Thinking happy thoughts can go a long way in your pursuit of good health and well-being! This seems like a stretch in a world where we are over inundated with bad news. We are almost afraid to be child-like and happy as we don’t want to be perceived as naiive or ignorant. In fact, complaints and discomfort seem to be the norm these days.
"We can make our lives significantly better by choosing to focus on the positive and on things that we can do to improve our lives and the lives of those around us. I really believe in the mind-body connection: our thoughts affect our emotions and positive and negative emotions can have physical effects on the body." says Annabelle Menezes, Founder, Healingpathhomeopathy.com.
Here are a few tips to increase happiness in your life:
You can control your thoughts, rather than have your thoughts control you. While we cannot ignore the stresses, challenges and unfortunate events that happen in our lives, we can choose how to think about and react to every situation, and having a more cheerful outlook on life can make your experience of life that much better.
About Annabelle Menezes
Annabelle Menezes is a classical Homeopath who practices in downtown Toronto and also does long-distance consultations. For more information visit http://www.healingpathhomeopathy.com
Please help me establish my homeopathic private practice!
I am a Homeopathic Practitioner in downtown Toronto, ON, who uses classical homeopathy to improve health and treat disease. I use individualized homeopathic medicines to stimulate and support my patients' abilities to heal themselves. I also do long distance consultations via Skype and telephone, so I can connect with virtually anyone in the world!
I received my BSc. with honours in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. During my undergraduate degree I grew interested in natural medicine. I then took courses in natural medicine and worked in naturopathic clinics, as a health and product advisor in health stores, and as a nutrition specialist for a health company that focused on customized supplements and nutritional support. I went on to pursue training in Classical Homeopathy at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and graduated with honours and as valedictorian.
I am really passionate about homeopathic medicine. I want to see it grow as a profession and become established in Ontario.
The goal of my campaign is to raise funds to help me establish my homeopathic practice in Toronto. Funds will be used for:
I am really driven and hard working and I know I'll be able to grow a successful practice. I just need help to get it off the ground!
Here are some testimonials from my clients:
“I have had the pleasure of being treated by Annabelle for two years now and she has done amazing work with my many many issues. She takes the time to sit with you and be thorough - she cares to get to know you and listens to all your issues so that she can treat you holistically. Everything is connected and it makes complete sense to be treated as a whole being rather than separate issues! She is an amazing practitioner and I highly recommend her.”
"Annie is such a wonderful listener and lets me talk on and on about my ailments while taking note of everything I say to find the complete picture of the situation I am placed in. She analyses the data and finds the right combination of medications to suit me and treats me as a whole being and not just the symptoms of one complaint. Her relationship with me is professional while being patient, kind and gentle. She makes me feel so relaxed and feel so much better just talking to her; which is followed up with the right medication. I would personally recommend Annie to anyone, young or old."
“I’ve been treating my two daughters with Annabelle Menezes for the past 2 to 3 years. It is unquestionable that both health and emotional issues are continuously addressed in the best way possible. Annabelle is a very well prepared professional and excels when dealing with her patients, she sure goes beyond and is also loving, caring and passionate about her work.”
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a medical system founded over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor (1755-1843). It is a natural, safe and effective medical science that uses extremely small diluted doses of substances to stimulate the body to heal itself by enhancing a person's immune system and vitality. Each medicine is individually prescribed according to the "Law of Similars", which states that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can treat similar symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathy comes from two Greek words: “homoios” meaning similar, and “pathos” meaning suffering. By addressing one’s disordered state of health, a homeopathic remedy can ignite the body’s healing power to bring it back into balance. Homeopathy recognizes that mental, emotional and physical symptoms are interconnected and together form a person’s totality.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world, and is the fastest growing. Millions of people in over 28 countries use homeopathic medicines on a regular basis and enjoy many benefits including relief of symptoms and more vibrant lives. It is part of the public health care systems of nations in Europe, South America and Asia. It has a laudable two-century clinical record. There are hundreds of high-quality basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing it works. It is beneficial on its own or as a complementary therapy for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, as palliative relief in advanced cases or as a preventative medicine. of side-effects, homeopathy is the safest option for pregnant women, infants, children and the elderly.
