CoolCanucks review of BuzzLush!





Like many women, I am one who desires my acces­sories to be an exten­sion of my per­son­al­ity with them also being styl­ish, unique and func­tional. I have walked into the mall numer­ous times over the years in search of the per­fect purse or wal­let only to walk out with some­thing that is func­tional but very plain and “blah”. I have found that most stores have a very lim­ited selec­tion with colours and styles that are extremely bland. Now,  thanks to Buz­zLush those days are over! It is time to toss out those plain jane acces­sories and place an order at  Buz­zLush.





Buz­zLush is a Cana­dian owned, online acces­sories store that offers high qual­ity, unique, trendy items. The jew­ellery is styl­ish and funky; the purses/wallets/laptop bags are cute and fash­ion­able. They even have the pret­ti­est scarves to com­plete your out­fit and give it that extra bit of oomph. Once you look around Buz­zLush you will see the amaz­ing selec­tion of prod­ucts per­fect for you or for any woman lucky enough to be on your gift giv­ing list.  The selec­tions at Buz­zLush are end­less, you can choose the most adorable purse and then match it up with the same style of wal­let, change purse or makeup bag (I love that idea). All of the hand­bags, wal­lets, pass­port hold­ers and lug­gage tags are made of Vegan Leather which is durable and will not crack in cold weather. If you are look­ing for a lap­top, iPad, eReader or iPhone case you do not have to look any fur­ther, Buz­zLush offers the most incred­i­ble selec­tion to dress up your gear.





I was lucky enough to receive the Drag­on­fly — Shag­wear Wal­let — (Blue on Black) to review and I absolutely fell in love with it!! This wal­let is not big or bulky and it fits nicely in my purse. The flow­ers are pretty and vibrant with the embell­ish­ments mak­ing it stand out just a lit­tle bit more. All of my cards, money, coupons receipts fit per­fectly in it and I now look for­ward to tak­ing the wal­let out of my purse when hav­ing to pay for a pur­chase some­where. The com­pli­ments on this wal­let are sim­ply endless!!






There is a flat rate on ship­ping of only $7.00 and if you spend over $99.00 the ship­ping is free (Canada & USA). Also avail­able are gift cards in incre­ments of $20.00, that makes gift giv­ing even eas­ier. Make sure you join up for the Buz­zLush newslet­ter to keep up to date on upcom­ing prod­ucts and promos!!





All of these fash­ion­able items can be pur­chased online at Buz­zLush!


♥→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.←♥




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Jul. 02

CoolCanucks Review ~ BodyKandi.com Exotic Lingerie





After doing many review & give­aways for BodyKandi.com, you may all have real­ized by now that I am a huge fan of their awe­some lin­gerie, and it’s no secret.

BodyKandi.com is your one-stop shop for exotic lin­gerie, hot club wear and sexy cos­tumes! Shop­ping for exotic lin­gerie, sexy clothes, hot club­wear, bridal night­wear, erotic cos­tumes, exotic dancewear, mas­sage oils and toys has never been so easy… At BodyKandi.com they are ded­i­cated to bring you the best lin­gerie and inti­mate apparel at low unbeat­able prices!







BodyKandi.com ships lin­gerie, exotic apparel, sexy footwear, roman­tic gifts and so much more world­wide. With an exten­sive his­tory of per­sonal atten­tion and out­stand­ing cus­tomer sup­port, the choice for sexy clothes shop­ping is sim­ple – shop­ping at BodyKandi.com is a com­plete snap!!

Many Forms of exotic danc­ing are becom­ing pop­u­lar in the night clubs and bars of today. This style of danc­ing is meant to be seduc­tive and sex­ual, so it only makes sense that dancers would wear exotic dance wear dur­ing their per­for­mance. This could include mul­ti­ple types of lin­gerie, but also torn cloth­ing, and even sexy cloth­ing; all which are usu­ally paired with high heels. BodyKandi.com’s exclu­sive Dance Wear not only adds to the mood of the dance, it looks great and allows the dancers to show off all their amaz­ing assets!






