Archive for May, 2012

Friday is Free at the Honda Indy Toronto in Support of Make-A-Wish® Canada

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

 

 

 

Fri­day is Free at the Honda Indy Toronto in Sup­port of Make-A-Wish® Canada

Ontario Honda Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion con­tin­ues to help make children’s mag­i­cal wishes come true

 

 

For the third year in a row, the Ontario Honda Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (OHDA) will pay the cost of admis­sion for fans to enjoy the speed and spec­ta­cle of the Honda Indy Toronto on Fri­day, July 6. With gen­er­ous sup­port from fans, Honda Canada and the OHDA have raised more than $200,000 for Make-A-Wish®dur­ing the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons, help­ing to make the wishes of chil­dren who are liv­ing with a life-threatening med­ical con­di­tion come true.

 

“We’re excited to once again part­ner with Make-A-Wish for Free Fri­day at the Honda Indy Toronto,” said Kevin Pear­son, pres­i­dent of the OHDA. “We hope fans enjoy the Indy expe­ri­ence and donate gen­er­ously to help make wishes come true for chil­dren across Canada.”

 

In lieu of admis­sion, and to take part in var­i­ous onsite games and activ­i­ties, Free Fri­day atten­dees are encour­aged to donate to Make-A-Wish. All dona­tions will once again be matched dollar-for-dollar by Honda Canada. With sup­port from orga­ni­za­tions like Honda Canada and the OHDA, Make-A-Wish grants over 400 wishes a year through eight regional chap­ters across the country.

 

“Honda has been a very gen­er­ous sup­porter of our mag­i­cal wish grant­ing efforts the past two years,” said Jen­nifer Klotz-Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. “We are thrilled to be part of the Honda Indy Toronto again.”

 

The Honda Indy Toronto, which runs July 6–8, marks the 10th race of the 2012 IZOD Indy­Car Series sea­son and 26 years of rac­ing on the streets of Toronto. On Free Fri­day, there is no reg­u­lar reserved seat­ing, so atten­dees can access all grand­stands and choose their seats on a first-come/first-served basis. Through­out the day, atten­dees can explore the exclu­sive IZOD Indy­Car Series Pad­dock where the new DW12 Indy­Cars will be on dis­play while not on the track.

“We love Free Fri­day because it sup­ports an impor­tant cause and it pro­vides the pub­lic with a great chance, and the extra incen­tive, to expe­ri­ence the excite­ment of Indy­Car rac­ing,” said Char­lie John­stone, vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of the Honda Indy Toronto. “It’s hard not to become a fan after expe­ri­enc­ing the thrill of rac­ing and all that the Honda Indy has to offer.”

About the Ontario Honda Deal­ers Association:

The Ontario Honda Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion, which was founded in 1989, rep­re­sents 78 Honda deal­ers located in 62 com­mu­ni­ties through­out Ontario, which is home to the two Honda of Canada Mfg. assem­bly plants that pro­duce Civic, Canada’s num­ber one sell­ing car, in addi­tion to the Acura MDX, ZDX and CR-V. The 78 Honda deal­er­ships in Ontario, which have a proven track record for pro­vid­ing max­i­mum cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, employ approx­i­mately 3,000 associates.

 

About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting orga­ni­za­tion that brings hope, strength and joy to chil­dren across Canada liv­ing with life-threatening med­ical con­di­tions. Along with the national office, eight regional chap­ters grant mag­i­cal wishes to chil­dren in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affil­i­ate of Make-A-Wish® Inter­na­tional, the largest wish-granting orga­ni­za­tion in the world, mak­ing dreams and wishes come true for more than 290,000 chil­dren since 1980. To learn more please visit www.makeawish.ca.

About the Honda Indy Toronto

The Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 6–8, 2012 on the streets sur­round­ing Exhi­bi­tion Place near Lake Ontario and down­town Toronto. With 26 years of Indy­Car rac­ing his­tory in Toronto, the Honda Indy Toronto is among the most respected motor­sports events in North Amer­ica and includes the fastest rac­ing series on the planet, celebrity ath­letes, and a fes­ti­val of live enter­tain­ment and inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties. For more infor­ma­tion, visit hondaindytoronto.com. Fol­low the Honda Indy Toronto on Twit­ter @HondaIndy and ‘Like’ us on Face­book at facebook.com/HondaIndy­Toronto

 

 

 

 

 

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CoolCanucks Review of the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum for Dad ~ Just in time for Father’s Day!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

 

 

 

Ok read­ers. You all know that I am absolutely infat­u­ated with Dyson Canada, and their phe­nom­e­nal vac­u­ums. I can­not tell you enough that Dyson sells the very best vac­u­ums in the world, period.

