The British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF) has announced ‘Light Up the Choirs’ fundraiser events will be held around Metro Vancouver for wildfire relief. These benefit concerts are scheduled for the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.
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In the age of Internet and social media, it is more and more frequent that large crowds gather together whether it be for sporting events or for live entertainment shows. Unfortunately, we also see situations where such large crowds are vulnerable to terror attacks or life-threatening factors such as fires.
Thankfully it is not difficult to find support and advice on the best ways of guarding against such dangers. One such guide is published in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive and is entitled “Managing Crowds Safely“. It aims to provide practical guidelines on managing crowd safety in a systematic way by setting out an approach which can be utilised by organisers of any event or venue. Continue reading “Managing large crowds safely”
As some may know, Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) has been offline for some months. This was due to some major unforeseen problems. Word has it that these are being attended to and soon we hope to see these excellent products again in the marketplace. Undoubtedly there will be a change in the branding of these products but the high quality will be maintained.
If you are running low on your favourites then we are happy to say that some stock is on hand at my wife Vivianne’s Window on the World of Flavour Sensations website which may meet your needs. Continue reading “Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) products at 50% off regular prices from stock in Canada”
The image above shows Leonard Cohen who is now looming over Montrealers in a large mural that was recently completed above the city’s Boulevard St. Laurent. Continue reading “Celebrating Canada 150 with Leonard Cohen and some Barbershop Quartet Choirs”
In this world of hustle and bustle, it is all too easy to suffer some injury that may seriously affect your livelihood. Even a simple fender bender can cause whiplash and you may then need months of therapy to correct the condition. … And of course you no doubt will be suffering pain that is difficult to control.
Normally you would hope that your insurance would in some way cover what you have suffered but that is not always the case. In many situations you would be advised to seek the services of a personal injury lawyer. She or he will know what is likely to give you the best outcome that can be achieved. Continue reading “How to choose a personal injury lawyer”
10 ways to have a better conversation is a title of a lively TEDx video given by Celeste Headlee. She has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.” Continue reading “10 ways to have a better conversation”
Unfortunately the politicians seem to feel that most people are driven by the sentiment, “What’s in it for me?” However we should realize that our Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change. That is of critical importance and a video I saw today hit that message hard, while at the same time having some incredible photographs. Continue reading “Let us elect a government that will do the right thing for the planet”
Have you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. Continue reading “Proudly Fly the Flag”
Few will disagree with the title of this post.. After all laughter is the best medicine we are told. But why do we do it? Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who can explain to you exactly why we laugh. You can see her TED presentation below. It is fun to watch and worth every minute you will spend on viewing it. Continue reading “You should laugh more”
Every morning at about the same time I go with Tia, my dog, for a 25 minutes walk. We always go the same way and it got me thinking. Some might ask me,” Isn’t that boring?” My answer is a strong denial….. and why would I say that?
The best answer is probably that ancient quote by Heraclitus. You can never jump into the same river twice. There are so many ways in which the scene changes every time we visit. Continue reading “Walking my dog”