Stand Up Paddleboarding Tours of the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto

SUP in Scarborough Bluffs So it turns out that taking Stand Up Paddleboarding tours on Toronto east lake shore at Brimley Marina (Paddleboard Addict) is the very best way to see the Scarborough Bluffs !
The bluffs are timeless. They are full of beautiful wild birds and animals. The bluffs were mentioned in the letters sent back to England by Elizabeth Simcoeoomers, the wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. The bluffs along Lake Ontario shores reminded her of the limestone cliffs in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.   In her diary, she wrote, “The shore is extremely bold, and has the appearance of chalk cliffs, but I believe they are only white sand. They appeared so well that we talked of building a summer residence there and calling it Scarborough.

Stand Up Paddleboard Tour on Lake Ontario

paddleboarding stand up Toronto
SUP Tours are perhaps the fastest growing water tourism industry in the GTA, but is it sustainable?
The calm waters around the Brimley Marina are perfect for spectators who seek a closeup view of the beautiful Scarborough Bluffs in summertime.
The sensation of walking on water with unobstructed views is unforgettable.
Imagine doing this while getting physically fit in an amazing full body workout.?!

 

Smojoe writes about Taking Stand Up Paddleboard Classes in Toronto and paying only $50 per lesson.

The son of a beekeeper blog describes with elation the exercise of taking stand up paddleboarding lessons in Toronto at the Brimley Marina for the betterment of health and body.

What about this picture of SUP yoga on Zoomers magazine which shows a young woman with terrific balance against a serene empty background

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Green Living Blog TV Show in Toronto

Yesterday I donated 336 Glass Jars to the Bleecker Welselley Activity Network for their upcoming cooking classes. You can read more about my Earth Day charity action on the advice of my green living blog friend on Smojoe
336 glass jars donated to the Bleecker Welselley Activity network for senior citizens
Dog appIn other news, Urban Dog fitness spa / interview with Susan Rupert the owner of this amazing business is profiled on The Distillery District blog which showcases the use of modern technology including close circuit televisions so dog owners can watch their pet exercising with other dog remotely, to improve the quality of life for pets and owners and create jobs and happiness. The dog app was featured on Mashable.

Its a cool story all around and fits nicely beside the iPhone dog app innovation to allow dog owners to get together to walk their dogs and share their neighbourhood parks and scenic streets and maybe there is safety in numbers

The Urban Dog profile story got a lot of attention on the Distillery Facebook page.

coffee table made form recycled hardwood pallet

Toronto green TV blogger Nikki Fotheringham writes a green living blog in which she often demonstrates that green solutions can be aesthetically pleasing as well as environmentally sustainable.  and in many cases success depends on a third criteria which is whether or not the green option being showcased is economically viable as a market alternative.

I have begun crowd sourcing ideas for another TV show – green house

Earlier today I asked for ideas and pictures and ideas for recycled industrial material as household furniture items. I asked about green living on University Network, and i asked about green living furniture ideas on Red Flag Deals which i expect will get lots of attention. And i asked about green living blog on Canadian Content discussion forum and its got some feedback already.

Shakeology Flavoured Conversations with Kymberly Redmond

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Shakeology Girl was born

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interesting talk w @MyMommasHands last night; #shakeology history was made over a steak dinner by a girl pic.twitter.com/p0fh9hmNJM

2013 AVEDA Institute, Born To Style, Contest Journalism

Rob Campbell’s bold experiments in Contest Journalism

Don’t be scared if you find your blog post indexed here, its just one note in a powerful symphony of cohesive web storytelling. As soon as we know who won the 2013 Born To Style contests, and why four applicants were selected above all others as grand prize winners, in each city, then we can give the 2013 Born to Style overall story the happy ending it deserves.

Aveda Institute Canada, Born To Style Collects User Generated Media From Youth Who Are Talented Artists with Combs, Scissors and Professional Salon Styling Tools

Post by on Jan 31, 2013

Once again this nation’s top professional hair school, AVEDA Institute Canada challenges young people to step up and prove they were Born to Style.

Active in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.  Updates coming

Aveda Institute Canada asks if you are Born to Style, make video, win tuition to hair school

Designing and presenting a User Generated Media UGM challenge around the art of professional hair styling where the reward is a year’s tuition in a top shelf hair school, a great way to share the creativity and sell the dream of being a professional hair stylist.

