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Culture Meet up at Berry Hill Food Company and Other Happenings

Sunday September, 17, 2017 – I attended 3rd Culture Meet-up of the year at Berry Hill Food Company, 82 King Street West, Oshawa, hosted by the Cultural Leadership Council!

It was a fun atmosphere. I knew most the attendees. We all work in the arts, culture or heritage sector. We wore name tags. That was great because I had a hard time hearing. We were all there to socialize, network, “to know how you can get involved and become more connected with the many cultural organizations Oshawa has to offer.” It was a great opportunity to learn more about the cultural scene in Oshawa.

Annual Cultural Summit 2017

The Cultural Summit is an event organized by the City of Oshawa. The aim of the Cultural Summit is to provide an update on the City’s activities as well as to provide a learning exchange opportunity for cultural workers and supporters in the community.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Resource Centre.

Please stay tuned for more information.

Hand outs from Culture Meetup, Culture Days and Opend Doors Oshawa

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I left at 3pmish. I took my wild berry smooches and lemon danish I ordered at Berry Hill and headed out to find a nice nature spot to eat and meditate; yet, I saw a commotion on King St., between Centre St. and Simcoe St. I saw that that part was blocked and patrol by security. I walked over to where the Michael Star build is, a crew member approached me, said this was a live film set and had to leave. I said I just like to take a picture and leave. I was allowed and I left without complaint.

I drank my wild berry smoothie, ate the lemon danish at the tables behind the Michael Star building than walked to Brew Wizards to study, work on my tablet and draft a “founders profile” for eoii.org.

At Brew Wizards, i ordered a medium double roost coffee, 2 cream, 1 raw sugar cube, and apple turnover.

Around 6pm, I left, went to Cocoa & Joe for open mic. my friend Shannon performed some songs on her uke. I request jewel – who could save your soul. it was great to hear. I ordered an avocado sandwich. i did karaoke: conway twitty – hello darlin’, crowded house – don’t dream it’s over and james blunt – you’re beautiful. sometime later, new friends showed up, randell and kate, and randell performed some tunes on his acoustic guitar.

i left around 8:40pm, I thought I may do karaoke. My buddy Mike decided to stay home. When I walked over to Gravity Lounge, I had second thoughts…I decided I would buy chinese food from family wok and go home.

I got to Family Wok, ordered a C2: sweet and sour chicken balls, general toa chicken and ask for veggie fried rice with sweet and sour sauce on it. Oh, and i get a spring roll, can of ginger ale and fortune cookie. i was told 5minutes. i left to sit outside infront of UOIT building Faculty of Education (11 Simcoe St. N).

As I was walking, an acquaintance bumped my right shoulder from behind, it startled me for a moment. he shook my hand, I don’t know his name. he asked to use my phone, but my phone was left at home. And that was actually an inconvenience, but i had my tablet.

So, after that I sat on the bench facing uoit building. alittle after, two friends came out of 15 Simcoe Sportbar & Grill and sat on a cement block apart of uoit building’s facade. they waved and smiled at me. i soon got up and walked over. we made little hearted conversation. i mention i was waiting on chinese food and had to leave. i ask them to watch for the Go Bus eastbound on King St. for me. They said okay.

when i got through the first door at Family Wok, an employee just mopped, and i was noway entering. i told him i would wait here for my order. i was soon give my order and left.

as i approached my friends, i ask them did they see the go bus, they said nope. we than wished each other a good night and i hurried to the Go Bus stop on King St. and Simcoe St.

The bus soon came. I ask for a request stop and the bus driver knew my request drop-off destination. And I’m home now. ready to eat, Peace.

Catch The DRIFF

The DRIFF is here, the Durham Region International Film Festival.

The Durham Region Film Festival (DRIFF) began in 2015 as a locally focused event, held at two distinct venues to showcase the remarkable world of films and filmmaking. Taking full advantage of Durham’s cultural landscape, it was held at the elegant Regent Theatre and extraordinary Docville Movie Set, offering the magical experience of film both on screen and behind the scenes. Dedicated to the promotion and celebration of emerging and established filmmakers, the world of cinema and talented artists, came together at this inaugural event, to elevate Durham’s strong and growing film community.