Even Gandhi saw the value of homeopathy and encouraged it's use:
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Young Vincentian chef Kamal Rose is making a big name for himself in the USA. Kamal, the son of local journalist Conley ‘Chivambo’ Rose and Giselle Francis, is one of a number of chefs preparing gourmet meals on the occasion of America’s premier sporting event, the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl being held in...
Young Vincentian chef Kamal Rose is making a big name for himself in the USA. Kamal, the son of local journalist Conley ‘Chivambo’ Rose and Giselle Francis, is one of a number of chefs preparing gourmet meals on the occasion of America’s premier sporting event, the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl being held in New York this upcoming Sunday, Feb. 2.
Kamal, Executive Chef at the prestigious Tribeca Grill in New York, and his fellow chefs, are participating in a fund-raising series of events, called the ‘Taste of the NFL’ aimed at raising awareness and funds for hunger relief organisations in the USA, and a number of them are being held to coincide with the Super Bowl. In honour of their contribution, leading figures from the ‘Taste’, including Kamal, were invited on Tuesday of this week to be among the dignitaries participating in the traditional closing ceremony of the New York Stock Exchange.
He is also featured in the Jan. 27 issue of the very popular PEOPLE magazine with his recipe on New York style cheesecakes, which he is preparing for the Taste’s pre-Super Bowl party on Feb 1. Last year, Kamal was also at the Super Bowl in New Orleans serving up a speciality of Shrimp Creole and Dirty Rice.
Read complete article Vincentian chef making waves in ‘Big Apple’
Are you looking for a way to improve your health naturally, gently and effectively? Have you considered homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a medical system founded over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor (1755-1843). It is a natural, safe and effective medical science that uses extremely small diluted doses of substances to stimulate...
Are you looking for a way to improve your health naturally, gently and effectively? Have you considered homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a medical system founded over 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German medical doctor (1755-1843). It is a natural, safe and effective medical science that uses extremely small diluted doses of substances to stimulate the body to heal itself by enhancing a person's immune system and vitality. Homeopathy comes from two Greek words: “homoios” meaning similar, and “pathos” meaning suffering. By addressing one’s disordered state of health, a homeopathic remedy can ignite the body’s healing power to bring it back into balance. Homeopathy recognizes that mental, emotional and physical symptoms are interconnected and together form a person’s totality.
Each medicine is individually prescribed according to the Law of Similars, which states that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can treat similar symptoms in a sick person. For example, if you peel an onion you might experience burning and watery eyes, your nose might itch and run and you might begin to sneeze. If you had similar symptoms during a cold or with hay fever, you might want to try the homeopathic remedy made from the red onion, Allium cepa, which would remove the disease and allow your body to heal itself by re-establishing balance. This natural Law of Similars has been observed and practically applied in medicine for thousands of years. Homeopathy can work in compliment to other treatments and does not interfere with pharmaceutical medications. For example, someone taking a pharmaceutical anti-depressant could also take a homeopathic medicine without fear of interaction.
In homeopathy, symptoms produced by the patient are not the “disease”, as seen in traditional allopathic medicine, but instead are viewed as an expression of the body’s attempt to heal itself. Specific pathologies are not treated directly, rather the “imbalance” that exists in the body which led to its diseased state is addressed. For various reasons, the body may not be able to successfully respond to a disturbance/imbalance on its own. Homeopathic medicine can assist in such cases, to re-ignite the body’s healing power and carry on where the body left off. Thus homeopathy enhances rather than supresses the individual’s own attempt at cure.
