Planning for the Present and the Future
Dec03

Planning for the Present and the Future

It’s not often we get an “insider view” of an educational institute’s strategic plan. Humber College has done an incredible job in creating a 5 year strategy plan in order to ensure the college is aligned with the best practices, and community vision. There are 3 main pillars of the strategy plan at Humber College, which drive all aspects of the organization: Career-Ready Citizens Accessible Education Healthy and Inclusive Community...

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Christmas Decor – A Commitment to Family Values
Dec03

Christmas Decor – A Commitment to Family Values

For thousands of years, there have been numerous debates about the true meaning of Christmas. What everyone agrees with, though, is that Christmas is a time of tradition … not the least of which is to adorn our homes with festive greenery. Today, we can deck the halls with boughs of faux holly and gather around the beautiful artificial tree. It is practical and still parlays the festive feel; yet the spirit of tradition calls for the...

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Classic Cars – Jaguar XK-E “E-Type”
Dec03

Classic Cars – Jaguar XK-E “E-Type”

Famously referred to by Enzo Ferrari upon its release in 1961 as “the most beautiful car ever made”, the Jaguar E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the North American market, is one of only a handful of automobiles that can truly be classified as iconic. Manufactured by Jaguar Cars from 1961 to 1975, the E-Type pioneered many modern automotive engineering standards, including a 150 mph top speed, disc brakes, independent front and rear...

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Maple Leaf Diamonds – Northern Adventure Trip
Dec03

Maple Leaf Diamonds – Northern Adventure Trip

A second generation small business, Ron Wilkin Jewellers is located in beautiful downtown Fergus, ON. If you’ve already visited this lovely store, you likely know well the extraordinary product lines they represent, their impeccable attention to detail, and their strong commitment to providing each and every customer with nothing but the highest standard in service. What you might not know, is the amount of time, dedication, and...

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Luxury & Quality in an Intimate Local Space
Dec03

Luxury & Quality in an Intimate Local Space

In 2015 Orangeville’s Broadway won the title of Top Street in Canada, thanks to its character and the many gorgeous, unique shops which decorate it. I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting the owner of one of these local stores, and was blown away by her business, her experience and her products! Located at 185 Broadway in Orangeville, Pear Home is so much more than a regular retail store. Here you will find an astounding...

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A Must Stop When Visiting Elora
Dec03

A Must Stop When Visiting Elora

There are so many reasons to visit beautiful Elora, ON. The history and heritage alone could take you hours to explore and learn about, and once you’ve discovered how beautiful this little town is, it’s almost a certainty you’ll keep coming back. But history, nature, and inherent beauty are not the only reasons to visit Elora on a regular basis. Let me tell you about a quaint shop set down a small cobbled pathway called “Seasons Home...

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Making Your Holiday Destination
Dec03

Making Your Holiday Destination

So where do you go to “get into the Spirit of the Season” and start the Holiday feeling going?  London? Paris?  Vienna?  How about nearby Violet Hill!  Granny Taught Us How and Heidi’s Room become a veritable Santa’s Workshop and winter wonderland just when the snow starts flying. Granny Taught Us How is actually celebrating its 40th anniversary this year!  Heidi Baufeldt, the owner whose mother, a sewer, bought what was the Orange...

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The Gift of Giving
Dec03

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving … a simple thank-you or a donation of your time Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve… The winter holiday season is always a colourful, stressful, wonderful whirlwind of organized chaos for me. And I love it! This year I want to put a personal emphasis on saying ‘Thank you’, and actively showing my thanks to those around me. Not just while I’m devouring a turkey dinner, or frantically finishing my...

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Believe Bags – November 13th to December 16th
Dec03

Believe Bags – November 13th to December 16th

In 2012, just before Christmas I had an idea and wanted to do something for single moms (on a low income, or with Family Transition Place), and put together “Believe Bags”. Because of the timing we didn’t know how many bags we would be able to do, but talked to friends and family and instead of exchanging gifts, we bought items specifically for women, and put together a “Believe Bag”. We know that...

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JOY’n Us Events
Sep25

JOY’n Us Events

Doing what you love. It’s a simple concept, but not always are we lucky enough to find a career that truly is a labor of love. When we sat down with Karen Kamphuis, owner of JOY’n Us Events, we were not only impressed, but inspired by her company’s vision is to assist not-for-profit organizations reach their operational goals. Beyond her passion for the not-for-profit sector, Karen also loves to help people achieve their event and...

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