Born To Style Resources

public.fotki.com/Arob12/sproatup/born-to-style-squar.html
images59.fotki.com/v683/photos/0/1534160/8644168/BornToSt…

public.fotki.com/Arob12/miss-teen-canada/2012-born-to-sty…
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ltrk.co/q/s/2mOwu
www.avedainstitute.ca/email/2012/monthly-january/main_ima…

www.flickr.com/photos/17683992@N06/8469547294/in/set-7215…
every photo here has a ‘hair school’ link to Aveda Vancouver or Winnipeg as

Discussion Forums

forums.calgaryn.com/showthread.php?t=826773
www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=878737
www.forumvancouver.com/threads/vancouver-hair-school-asks…
kittyradio.com/soapbox/makeup-hair-perfume/113485-you-bor…
www.beautylish.com/t/auvvs/2013-aveda-born-to-style-video…
contributors.luckymag.com/post/aveda-institute-canada-see…
www.chictopia.com/forums/Health+and+Beauty/topics/Are+you…

forums.redflagdeals.com/2013-03-01-aveda-canada-born-styl…
www.pricenetwork.ca/ddeal/Aveda_Institute_Born_To_Style_S…
forum.smartcanucks.ca/339984-win-10k-hair-school-aveda-ca…
forum.zwap.com/index.php?/topic/122898-are-you-born-to-st…
www.canadianfreestuff.com/forum/f156/aveda-hair-stylist-2…
www.frugalshopper.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=146371

www.univforum.com/canadian-universities/viewtopic.php?p=9…
thebeautybrains.com/bbforum/discussion/3479/aveda-canada-…

Blogs

smojoe.com/blog/2013/01/aveda-institute-canada-seeks-user…
www.sheryltips.com/2013-aveda-institute-born-to-style-win…
deblewis.ca/debblog/?p=5878

www.ettuandyou.com/2013/02/06/adventures-in-styling-with-…
www.weddinggirl.ca/blog/2013/02/07/2013-born-style-win-tu…
www.contestqueen.com/2013/enter-a-contest-follow-your-dream/
www.teenaintoronto.com/2013/02/2013-born-to-style-hair-sc…
www.jillojello.com/2013/02/avedas-born-to-style-2013.html
linerglittergloss.com/2013/02/2013-aveda-institute-canada…
www.beautycrazed.ca/2013/02/aveda-born-to-style-discover-…
www.torontoisfashion.com/2013/02/2013-born-to-style-schol…
www.alison-elle.com/2013/02/2013-aveda-born-to-style-cont…
99raina99.blogspot.ca/2013/02/are-you-born-to-style-win-f…
www.torontobeautyreviews.com/2013/01/beauty-news-aveda-in…

Misc

toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/spa/3599614874.html
vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/spa/3603632514.html
winnipeg.en.craigslist.ca/spa/3622400542.html
calgary.en.craigslist.ca/spa/3623342857.html

www.squidoo.com/2013-AVEDA-Canada-hair-school-scholarship, Born To Style

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In Toronto, keep an eye on application updates by liking Aveda Institute Toronto Facebook Page and @Aveda416 on Twitter
In Winnipeg, like Aveda Institute Winnipeg Facebook Page and follow @Aveda204 on Twitter.
In Calgary, like Aveda Institute Calgary Facebook Page and follow @Aveda403 on Twitter.
In Vancouver, like Aveda Institute Vancouver Facebook Page and follow @Aveda604 on Twitter.

Sheamus MacLean on Church Fathers, Semipelagianism

Saints killing Dragons, Sheamus MacLean, Hagiography

Last weekend we had a delightful presentation by Sheamus MacLean focusing on Dragons and Saints and how early Churchmen often make their reputations by killing Dragons which I wrote about on WonderCafe.

Sheamus is a passionate theologian as well as an calculating economic performance architect who works with senior management to consult and help close strategically important deals whereby clients achieve more significant financial gains, including increased valuation. But in his spare time Sheamus like to delve deep into the scriptures.

St. Clement is a leading Church Father

The Pope, St Clement, papacy, Vatican, logo, heraldry, emblemThe Fathers of the Christian Church were evangelical churchmen bishops, deacons and even laymen who were passionate about Christ and left writings that help define the church today. By being so literate they helped bring the religion out of its infancy and into its youth. The are the teachers and curators of the scriptures and they lived from 100 to about 750 Ad. Inside these six and a half centuries are many periods of change. First its important to remember that Christianity was illegal in the beginning and the Anti – Nicean Fathers (anti means ‘before’ in this context) who were alive when the apostles were alive, would be considered criminals if they were captured by many agents of Rome or whatever state hosted their work, as it was contrary to the official beliefs and power structures. Indeed, according to a tradition not earlier than the 4th century, Clement was imprisoned under the Emperor Trajan but nonetheless led a ministry among fellow prisoners. He was then executed by being tied to an anchor and thrown into the sea.