The suc­tion on these Dyson’s are totally amaz­ing and they pick up basi­cally any­thing on any floor whether it is ceramic, vinyl, car­pet or hard­wood! I have yet to have some­one dis­agree with me about my opin­ion of Dyson Canada. They are, in my own per­sonal opin­ion, the best vac­u­ums that have ever been invented!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyson is the most rec­og­nized and most pop­u­lar brand of vac­u­ums across the world. When one men­tions vac­uum clean­ers, Dyson imme­di­ately comes to mind.

It’s defi­nitely not a secret that Dyson pro­duces and sells stand-out vac­uum clean­ers both upright and can­is­ter style. Dyson aims to con­tinue their suc­cess­ful line of vac­u­ums, and just recently I was able to review their awe­some Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vacuum!

Father’s Day (June 17, 2012) is fast approach­ing and the search for the per­fect gift is on. By pur­chas­ing the new Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum for Dad, you will hon­estly make his life a whole lot simpler!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DC35 (also known as the Dig­i­tal Slim) is Dyson’s lat­est hand­held vac­uum cleaner for multi-floor with a detach­able long-reach wand and a motor­ized cleaner head.

The Dyson DC35 is also bag-less. All dust and dirt can be seen inside a trans­par­ent can­is­ter and with a press of a but­ton, you can eas­ily open the can­is­ter to dump all of that crap right into the garbage.

The power-efficient Dyson dig­i­tal motor makes this cord­less vac­uum amaz­ingly powerful!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum is a great pet hair picker upper, extremely con­ve­nient to store, is bag-less, cord­less, has enough suc­tion that a single-pass does the job, it has a no slip grip, and it is very easy to charge.

As you know, it’s always dif­fi­cult find­ing dad some­thing for Father’s Day that he does not already have. But now that the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum for Dad has arrived, it’s here just in time for Father’s Day! This is the best Father’s Day gift by far!

 

 

 

 

 

“Dyson DC35 Multi floor is a Dyson Dig­i­tal Slim™ cord­less vac­uum cleaner for mul­ti­ple floor types– car­pet, ceramic, vinyl and wood.
It fea­tures a detach­able long-reach wand and a motor­ized cleaner head. Pow­ered by the Dyson dig­i­tal motor, it is the most pow­er­ful light­weight cord­less vac­uum.“

 

 

 

Father’s love sim­ple and hate hav­ing to med­dle with every­thing. The sim­pler, the bet­ter! This would be the per­fect gift for dad this Father’s Day 2012!!

 

 

 

“Father’s Day.  Make dad’s life eas­ier (and cleaner) with the ulti­mate guy gift — Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim cord­less Vac­uum cleaner.
Unlike tra­di­tional cord­less vac­u­ums that have a poor bat­tery life, no pick up and are dif­fi­cult to use — the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim has been engi­neered for max­i­mum suc­tion. In fact, it’s the most pow­er­ful cord­less handheld.

Its motor­ized head uses car­bon fil­a­ments to remove fine dust from hard sur­faces any nylon brushes to remove dirt from car­pets. The detach­able long reach wand reaches up top, into awk­ward gaps and down below.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim:

•Boasts a light­weight ver­sa­tile design that quickly con­verts to a hand­held (so it’s 2-in-1) to eas­ily clean the car, boat, and any­where in between

•Energy Star bat­tery charger with a fade-free lithium-ion bat­tery, which charges 3 times faster

•Click-in recharg­ing sta­tion that hangs ver­ti­cally to pre­vent clut­ter and save space in the man cave

 

 

 

As always, the Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum sucks dust and dirt like you just wouldn’t believe. I always boast about the Dyson vac­uum cleaner to my friends. They are some­what pricey, but hon­estly worth every sin­gle penny. I’m always amazed how much dust and dirt it col­lects from my car­pet, hard­wood floors, and area rugs.

 

I am sold on any­thing Dyson Canada car­ries, and hon­estly rec­om­mend Dyson to every­one out there. Believe me, you won’t be sorry!

