November 9, 2020


Everybody’s Talking

Alien pods: A farmer in Japan had an overabundance of Chinese cabbages last year, so he decided to leave some in the field to become natural fertilizer.  The farmer didn’t realize that by spring, his field would resemble a scene from the 1979 sci-fi movie, Alien. The cabbages ended up looking like rows and rows of alien eggs ready to hatch. This occurred because the cabbages have an outer layer of water that froze. The resulting grey-brown, oblong “pods”  might scare someone who has seen the movie, but they are really just heads of rotten cabbage!
Cuddly, but not Cute: The sphynx is a breed of cats with hairless bodies and lots of wrinkles. One of these felines, Xherdan of Rüti, Switzerland, is becoming known due to social media. His owner, Sandra Filippi, realizes that not all people would find Xherdan to be a cute cat; they may even call him ugly!  But she doesn’t care because she loves her unique pet. Xherdan has long ears and skin with so many folds that it looks like a brain. But his skin is silky to the touch and he’s as cuddly as a longhaired kitten. He’s also smart and extroverted, which are personality traits of this breed. 

Big complainer: Bernie Carroll of Liverpool, England, is in the habit of sending angry letters to his local newspaper, and he’s been doing it daily since 1978.  The Liverpool Echo is the recipient of all the mail. Carroll started doing this many years ago to rant about the politics of the time, and today he gives his opinions on anything and everything. For example, he writes about the thoughtless behaviour of dog owners who don’t pick up after their pets and about people who make too much noise setting off fireworks. For Carroll, writing letters is cathartic because it lets him express his irritation in a creative way.

Garden Mania: A unique gardening competition in Japan is known as the Kei  Truck Garden Contest. In it, competitors use the bed of a Kei Truck (or kei-tora)  as the canvas for their creations. These small trucks are well-known in Asia for use in construction and agriculture. Once a year, competitors meet at the designated location with an empty truck. Then, they begin their creative projects and soon the truck beds are filled with soil, greenery, flowers, pebble paths, waterfalls, benches, and even aquariums. The mini-garden creations are ranked by a panel of judges who name a winner.

Quoteable Quotes

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”


“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.”
—George Eliot

What’s Happening


7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend 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.

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region



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


1. Which creature can rotate its head 270 degrees?

An Owl

2. What tools are used in the sport of crew?


3. What is the title for a Japanese emperor?


4. Orecchiette, pappardelle, and tagliatelle are types of what?


5. In what sport does Simone Biles excel?



Did You Know?

Light for Sailors: Located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, Cape Spear is the easternmost point in North America. It is home to the Cape Spear Lighthouse, which was built in 1836.

Marriage proposal: American children’s entertainer Fred Rogers (better  known as Mister Rogers) proposed to Joanne Byrd by letter. When she  received the letter, she phoned him to accept his proposal. They were married in 1952. He passed away in 2003.

Furry fisher: A member of the weasel family, fishers are like large martens.  They live across Canada and in some bordering states in the United States.  Fishers are among the few animals that prey on porcupine.

Big rock: The largest rough diamond of gem quality ever found is known as  the Cullinan Diamond. It was found in 1905 and was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who founded the South Africa mine where the diamond was discovered.

Orbiting Earth: The International Space Station orbits the earth nearly 16  times per day. Up to 10 astronauts can be aboard conducting research. Space  agencies from five principal countries are involved with the Space Station.

On the Lighter Side

Bus driver, to passenger: “Don’t you want to sit down?”
Passenger: “No, I am in a hurry.”

Elephants can’t be absentminded. An elephant never forgets, but what does he have to remember?

My brother read that most accidents happen within two miles of home. So he moved.

Bathmats: small, dry rugs that children like to stand next to.

How many assistant managers does it take to change a lightbulb? Three. Two to find out if it needs changing, and one to tell an employee to change it.

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