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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Partners for Safety
Provided by UNICEF
While trick-or-treaters won’t be carrying UNICEF boxes on Halloween night, UNICEF wants to ensure children are safe as they go door to door collecting candy. For the 17th year, UNICEF’s Partners for Safety will be on patrol. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6 to 8pm, making sure this will be a safe Halloween.
The Partners for Safety include: Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Transit, Shaw TV, Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services and Calgary’s Child Magazine. Any child experiencing a problem can go to a partner vehicle or fire/police station for help.
Halloween safety tips:
* Tell your parents which area you will visit and when you will be back.
* Stay out of houses and cars unless parents permit.
* Travel in groups down one side of the street before crossing to the other.
* Look both ways before crossing the street and cross only at intersections.
* Avoid shortcuts through alleys, lanes or private property.
* Check treats with an adult before eating them.
* Wear bright, reflective clothing.
* Use makeup instead of masks, which can limit your vision.
* Carry a flashlight.
The UNICEF Partners for Safety remind all motorists to be extra cautious when driving on Halloween night!
For more information, visit unicef.ca or contact 403-270-2857.
BONUS CODE Safety
Monday, August 29th, 2011
Packed up the car and headed out to Mt.Kidd in Kananaskis. We braved it with two small children and a dog. I say “braved it” because we don’t normally tent it! BUT we picked up the world’s largest tent… a 13 man tent! My girlfriend who came with us said it was a Tent Mansion! Ha!
My boys had a great time playing in the dirt! Which is something they don’t normally do… being city boys an’ all! Well, my oldest anyway, he’s the clean one. My youngest on the other hand is a bit of a muck. Okay… not a bit… a lot! I think he loves to be dirty. He also loves to just wonder off! We spent most of our time running off to catch him.
Other than the breath taking views… Mt. Kidd is really an amazing place to bring the whole family. Not only was there a park for the kids to play in, but a wadding pool AND flushing toilets! That made the whole trip more enjoyable! Oh… and HOT water in the washrooms, plus showers when you’re feeling too grubby!
I was pleased that the weather was perfect too. At night, other than the crazy howling wind, it was rather warm. We also had power at our site, and brought along a heater (just incase).
You have to reserve at Mt. Kidd in advanced, but well worth the money! On your next camping adventure, go check out what’s already in our back yard. Take the short drive to Kananaskis and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us!
Bonus Code: CAMPING
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to get back to my blog… life happens… and I got a wee bit busy. As I was here over the holidays, for what seemed like I was on EVERYDAY… I wasn’t, but it really was a busy time.
And now… I’ve found myself on the morning show! I’m here with Terry Reid until March, when our new Lite 95-9 morning show arrives. A lot has happened with the radio station. A lot of changes have happened as we said farewell to our long time friends, as they chose to move on to a new chapter in their lives. Lite 95.9 will welcome Mookie and Billie Jo in March.
Outside of the radio world it’s been a busy life at home with the two boys, a dog, and a husband who works a lot. I STILL haven’t taken down my Christmas decorations… but that’s the plan for this weekend. Baby steps… we don’t usually plan too far in advanced as life is always changing.
Anyway, I hope you tune in to Terry and I for a couple of months. I’m looking forward to haning out with you on your drive in.
Monday, October 25th, 2010
One of my favorite magazines is Chatelaine. Not only do I get the magazine, but I get great Tid Bit emails from them too… and a tid bit that made me take a second look was the Caption “Cauliflower is great for your health”…
Something we hear a lot of these days is “Don’t eat white foods”, or “Avoid white bread, white pasta, white rice and sugar.” And so, with our new-found focus on eating a rainbow of veggies, it’s easy to lose sight of foods that are naturally white and incredibly good for us.
According to Julie Daniluk – as a nutritionist… Here are five reasons to buy cauliflower on your next shop
1. Cauliflower can prevent ulcers.
2. Cauliflower is great for the prostate.
3. Cauliflower lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
4. Cauliflower is an amazing source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is known for its wonderful ability to boost bone strength.