Homeopathic medicine works with the body's own innate healing ability, so it can be used to treat almost any condition, from acute illnesses like colds and flus, to chronic conditions like fibromyalgia. By addressing the whole person, there may be improvement of multiple complaints at the same time. Homeopathy can treat emotional, mental and physical complaints and can improve quality of life in every health condition. You do not need to be sick to seek homeopathic treatment. Just like you would go to a dentist for a "tune-up", homeopathy is effective as preventative medicine by "fine-tuning" your body to mantain and/or achieve health, balance and vitality.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world, and is the fastest growing. There are hundreds of high-quality basic science, pre-clinical and clinical studies showing it works. It is beneficial on its own or as a complementary therapy for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, as palliative relief in advanced cases or as a preventative medicine. Free of side-effects, homeopathy is the safest option for pregnant women, infants, children and the elderly. Even Gandhi saw the value of homeopathy and encouraged it's use: "Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt a safer, more economical and complete medical science." -Mahatma Gandhi
Your health and body is a gift to be loved and cared for gently and effectively. Homeopathy is a system of medicine that stimulates the body to heal itself. Its approach is straightforward and its effectiveness is unparalleled.
About Annabelle MenezesAnnabelle Menezes is a classical Homeopath who practices in downtown Toronto and also does long-distance consultations. For more information visit http://www.healingpathhomeopathy.com
In celebration of Black History Month, Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) and TD present Then & Now, a series of inspiring cultural events showcasing the past and present accomplishments of Black Canadians in six cities from coast to coast. For complete list of events across Canada please visit the TD Then and Now website at http://band-rand.com/eng/td-then-now-2014/
The 2014 Then & Now series features a dynamic lineup of arts and cultural events including theatre, concerts, exhibitions, live performances and symposiums by Canadian and international artists. Events will take place in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, and give Canadians an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the contributions and achievements of those of African ancestry.
The series, curated by BAND, runs primarily throughout Black History Month in February with events starting as early as January 7, 2014 and extending to March 16, 2014.
Once again, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Metro News are the acting media partners of the Then & Now series, providing support in all cities involved across the country.
Select 2014 programming includes Toronto Harbourfront Centre's Kuumba, a three-day celebration of Toronto's African and Caribbean communities showcasing works by innovative emerging Canadian and international artists; Ottawa’s Speaking of Black Hockey, a visual and oral celebration of the soul of Black hockey; Black Strathcona, an interactive new media project, celebrates Vancouver’s Black community that thrived in the east-end neighbourhood from the 1920s to the 1970s; and The Mother Club Stage Play, a story that combines the rich traditions of rural Black Nova Scotia with a fictional tale of survival.
1. Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia
Inspire: A Celebration of African Nova Scotian Youth in the Creative Arts
February 6–27, 2014
INSPIRE will present a series of public events for 2014 African Heritage Month celebrating the creative artistry of African Nova Scotian youth 15-24 yrs. The events are: INSPIRE Youth Visual Art Exhibition; INSPIRE Youth Creative Writing Anthology and Anthology Readings and INSPIRE Youth Multi-disciplinary Stage Performance.
Feb. 7-27 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Mon-Sat., Weds 10:00 am- 8:00 pm, INSPIRE: African Nova Scotian Youth Art Exhibition, Chase Exhibit Room, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax
Feb. 22 2:00 – 4:00 pm, INSPIRE: African Nova Scotian Youth Creative Writing Anthology, Book Launch: Chase Exhibit Room, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax
2. Sister ReVision: A Womanist Perspective of the Black Female Body
Sister ReVision: Contemporary Womanist Perspective
February 12 – 27, 2014
SisterRevisions collective explores the current dialogues related to womanism and narratives of visuality, sharing their rich and powerful visions and voices in resistance to objectification and invisibility. The Visual Artists involved in SisterRevisions Collective are passionately involved in the pursuit of their art within a contemporary discourse.
Feb. 12 7:00 pm, Opening Night
Feb. 12–19 Exhibition, Halifax North Memorial Library,
2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax NS B3K 3B6.
Feb. 20 7:00 pm, Opening Night
Feb. 20–27 Exhibition, Cole Harbour Library
Cole Habour Place, Forest Hills Pkwy, Cole Harbour, NS B2W 6C6.
