October 26, 2020

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Weird Weather Forecast: Watch out! It might rain iguanas! Weather forecasters in the state of Florida (U.S.) aren’t kidding when they make this prediction. A cold snap in the area that usually is warm can stun these reptiles.  If they are in a tree when that happens, the creatures could fall out. But locals know not to worry about the health of the iguanas that lie on the ground after falling from their perches. Once the temperature warms up, they are able to move again, and they get up and walk away.

Going Squirrely: Those who live in neighbourhoods frequented by squirrels know that the little critters like to gather nuts. But a couple from Allegheny  Country, Pennsylvania (U.S.), were shocked to discover that the rodents near their home were stashing nuts under the hood of their SUV. They could smell something burning when they started the car. Upon further investigation, they found over 200 walnuts and wads of grass under the hood. Luckily, the grass was damp, so it didn’t catch fire. The pair cleaned up the mess and took  the vehicle to their mechanic, who gave them the “all clear.” 

Cucumber Holdup: Staff members in a shop in Glasgow, Scotland, needn’t have been frightened of a robber who came into the premises. He was armed only with a cucumber, which he had covered with a black sock. The would-be thief was Gary Rough, and he tried to get the staff to give him cash. But before his demand was granted, an off-duty police officer who was in the store noticed that something was going on and came to the rescue. Rough ended up being arrested. The judge was not impressed and gave the thief jail time for his crime.

Good Peruvian eats: People in London, England, who crave a bit of Peruvian cuisine would be wise to try out the bottomless brunch at Coya Mayfair, a  restaurant in the city’s West End. First, guests are greeted with colourful decor and the music of Peru, and then they are served the wonderful food. Dishes include crocantes and guacamole, which is freshly made right at the table, ceviche, and vegan options like grilled corn with lime and chilli butter.  People who attend this brunch need lots of free time, as it takes all afternoon to get through the many courses.

Quoteable Quotes

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
~Michael Jordan

 

“The only real elegance is in the mind. If you’ve got that, the rest follows from it.”
~Diana Vreeland

What’s Happening

VISITORS DAY THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th - BUSINESS REFERRAL NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL

7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend at http://bit.ly/BNIChampagneVisitors

NOTE: Pre-registration is required.

October 30, 2020 -U-First! For Care Partners + Nov. 6 & tba

Online Event – 10 am to 12 noon.

U-First! is an innovative education program for all members of the care team who are supporting people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This includes health care providers in a direct care role and care partners (family and friends). The U-First! Framework is a person-centred approach to looking at the whole person. 

 

U-First! for Care Partners is a 6 hours education program that will help you to build confidence and skills to: 

  • Enhance your well-being and that of the person you are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes.
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First! framework.
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through common knowledge, language and approach to care.

 

Participants are required to attend all 3 sessions.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

October 31, 2020 - Spring 2020 Family/Parenting Expo & Mom 2 Mom Sale
Our Halloween event will provide families with a one-stop trick or treat event in addition to all the vendors and moms selling 2nd hand!
We are open to accepting a handful of select vendors and or moms who wish to sell 2nd hand.
** HUGE FAMILY FUN EVENT ** All Welcome to attend!
Join us for our Semi-annual Expo.
First 100 moms get an AMAZING goodie bag/treats. LOTS of wonderful vendors selling/promoting their family-friendly products or services as well as moms selling new or gently used baby, children’s or maternity items. MORE THAN 100 tables!
Stroller friendly 🙂 Wide aisles.
PAW PATROL will be in attendance several times throughout the day! Face Painting, Balloons, Inflatables, Silent Auction, Fundraising Bake Sale, Free Draws, Children’s Characters, Nursing Moms Area, Family Activities, Photo Opportunities, Refreshments & Beverages, Firetruck visit too. SOO many awesome things going on this day.
$3.00 admission Something for the whole family!!!
If you are looking for a successful Event; this is the one to be at. THOUSANDS ATTEND! This event is advertised all over the Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Burlington, Brampton, Toronto, areas and beyond!
To have us send you information send us a message/pm on the Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing YOU there! 

 

November 4, 2020 - Armchair Travel to Costa Rica!

Online Event – 10am-12 noon

Escape your everyday routine and enjoy a virtual tour of Costa Rica. Join us as we explore the sunny beaches and amazing rain forests. Seeing the vibrant colours and hearing the sound of the ocean waves, will do wonders for your mental health.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

November 4, 2020 - “Old Salts” and Veterans Gathering - 1st Wed. of each month.