5. Try snacking on raw cauliflower to activate cancer preventing enzymes.
And I’ll add another reason to get cauliflower… it’s easy to hide in your kids food… I puree it and put it in scrambled eggs, cream cheese icing and mashed potatoes… and they don’t even know!!!
For more go to Chatelaine.com
BONUS CODE – CAULIFLOWER (Good until Midnight Sunday Oct.31)
Monday, August 24th, 2009
Remember when our parents used to go out and leave us with a sitter… and the only way to get a hold of them was to call the restaurant they went to… and then hope they took our call… well now… of course everyone has a cell phone and they’re easy to get in touch with… but wouldn’t it be nice to unplug and have a real date with your spouse…
Dinner unplugged (use unplugged as your bonus code) is gaining popularity in American restaurants from coast to coast.
A number of restaurants are outlawing cell phones during dinner on the premise that the very thing that keeps us in constant connection is keeping us disconnected from what is really important.
Dining rooms from Tazza in New York to Cole Valley Cafe in San Francisco have a no cell phone policy, and many others ask diners to use proper cell phone etiquette.
In 2006, a New York City councilman even proposed a ban on cell phones in white-linen restaurants.
That’s a GREAT idea! We should at least try to adapt that! We should also ban cell phones from grocery stores – just the other day a woman ran into my cart because she was walking and texting and not watching where she was walking!!
Monday, August 10th, 2009
This past weekend we went up to Edmonton to celebrate my husbands Grandparents 65th Wedding Anniversary. What an accomplishment! They’ve lived a life full of challenges and a life full of success and love. They lived on the farm in Mundare Alberta (Go here for Mundare), and now reside in Edmonton.
So I had to ask Grandma Annie, “What’s the key to 65 years of marriage”?
She replied, “Oh I don’t know” she said meekishly.
Okay I’ll ask Grandpa Joe. “So Grandpa Joe, what the key to 65 years of marriage”? He grinned and replied, “Make sure you know who the boss is”. (Use boss as your bonus code).
So who do you think is the boss? If you don’t know… you better find out soon!
Happy Anniversary Grandma Anne and Grandpa Joe Cherniawski. Here’s to many more years!
Monday, July 27th, 2009
Calling Bridal Bloggers!
TORONTO, July 13, 2009 – Tying the knot in 2010 and want to tell the world about it? Weddingbells is adding seven contributors to its blogger team in a national search for Canadian brides, who are in various stages of planning 2010 weddings.
Contenders can enter the Weddingbells Blogger Search until September 4, 2009 in one of seven categories:
·Traditional — the traditional bells and whistles of a church ceremony, big party, sit-down dinner, toasts, dancing…the works
·Intimate — a teeny-tiny, ultra-romantic soiree for as many as 10 guests, and as few as two
·Luxury — desiring the finer things in life, with an over-the-top wedding to match, where no expense is spared
·Eco — bringing environmental awareness to a wedding, a green bride will ensure the care of the planet is paramount
·Alternative — saying “I do” while bungee jumping, or under water, this wedding is totally outside the box
·Bride Again — this bride has been at the altar before but is excited to do it again, with a fabulous celebration
·Destination — an exotic locale is what this bride and her mister have decided on for their dream day
Interested brides can submit a photo and blog entry (250 words) detailing why they are the perfect Weddingbells blogger. The editors of Weddingbells will shortlist two finalists for each category, and the 14 semifinalists will then be narrowed to a final seven by a public vote.
All seven finalists will have their big day featured in Real Weddings on www.weddingbells.ca. One lucky winner, selected by the voting public, will have their wedding featured in the pages of Weddingbells magazine and win a trip for two to the El Dorado Casita Royale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Signature Vacations.
Full details are available at www.weddingbells.ca/bloggersearch. (use blogger as your bonus code)