St. Clement stands foremost among the Apostolic Fathers who were alive during the time of the apostles; they lived from about 60 – 150 AD and their writings begin to come in the year 95 AD with St Clement’s letter from Rome to Corinth.  Think about how important these people are because they are contemporary to the apostles and knew their minds enough to best translate and proliferate their words and actions. Today St. Clement’s lends its name to many regional Grammer schools and a notable school for girls in Toronto Ontario Canada simply because he is the foremost Church Father.

The Four Marks of being a Church Father

The four marks of being a Church Father are 1) antiquity 2) orthodoxy 3) sanctity and 4) approval.

1) Antiquity , anyone has the property of antiquity if they lived between the age of the apostles and about the middle of the eighth century – the age of the
church fathers is generally considered to close around the time of St John of Damascus who died in 749 AD

2) Orthodoxy – or whether or not they had sound beliefs, in at least as far as belief was defined in their day.  Some early Church Fathers had beliefs which would later be ruled unorthodox. St John Cassian for example who authored Semipelagian discourse contrary to Saint Augustine, taught that man cannot come to God without the grace of God. In Semipelagian thought, therefore, a distinction is made between the beginning of faith and the increase of faith. Semipelagian thought teaches that the latter half – growing in faith – is the work of God, while the beginning of faith is an act of free will, with grace supervening only later. It too was labeled heresy by the Western Church in the Second Council of Orange in 529.  But St John Cassian is still a respected Church Father.

3) Sanctity–  Is the person considered a saint? Most of the church fathers are considered saints, but not all.

4) Approval – people could be considered orthodox but not get the approval of later Churchmen and so be denied the status of being a Church Father.

Next came the Apologists and they were named such because they defended the Church from those who would see it reduced in influence other religious. Hopefully Sheamus MacLean will return, a few Sundays from now, and give us more understanding of them.

 

 

Summary of 2012 Miss Teen Canada World Blog Network of Sixty Four Regional Delegates

In four months between January and April 2012 last year each of the sixty four 2012 Miss Teen Canada World Regional Delegates was issued her own regional blog domain, username and password on the Miss Teen Canada Blog Network.

 

Each contestant took the time to read the How To Blog instruction manual and probably wrote a half dozen test posts and did practice posting pictures and links before handcrafting her first introductory post. You can read all of the blogger’s first posts below.

Here are the first introductions and ABOUT ME style content bytes that the 2012 Miss Teen Canada World contenders put on their regional blogs,

http://missteencalgary.com/hello-from-kirsten-collins-2012-miss-teen-calgary-world/

http://missteensouthcalgary.com/my-biography/

http://missteenalberta.com/hello-from-miss-teen-alberta-world-2012-lindsay-fraughton-2/

http://missteenedmonton.com/hi-im-angie-mellen-miss-teen-edmonton-2012/

http://missteeneastcentralalberta.com/hello-from-stacey-cox-miss-teen-east-central-alberta-world-2012/

http://missteenokotoks.com/hello-from-miss-teen-okotoks-world-2012-justine-orban/

http://missteenstalbert.com/chloe-fulton-miss-teen-st-albert-world-2012/

http://missteenstrathconacounty.com/hello-from-kelsey-bryant-miss-teen-strathcona-county-world-2012/

http://missteencentralalberta.com/502/

http://missteenreddeer.com/hello-from-gina-omilon-miss-teen-red-deer-world-2012/

http://missteensouthernalberta.com/hello-from-hailey-kloot-2012-miss-teen-southern-alberta/

http://missteenwestcalgary.com/hello-from-miss-teen-west-calgary-2012/

http://missteenprincegeorge.com/hello-world/

http://missteensouthwesternbritishcolumbia.com/crystal_li/

http://missteennorthernbritishcolumbia.com/the-beginning/

http://missteenvancouver.com/nadia-afshar-miss-teen-vancouver-world-2012/

http://missteencomoxvalley.com/hello-world/

http://missteenokanagan.com/sarah-nieberle-miss-teen-okanagan-world-2012/

http://missteensouthernbritishcolumbia.com/millie-rong-miss-teen-southern-british-columbia/

http://missteenbritishcolumbia.ca/hello-from-nicole-miss-teen-british-columbia-world/