 

12noon-1:30pm

We are a small group of veterans in the Niagara Region. We come together once a month for the camaraderie, and the friendship with the telling of tall tales, great food, and drinks. Our group is called “Old Salts” and Veterans. Our members come from all ranks of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Airborne. We are made up of members from the UK, US, and Canada.

Every veteran is welcomed to our gatherings. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Sunset Grill, 300 Fourth Avenue St Catharines ON at 12 noon. Our group can be found on Facebook.

 

For info: Andrew Nicoll

cdncycler@yahoo.ca

November 4, 2020 - Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group

7:30-8:30 pm

Online Event

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region has launched a new program for care partners of people living with Young Onset Dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to age 65). This will be a facilitated group intended to connect people who are caring for a person living with Young Onset Dementia. The intent of the program is to offer a place where care partners of people living with Young Onset Dementia can access support and engage socially.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

November 5, 2020 - ZOOM Practice Sessions

Online Event 10am-11am

Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. 

Explore the features inside of Zoom including:

– Using the chatbox 

– Renaming your display name

– Turning your video on and off

– Mute and un-mute 

– Display options

 www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Cbest@alzheimerniagara.ca

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region

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May 13-14, 2021: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver BC

 

May 20, 2021: Your Title Goes TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)Here
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St Toronto Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada, 525 Bay St

Trivia

1. What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

Rociante

2. The Temple of the Sun can be found in what country?

Peru

3. Forage crops are grown primarily for what?

Livestock

4. A tamale is traditionally cooked encased in what?

Corn Husk

5. In the world of finance, what is an IPO

Initial Public Offering

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Did You Know?

Monkey Business: The only wild monkey found in Europe is the macaque of  Gibraltar, off the southern coast of Spain. Macaques are thought to originally have come from Morocco. They can be a bit of a nuisance to the residents because they can be aggressive.

Mineral Man: A test that measures the hardness of minerals is the Mohs Hardness Test. On the Mohs Hardness Scale, talc is a one, quartz is a seven,  and diamond is a 10. The test is named after its German inventor, Friedrich Mohs.

Currencies: There are many currencies around the world, including the  Mexican peso, the Japanese yen, the lek in Albania, and the ruble in Belarus. In  Canada, it’s the Canadian dollar, and in the United States, people use the U.S.  dollar.

Space Travellers: In 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first person to travel to outer space. He rode the spacecraft Vostok 1. His countrywoman, Valentina Tereshkova, was the first woman to do so in 1963,  aboard Vostok 6.

Which Fat? Saturated fat in food isn’t healthy. It’s solid at room temperature and can raise blood cholesterol. Unsaturated fat is liquid at room temperature.  This type of fat can help lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

On the Lighter Side

Three states of age: youth, middle age, and “you’re looking fine!”

 

What did the CD Player say to the band leader? “Put me in coach, I’m ready to play”

 

Parent: “I’ve got to teach you the value of a dollar”

Child: “You have! That’s why I asked you to loan me 10”

 

What did Paul Revere say when he finished his famous ride?

“Whoa!”

 

Judge: “Are you guilty or not guilty?”

Defendant: “That’s for me to know and you to find out”

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October 12, 2020

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Saving Sailors: A famous lighthouse on the east coast of Canada attracts tourist attention. In the province of Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse was originally built in 1868 and rebuilt in 1915. The red and white structure measures 15 metres (50 ft.) high and is located on a granite outcrop of rock at the entrance of St. Margaret’s Bay in the fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, about an hour from the province’s capital city of Halifax. This lighthouse is classified in Canada as a Federal Heritage Building.

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Billboard Love: Whether or not he ends up finding love, Mark Rofe certainly has a sense of humour. The 30-something single man from Sheffield, England,  recently rented a billboard to suggest that interested individuals contact him if they’d like to go on a date. Rofe had tried the usual online dating methods, to no avail. So he paid £425 to advertise on the roadside space, on a busy street in the city of Manchester. The billboard states: “Date Mark. This could be the sign you’ve been waiting for,” followed by his website address. 

Red Water: A lake in Chile has red water. Called Laguna Roja (Red Lagoon), it is located near the city of Camarones, in the Arica y Parinacota Region. The temperature of the freshwater is 40° to 50° C (104° to 122° F) because the lake is fed by hot springs. No conclusive evidence explains why the waters are red. It may be because of algae or suspended sediment. The lake’s depth is not known. Laguna Roja is surrounded by treeless hills, mountains, and rocky outcrops, and is one of the country’s hidden gems.

