Each year on October 31, we dress up as superheroes, ghosts, witches or wizards and head out the door collecting candies. As a child, we would go to parties, bob for apples, carve pumpkins and tell scary stories. It was a night to scare people with Halloween scenes throughout the yards in the neighbourhood, with the possibility of someone jumping out to frighten us as we walked by. Now as an adult, I share the Halloween traditions with my daughter. She has been trick or treating since she was one, … Continue reading

WE Day Toronto – The Youth of Today Making a Difference


Each year thousands of students, teachers, performers and speakers, gather together in 14 cities across Canada, US and UK to celebrate WE Day.  I have always watched from home, and have always wanted to be there to feel the energy and share the experience with those around me. Well, this year, that came true for me and I attended. It was an inspirational, emotional and fun day. We Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. We Schools is the year long program that … Continue reading

Childhood Books – Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew


I don’ know at what age I began reading, I do however remember the books I loved to read. I have 2 favourite childhood book series that I would spend hours reading, trying to finish a book, so I could move on to the next. Christmas and birthdays, always brought me a new book in one of my series. I read them over and over again growing up. I had them stored in a box for years, until I gave them away to a relative, after all her parents had … Continue reading