BodyKandi.com sells so many styles of lin­gerie to make for an excit­ing night for any dancer! Dancers often choose to change their exotic dancewear depend­ing on the type of rou­tine they are per­form­ing. The many acces­sories that can be paired with exotic dance wear also allow dancers to look and feel their best. Basic acces­sories include garter belts, which are worn around the waist and are made to hold up thigh highs. Thigh highs, or stock­ings of any sort, are also great acces­sories because they make your legs appear longer and tighter. You will also find the best High heels which are the ulti­mate acces­sory because they are sexy and make any dancer’s legs look great!







All of these sexy num­bers are wel­comed pieces to our bed­room, because they are so HOT!! Be sure to treat your­self to some of this amaz­ing Lin­gerie and watch your hubby’s eyes light up like no other!






Again, I give BodyKandi.com a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend them to absolutely everyone!!







♥→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!! Avail­able online at BodyKandi.com

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Jun. 13

CoolCanucks Review of the Tea Galllerie!




Being huge tea drinkers at my house as well as at my par­ents, I just knew that I had to try all of the huge assort­ment of teas that Tea Gal­lerie car­ries! After com­ing across their web­site, my eyes lit­er­ally popped when I saw many dif­fer­ent mouth­wa­ter­ing fla­vors that I have never tried before!!

I was sent two deli­cious teas to sam­ple, and as expected, they tasted just as good as described! I received one pack­age in Pas­sion­fruit Black, as well as White Coconut Crème! My mother and I had a field-day exper­i­ment­ing with these 2 scrump­tious fla­vors! Also, the pack­ag­ing is so pretty, just like on their website!







At Tea Gal­lerie, you will find the best tea ever! They offer so many vari­eties of yummy teas that you can try for your­self, or even offer as gifts for your fam­ily and friends! Almost every­one that I know is a tea-lover, and now I have the per­fect gift in mind for that per­son on my hard to buy for list!!



Choose from:


mate, dessert, oolong, black, green, white, herbal, pu-erh, Tea For Preg­nancy, Tea For Her, Tea For Him, TEA SWEETS, TEAWARE, TEAPOT


And even choose from a gor­geous array of tea gifts to splurge on your­self, or for a gift to give to some­one dear to you on that spe­cial occasion!!




You just can­not go wrong when shop­ping at the Tea Gal­lerie. Their prices are very rea­son­able, their cus­tomer ser­vice skills are phe­nom­e­nal, and their deliv­ery time was also beyond outstanding!






Buy It!! Avail­able online at Tea Gal­lerie



♥→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.←♥

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Jun. 11

Poutine and Butter Chicken on Pizza? Only at Pizza Hut Canada!





Pizza Hut Canada Slices Up New Creamy But­ter Chicken Pizza and Pou­tine Pizza!


New Recipes Inspired by Cana­dian Favourites

In a bold move and a Canadian-first, Pizza Hut Canada, the nation’s pizza tastemaker is giv­ing Cana­di­ans the chance to try their favourite foods in a new and unex­pected way!


For a lim­ited time, Pizza Hut Canada is offer­ing a new pizza menu that fea­tures five new and excit­ing recipes. These unique new flavours are inspired by Canada’s cul­tural diver­sity and include: Asian BBQ and Creamy But­ter Chicken Pizza.


As part of its inno­v­a­tive new menu, Pizza Hut Canada is even intro­duc­ing a Cheesy Beef Pou­tine Pizza in trib­ute to the clas­sic Cana­dian street food favourite, fea­tur­ing crispy fries, cheese curds, sea­soned steak and gravy!


“Cana­di­ans are adven­tur­ous eaters who seek out a vari­ety of tastes,” says Bev­er­ley D’Cruz, Mar­ket­ing Direc­tor, Pizza Hut Canada.  “The Cana­dian land­scape is chang­ing and these new recipes are our way of cel­e­brat­ing Canada’s diver­sity and mul­ti­cul­tural out­look in a mod­ern, excit­ing way ― and tap­ping into Cana­dian Favourites.  Pizza night will never be the same in Canada,” says D’Cruz.


“Pizza Hut Canada is the first Pizza Hut restau­rant in North Amer­ica to top our world-famous pan crust with spicy, fra­grant, Creamy But­ter Chicken … and we’re def­i­nitely the only Pizza Hut chain in the globe to cre­ate a uniquely Cana­dian Cheesy Beef Pou­tine Pizza,” says D’Cruz, adding that it’s pos­si­ble other Pizza Hut coun­tries might adopt Canada’s inno­v­a­tive new recipes in the future.