 

 

The Dyson DC35 Dig­i­tal Slim Vac­uum (made just for Dad) can be found at many retail­ers at dyson.com and major Cana­dian retail­ers: Future Shop, Best Buy, The Bay, Home Out­fit­ters, Sears, Cana­dian Tire, The Brick, Wal­mart, Home Depot, and inde­pen­dent retail­ers across Canada.

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Caprina By Canus Body Lotion And Hand Soap Review & Giveaway!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

 

Canus is a won­der­ful Cana­dian com­pany that offers a wide range of body prod­ucts for the entire fam­ily. What is so dif­fer­ent about Canus com­pared to many other body prod­uct com­pa­nies is that their prod­ucts are made with fresh goat’s milk. All of Canus’ soaps and body washes are phos­phate free and biodegrad­able. Their body lotions con­tain no parabens. Their entire line of prod­ucts can very con­ve­niently be pur­chased at major retail­ers, gro­cery stores and phar­ma­cies near you. 

Fresh Goat’s milk:

Hydrates, Regen­er­ates
and Protects

Goat’s milk has unique prop­er­ties which are acclaimed across the world. Since its mol­e­c­u­lar struc­ture is sim­ple and short, it facil­i­tates the cream’s absorp­tion by the skin, con­tribut­ing to a deep and extended hydra­tion. It enables the restruc­tura­tion of the hydroli­pidic film giv­ing it back its sup­ple­ness and its elasticity

I have found since enter­ing my 40’s my skin does not stay as soft or sup­ple as it did  in my younger years. Liv­ing in Canada with the dry, cold win­ters does not do much to help your skin either. I have learned that you need great prod­ucts keep your skin healthy and glow­ing. When Canus offered to let me try out a few of the Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts I totally jumped at the chance. I tested the orig­i­nal for­mula, olive and wheat pro­tein, shea but­ter and orchid oil in both the body lotion and the hand soap.

 Nor­mally I do not use a bar soap because the major­ity leave my skin feel­ing very dry, I opt for liq­uid soaps instead.  After using the Cap­rina soaps for only a few short weeks I am totally sold because my skin feels so soft after using it. I have very dry, cracked skin on my elbows and my hands always feel so dehy­drated and flaky. I was look­ing for­ward to try­ing out the Cap­rina body lotions to see if it would work on those two major prob­lem areas. The body lotions were not greasy or oily and left my skin feel­ing per­fectly mois­tur­ized and hydrated all day long. I did not have to keep apply­ing the body lotion which means a lit­tle goes a long way….and who does not want to get the most for their money! I am happy to report that this is the best body lotion and hand soap that I have used in a very long time. I can’t wait to go to my local retailer so I can pur­chase a few of the other Cap­rina Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts and try them out as well.

Make sure you check out their entire range of prod­ucts includ­ing;  Mois­tur­iz­ing Clay Masks, Body­Wash, Foam­ing Milk BathAntibac­te­r­ial Liq­uid Hand Soap, Lip Balm and Ultra Mois­tur­iz­ing Wipes to name just a few. You can also get Cap­rina Fresh Goat’s Milk prod­ucts on Well.ca, the pric­ing is rea­son­able with the Cap­rina by Canus Fresh Goat’s Milk Body Lotion in the 75ml (the size I reviewed) for only 4.39 each and the Cap­rina By Canus Goat’s Milk Soap for only 1.99 each. You can’t go wrong with the qual­ity of this prod­uct or the price!

 

~~I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer from mine.~~

 

Buy It!!  Pur­chase at your local retailer, gro­cery store or pharmacy. 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win the same items that I reviewed (4 Cap­rina Body Lotions (75ml) and 4 Cap­rina Hand Soaps)!  Open to Cana­dian residents.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CCFC & Abbott Scholarship Program in Support of Students Living with IBD!!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada and Abbott Announce new IBD Ini­tia­tive in Sup­port of Students

New Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram Empow­ers Stu­dents with IBD 

 

 

A recent sur­vey of Cana­di­ans liv­ing with or affected by inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD), car­ried out by the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC), found that a major­ity of youth feel that they could have achieved more at school if they did not have the dis­ease. Nearly 70 per­cent of respon­dents were delayed in com­plet­ing their post-secondary edu­ca­tion due to their illness.