The evening of Friday, September 15, I found out about DRIFF though Derek Giberson, as a post in Facebook feed. DRIFF will be happening at:

Experience fantastic independent film-making from across Canada and around the world right here in the Durham Region!

When 6 months of planning finally becomes really really real: so excited to be at volunteer orientation night for the 2017 Durham Region International Film Festival!! 4 days away to this amazing weeklong festival of independent film screened across the region! Check out www.driff.ca for more more more
#driff
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I am stoke about this news. Friday, Septembeer 22, was a week away. I went to the Regent Theatre web page, navigated to find where to buy tickets. I was kinda in a hurry to do so, thinking an great happening like this will sellout easily. I was stocked that the price of a “Red Carpet” is $12. I bought 4, because wanted to bring 3 friends.

FILM SCREENINGS | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pollyanna | Toronto, ON | Directed By: Roman Gubin | 02:23 mins | Short Film
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.

Erika | Toronto, ON | Directed By: Hanna Jovin | 17:40 mins | Student Film
Set in 1940s Nazi occupied Bosnia, an unlikely friendship forms between two young girls on opposite sides of the war.

The Meaning of Life | Oakville, ON | Directed By: Cat Hostick | 91:22 mins | Feature Film
A struggling musician gets a temporary job as a therapeutic clown, working to help a 9-year old leukemia patient get past her illness through music.

I have been to Regent Theatre a couple times, located at 50 King Street. its a classy theatre, it first open on October 16, 1919. None of my friends know about my scheme to invite 3 of them, lol. It’s gonna be a great happening.

Save yourself from chemo

I came across this article from my Facebook “On this day” post from 9.16.2009. Its a personal post. I am faced with a decision about radiation on my schwannomas on the brain and brain stem. I experience living with Neurofibromatosis Type 2, it is a lesson and trial in life. How you eat, exercise, think determines the nutrition of your body. “You are what you eat, your thoughts create reality” I also believe, your state of well-being is harmony with your higher-self, and should be priority number one for a preventinve measure for not having cancer and disease. I find this article agreeable, though I haven’t yet read it fully. Lol. I think even skimming it will “save” you from some grief and faith in clean living

Johns Hopkins Update. Good article.

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY

(‘TRY’, BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER,
JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3 When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size.. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a.. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells.. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14.. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15… Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1.. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter=2 0Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Cast le Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of=2 0fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

Opening of Gallery 67

The Oshawa Art Association worked with Rick Kerr on his event called The Cycle. They asked him to help them find a home. The Holiday Inn Express has a vacant space for a big restaurant tenant. Rick pitched the concept for a pop-up art gallery. The OAA Board and the Inn together, they liked each other. Days later, Rick brought the decision-makers together along with Sue Lupton from Economic Development. Long story short, the OAA has got their home called Gallery 67.

The OAA founded in 1967 are launching their new art space called Gallery 67. An Exhibit and Grand Opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us at 6 p.m. and take a tour of the Holiday Inn Express! Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening Ceremonies to follow immediately at 7 p.m.

Thank you to all OAA volunteers who helped get the space ready for this opening, and to the collective effort of Oshawa’s Economic Development department, the facilitation of Councillor Rick Kerr, Oshawa BIA, Local Businesses and the full support of the hotel’s General Manager Sita Gardiner.

Contact information:

OAA Gallery 67 Manager – Tricia Van Oostveen
oaagallery67@gmail.com

OAA Gallery 67 Workshops Manager – Mary Gartlan
mary.gartlan123@gmail.com

Phone: 289-991-1067

Adding RSS to eoii.org

As I fill out eoii.org with content, I want to utilize tools to make the distribution of information easier and user friendly.

In the WordPress theme I’m using, InkHive, I have te option to add 5 social icons to link to social media. RSS is a new format to me I wanted to experiment with.

