January 2018

Jan 16 2018

Looking for a romantic (or delicious) outing with your partner? It's time for foodies favourite winter festival, Winterlicious.

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Jan 16 2018

Lips are sealed on what exact light installations you’ll see at this year’s TO Light Fest at the Distillery District, but if the jam-packed Christmas Market is any indication, it will be a showstopper. (Hopefully the lineups won’t be quite a long!) And did we mention, it’s FREE?! A celebration of the return to light […]

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Jan 16 2018
The Big Five banks dominate Canada’s financial ecosystem, but credit unions have quietly prospered since Alphonse Desjardins opened the first caisses populaires (people’s bank) in Quebec in the early 1900s. Credit unions provide a community-focused approach ... Read More more...

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Jan 15 2018

The power of women; when we come together it can be extraordinary. The fact that influential men are now losing their jobs/status (in record numbers) for sexual harassment is undeniable proof.  Women all over need to take a minute to let that sink in. Let it soak into the deepest crevices of your mind. And [...]

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Jan 15 2018
"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year." (Montreal Gazette) Blue Monday sounds pretty gloomy. But for many, it truly is. For some, the January funk is a result of cold weather, overspending during the holidays, a relationship gone sour, or job dissatisfaction. For others, it's something more serious. Today, no matter where you're at, I wanted to give you 10 power tips to help beat the winter blues. Ten power tips to get you out of the January funk. Ten suggestions you can do NOW, to give yourself some relief. more...

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Jan 14 2018
Event: Laugh Out Loud Date and Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM EST Location: Toronto Congress Centre,  650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1 What To Wear Proce... more...

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Jan 14 2018
Event: 2018 Night to Nurture Gala Date and Time: Saturday, February 3, 2017 5:30 PM EDT Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9 What To Wear ... more...

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Jan 14 2018
Event: Dragons 67th Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction Date and Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2017 Contact Lauren Squizzato – lsquizzato@easterseals.org Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1... more...

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Jan 14 2018
Event: Embrace The Global Spotlight 130th Annual Dinner Date and Time: Thursday, February 8, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9 What To W... more...

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Jan 14 2018
We love sharing our customers real-life Cinderella moments! This week’s Customer of the Week, Kristina pulled out all the stops in a shimmering beaded sheath dress. “With Rent frock Repeat, I don’t think I will ever need to purchase another evening dress again! Instead of spending hours (days, weeks!) looking for the perfect outfit, I was in-and-out of RfR in less than 30 minutes with this stunning cocktail dress (and it […] more...

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Jan 12 2018
In 2009, I was one of the co-founders of The 500 Club (originally set up with 500 donors who each pay $1 per week to support 36 orphans) under the umbrella of the charitable organization “La Fondation des foyers Angèle” to help pay for their education, food, clothing etc. Donations gratefully accepted here:  http://www.foyersangele.org/en/Welcome.html. In […] more...

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Jan 12 2018
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Jan 12 2018
The new year has arrived. For some, 2018 is a welcome break from 2017, and for others it’s a chance to continue good things started last year. Either way, every new year is a fantastic opportunity ... Read More more...

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Jan 11 2018
Today we are teaching how to sign different ASL signs that look similar. Come back next week to see more!   more...

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Jan 11 2018

If ever there was a year to take up skating, this would be it! The frosty temps and glorious sunshine make lacing up a true winter joy. And now Toronto families have a new spot to express their inner Elvis Stojko as the The Bentway skating trail underneath the Gardiner Expressway is now open. For […]

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Jan 11 2018
When’s the last time you took a good look at your chequing account? Not the transactions and balance, but the account itself. When’s the last time you reviewed the features of your account to make sure ... Read More more...

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Jan 10 2018
Hello, I’m back! Back in the groove. Kids are back in school (hallelujah), I'm back at work (grateful). Our family time over the break was really restful. I became an auntie for the first time too! Happy 2018, my beautiful ladies. I checked in once this break, as I am really trying to focus on being present in all my activities. I also wanted to be fresh for 2018. I feel ready. If you rolled into the New Year without any resolutions, or are feeling stuck or in a rut, change starts today for you. I've got a little roadmap ready to guide you. more...

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Jan 10 2018
Life moves, grooves and behooves us to experience, to learn and to grow.  But mostly to keep moving forward, keep reaching, keep striving. And it’s all good. But it’s not all that there is. Our soul needs, concedes then pleads for peace, for calm and for rest.  Time to catch our breath, to think, to […] more...

