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The winner of the $100 gift certificate at Toys"R"Us® 
in the 0-3 year old category was

William Lounsbury
 



The winner of the $100 gift certificate at Toys"R"Us®  
in the 4-6 year old category was

Avery Furman

 

The winner of the $100 gift certificate at Toys"R"Us®  
in the 7-10 year old category was

Erin Harvey

 

 

Thanks to all the bright, young, talented children who made this contest a
success!  We had an amazing turnout and I am always shocked at how creative
the submissions get.  Parents, we can all re-discover the lost art of
creativity by watching our little Picasso's turn out these little gems!

Stay tuned!  I am working hard to run another contest in the future for
children that will require super creativity!  Until then,

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Edmonton's 10 Best Neighbourhoods: The Future is Now
 
The second annual list of the city's top 10 communities featured in Avenue Magazine
This year Edmontonions were asked what they thought about the future of the city.
 
Edmonton had 45 new neighbourhoods since 2005-2013 
 
The currently second ranked neighbourhood for 2013
was ranked first to be the best place to live in 15-20 years.
Banister Research & Consulting Inc. asked Edmontonioins
what are the in-the-works projects which you are most excited to see.
 
You cannot wait for the LRT to grow and serve more of the city.
A new Royal Alberta Museum excites you.
A new downtown arena? Not so much.
 
In fact, more people (47 per cent) did not care or did not want the arena
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The Work life balance experts would have you believe
that we can divvy up the various pieces of our lives
our responsibilities our obligations our wants our needs on an imaginary scale
shuffle them from one side to the other until the scale gets nicely balanced.
What a nice pipe dream
 
THE REALITY Throw out the scale.
The MAGIC is to be found in RHYTHM

Rhythm is all around us we just have to tap into it.
 
From the Micro
MORNING and EVENING
    Hormonal & digestive cycles
 
 
SlEEP AWAKE
Going in and out of Dream Sleep ( REM)
 
 
WINTER and SPRING
Sowing and Harvesting
 
To the Macro
WAXING AND WANING OF THE MOON,
Ocean Tides,
 
THE MOTION OF THE STARS.
Navigation
 
Everything has
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Music to the ears of parents
MORE PLEASE........ when you serve your kids healthy foods.

The following 10 recipes are healthy and appealing to kids.
Most are super fast and easy to make.
 
 
1) MUFFIN IN A MUG

This one is not only a “Healthy More Please “
but it has 3 extra bonuses built in
1- can be make ahead and kept in freezer
2- total of 7 minutes for healthy breakfast
3- is portable for those who eat and run

WHEAT FREE BAKING MIX
This is the make ahead part, make it in bulk and keep in the freezer.
 
4 cups Almond meal/flour
1 cup Golden Flaxseeds, ground
¼ cup Coconut Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
 
THE MUFFIN - makes one
Ingredients
1/2 cup WHEAT FREE BAKING MIX
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Sweetener of choice equivalent to 1 tbs. sugar
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Edmonton is already one of the only cities
with an extensive network of established community leagues
 
 

EDMONTON ON THE MAP

Then along comes Howard Lawrence with his brilliant idea
of starting something called Abundant Communities
and put Edmonton on the map

 


According to CTV News segment “ On Your Street”11 March/14
a University in the US will be coming up here
to do a documentary on this new fangled way to make “ communities into villages “
In January 2013, The Highlands Community League, with support
from The City of Edmonton and The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues,
began piloting The Abundant Community Initiative.

 

PILOT PROJECT

 
Since it's inception, the pilot project has built momentum
catching the
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HIGHLANDS THE COMMUNITY

 

Highands is considered an Historic community
bounded by Ada Blvd on the South, 118 Ave on the North
67 St on the East and 50 St on the West.
 

 

It is a quaint area, in a good way where you can enjoy a lazy afternoon in the sun
or get away for a weekend of enjoyment and relaxation
 
HIghlands in an inviting place with an antique store,
boutiques, and vintage clothing stores, bed and Breakfast and fine eateries.
 

LARGE APPOINTED HOUSES

Large, well appointed houses are to be found along or near Ada Boulevard,
where residents enjoy a spectacular view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley
Highlands has remained an area of low density residential development.
The Highlands neighbourhood also contains many
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When is the winter going to end.

Enough already .
Every year no matter how long or how short,
we hear ourselves bemoaning winter.

Constantly watching for a sign that spring has arrived,

constantly being disappointed can sap anyone’s optimism
and set you up for the Winter Blues

If your winter blues are more than the seasonal kind
and you are suffering from a depression which has nothing to do with weather
then seek professional help.

For the rest of us who are just plain grumpy , fed up and not working at our peak
because we are feeling crushed by the weather.
Help is here.

The best antidote to the Winter Weather Blues is action.

1- FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE

Get some fresh air and take a walk outside.
Going from the house to the car, car to the office, office to the car,
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Canada is set to take over the tech world
 
First, though, citizens, government
and the tech community need to help fill in a few pieces of the puzzle.
Second we have to step away from our obsessional modesty
a modesty which drives to the back pages news about our successes
Third we have to stop the habit of allowing ourselves to be overshadowed
and holding ourselves to such a higher standard
that our performances are never good enough
and performances by anyone else is to be lauded.
“We, as Canadians, can build great companies here,” said Harley Finkelstein,
chief platform officer at Shopify, an Ottawa-based company recently valued at $1 billion
 
Really $1 billion, who knew.
 
This is Canada’s first Internet start-up
to reach that milestone
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FOUNDED IN 2009 
Startup Edmonton is an entrepreneurial campus and startup community hub
which kickstarts and activates local startups.
They create collisions - between developers, designers, makers, founders,
investors and mentors - transforming ideas into companies.

http://www.startupedmonton.com/

From the Globe and Mail
Being an entrepreneur in booming Alberta
isn’t always the embarrassment of riches you might assume.
 
Oil dominates. For everyone else, venture capital is tough to come by,
talent is snapped up and costs are higher.
The effect, some fear, is a black-hole industry sucking up and stagnating everything.
 
And that’s where Ken Bautista hopes to switch things up.
Mr. Bautista is the chief executive officer and
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The EPL Makerspace is a creative and collaborative environment 
where ideas are shared. and is officially open at the Stanley A. Milner Library. 
The space is open during regular branch hours
and offers incredible technology and equipment for the public to create on.
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO at the EPL MAKERSPACE


You can come in and print your own book,
             using the Espresso Book Machine,

 
Design a website,
             using creative workstations (PC’s & Mac’s),

 
Convert old VHS tapes to DVD’s,
             using Digital conversion hardware,

           

 
Play some XBOX.
             using the gaming consoles

 
Make 3D objects
              using the Machina the X16 and X24 Pro models

 
Make your
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