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading.

I receive Charity Village newsletters called “Village Vibes” and it had a RSS tab I copy and post on a webpage. So, I Google Searched “Embed RSS” and found an articled called HOW TO EMBED AN RSS FEED IN YOUR WEB PAGE.

Embedding RSS feeds in a web page is certainly doable. However, it requires generating a JavaScript that will format how the RSS feed (the content sent out by the RSS source) is presented in your page.

A number of online resources are available for creating code to display RSS feed pages. One is RSSinclude. One advantage of using RSSinclude instead of other online RSS page-generator resources is that you can choose what kind of embedded code to use, and you also get the option of an iFrame tag.

RSSinclude offers free as well as pay-to-use templates for presenting RSS feeds. You do need to register with RSSinclude although you just need an e-mail address. After you register, follow these steps:

The article details a 9 Step process to embed a RSS feed. I follow them and that is how I got my RSS icon to link to Village Vibes RSS feed.

Website Improvements, A Labour of Love

Since the jumpstarting of eoii.org. on Monday September 11, 2017, I been spending time everyday relearning how to tweak EOII.org using WordPress to be a great portal of capturing happenings, stories and knowledge about arts and culture movement downtown.

Some improvements into eoii.org worth mentioning are:

-Social media icons on top centre of page, linking to EOII Facebook page, eoii Twitter and personal Instagram account and RSS Feed for Village Vibes.
-Social media share buttons on top right column
-Font enlarger widget in Top right column
-Moon phase widget to bottom right column
-adding hypertext to blog posts
-adding more content to “Resources” page
-enbedding Google Maps into my blog post

I wish I could change the font colour on Menu Titles to a bold yellow or light green. The customization meni in themes doesn’t list that function. I also like to revise the “About EOII” to add EOII’s values, “Earth Love” list of propose projects, and “Knowledge Cafe” with list of proposed learning/teaching topics.

Since moving to Oshawa in November 2010, I been been dreaming and half living in an’Intentional Community‘ in Downtown Oshawa. Its being apart of a variety of grassroots events, happenings and joining community based organizations. I post these moments to the Gallery.

I am happy about the journey I’m on how its bought me back to EOII to focus on sharing experiences about a growing arts and culture movement in Oshawa and Durhamn.

WE ARE Breaking Ground!

Wednesday, September 13 at 11 AM – 1 PM

Durham Outlook, which operates St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen, at 51 King St E
Oshawa, Ontario,

just Broke Ground and celebrate the start of construction of their new building at 227 Simcoe St S, Oshawa.

Posted by Durham Outlook on Facebook:

What a great turnout!
Thank you to everyone who came out. Thank you to Global Durham for covering our event. and Thank you to Hockey Helps the Homeless Durham

AAC FORUM 2017

On Sept. 26 at 4.30 – 8, at Durham Region headquarters….

Every year Durham Region Accessibility Advisory Committee has an Accessibility Advisory Committee Forum, gathering each municipal city’s Accessibility Advisory Committees to thank them for being volunteer members helping to make their city barrier-free, feature a key note and and give out Accessibility Awards. This year, Tracy Schmittz will be the key note speaker and the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee nominated Derek Giberson for an Accessibility award.

Pepper Patch Community Garden Make over

Sat., Sept. 9 and Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

From the Pepper Batch Community Garden Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pepperpatch/

Exciting news for the Berry Patch!

Rick Kerr has arranged an art project for our garden. Our raised beds are getting a makeover! We have Chad Tyson from The Paint Factory and his team coming by to add some fun and colour to our corner on Sunday September 10th.
But before we can have the artists lay down some amazing art for us, we need the raised beds primed. Ken Carruthers has arranged a very generous donation of primer from Dulux Paints, but we need you to help out with the priming! Bring your brushes, rollers and trays and come on down Saturday September 9th at 9 am.
As an added bonus the wonderful Wizards from Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe will be providing coffee to keep us all motivated 😍
Please come join us for this fun and exciting event!