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Jan 10 2018

Sometimes we get very serious about what’s going on in the news. Its hard not to! But recently I was was visiting my 86 year old friend, Gee, and she set me straight on the entire subject. See mentioned to her that I was performing at a mostly male conference in September and this was Read the full article...

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Jan 10 2018
Canada’s credit card market saw some dramatic changes in 2017. Rewards programs were altered, popular cards were discontinued, and one new game-changer card joined the market. Travel rewards credit cards continue to be very popular amongst ... Read More more...

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Jan 09 2018
Can you believe I have to write an article on the importance of playtime? When we were kids, of course we knew how to play. It came naturally to us. If you’re not doing sacred playtime, you’re missing the boat on life. Then you grew out of it, and especially if you weren’t particularly happy […] more...

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Jan 09 2018
Happy 2018 to all…a fulfillment of my intention words for last year led me to book a spiritual reiki trip to Japan in November. It was there that my 2018 Intention words were inspired. The Trip of a Lifetime Yes – a trip of a lifetime opportunity arrived in my inbox early in 2017.  Coincidence […] more...

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Jan 09 2018

Have a love, hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions? Why not create some family resolutions that are doable, fun and might even bring your family closer together. Easy to implement New Year’s resolutions Make meal-time easier Make a meal plan: Map out the week’s meals, and remember that dinner doesn’t have to be a winner […]

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Jan 09 2018
Saving money from your paycheque each week can be daunting, especially if you’re already trying to dig out from under the weight of credit card debt, rent or mortgages, and daily living expenses. While it may ... Read More more...

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Jan 08 2018
New mortgage rules, data breaches, and climbing debt levels are following Canadians into the new year. More importantly, how much would it cost Han Solo to insure the Millennium Falcon? Here’s what you need to know ... Read More more...

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Jan 07 2018
You can think about life insurance anytime but you can only do something today. That’s why you gain by thinking about insurance sooner. You don’t need to act now, but you can prepare. Lock in your ... Read More more...

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Jan 06 2018
“I have never felt more glamorous and also completely comfortable at the same time! I live in Calgary but visit Ottawa often, I made an appointment with Catherine in Ottawa to try on a handful of frocks last year and have never looked back. She made it so easy! Shipping back and forth was seamless. It’s important to me to minimize waste if I can, so renting a frock is […] more...

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Jan 05 2018
Event: All-In for Arthritis Poker Gala Date and Time: Thursday, February 1st, 2017 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT Location: Ritz-Carlton, 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 What To Wear ... more...

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Jan 05 2018
Event: Sparkle and Ice Gala Date and Time: Friday, January 19th, 2017 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT Location: Grand Hall in the Courthouse , P.O. Box 1043. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 What To Wear ... more...

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Jan 05 2018
From time to time, companies revalue and adjust the terms of their rewards programs. On Jan. 15, several changes are coming to the BMO Rewards program that affect how you earn and redeem points. Here’s what ... Read More more...

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Jan 04 2018
World's leading hotel management school names first woman as executive dean: Switzerland more...

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Jan 04 2018
Let’s face it: GICs aren’t the most exciting investment option. You’ll get all the money back you invested plus a bit of interest. But the return on investment is minimal when interest rates are low like ... Read More more...

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Jan 03 2018
I wrote this song, My Daughter, My friend, for my daughter when she was 6 years old and when she reached teenagehood, I wrote her this letter.  Please feel free to share. 8 Things to Remember To Help You Navigate The Tumultuous Teen Years You’ve reached a critical point in your life – you are […] more...

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Jan 03 2018
The new year means a new opportunity to be financially productive. This January, you should evaluate your financial situation and take a look at the products you’ll use for the next year: Do you have the ... Read More more...

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Jan 03 2018
Activity slowed down in December in the WordPress community, particularly in the last two weeks. However, the month started off with a big event and work pushed forward in a number of key areas of the project. Read on to find out more about what transpired in the WordPress community as 2017 came to a […] more...

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Jan 02 2018

It's January and the piggy bank is empty. What to do? We consulted Sheila Walkington, Co-Founder of Money Coaches Canada for a few tips to get you and your family finances back on track!

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Jan 01 2018

2017 had a lot to teach me. See I hit 60 and since I am in good health,  I thought I would put myself out there in ways that I hadn’t for a while. And if not now when? I did a lot of asking. And there was a lot of not getting. Like, I Read the full article...

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