3. El Jones (Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective)
Dub, Dance, Revolution
February 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3
Dub, Dance, REVOLUTION! is an act of Afrikan resistance and empowerment through mashing up art. Featuring the spoken word collective Word Iz Bond, the youth of Centerline Studios, and filmmakers, poets, dancers and artists including founding dub poets from across Canada, this show captures the spirit of liberation through spontaneous and collaborative art making. The maroon spirit of Nova Scotia rises through this exploration of Afrikan art form, voice, movement and power.
4. The African Nova Scotian Music Association, ANSMA
16th Annual Music Award Show and African Heritage Month Closing Gala Celebration
March 1, 2014, 6:00 pm
World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2V9
ANSMA is presenting their 16th Annual Award Show and African Heritage Month Closing Gala Celebration. This year's theme will highligh African Nova Scotian history by celebrating the heritage and cultural contributions over the past 30 years of the Black Cultural society for Nova Scotia. The event will include a meet and greet, an evening dinner, along with entertainment by African Nova Scotian performers and awards presentation.
5. San Family Productions Inc
The Mother Club Stage Play
March 5–8, 2014
Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3
Admission: Adults – $25, Seniors/Students – $20
The Mother Club is about the long tradition of black women taking care of each other's physical, mental and spiritual health. It is a story that combines rich traditions of rural black Nova Scotia and a fictional tale of survival. The play will bring to life a time when black women couldn't or wouldn't seek outside help for any medicinal, social and spiritual problems.
Black History Month – February 2014: A Perspective of Yesteryear, Today, and Tomorrow
By: Errol Gibbs (01/28/2014)
Black African slavery began in the year 1518, by the sanction of the slave trade by the Spanish New World (http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/the-slave-trade). Slavery in America began when the...
Black History Month – February 2014: A Perspective of Yesteryear, Today, and Tomorrow
By: Errol Gibbs (01/28/2014)
Black African slavery began in the year 1518, by the sanction of the slave trade by the Spanish New World (http://www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/the-slave-trade). Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco. Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation (http://www.history.com/topics/slavery).
The signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 01, 1863 brought slavery to an end in various stages in the United States, and eventually throughout other colonies in Africa, Central and South America, Europe, and the West Indies. Lamentably, new struggles emerged for the next 100 years (1863 – 1964), until the mid-1900s that ushered in the signing of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (http://www.nps.gov/ncro/anti/emancipation.html). Although Black African slavery was an unprecedented ‘moral triumph’ for all of humanity, slavery did not end as a righteous ‘act of repentance’ for the broken trust among human beings. War objectives (American Civil War (1861-1865); the economics of production, humanitarian and religious agitation, industrialization and mechanization, and rebellion made the continuance of slavery unsustainable.
Black African slavery history was an unfathomable human catastrophe; it is indelibly recorded in the pages of 6000 years of human history. This unmitigated transatlantic human tragedy is a stark warning to all of humanity of the perils of man’s will in violation of God’s will. Estimates are that about 12 million [slaves] were shipped across the Atlantic, although the actual number purchased by the traders is considerably higher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade).
The perils of post-slavery: Between 1882 and 1930 the American South experienced an epidemic of fatal mob violence that produced more than 3,000 victims, the vast majority of whom were Africans. Lynching victims were murdered by being hanged, shot, burned, drowned, dismembered, or dragged to death (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/lynching). Many may have cried: (“E‘-li, E’-li, la-ma sa-bach-tha-ni?” (Matthew 27:46 NKJV)).
A Portrait of slavery in Canada (17th – 18th centuries): Black slaves lived in the British regions of Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries.The Imperial Act of 1790 assured prospective immigrants that their slaves would remain their property. As under French rule, Loyalist slaves were held in small numbers and were employed as domestic servants, farm hands, and skilled artisans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Canada).
