Being a monthly publication we are having the advantage to
package past events thematically in our reviews or feature them
separately. In this issue there is a lot of packaging going on.
No matter how we do it, it gives folks that have missed some of
the events an opportunity to catch up with their culture.
November was very busy in our community, and as December came up
the festivities are doubling. You know yourself that people feel
obligated to attend as many events and parties as possible, and
the demands of family, friends and colleagues all want to be
As a publication the request for attendance is great, but we
really are only 2 people in the office, thus we have to choose
where we go and what we have to leave out. I hope that what we
chose is of interest to you and we are sorry if there are some
events that did not get covered. We are also grateful if someone
sends in their report for the rest of us to enjoy and inform us.
If at all possible we will print it because this is your
community paper and it is great if you participate. We wish more
people would, not just with sending interesting reports, but
also with a bit of money. Most of you take it away at some
outlet for free. Do you know who pays for it? The people,
businesses that advertise, and thus in the end it is us who pays
for everything from those revenues. As the community is
shrinking the need for a more regular cash flow is becoming more
apparent. Thus I would like you to consider making a donation
to: EchoWorld Communications; 118 Tyrrel Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G
2G5. Continue to take away the paper at your favorite store or
outlet and send us a cheque for what you think is right. The
advantage of doing it that way is that you likely get the paper
faster than if we mail it to you, which is again connected to a
lot of time and money on our end, eating up any benefit we might
have from a regular subscription. However, if you prefer a
regular subscription, by all means use the order form in the
paper. That would be my Christmas wish.
I hope you do not find my suggestion too bold. I am just being
practical in this economic climate that demands a few bits of
extra help for many of us to keep going.
In the meantime we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and,
if we do not see each other before, a pleasant way to enter
2013. Let us hope that peace is on everyone’s agenda for the