Pizza Hut New Cana­dian Favourite Pizza Recipes — Some­thing for Every Canadian


•Cheesy Beef Poutine

Pizza Hut’s unique spin on a true Cana­dian clas­sic.  Shaved sea­soned steak, crispy fries, cheese curds and moz­zarella all atop Pizza Hut’s famous pan crust.


·         Creamy But­ter Chicken

Food­ies will savour the delec­table taste of but­ter chicken sauce, grilled chicken strips, roasted red pep­pers, red onion and pizza moz­zarella – avail­able on your favourite Pizza Hut crust.

·         Asian BBQ

Escape with a sweet and bold flavours of Asian BBQ sauce, shaved steak, red onions, pizza moz­zarella, gar­nished with green onions and sesame seeds for fresh­ness and a toasty crunch.


·         Grilled Chicken Club

Pizza Hut pays trib­ute to Canada’s peren­ni­ally pop­u­lar sand­wich in a pie that com­bines creamy Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken strips, bacon, diced toma­toes, shred­ded let­tuce, pizza moz­zarella and pep­per mayo drizzle.


·         Smokey Maple Bacon

Only in Canada, eh?  Cre­ated for Cana­dian bacon afi­ciona­dos with Alfredo sauce, maple bacon strips, bacon crum­ble, sliced mush­rooms, and shred­ded ched­dar and pizza mozzarella.






New Cana­dian Favourites Piz­zas are avail­able at Pizza Huts across Canada now for a lim­ited time.  Medium sized piz­zas start at $15.00 and are avail­able at Pizza Hut restau­rants and through take­out and deliv­ery at PizzaHut.ca


About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is one of Canada’s largest pizza restau­rant chains with over 320 fran­chised restau­rants across Canada offer­ing dine-in, deliv­ery and online order­ing experiences.


In addi­tion to its debut line of New Cana­dian Favourites pizza recipes, Pizza Hut Canada offers a num­ber of other trade­mark offer­ings includ­ing WingStreet Wings, Sig­na­ture Sin­gles, PANor­mous Pizza and piz­zas that meet the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Health Check™ restau­rant criteria.


With more than 12,800 loca­tions in 100 coun­tries, Pizza Hut is the world’s largest pizza restau­rant company.


Pizza Hut, Inc. is a sub­sidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). Those hun­gry for more infor­ma­tion can visit us at www.pizzahut.ca (Facebook/PizzaHutCanada).


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Jun. 07

CoolCanuck Blog Contest ~ Sibu Beauty Review!!

Sibu Beauty is a very won­der­ful com­pany that makes lux­u­ri­ous nat­ural skin cleansers, mois­tur­iz­ers, other top­i­cal treat­ments and dietary sup­ple­ments that beau­tify and pro­tect you. The Sibu Beauty prod­ucts are made from Himalayan sea buck­thorn berry which is also known as the “beauty berry”. Sea buck­thorn con­tains over 190 bioac­tive com­pounds that help to restore, revi­tal­ize and pro­tect youth­ful beauty…from the inside-out and outside-in. These berries help to nour­ish skin, hair, nails and also even aid in diges­tion with pow­er­ful antiox­i­dants, essen­tial fatty acids and Omega 7


Sibu Beauty was kind enough to send some prod­ucts to review:




Sea Buck­thorn Seed Oil

–Quick acting/readily absorbed

–For all skin-types

–Helps dimin­ish wrinkles/age-spots

–Pro­motes skin recov­ery and healing

–10 ml bot­tle w/ drop­per tip


 SibuBeau­ty­SeaBuck­thorn Bal­anc­ing Facial Cleanser

–Leaves skin look­ing and feel­ing radi­ant and refreshed

–Removes excess oil and impurities

–Con­tains micro-particles for a gen­tle exfoliation

–Great for remov­ing make-up

–Non-foaming gel for­mula for all skin types


 SibuBeau­ty­SeaBuck­thorn Hydrat­ing Serum

–Pro­motes youth­ful skin tone and texture

–Fights age with­out dam­ag­ing chemicals

–Bright­ens com­plex­ion and evens out skin tone

–Helps pro­tect against envi­ron­men­tal stress

–Nat­u­rally stim­u­lates col­la­gen production





I am always look­out for fan­tas­tic new prod­ucts to pam­per my skin and my body but also find that my skin is super sen­si­tive and will break out eas­ily if in con­tact with some­thing that has too many chem­i­cals in it. I used all of the Sibu Beauty prod­ucts over the period of a month and really have found a dif­fer­ence in how health my skin looks and feels. It did not have any adverse reac­tions like break­outs or red­ness when using the Sibu Beauty prod­ucts. For years I have had a bit of red blotch­ing around my nose and on my cheeks and found that these prod­ucts have helped reduce that redness.





I used the Sibu Beauty facial cleanser reli­giously each and every day, it is not harsh, rough on my skin and does not feel dried out after, like I find many cleansers to be. In the evening I would use the Sibu Beauty Hydrat­ing Serum on my face and neck. This prod­uct is not oily or heavy I loved the way it felt on my skin after using it. In the morn­ings I would use the day­time facial cleanser and let it soak in before apply­ing my makeup. I like that it hydrates and mois­tur­izes my skin and keeps it feel­ing that way all day long.  All in all though, using these prod­ucts together has made a notice­able dif­fer­ence, my skin is feel­ing so much health­ier, the blotchy red­ness has been reduced and my skin feels so much softer. I would rec­om­mend these Sibu Beauty prod­ucts for any­one who wants to beau­tify and pro­tect their skin.



♥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!! Avail­able online at Sibu Beauty

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Jun. 07

Step Into Summer AND Your Bathing Suit with Confidence!

BIC® Soleil® Fit­ness Expert shares her tips and tricks on

how to con­fi­dently get bathing suit ready

Sum­mer is just around the cor­ner and Cana­dian women are get­ting their bod­ies ready by mak­ing sure that their legs are in flaw­lessly smooth shape and mak­ing sure their bikini area is trimmed so that they feel their best for swim­suit sea­son. A recent sur­vey of female adults by BIC® Soleil® — an indus­try leader and inno­va­tor for devel­op­ing pre­mium dis­pos­able shavers that meet the needs of women – reveals that nearly 50% of Cana­dian women hate bathing suit shop­ping (only 7% said they loved bathing suit shop­ping).* To help women tran­si­tion into the new sea­son AND into bathing suits with con­fi­dence, BIC® Soleil® has intro­duced its new BIC® Soleil® Shave and Trim, the first 2-in-1 dis­pos­able shaver that allows women to groom all body parts, includ­ing the most sen­si­tive spots, with one product.







“It’s no sur­prise that shop­ping for a bathing suit is an unpleas­ant expe­ri­ence for many women,” says Alli­son Ethier, Cana­dian Fit­ness Cham­pion, Nutri­tion Con­sul­tant and Model. “As some­one who spends a lot of time com­pet­ing and being judged in a bathing suit, I know how impor­tant it is to feel con­fi­dent when show­ing so much skin.”

Alli­son has part­nered with BIC® Soleil® Shave and Trim to encour­age all Cana­dian women to cel­e­brate self-confidence and set their bathing suit bod­ies free for the summer.

“It’s all about pick­ing the right bathing suit that works with your body type,” says Alli­son. “Pair the right bathing suit with sleek legs and a smooth bikini area and you will instantly feel more confident.”




Body Type #1: Straight

“Straight with very few curves, this body type is small all over and needs a swim­suit to add vol­ume and curves to the waist, butt and hips. Great one piece options include cut-out sides, strap­less with ruch­ing at the top and moulded cups or inserts for added lift. For biki­nis, look for a hal­ter or V-shaped top and a bot­tom with fun side ties to add vol­ume to the hips.”


Body Type #2: Pear Shape

“Pear shape body types have an over­all smaller upper body and are larger on the bot­tom. To add bal­ance and cre­ate a more sym­met­ri­cal shape, ‘pin-up girl’ style one-piece swim­suits are a fan­tas­tic option; look for some­thing with a plung­ing neck­line or ruf­fles around the top to draw the eye upward. For two-piece swim­suits, a skirt-style bot­tom works well with a top of the same colour. Go for a darker shade for a slim­ming effect!”