Black History Month in the United States (1976): The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970. In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government.²
Black History Month in United Kingdom (1987): Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. This establishment of Black History Month is generally attributed to the work of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, as well as the Greater London Council.³
The Past Fifty Years (1964 – 2014): Despite the history of segregation (1849 – 1950) and segregated schools, Blacks have made remarkable progress as individuals (http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-segregation.html). Notably, Emmett W. Chappelle, one of the 100 most distinguished African American scientists and engineers of the 20th Century, Courtesy of NASA (http://inventors.about.com/od/blackinventors/a/black_inventors.htm).
Blacks have made unparalleled contributions to the advancement of Western civilization and the world, from great academics, to legendary artists, to athletes, to writers, to engineers, to inventors, to scientists, and through the genius of many great inventions. Paradoxically, when one examines the inventory of executive leaders in corporations, politics, sports, and high-finance, there is a notable deficit in representative numbers of Black men and Black women in positions of high influence. Black History Month should be a month for personal and collective reflection; a period to report on past and present accomplishments, and to create a vision and mission for the future.
The Next Fifty Years (2014 – 2064): What can Blacks do to better influence political, social, and economic survival in the future during Black History Month – February 2014? Following is a brief summary of 10 actions that Blacks MUST take immediately to become powerful instruments, to enlighten, to empower, and to liberate us on every continent. Other races and cultures may find context to alleviate their challenges as well.
•Black History Month – February 2014: Black leaders should come together to craft a vision and mission with specific goals and objectives to report on as Millennium Goals. Independent Black organizations can access the report to formulate their Score Cards for reporting throughout succeeding years, and during each Black History Month.
•Black Parents: strive for love, loyalty and fidelity in marriage. These human attributes are the greatest predicators of longevity in marriage. The family is under siege, in particular the Black family, with social and economic challenges. The home is the first society of ‘altruistic love’. Absenteeism of the Black parent is to inadvertently sabotage the survival of the Black family, perhaps even intentionally.
•Black Pastors: you have the most significant opportunity to help develop the minds of tens of millions of Black parishioners – globally. Consider Five Foundations of Human Development (Spiritual, moral, social, intellectual, and physical development), underpinned by the Spiritual. Some Pastors are custodians of great Black wealth, derived from Blacks sacrificial giving. Expend this wealth to enable Black communities. Avoid self-interest, and strive to live a simple “Spiritually driven life” as opposed to a “materially driven life”. It will please God.
•Black public figures: lawmakers, law officers, educators, academics, media persons, entertainers and athletes, you have a great opportunity to influence youths – positively. Not essentially as role models, but as living examples for them to mirror. The actions by these professionals have a significant impact on the decisions that youths make on a daily basis. Many youths set their agendas by mirroring the actions of Blacks in the public arena.
•Black professionals: seek to become mentors in Black communities. Black financiers and philanthropically minded individuals and organizations should assist Blacks in financing their businesses. Black financier and entrepreneur strive to be fair, honest, transparent, and trustworthy. These four powerful human attributes can bring healing within Black communities.
•Black youths: please guard your freedom. Resist the temptation for revenge, and commit to a life of non-violence. The only victors of violence are lawyers and the Prison Industrial Complex. We are interdependent beings. Seek help within the family and community, and from professionals. Do not despise your family, your community, the law, or your nation. Believe in a higher power that can change your life circumstances.
•Blacks in general: pray for all leaders, in particular Black leaders that they will develop a higher empirical understanding of the needs, priorities, and emergencies within Black communities. Elected Black leaders should assume some level of accountability and responsibility for the calamities that occur within Black communities, because they have access to state control and administrative mechanisms that can make a profound difference.
•Blacks in general: practice altruistic love, cooperation, and high-integrity in business dealings. Strive to uplift our brothers and sisters in every way possible, despite his or her ‘crooked path’. Pledge to take a ‘fiduciary’ interest in the welfare of children, family, community, and nation. History teaches that in the absence of nurturing in a loving and caring environment, the behaviour of children can negatively impact home, community, nation, and the world.