Unfor­tu­nately, a major­ity of IBD patients endure many chal­lenges when it comes to their edu­ca­tion. With inten­sive med­ical treat­ments, debil­i­tat­ing symp­toms and lengthy hos­pi­tal stays, keep­ing up with school can become extremely difficult.

 

Inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis) causes intesti­nal tis­sue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed eas­ily. Patients suf­fer from symp­toms includ­ing abdom­i­nal pain, cramp­ing, fatigue and diar­rhea that is often urgent and unexpected.

 

  • Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 86 per cent of suf­fer­ers have more than five bowel move­ments or “false urges” a day, and 14 per cent of those have more than 20 per day;
  • Dur­ing an active flare-up of the dis­ease, 44 per cent of suf­fer­ers described their pain as ago­niz­ing and debil­i­tat­ing or steady pain that lasts for hours;
  • 66 per cent expe­ri­enced depres­sion and anx­i­ety dur­ing an active flare of their disease.*

To sup­port Cana­dian stu­dents liv­ing with IBD, empower them and to raise aware­ness about this chronic dis­ease, CCFC and Abbott Canada are launch­ing the new Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, designed to help encour­age stu­dents to live well with IBD so that they can excel at their per­sonal and aca­d­e­mic goals.

 

Through an unre­stricted edu­ca­tional grant by Abbott in Canada, CCFC will extend seven one-time schol­ar­ships of up to $5,000 CAN to stu­dents liv­ing with IBD who are enter­ing into or cur­rently attend­ing a post-secondary edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion. Stu­dents of all ages are wel­come to apply and the schol­ar­ship can be used for any Cana­dian post-secondary institution.

 

“The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram sup­ports stu­dents with Crohn’s and col­i­tis dur­ing a crit­i­cal time in their lives, help­ing ensure their dis­ease doesn’t pre­vent them from achiev­ing their full poten­tial,” says Dr. Kevin Glas­gow, CCFC’s Chief Exec­u­tive Officer.

 

“Due to the iso­lat­ing nature of the dis­ease, peo­ple liv­ing with IBD too often miss out on the great life expe­ri­ences many of us take for granted, includ­ing com­plet­ing their edu­ca­tion. While the search for a cure con­tin­ues, we believe this part­ner­ship with Abbott will open many doors, and help lift some of the bur­den of liv­ing with IBD,” he added.

 

“We are very pleased to be part­ner­ing with the CCFC on this impor­tant ini­tia­tive. Enabling and encour­ag­ing those liv­ing with IBD to get back to what is impor­tant in their lives, like con­tin­u­ing their edu­ca­tion, is essen­tial in tak­ing charge of their ill­ness and not let­ting it stop them,” adds Felipe Pas­trana, Gen­eral Man­ager, Pro­pri­etary Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Abbott Canada.

 

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram – The A, B, C’s

The Abbott IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in sup­port of CCFC, is designed for appli­cants of any age enter­ing into or attend­ing a Canadian-based post-secondary insti­tu­tion. Appli­cants must be:

  • A legal and per­ma­nent res­i­dent of Canada
  • Diag­nosed with inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease by a physician
  • Seek­ing an associate’s, under­grad­u­ate, or grad­u­ate degree or enrolled in a trade school edu­ca­tional program
  • A stu­dent who demon­strates aca­d­e­mic ambi­tion and embraces a way of life that goes above and beyond the bound­aries of liv­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis
  • Enrolled in or await­ing accep­tance from a Canadian-based post– sec­ondary insti­tu­tion for fall semes­ter of 2012

Visit www.ccfc.ca for full appli­ca­tions details.

 

About CCFC

  • The Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada is a volunteer-based reg­is­tered char­ity ded­i­cated to find­ing the cure for Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis, com­monly referred to as inflam­ma­tory bowel disease.
  • The Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to edu­cat­ing IBD patients, their fam­i­lies, health pro­fes­sion­als and the gen­eral pub­lic about the diseases.
  • Since its found­ing, CCFC has invested more than $71 mil­lion in IBD research, mak­ing the foun­da­tion a world leader in non-governmental fund­ing of IBD research
  • Cana­dian researchers funded by CCFC are conuct­ing cut­ting edge research and are sus­tain­ing the hope for a cure worldwide.

 

For more infor­ma­tion about CCFC, please visit www.ccfc.ca.

