Archive for January, 2010
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
MCC is asking for donations of 20,000 relief kits as part of its response to the Haiti earthquake. Thank you for joining this response. Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families traumatized by war and disasters. In recent years, kits have been sent to Iraq, Gaza, Bosnia, Serbia, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia and Honduras.
Contents (NEW items only)
- 4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapping)
- 1 plastic bottle shampoo (380-710ml / 13-24oz; place bottle in a re-sealable plastic bag)
- 4 large bars of laundry soap (Some stores carry Fels Naptha, Sunlight or Zote brands; contact your local MCC warehouse with questions)
- 1 squeeze-tube toothpaste (minimum 130ml / 6oz; leave in box)
- 4 adult-size toothbrushes (leave in packaging)
- 4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors)
- 2 wide-tooth combs(6 to 8in / 15 to 20cm)
- 1 fingernail clipper
- 1 box adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)
- 1 package sanitary pads (18-24 thin maxi)
For more information head to their website.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Next Wednesday morning at 7:15 you could be the next lucky VIP winning a dream vacations to Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa and Off Shore Island! Not a VIP yet? Get to www.102clearfm.com and sign up today!
Below are pics from our live show this week, including visits from the founder of Sandals, “Butch” Stewart, and Adam Stewart, the CEO of Sandals Resorts International. Good times!
Bonus Code: wish you were here
Sunday, January 17th, 2010
This is the view from my room at Sandals Royal Bahamian. It’s the best of both worlds because I can see the pool AND the ocean
This could be you RIGHT HERE! The Jay & Billie Jo Show is set to broadcast live and “test the waters” from Sandals Royal Bahamian beginning tomorrow (Monday) morning. Want a dream vacation away from the snow, the stress, and the bills? Just get to www.102clearfm.com and start using your reward points! Remember, there are all inclusive vacations, and then there’s Sandals! The first of many giveaways goes Wednesday morning at 7:20. If we announce your name (out of all the entries) and you get back to us on the Clear Line (780-1023) within 15 minutes, you’ll be packing your bags and getting ready to say goodbye to winter, and hello to Sandals!
Here’s a bonus code worth 500 points for one entry into the contest: bahamian.
Not a VIP yet? What are you waiting for? Get to www.102clearfm.com and sign up today!
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
By far, the most entertaining audition so far this season on American Idol occurred just last night. 62-year-old General Larry Platt sang an original song that the judges and contestants loved, which he calls “Pants On The Ground” – too bad he’s too old to go through to Hollywood. This is the one all your kids will be singing for the rest of the week! Check it out below
bonus code: pants on the ground
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by several powerful aftershocks, struck off the western coast of Haiti, causing buildings to collapse in Port au Prince and chaos as people fled the damage. The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations to support Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
For more information, and details on how you can help the relief efforts, please contact the Canadian Red Cross by clicking here, or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
You can also help through The Salvation Amy by calling 1-800-725-2769 or online at www.salvationarmy.ca
Other ways to help:
If you’ve got a Rogers Wireless phone you can make a $5 donation through the salvation army by texting the word “Haiti” to 45678 or contact:
Rogers Wireless and Fido customers are encouraged to help those in Haiti by donating to Partners In Health: Haiti and other Haitian relief organizations. By sending the text message “HELP” to shortcode 1291, customers can donate $5.00 CDN to the Haitian relief efforts.
Also, Canadians looking to connect with loved ones in Haiti can call Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs at 1-800-387-3124.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Got this cute story from one of our listeners and HOWLED!! Don’t look at the picture below until you read the story, and it will all make sense! lol
Why you should always check your children’s homework.
Here’s the reply the teacher received the following day:
Dear Mrs. Allen,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week
before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we
had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several
people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture does not
show me dancing around a pole. It is supposed to depict me selling the
last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Sincerely, Mrs. Jacobs.
Friday, January 8th, 2010
NBC News had a great story on these new scanners that Winnipeg will be getting sometime this year. We wanted to know what you thought of these new security measures, and according to our survey, 70% of you said you’re OK with whatever they need to do to keep us safe.
Friday, January 8th, 2010
With so many New Year’s resolutions out there to get back into shape, it’s time to re-evaluate the rules of the gym. This is an awesome list from Joe of JoethePeacock.com:
- Stop comparing yourself to everyone in the building. You are there for YOU. Who cares if you lift more or less than anyone else, if you run slower or faster, if you can swim farther and faster, etc?
- Don’t laugh at the fat guy / girl. They’re there just like you are, they’re working just as hard as you are. In almost every way possible, they’re 10x the athlete you are – not only did they show up to the gym to get better, they did it amidst snickering and comments from people like you – and that takes more guts than you’ll EVER have.
- Don’t spit in the water fountain – spit in the sink in the locker room or in the trashcan.
- Passing wind is a natural occurance, especially if you are exerting yourself. If someone lets one or 2 fly, or burps a little while running, just grow up and let it slide.
- Wipe down the equipment when you’re done with it.
- Be courteous with “working in”. If you are alone and you see another solo person working out on equipment you need to use, wait until they are done with the set and ask nicely if they mind if you work in.
- When you need to wait on equpiment – do so at a close enough distance to indicate you’re waiting on that machine but a far enough distance that you are not crowding whoever’s currently on it.
- When someone else is waiting on your machine – cut down on the lollygagging. If you’re with a buddy, don’t clown around between sets and make the person / people wait on your goofy self.
- Eat somewhere else. Don’t eat your energy bar / granola nut cluster / peanut-butter-coated-pinecone-rolled-in-birdseed when you’re on the equipment.
- Don’t sing along with your walkman. If you’re singing along with whatever music they’re piping over the speakers in the club, that’s kinda annoying.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Bonus Code: Regis
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Thanks to my friends at ChrisD.ca here’s today’s planned torch route in the city and some transit delays you should be aware of:
- 4:30 p.m.: The Olympic Torch Relay will start at Ed Golding Memorial Arena in Transcona affecting traffic on westbound Regent/Nairn from Day Street terminating at Watt Street.
- 5:40 p.m.: continues along westbound Provencher from Archibald to Aulneau, then though Saint Boniface, Waterfront Drive to City Hall.
- 6:15 p.m.: continues from City Hall via southbound Main, westbound Portage, southbound Memorial arriving at the Legislature Building at approximately 6:30 p.m.
- 6:45 p.m.: continues from the Legislature Building via eastbound Broadway, northbound Main, eastbound York and arriving at The Forks celebration site at 7:00 p.m
Additional buses will be available on Main between Broadway and York to cater to those taking part in the celebrations and fireworks at The Forks from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Transit routes 1, 2 and 38 will continue to operate into The Forks terminal until 4:30 p.m., after which buses will re-route via eastbound William Stephenson, southbound Waterfront, westbound York to Main and regular route.
On Thursday, January 7, the relay will travel through the city starting at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. affecting traffic on westbound Portage from Erin Street to School Road.
For a detailed route, check out the City of Winnipeg.
Bonus Code: torch