•Blacks in general: strive to develop positive self-esteem in children (© 2011 Five Foundations of Human Development – Foundation 3: Social Foundation – 3.4. Self–esteem, pp. 315 – 333). Arguably the largest population of individuals with low self–worth, low self–image, and consequently low self–esteem may be those who are incarcerated. Interestingly, their contact with the justice system may have resulted from attempts to overcome his or her state of powerlessness.
•Black academics, scientists, educators, and intellectuals: provide guidance on political, scientific, industrial, and economic empowerment. These new perspectives demand a change in academic focus to incorporate a more challenging science based education for Black youths. Expand the range of Black ownership to include salient ownership of major Patents ®, Trademarks (TM), Copyrights (©), Industrial Circuit Designs, Computer Programs, Architectural Designs, etc. These are global economic engines that empower peoples and nations.
Finally, the progress of a people is not measured, essentially by individual progress, but by collective progress. Black progress must manifest in the offering of scholarships, and hiring representative numbers of university and college graduates. Black progress also means offering apprenticeships and internships within Black corporations.
It is also essential to engage in positive collaboration with those with power in order to achieve objectives that are mutually beneficial. More importantly, it is “spiritually expedient” to fervently believe in a higher moral authority to guide humanity. Jeremiah, one of Judah’s greatest prophets advises: “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps” (Jeremiah 10:23 NKJV) (circa 627-580 BCE).
Errol A. Gibbs, Author, International Motivational Speaker. Books: © 2011 Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD) & Thoughts to Enlighten and Empower the MindTel: 905.875.4956/ Email: email@example.com/
THE JCA Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela
The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to Nelson Mandela at its 14th annual Boonoonoonos Brunch on Sunday, February 9th. In honour of the late activist, hero and statesman, the theme is “Nelson Mandela: Gone But Not Forgotten”. At the Brunch...
THE JCA Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela
The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to Nelson Mandela at its 14th annual Boonoonoonos Brunch on Sunday, February 9th. In honour of the late activist, hero and statesman, the theme is “Nelson Mandela: Gone But Not Forgotten”. At the Brunch a representative of the South African Government will be presented with a book of condolences from the JCA and the wider community.
Also being recognized at the brunch are six individuals for their contributions to Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada. Those to be honoured are Lloyd Seivright and Philip Mascoll, who were awarded the Order of Distinction (O.D.) in Jamaica's 2013 National Honours; Sam Billich JP, who was awarded a Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service in the same list; Justice Donald McLeod, who was recently appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice; new Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service Mark Saunders; and new Deputy Chief of the York Region Police, Andre Crawford.
Audrey Campbell, President of the Jamaican Canadian Association, said the death of Nelson Mandela just over a month ago was a huge loss to the Jamaican community, along with every other person of African descent. "We are duty bound to salute Nelson Mandela and we are proud to do so.” Campbell also stated that the contributions and community service of people associated with Jamaica who reside in Canada were to be lauded. “Each one of these honorees has contributed greatly to the Jamaican and Black communities. We are proud, as their peers, to recognize them, as no praise is as worthy as that of the people you serve.”
The brunch on Sunday, February 9, at the JCA, 995 Arrow Road, Toronto, will be between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Tickets to the event are $50.00 and this includes a buffet meal and entertainment, prizes, surprises and much more! We hope that you will be able to join us for a wonderful afternoon as we celebrate our Jamaican Heritage during Black History Month.
For further information please contact: Jamaican Canadian Association,
Phone: (416) 746-5772 or Visit: www.jcaontario.org
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Toronto - Historically the spring real estate market is a very busy time. There are a lot reasons for the surge in activity but the obvious one is the weather. The April showers and May flowers signal a change. Home buyers come out of their winter hibernation in search of a gem for the best possible value. As a result, spring time is typically when most home owners want to sell and the real-estate market is flooded with a new supply of inventory.
In fact, according to Sheldon Christian, of AndersonAndChristian.Com, “More homes are up for sale or sold during the spring time than any other period of the year.”
However, with all this said, is spring a great time to buy a home?
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This means that spring technically is the best time to sell your home.
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