Sand art: Japan is home to The Sand Museum. Located near the Tottori Sand  Dunes on the island of Honshu, the open-air museum honours the natural wonder of the dunes. Visitors can view the enormous works of sand sculptors from around the world, with themed exhibitions changing each year.  Sculptures might feature mythical figures, religious icons, and depictions of modern literature, such as The Jungle Book. Themes have ranged from “The Czech  Republic and Slovakia” to “South America.” The museum closes for a  few months between displays so the sculptors can work their magic in sand.

Quoteable Quotes

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
~Michael Jordan


“The only real elegance is in the mind. If you’ve got that, the rest follows from it.”
~Diana Vreeland

What’s Happening

THURSDAYS - BUSINESS REFERRAL NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL

7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend at http://bit.ly/BNIChampagneVisitors

NOTE: Pre-registration is required.

October 24, 2020 -Merrittville Market Craft and Vendor Fair

We are hosting our 3rd Annual Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday, Oct 24th. 9am to 4pm. On the Grandstand side. Racecar/go-kart swap meet as well in the front! All Welcome.
2371 Merrittville Hwy., Thorold

October 31, 2020 - Spring 2020 Family/Parenting Expo & Mom 2 Mom Sale
Our Halloween event will provide families with a one-stop trick or treat event in addition to all the vendors and moms selling 2nd hand!
We are open to accepting a handful of select vendors and or moms who wish to sell 2nd hand.
** HUGE FAMILY FUN EVENT ** All Welcome to attend!
Join us for our Semi-annual Expo.
First 100 moms get an AMAZING goodie bag/treats. LOTS of wonderful vendors selling/promoting their family-friendly products or services as well as moms selling new or gently used baby, children’s or maternity items. MORE THAN 100 tables!
Stroller friendly 🙂 Wide aisles.
PAW PATROL will be in attendance several times throughout the day! Face Painting, Balloons, Inflatables, Silent Auction, Fundraising Bake Sale, Free Draws, Children’s Characters, Nursing Moms Area, Family Activities, Photo Opportunities, Refreshments & Beverages, Firetruck visit too. SOO many awesome things going on this day.
$3.00 admission Something for the whole family!!!
If you are looking for a successful Event; this is the one to be at. THOUSANDS ATTEND! This event is advertised all over the Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Burlington, Brampton, Toronto, areas and beyond!
To have us send you information send us a message/pm on the Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing YOU there! 

 

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Cbest@alzheimerniagara.ca

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region

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May 13-14, 2021: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver BC

 

May 20, 2021: Your Title Goes TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)Here
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St Toronto Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada, 525 Bay St

Trivia

1. How many liquid gallons are in a barrel?

31.5 Gal.

2. Laterally means upward, towards the back, or sideways?

Sideways

3. Which scientist wrote a book about Earth called Pale Blue Dot?

Carl Sagan

4. In Aesop’s Fables, who was last to finish in a race—the tortoise or the hare?

Tortoise

5. Is turmeric an herb or a spice?

Spice

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Did You Know?

Ridgelines: Vertical ridges on fingernails that run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail shouldn’t cause worry. However, horizontal ridges are called Beau’s lines and could be a sign of a medical problem, such as malnutrition or infection.

Spanish, anyone? The official name of Spain, the country located on Europe’s  Iberian Peninsula southwest of France, is the Kingdom of Spain. The country has our official languages: Castilian Spanish, Euskera (Basque), Catalan, and Galician.

Flying feat:
 The blackpoll warbler is a small songbird that migrates from northern North America to northern South America and the Caribbean. These wee birds can fly for three days without stopping.

Storm names: Each hurricane season, hurricanes are given names developed by the World Meteorological Organization. The names are given out in alphabetical order, and the same names won’t be used again for six years. No hurricanes begin with Q, U, X, Y, or Z.

Windy place: Neptune, the eighth planet from the sun, is about four times the size of Earth. Extreme atmospheric weather conditions on Neptune cause winds that are much faster than what we experience on Earth.

On the Lighter Side

How many real estate agents does it take to change a lightbulb? Ten, but we’ll accept eight.

Which side of a duck has the most feathers? The outside.

Optimist: “The glass is half full.” Pessimist: “The glass is half empty.” Mother:  “Why didn’t you use a coaster!”