Body Type #3: Curvy/Hourglass

“Curvy/hourglass shaped women are gen­er­ally look­ing for sup­port and cov­er­age in a bathing suit. Try to avoid one-piece suits alto­gether as this tends to cre­ate a boxy look. Go for a top that has seam­ing under the bust; V-shape, hal­ter or one-shoulder are all great options for added sup­port. Darker bot­toms in a solid colour or small pat­tern work well to bal­ance out the figure.”


Body Type #4: Athletic

“For women with an ath­letic shape, look for a swim­suit that has more fem­i­nine cuts and details to bal­ance out a less curvy fig­ure. Any­thing with ruch­ing, detail, and tapered bot­toms in the back will give a curvier appearance.”


Body Type #5: Apple Shape

“Apple shaped women tend to hold weight in the mid-section, with thin­ner arms and legs. To add def­i­n­i­tion to the waist, a one-piece swim­suit with a cute belt is a great option. Also try colour block­ing on the sides, which cre­ates the look of a more defined waist. For two-piece suits, try a hal­ter or deep V shape to bring the eye upward, with an empire bot­tom to accen­tu­ate the waistline.”






Inno­va­tion Now in a Women’s Shaver

When it comes to groom­ing the bikini area, almost half of Cana­dian women between the ages of 18–34 sur­veyed said that they often expe­ri­ence skin irri­ta­tion and red­ness. Using a shaver that has a bikini area trim­mer is an excel­lent tool to trim the area with bet­ter pre­ci­sion and less irritation.

  • Three flex­i­ble blades and a piv­ot­ing head for a flaw­lessly smooth shave
  • Lubri­cat­ing strip with Vit­a­min  E, for a silky smooth shave
  • Slide-on/slide-off trim­mer head for safe, sim­ple and easy bikini trim­ming that allows just the right length
  • Piv­ot­ing head with rub­ber grip for ulti­mate comfort


BIC® Soleil® Shave & Trim is avail­able at most major drug stores and mass mer­chants across Canada ($6.98 — $9.99).


About BIC Inc.

BIC Inc. (Canada) is a sub­sidiary of BIC Cor­po­ra­tion (www.bicworld.com), a lead­ing dis­trib­u­tor of sta­tionery prod­ucts, lighters and shavers. Since its found­ing more than 50 years ago, BIC has hon­ored the tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing high-quality, afford­able prod­ucts to con­sumers every­where. Through this unwa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion, BIC has become one of the most rec­og­nized brands in the world today.


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Jun. 07

Fire-up the Grill with BIC™ FlameDisk®

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May. 31

CoolCanucks Review of Pink Blush Maternity!



One of the biggest joys in a woman’s life is find­ing out that she is preg­nant. This is truly a bless­ing from God, and a joy­ful expe­ri­ence. One of the hard­est things to do when you are preg­nant is find­ing styl­ish mater­nity clothes that fit as that lit­tle mir­a­cle is grow­ing inside you. You cer­tainly don’t want to give up your fash­ion­able cloth­ing dur­ing those nine months, and thanks to Pink Blush Mater­nity, you don’t have to!!


Pink Blush Mater­nity car­ries styl­ish, high qual­ity mater­nity clothes with really inex­pen­sive price tags! As so many of you already know, Mater­nity clothes can be expen­sive, espe­cially when you con­sider that you’ll wear them for only a few short months. Pink Blush Mater­nity sells designer mater­nity clothes at a frac­tion of the cost that you would find at just about any mater­nity store out there!





Find­ing both styl­ish and com­fort­able attire can almost be impos­si­ble. Pink Blush Mater­nity boasts an exten­sive array of trendy mater­nity clothes from pants & shorts to the best mater­nity tops, dresses and jeans that are funky and fun, but that are most impor­tantly extremely afford­able. Their entire line of mater­nity cloth­ing is amaz­ing, and I was sent a gor­geous top for my niece who is cur­rently pregnant.


This mater­nity top is lit­er­ally oh so chic and styl­ish! She chose to review the Teal Over­lay Mater­nity Tank Top and it hon­estly blew us away! It looked so pretty on their web­site, but to see it up close and in per­son is def­i­nitely a must as the pic­tures hon­estly do not do these phe­nom­e­nal clothes jus­tice!! Here is where you will lit­er­ally find cheap mater­nity clothes with­out break­ing the bank!






