Summer is here, pleasant and divine, not too hot yet and even
bearable in the city, which is an important fact when we
consider that gasoline has become too expensive for some
families to be able to afford a lot of trips outside of our city
perimeters. I am glad to have a small, but nice garden in which
flowers flourish and the wind
blows almost all the time, at
least a little bit. Perhaps it is because we are located on the
first major escarpment that overlooks the city’s downtown core.
I now understand why Casa Loma was built on this level. It is a
most advantageous spot.
From this location all Metro amenities are easily available, if
need be by public transport. If it were not for a really silly
accident, I would have enjoyed the last month tremendously, it
had so much diversity to offer. But this car accident, caused by
a woman driver on the cell phone, threw a bit of a wrench into
our otherwise harmonious life. Dealing with car insurance
companies’ and agents is truly a nerve wrecking activity that
always makes me ask the question: are they working for me or the
other guy or some unknown entity? If you have had bad
experiences with car insurance I would like to hear about it. I
think this is worth investigating more closely.
And while we are speaking of writing in for stories: We are
still looking for more accounts of immigrants: Why did you come
here and what were your first impressions/feelings/experiences -
good or bad?
We want to launch this series in the fall. Hopefully your human
interest story is one of them! If anyone has already written in
and offered but has not heard from me, please, write again,
computer glitches can happen and I might not have been aware of
your mail, because the spam filter threw it out. Unfortunately
it is necessary to maintain one since we get thousands of spam
mails every day.
Our pleasant excitements came from concerts and of course the EU
Soccer Cup. There is nothing quite like watching an important
game together with your compatriots. Germany did not quite make
it to 1st place, but that is ok and not half as bad
as not making it at all, like England , which did not even
quality! This newer German team was 3rd in the last
World Cup, now 2nd in the EU Cup. Who knows, in 2
years they might make 1st place in the next World
Cup! That is definitely something to shoot and to hope for as
the members of this group become more and more of a cohesive
Of great concern was the matter of Bill C-51 and C-52, which is
an ongoing situation until these bills are defeated and defeated
they must be, and permanently. Let us not get lulled into
complacency! There are only 2 months to organize and plan on how
to do that and many organizations are working on that. They need
the public’s help to pull it off. Our freedom of choice and a
huge amount of the natural alternative supplement industry are
Our front page depicts a memorial in New Hamburg, Ontario,
rather than the usual July cover to commemorate Canada Day. We
chose this universal scene and the sentiment behind it as
something very Canadian for all of us to consider, even if it is
summer and we really do not feel like doing a lot of hard
As I am writing this I just received an email telling me of this
unique Date on the calendar: Sunday, July 6th at 4
minutes and five seconds after 3 am reads as follows:
What a fun little bit of trivia! Thanks Boe Hladysh of the Hansa
Club, which is going to participate in Carabram again this year.
Check it out and come out. We will see you there! This and other
fun activities will keep our summers full and interesting!
Protect yourselves well from the sun but collect enough rays to
reap the benefits, like the collecting and building of certain
vitamins…which brings me back to Bill C-51.
See you around!