Bob’s Canada Day Message Saturday July 1 is the day Canada turns 150 years young. Ontario was one of the ‘original four’ provinces of Canada, along with Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island was very close to joining Canada in 1867, but wanted more time to talk about it. Prince Edward Islanders valued dialogue and discussion as much then as Canadians do now. PEI finally joined Canada in 1873. Manitoba had joined…
Bob’s 2016 Christmas Message Bob and I extend our warm greetings for a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary year of Canadian Confederation. We look forward to the celebrations in Ontario, one of the four original provinces when Canada gained independence from Britain.
Bob’s annual message Each year, Bob records his Remembrance Day message for broadcast within the community. It is used on the local cable channel and in other places. Here is his 2016 message.
Our effervescent Merlin
One Friday in late February of 2016, Bob stopped at our favourite pet shop to get some food for Bebe. At the shop, they have an arrangement with a cat rescue agency called Ninth Life Cat Rescue. They accept cat litters, arrange for people to foster expecting females, and place both kittens and also older cats given up for one reason or another by their owners.
One such cat, named Merlin, was at the shop on that day. Bob asked what the story was on Merlin. Merlin had been raised and owned by a lady, now elderly, who was slipping into dementia, and was struggling to remember to look after Merlin. Just past his 13th birthday, Merlin needed a new home. Bob picked him up, and something magic happened to both of them.
Canada Day Greetings Here are Bob’s Canada Day greetings to our western Mississauga neighbourhoods of Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville, and also to our friends and family all across the world. July 1 is Canada Day, the day in 1867 that Canada became a nation. Next year, in 2017, Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Bob and I hope our friends and family all enjoy their summer.
It is now official. I am a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). This means that, effective immediately, I am fully licensed (and regulated), and am able to practice as an Immigration Consultant. I was advised by the Council by e-mail at 4:12 p.m. on Day Zero: June 17, 2016. It is both the end of a year-long journey through the nine-course qualification procedure, through the afternoon-long final exam, and the start of a new line of business for me. I have completed the paperwork and application process to set up the new business, which even now has its first client.
Passing of Angad Ramwa The family of Dr. Angad Ramwa sadly announces his passing late Friday evening, March 18, 2016 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ramwa was a distinguished scientist, whose many positions included Professor of Chemistry for many years at the University of Guyana, and Director of Research at the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST). He studied at the University of Guyana, graduating with a BSc in Chemistry….
Every year, Bob holds a free family skate for residents of our riding. In mid-March of 2016, Bob held his March Break family skate. I brought Bebe for about 45 minutes of skating with Bob. She was just as much of a hit as Obi-Wan was.