Tag: community

Life Musings

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 help clear snow and ice off the sidewalks and steps around and leading into the […]

Life Musings

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 impacted community members come to terms with what is about to happen to their community. […]

Community Events

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 drop-in recreation activities will keep everyone healthy and on track. Kids can go for a […]

Community Events

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 Association (CASA) are asking Canadians to help farmers and agricultural workers who have experienced a […]

Life Musings

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, the attendees bid their “time.” How it worked was that early in the evening people […]

Life Musings

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 started thinking about this because I heard a couple women talking on CBC radio about […]