 

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad based health care com­pany devoted to the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment, man­u­fac­ture and mar­ket­ing of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and med­ical prod­ucts, includ­ing nutri­tion­als, devices and diag­nos­tics. The com­pany employs approx­i­mately 91,000 peo­ple and mar­kets its prod­ucts in more than 130 countries.

 

Abbott has been oper­at­ing in Canada since 1931 and its Cana­dian oper­a­tions are head­quar­tered in Mon­treal, Que­bec. Abbott Canada employs more than 2,000 peo­ple. Abbott’s news releases and other infor­ma­tion are avail­able on the company’s web sites at www.abbott.ca and www.abbott.com.

 

* The CCFC Impacts of IBD sur­vey was car­ried out online amongst a nation­ally rep­re­sen­ta­tive sam­ple of more than 500 Canadians.

 

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KFC Shares the Colonel’s Secrets — Free Recipe Book Available on FaceBook on June 4th

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

 

 

This calls for a Mint Julep!  On June 4th, 2012 KFC fans and food­ies can down­load a free copy of Colonel Sanders Auto­bi­og­ra­phy and Recipe Book.

The book lay hid­den in a KFC vault for decades and was dis­cov­ered last Fall.  In it, the Colonel shares his tips and philoso­phies about life and busi­ness and recipes for home­style South­ern Favourites.

Start­ing today, fans can get a sneak pre­view at Facebook.com/KFCCanada

 

 

NEWLY DISCOVERED COLONEL SANDERS AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH PERSONAL RECIPES LAUNCHED EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK® FOR FREE TO MILLIONS OF KFC FANS

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KFC Canada Face­book Fans Can Access Exclu­sive Con­tent and Recipes for Free Begin­ning Today;
Free Down­load of Com­plete Auto­bi­og­ra­phy & Cook­book Begins Mon­day, June 4

 

Begin­ning today, fans of KFC’s Face­book® Pages around the world can access exclu­sive con­tent for free from the soon-to-be-released book, “Colonel Har­land Sanders: The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of the Orig­i­nal Celebrity Chef.”

 

The orig­i­nal man­u­script, writ­ten by the Colonel him­self in 1966 and dis­cov­ered by acci­dent more than 40 years later, is being launched exclu­sively on Face­book. The entire book can be down­loaded for free at Facebook.com/KFCCanada begin­ning Mon­day, June 4. It is not avail­able in book stores or via online book sellers.

 

“What’s most amaz­ing about the book is that while it was writ­ten nearly a half-century ago, both the insight­ful life lessons and the deli­cious recipes remain rel­e­vant today,” explains Tatiana Car­ras­cal, Senior Mar­ket­ing Direc­tor, KFC Canada. “Because of that, our goal is to share the auto­bi­og­ra­phy with as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble, free of charge. We couldn’t think of a bet­ter way to do that than via Facebook.”

 

Free con­tent avail­able begin­ning today includes: a Fore­word writ­ten by KFC’s first fran­chisee Pete Har­man, an intro­duc­tion writ­ten by Colonel Sanders, and the first chap­ter. Also avail­able are four recipes selected from among the 33 never-before-seen recipes fea­tured in the book: Potato Pan­cakes, The Colonel’s Spe­cial Omelet, Hush Pup­pies, and Upside-Down Peach Cobbler.

 

The auto­bi­og­ra­phy pro­vides an authen­tic look into the life of one of the world’s leg­endary entre­pre­neurs and is cen­tered on his pas­sion for food, hard work and the impor­tance of home-style coun­try cooking.

 

“The only thing keep­ing this book from being a best-seller is that we’re not sell­ing them,” Car­ras­cal said of the free download.

 

Full Auto­bi­og­ra­phy and Cook­book Avail­able June 4

 

In Novem­ber, 2011, KFC announced that the man­u­script had been dis­cov­ered in the company’s archives and it quickly made world­wide news. The world was fas­ci­nated by the idea that the man who per­fected one of the world’s most famous recipes had also penned a book fea­tur­ing his life story and some of his favorite recipes.

 

The book con­tains 33 never-before-published recipes, dozens of rare his­toric pho­tos and count­less amaz­ing sto­ries told first­hand by the man who lived those sto­ries. Begin­ning Mon­day, June 4, the entire book can be down­loaded free of charge, but only via KFC’s Face­book Page.

