fuzzy, comfortable feeling? I … Continue reading

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