http://missteenvictoria.com/brandi-anderson-miss-teen-victoria-world-2012/

http://missteencoquitlam.com/hello-from-katarina-lulic-2012-miss-teen-coquitlam-world/

http://missteennewwestminster.com/31/

http://missteenburnaby.com/cecilia-ferreira-miss-teen-burnaby-world-2012/

http://missteenwinnipeg.com/a-new-chapter/

http://missteenmanitoba.com/hello-from-courtney-mandock-miss-teen-manitoba-world-2012/

http://missteencentralmanitoba.com/hello-from-rilee-lloyd-miss-teen-central-manitoba-world-2012/

http://missteensouthernmanitoba.com/hello-from-devon-shewchuk-2012-miss-teen-southern-manitoba-world/

http://missteensouthernavalon.com/hello-from-hayleigh-mcgrath-miss-teen-southern-avalon-world-2012/

http://missteennorthernavalon.com/courtney-jones-2012-miss-teen-northern-avalon-world/

http://missteennovascotia.com/hello-from-kelley-penney-miss-teen-nova-scotia-world-2012/

http://missteenkingtownship.com/shelby-lynn-prioriello-2012-miss-teen-king-township-world/

http://missteenontario.ca/hello-from-sacha-stewart-2012-miss-teen-ontario-world/

http://missteenthunderbay.com/hello-everyone-i-am-sabrina-felice-miss-teen-thunder-bay-world/

http://missteeneasternontario.com/hello-from-hillary-macmillan-miss-teen-eastern-ontario-world-2012-2/

http://missteensudbury.com/hello-from-desiree-mathias-miss-teen-sudbury-world-2012/

http://missteenkirklandlake.com/hello-from-darian-allison-miss-teen-kirkland-lake-world-2012/

http://missteenkapuskasing.com/hello-from-janick-chartrand-miss-teen-kapuskasing-world-2012/

http://missteengta.com/christina-logan-miss-teen-gta-world-2012/

http://missteenbarrie.com/hello-from-danielle-hawthorne-2012-miss-teen-barrie-world/

http://missteenottawa.com/hello-from-leigh-mundy-miss-teen-ottawa-world-2012/

http://missteensouthwesternontario.com/danielle-cocchetto-2012-miss-teen-southwestern-ontario-world/

http://missteenpeterboroughcounty.com/hello-from-jessie-potvin-2012-miss-teen-peterborough-county-world/

http://missteensimcoecounty.com/hi-from-lolah-gifford-miss-teen-simcoe-county-world-2012/

http://missteennorthontario.com/hello-from-nichelle-thomson-miss-teen-north-ontario-world-2012/

http://missteensdgcounties.com/kelly-ouderkirk-miss-teen-sdg-county-world-2012/

http://missteenmarkham.com/hello-from-jordy-arsenault-kivell-miss-teen-markham-world-2012/

http://missteenyorkregion.com/what-you-should-know-about-me/

http://missteensouthernontario.com/hello-from-francesca-mcfadden-miss-teen-southern-ontario-world-2012/

http://missteenbrampton.com/hello-from-simrat-sandhu-miss-teen-brampton-world-2012/

http://missteendurhamregion.com/what-do-you-want-to-know/

http://missteen-quebec.com/hello-from-megha-sandhu-miss-teen-quebec-2012/

http://missteenmontreal.com/miss-teen-montreal-world-and-miss-teen-famas-2011-all-in-one/

http://missteenwesternsaskatchewan.com/hello-from-nikita-kahpeaysewat-miss-teen-western-saskatchewan-world-2012/

http://missteensouthernsaskatchewan.com/hello-again-from-miss-teen-southern-saskatchewan-brittany-orsted/

http://missteencentraleastsaskatchewan.com/hello-from-natahni-paquachan-2012-miss-teen-central-east-saskatchewan/

http://missteennortheastsaskatchewan.com/hello-from-elaine-vallier-miss-teen-north-east-saskatchewan-world-2012/

http://missteeneasternsaskatchewan.com/hello-from-jamie-newberg-miss-teen-eastern-saskatchewan-world-2012/

http://missteensaskatoon.com/hello-from-danica-cox-miss-teen-saskatoon-world-2012/

http://missteensouthcentralsaskatchewan.com/jasmine-gemmell-miss-teen-south-central-saskatchewan-world-2012/

http://missteensouthwesternsaskatchewan.com/hello-from-dakota-cooke-miss-teen-southwestern-saskatchewan-world-2012/

http://missteencentralsaskatchewanworld.com/your-name-2011-miss-teen-your-location-world/

http://missteensaskatchewan.com/hello-from-savanagh-walker-miss-teen-saskatchewan-world-2012/

