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Sarah Van Rosan and Ally Yao of Dan Cooper Group

Happy Chinese New Year! 金鸡报晓去, 瑞狗迎新来

Chinese New Year arrives on February 16th, 2018 and marks the beginning of a new lunar calendar and the start of the Spring Festival in China. As 2017 ushers out the Year of the Fire Rooster, 2018 welcomes the Year of the Earth Dog.

The Dog occupies the 11th position in the Chinese Zodiac and applies to you if you were born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018. If you benefit from his friendship or his love, a Dog will never disappoint you.

In Chinese society, Dogs are the favoured domestic animal because they are so loyal to their owners. Like a Dog, those born in the year of the Dog possess the admirable canine qualities of loyalty and integrity. The element Earth enriches Dog’s character and adds stability. People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, straightforward, friendly and loyal and have a strong sense of responsibility according to Chinese zodiac analysis. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have harmonious relationships with the people around them.

So what we can expect from the coming year? The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society’s less powerful members. Any tendencies to take, take, take will be replaced by a widespread sentiment of generosity and selflessness. In general, we will all be imbued with the Dog’s keen sense of right and wrong.


Happy Holidays from The Dan Cooper Group

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

– Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

website May the spirit of Christmas fill your home with love, joy and peace.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Remembrance Day

“Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.” – Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Remembrance Day is commemorated on the 11th of November each year and marks the end of World War 1 in 1918. The armistice went into effect at 11:00 am – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.

Together as a nation we observe Two Minutes of Silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. We are stronger because of their service and safe because of their courage and sacrifice.

By wearing the Poppy, we demonstrate our gratitude to those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy. They are reminders of those who died while fighting for peace: we wear them as reminders of the horrors of conflict and the preciousness of the peace they fought hard to achieve. buy amoxicillin ALWAYS REMEMBER

March Break (March 13th to 17th) is a great time for families to get out and enjoy activities and events together!

To help plan your March Break week we’ve compiled some fabulous ideas for you and the kids.

An annual favourite is a stop at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing the first Saturday in March and the park is open to the public the week of March Break from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, plus every weekend in March. Enjoy a guided tour of Maple Lane, where 1890’s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. Hop on a wagon for a quick ride to a heated pancake house where you’ll enjoy delicious pancakes, visit the play barn and stop by the gift shoppe on your way out to purchase some maple products and souvenirs.

There are many outdoor and indoor skating rinks in the area, toboggan hills (fingers crossed we have enough snow), skiing and snowboarding at Glen Eden and aquatic programs at Centennial Pool (a great way to keep the kids active and having fun while learning a valuable life skill!). For Disney fans, Beauty and the Beast opens in theatres on March 17th.

There are many exciting week long camps to choose from this year to keep your kids engaged and entertained! 4 Cats Art Studio is a hive of creativity, Addison Music Learning Centre (a performance for parents at the end of the week), Aspire Climbing (Friday finale on the exciting Ninja Warrior course), Bricks 4 Kidz (camp themes are Minecraft, Amusement Park, Space Adventures and Inventions), Canadian School of Young Scholars (STEM curriculum), Canlan Ice Hockey Camp and Hockey Camps at River Oaks Community Centre, Futures Gymnastics, Oakville Academy for the Arts’, Rising Sun Martial Arts, March Break Blast (With Disabilities) 5 to 12 years (enjoy special guests, swimming, crafts and more) – there is something for everyone! The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts offers Lights Camera Action Educate Camp where children ages 9 to 12 will use cameras, tripods and Macbooks to learn about the magic of movie making while filming live on location!

The whole family will enjoy a trip to the CN Tower, Ripleys Aquarium of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo or Great Wolf Lodge.

Visit and to see what else is happening in your community this March Break!


Happy Holiday Season

Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends, and the best of everything in 2017!