Pat: “I have a doctor’s appointment today, but I really don’t want to go.”
Matt: “Just call in sick then.”

If you’re tired of waiting at a restaurant, just call their number and ask if they also deliver to table 16.

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October 5, 2020

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On Eggshells: A man in Turkey loves to carve eggshells. For Hamit Hayran, of the capital of Ankara, it is his way of expressing himself. He starts by removing the contents of the egg with a syringe. Then he carefully carves elaborate designs and figures into the delicate shells. Hayran’s newest challenge was puncturing thousands of holes into a chicken egg to break the world record.  He already won the title a few years ago by putting 8,708 holes into an eggshell. More recently, he beat his own record with 11,827 holes. All this without breaking the shell!.

Crazy Contortion: A young girl from the small village of Gaulapar in Uttarakhand State, India, can do a difficult yoga pose – the Niralamba Poorna Chakrasana contortion – 21 times in a minute. The girl’s name is Riya Paladia. She seemed to need barely any effort to bend over backwards at the waist, lower her head down to the mat, slide to a horizontal position on her back, and then do the reverse to stand up again, all without using her hands. And she did it 21 times in a row! Paladia has always loved participating in gymnastic activities and yoga, and she trains to get better.  She has dreams of becoming an Olympian.

Calm Down, Kitty!: Most people who own cats spend their time cuddling and petting them. Not so for a woman in the city of Arjánguelsk, Russia. Her cat may have been a good kitty, but something came over it one day and it started to act strangely. When the woman tried to get out of the kitchen of her apartment, the cat would start hissing and go into attack mode. After being trapped for quite some time and unable to get to her phone, she called out the window to a passerby on the street, who called the local rescue service. Everything turned out all right, with no injuries, and the kitty was taken to the vet for an assessment.

Croc Problem: Anyone interested in getting up close and personal with a crocodile could get their chance in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. However, only wildlife rescue specialists can take on the job. It seems that a crocodile managed to get a motorcycle tire wrapped around its body, which could endanger the reptile’s life. It’s not possible to tranquillize the beast because it might swim away before it becomes sedated. A few attempts have been made to remove the tire but to no avail. Authorities are offering a reward to a qualified person who is able to succeed with the job.

Quoteable Quotes

“When friends ask for a second cup, they are open to conversation.”
—Gail Parent

 

“Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully—and imaginatively—for its hidden assets.”
—Michael Korda

What’s Happening

THURSDAYS - BUSINESS REFERRAL NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL

7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend at http://bit.ly/BNIChampagneVisitors

NOTE: Pre-registration is required.

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Cbest@alzheimerniagara.ca

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region

Home

 

May 13-14, 2021: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver BC

 

May 20, 2021: Your Title Goes TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)Here
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St Toronto Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada, 525 Bay St

Trivia

1. Which animal is known for its “laugh”?

The Hyena

2. Napa cabbage is often called what?

Chinese Cabbage

3. What is a multi coloured horse called?

A Roan

4. What is the correct name for the collarbone?

Clavicle

5. A bulwark is a defensive wall—T/F?

True

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Did You Know?

Almost Treeless: At only 42 kilometres (26 mi.) long, Sable Island is home to wild horses, a grey seal colony, and rare plant and bird species. It has one tree.  Essentially, it’s a large sandbar in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Canada.

Outer Space: When rockets reach 100 kilometres (62 mi.) above sea level,  they have reached the Karman line, the point at which outer space begins.  However, not everyone agrees on this exact measurement.

Fast Runners: Pronghorns are deer-like mammals with curved horns on their heads. They live on the grasslands of North America and Mexico. They can run up to nearly 100 kilometres (60 mi.) per hour, enabling them to escape from predators like coyotes.

Acting Princess: Before marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956,  American actress Grace Kelly starred in three Alfred Hitchcock movies: Dial M  for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955).

Tall Tree: Coconuts come from the coconut palm tree. These trees can grow very tall, up to 30 metres (98 ft.). They can be found in more than 80 tropical and subtropical countries around the world.

On the Lighter Side

Is there another word for “synonym”?

Barber: “A haircut is $10. A shave is $5.”
Customer: “OK, shave my head!”

Why should you sit in a corner when you get cold? Because most corners are 90 degrees.

“Does your dog bite?”
“Nope.”
“Oh, so how do you feed him?”

Two clairvoyants meet. One says to the other: “You are fine, and how am I?”

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