 

For more infor­ma­tion about “The Auto­bi­og­ra­phy of the Orig­i­nal Celebrity Chef,” visit Facebook.com/KFCCanada.

 

About KFC

KFC is the world’s most pop­u­lar chicken restau­rant chain spe­cial­iz­ing in the famous Orig­i­nal Recipe® chicken.  There are more than 17,000 KFC out­lets in more than 115 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries around the world. KFC Cor­po­ra­tion is a sub­sidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more infor­ma­tion, visit KFC.ca

 

About Colonel Sanders

The Ken­tucky Fried Chicken con­cept was pio­neered by Colonel Har­land Sanders (1890–1980), whose cook­ing career began at age six. Sanders held jobs rang­ing from street­car con­duc­tor to insur­ance sales­man, but his cook­ing skills were a con­stant through­out his life. In 1930, Sanders oper­ated a ser­vice sta­tion in Corbin, Ky., and filled the stom­achs of hun­gry trav­el­ers who stopped in to fill up their gas tanks. Sanders soon moved his restau­rant across the street when he could no longer keep up with the demand from trav­el­ers who he had been feed­ing at his kitchen table. In 1935, the Ken­tucky Gov­er­nor made Sanders an hon­orary Ken­tucky Colonel for his con­tri­bu­tions to the state’s cui­sine. Over the next decade, the Colonel per­fected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cook­ing tech­nique still used at KFC today. When Sanders was 65, a new inter­state high­way forced the clo­sure of his restau­rant and he was left with only his recipe for fried chicken and a $105 Social Secu­rity check. The Colonel hit the road and struck hand­shake deals with restau­rant own­ers who agreed to sell his fried chicken. What began as a dream fueled by the Orig­i­nal Recipe, a no-quit atti­tude and a Social Secu­rity check grew into the world’s largest chicken restau­rant chain. Until he passed away in 1980 at the age of 90, the Colonel still trav­eled 250,000 miles a year vis­it­ing KFC restau­rants around the world.

 

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Dymo LabelManager 160 Review & Giveaway!!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

 

 

Run­ning a home is just like run­ning a busi­ness.  If we don’t stay orga­nized, pre­cious time is wasted and then we don’t have time to spend on the things we really enjoy in life.

Mak­ing labels to keep things orga­nized is now easy on the fin­gers – and the wal­let — with the DYMO® Label­Man­ager® 160 hand­held label maker.

I am often left with an array of file fold­ers in our fil­ing cab­i­net, and hav­ing to sort through every bill or impor­tant paper is quite annoy­ing to say the least. I have always wanted to have our very own label maker at home, to mak­ing sort­ing so much eas­ier! Hubs and I are also con­tin­u­ally fight­ing over who’s huge cof­fee mug is who’s as they are both the same. With the Dymo Label­Man­ager 160, our prob­lems have now been solved!! I received one of these awe­some babies to review, and yes life has become easier!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another excel­lent use for the Dymo Label­Man­ager 160 is at the office! You can basi­cally label every sin­gle thing that you wish to, mak­ing your job so much more sim­pler!
I know that this is a great device for unclut­ter­ing both your home and office, and assist­ing in keep­ing one organized!

The Dymo Label­Man­ager 160 has def­i­nitely become my very favorite orga­ni­za­tion tool! This is the best label­maker that I have ever tried! We had an older type model in the office made by a totally dif­fer­ent com­pany in the past, but after try­ing this one by Dymo, absolutely noth­ing even comes close to it!!

Absolutely any stor­age box in my home that isn’t clear gets labeled. Same applies to every file folder in my fil­ing cab­i­net, the recy­cling bins, con­tain­ers in the bath­room, and hun­dreds of other items in my home.

Until I had one, I didn’t know what I was miss­ing. Unfor­tu­nately, there isn’t much more to say about the label­maker because it is such a straight­for­ward device. Maybe its sim­plic­ity has some­thing to do with why it’s so high on my list of favorite orga­ni­za­tion tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Pick up a portable, afford­able DYMO® Label­Man­ager™ 160 label maker – and start mak­ing your mark on the world!

Just type your text, for­mat it with one-touch Smart Keys and print – it’s that easy to cre­ate professional-looking labels in and around the office.”