Dr Archer was Moderator on Mentor Night

There was a reputable Toronto Dentist and Zack Werner

A handcrafted 2012 Miss Teen Canada World Mentor Night Squidoo lens explains all of the subtleties of the program and details that participants and what was expected of the bloggers on this occasion

Artfest 2012 Toronto, Pikto Top Pick PhotoContest in the Distillery District

There were dozens of skilled artists here in Toronto at the Distillery District over the Sept long weekend in connection with Artfest 2012.  You can read about Mario Beaudoin, Carlo Allion, Scott Cameron, Kevin Joyce, Patrick Lajoie, Tiffany Horrocks, and Christian Aldo

Mario Beaudoin paints Balzacs coffee Mario Beaudoin drove in from rural Quebec, to paint the interpretation of Balzacs Coffee House at right.

The Distillery District’s red brick buildings and cobblestones make the Sept long weekend Artfest truly memorable for the artists and visitors that attend the annual festival. This really is a one of a kind art show in the oldest and most historic region of Toronto which is filled with sophisticated tenants, artisans, and patrons. The Distillery District and Artfest in particular is a great place to exhibit art and get feedback as well as healthy sales.

This is a place to network with busy interior decorators, buyers, and curators of all descriptions who saunter through the grounds over the course of the four day long weekend. Two more high rise condominiums are still unfinished behind the Victorian age slate tiles Toronto roof of the buildings that border the cobblestone courtyards.

Carlo Allion, 2012 Artfest, Distillery District

Carlo Allion paints fantasy, surreal dream images

Carlo Allion finds his best ideas for new paintings from dreams and half conscious reflections into murky pools of mental states. Allion is different from the rest of us because he has the ability and the great skill necessary to put his visions on canvas and shape moments he saw in his mind into great art that we can all behold.   He says he paints ‘…statues that have come to life.’

Carlo Allion art work is perfect for international bank headquarters, talent agencies and jitterbug dance halls .  Carlo’s brush strokes  seem to have devil-may-care mood and evoke Terry Gilliam’s nonsensical whimseys. Art into a sophisticated personal style. See more artwork at CarloAllion.com website. Mr. Allion’s fun loving paint brush molds outrageous proportions to give his art an amazing fresh perspective

Christian Aldo at Artfest 2012

Every year at Artfest, there’s a charismatic young painter named Christian Aldo who uses glue and denim and buckets of acyclic paint to make three dimensional figures crime alive inside the frame.

Korean Girls snapshots at Christian Aldo booth, fine arts painting

Korean girls travel to Artfest Ontario 2012 and share memories against Christian Aldo art work.

Here is Christian Aldo in front of his Piano Player reacting to the Korean girls snapping his picture

Chrustian Aldo art at Artfest 2012

Pikto Top Picks Photo Contest in Toronto

For almost a decade Pikto has been at the center of photography art in Canada. The store is filled with skilled professionals who have been helping artists prepare for fancy wine and cheese style art shows with professional photo printing and photography mounting and picture framing  and picture hanging services.  Pikto probably best known for its custom photo books which are easy to make and present artists with a very compelling presentation mediums.  Andre announced that Pikto is having a contest and the Distillery District Blog has a write up about the event.

If you win the contest, you will  get your own art show at Pikto, for two months.

Pikto Top Pick photo contest asks three judges to gauge at all submissions and decide whose work should hanging in the Pikto gallery in Toronto for the two months.

Artists who develop and enlarge film and photographic prints probably already know about Pikto darkroom services, ie and they are aware that the firm also does photo printing and picture framing etc The shop is located in Case Goods Lane of the Distillery District and has been popular in this location since early 2003. The store today

The Judges include,
Gina Martin – Photographer Rep, Nat Geographic Collection, Chris Buck – Commercial/Editorial Photographer, Johan Hallberg-Campbell who is the Chief Curator at the Pikto Gallery,

Pikto, art gallery, photography contest, photo booksThe Pikto Top Pick photo contest has no entry fee. The deadline to submit your work is November 1, 2012 at midnight.

Every submission should include fifteen examples of photography intended for exhibition.  And of course that material should be electronically prepared and viewable  The images should be  .jpg (1024×768 pixels maximum image size) and all applicants are advised to use a consistent naming system as well as number all images (e.g. 01Smith.jpg, 02Smith.jpg).

Here is the gallery where the winner’s artwork will be displayed.