Fluency as a Second Language

I’ve recently had a request for a copy of a talk that I gave at a national conference in Calgary in August 2001. The topic was: “Fluency as a Second Language.” I’m no longer much involved with this particular line of volunteer work; however, maybe you have had first-hand experiences with a disability, or people […]

“I have to say that my caddy days led me to detest golf,” Graeme Decarie comments

Below are some recent comments at a post entitled: Additional comments from Graeme Decarie – regarding Saraguay, Cartierville School, and Marlborough golf club I’ve posted the two most recent comments, as a way of bringing attention to them. Donald Lortie comments: I caddied at Marlborough in the early 60’s – I remember the Lawrence Brothers […]

December 2015 newsletter from TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough

The following newsletter is from TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough, who along with the local MPP at the time, Laurel Broten, some years ago played a key role, which is much appreciated by the local residents, in enabling the former Parkview School to remain in public hands. My own interest in local matters dates from the time […]

MCHS 2015 Sixties Reunion – Photo from Nov. 18, 2015 Kitchener meeting

In the photo (click on photo to enlarge it): Left to right, Peter Mearns (MCHS 1964), Lynn (Hennebury) Legge (MCHS 1964), Gina (Davis) Cayer (MCHS 1967), and Scott Munro (MCHS 1963). I’m pleased to share this photo, which I took in preparation for a group photo including the above-noted four alumni as well as Jaan […]

One-page survey was circulated at Nov. 30, 2015 Long Branch Neighbourhood Association launch meeting

I have discussed the Nov. 30, 2015 meeting elsewhere; you can find previous posts by doing a search, using the internal search engine at this website, for “Long Branch Neighbourhood Association.” Some key points Some key points from the Nov. 30, 2015 meeting: Purpose of meeting The meeting had the purpose of determining the level of […]

Dec. 7, 2015 meeting at Humber College will focus on the next steps for the (tentatively named) Long Branch Neighbourhood Association

Dec. 7 meeting will focus on the next steps for the Association Quite a large group of residents, at a public meeting at Humber College on Nov. 30, 2015, indicated they plan to attend the Dec. 7, 2015 meeting at Humber College – Lakeshore Campus where the focus will be on the next steps in […]

Fix board or be broken up, Toronto trustees, staff warned – Dec. 4, 2015 Toronto Star article

Updates: A Dec. 7, 2015 CBC Metro Morning interview with Barbara Hall can be accessed here > An Oct. 17, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “Vancouver School Board fired by B.C. education minister: Education Minister Mike Bernier has fired all 9 elected Vancouver School Board trustees.” A Dec. 6, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “College […]

25th Annual Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 starting 10:00 am

Following message is from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn:   Dear Neighbour, I would like to remind you that the 25th Annual Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday, December 5th. The parade will head west on the Lake Shore Blvd. W starting at Dwight Avenue and ending at Thirty Sixth Street. The parade […]

Video-based analysis of bullying and violence: Marjorie Harness Goodwin (2006) and Randall Collins (2008)

On Nov. 30, 2015, I attended the launch of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association

Below is a quick overview of the public meeting that took place at the Lakeshore Campus of Humber College on Nov. 30, 2015, for the launch of what is tentatively known as the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association. The meeting was in the L Building behind the Tim Horton’s on Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, in Room L1017. I would […]