“Fea­tures & Ben­e­fits
• Type text eas­ily on the computer-style key­board with country-specific lay­out
• For­mat fast with one-touch Smart Keys for text size, bold, italic, underline/box and ver­ti­cal text
• See what your label will look like before you print – pre­view in the large LCD dis­play
• Choose from 6 font sizes, 8 text styles, 4 boxes plus under­line
• Add pro­fes­sional impact and clar­ity to your labels with 228 sym­bols and clip art images; use quick-access key to enter punc­tu­a­tion
• Pow­ered by 6 AAA alka­line bat­ter­ies (not included) or optional AC adapter”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dymo Label­Man­ager 160 absolutely get’s a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend that every­one own one!

 

 

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! In Canada you can pur­chase the Dymo Label­Man­ager 160 at Sta­ples, Grand&Toy, Office Depot, Basics, CIS, Cor­po­rate Express, and Lyreco.

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win the Dymo Label­Man­ager 160!! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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WebSaver.ca Coupon – Save $1.00 off of Special K Cracker Chips

Monday, May 28th, 2012

 

WebSaver.ca now has a sweet coupon to save $1.00 off of Spe­cial K Cracker Chips!

Click here to order yours now, and thanks again to Wally2009 for sharing!!

 

 

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Penningtons Canada Deals: Cotton Panties — 7 For $28, Matching Panties 2 For $18

Monday, May 28th, 2012

 

 

 

Pen­ning­tons Canada cur­rently has some sweet deals on their undies. Get Cot­ton Panties — 7 For $28, and Match­ing Panties 2 For $18!

Click here for fur­ther details, and thank you to Wally2009 for sharing!!!!!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ 2mi.ca Chalk Ink Review & Giveaway!!

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Have you ever found your­self search­ing for that one of a kind item for a per­son on your gift giv­ing list? Do you want the per­fect acces­sories for you your office or home work­space? Would you like unique prod­ucts for your kitchen or for enter­tain­ing? If you answered yes to any of these then 2mi.ca is the place for you. 2mi.ca is a very cool online web­shop that offers unique prod­ucts for the kitchen, home and office.

I had the oppor­tu­nity to try out a fan­tas­tic new prod­uct that they just started car­ry­ing recently called Chalk Ink. They are wet wipe mark­ers that are ideal for chalk­boards, mir­rors, plas­tics, ceram­ics and glass windows.

Chalk Ink ® is the high­est qual­ity chalk marker on the planet. Don’t be fooled by lesser qual­ity imi­ta­tions, Chalk Ink ® is the author­ity. It works like a paint pen, yet looks like chalk. No dust, no smear­ing once dry. It  comes off with water. Chalk Ink ® offers the widest selec­tion of col­ors and packs. They are non-toxic and food safe. 100% sat­is­fac­tion guaranteed.”

My son and I had so much play­ing around with the mark­ers. We started off with the big mir­ror in my bed­room and cre­ated to our hearts con­tent! Our art was amaz­ing and with just a cloth and some water it cleaned right up!  We moved on to my son’s room next and he has this awe­some chalk decal on his wall of a drum set and we decided to give that a bit of colour. We wrote his name and put on a bunch of really cool designs and it is now a work of art. All the colours we received are so vibrant and this set was so easy to use and it is great to know that it cleans up just as eas­ily when you are done with it or if you need to make a cor­rec­tion on your creation. 

 

 

These are the best mark­ers I have ever used and I am very impressed with all that you are able to do with them. Once the Chalk Ink has dried on the sur­face you apply it to, it does not rub off or smear the same way that chalk would. These would be per­fect any type of signs for home or work or even to dec­o­rate those plain ceramic pots that you have sit­ting around.  They are great for kids, adults and I total rec­om­mend them!

 

 

~~I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer from mine.~~

 

 

Buy It~ You can pur­chase your very own  Earthy Set of 8 Chalk Ink at 2mi.ca

Win It ~  Enter below for a chance to win your very own Earthy 8 Pack (ARV39.99) Good luck to every­one!! (1 Win­ner) Open to Canada and the US

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tol­er­ated!
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Free Nutella Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cutter!

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

 

 

 

Grab your very own Free Nutella Heart-Shaped Sand­wich Cut­ter by click­ing here!

This is another great free­bie posted in our forum by Wally2009 — Thanks again!!

Use LOT CODE L110LT

 

 

 

 

 

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