Shop at Pink Blush Mater­nity where you will find the best mater­nity cloth­ing and dis­cover dis­tinct styles that are both fash­ion­able and comfortable.







I cer­tainly rec­om­mend that you shop at Pink Blush Mater­nity from the com­fort of your own home. Every­thing is so neatly cat­e­go­rized on their web­site to make shop­ping online with them a com­plete snap!!




♥→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!! Avail­able online at Pink Blush Maternity




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May. 31

CCFC and AbbVie Awarding Scholarships to Empower Students Living with IBD



Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada and Abb­Vie Cor­po­ra­tion Award­ing Schol­ar­ships to Empower Seven Incred­i­ble Youth with IBD


Nom­i­na­tions now being accepted for Sec­ond Annual Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram that rewards remark­able stu­dents liv­ing with Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive colitis.

Canada has one of the high­est reported preva­lence of inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease (IBD) in the world and 20–30% of peo­ple with IBD are diag­nosed before the age of 20*. To sup­port Cana­dian stu­dents liv­ing with IBD and raise aware­ness about this chronic dis­ease, the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram  is accept­ing nom­i­na­tions from young peo­ple liv­ing with IBD.

In part­ner­ship with the Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC), the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is designed to award stu­dents who are liv­ing well with IBD, and strive to sus­tain an opti­mal level of well­ness allow­ing them to excel while inspir­ing oth­ers to do the same. Through an unre­stricted edu­ca­tional grant by Abb­Vie, CCFC will extend seven (7) one-time schol­ar­ships of up to $5,000 CAN to stu­dents liv­ing with IBD who are enter­ing into or are 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.  “I am com­mit­ted to liv­ing each day to the fullest and I’m so grate­ful to the CCFC and Abb­Vie for giv­ing me the oppor­tu­nity and inspi­ra­tion to push harder and help me excel at my aca­d­e­mic goals,” says Clin­ton Shard, one of seven (7) 2012 “gutsy” schol­ar­ship win­ners. “While the mon­e­tary schol­ar­ship pro­vides an incen­tive, it also rep­re­sents an invest­ment in assist­ing stu­dents liv­ing with IBD and help­ing us achieve our dreams.”

Through ini­tia­tives such as the schol­ar­ship pro­gram, Abb­Vie aims to con­tinue accel­er­at­ing the recog­ni­tion of the bur­den of IBD and help fur­ther the global dis­sem­i­na­tion of evolv­ing approaches to bet­ter care for peo­ple liv­ing with IBD.

“Abb­Vie is proud to part­ner again this year with CCFC for the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. This ini­tia­tive is a great exam­ple of a part­ner­ship that makes a dif­fer­ence in people’s lives,” states Felipe Pas­trana, Gen­eral Man­ager of Abb­Vie Canada. “While our name, Abb­Vie, has changed – our com­mit­ment to the IBD com­mu­nity endures. Over the years, Abb­Vie has shown con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to peo­ple liv­ing with IBD by help­ing orga­ni­za­tions and health care providers alike bet­ter under­stand the impact of these dis­eases on people’s lives. Abb­Vie rec­og­nizes the need for bet­ter dis­ease diag­no­sis and mon­i­tor­ing to help improve the lives of mil­lions of peo­ple affected by this chronic and debil­i­tat­ing dis­ease.” IBD Inci­dence Rates on the Rise Inflam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease, or IBD, is a group of dis­or­ders that causes the intestines to become inflamed and ulcer­ated. This is caused by an abnor­mal response of the body’s immune system.

A recent sur­vey con­ducted by the CCFC found that 69 per­cent of peo­ple who had IBD when they were young were delayed in com­plet­ing their post-secondary edu­ca­tion. 89 per­cent who had IBD as a child felt that they could have achieved more at school with­out their dis­ease. Since there is cur­rently no known cure or cause, young peo­ple need strate­gies to achieve their best long-term health despite their diagnosis.

Unfor­tu­nately, a major­ity of peo­ple liv­ing with IBD 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.

“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,” says Dr. Kevin Glas­gow, CCFC’s Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. “The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship was born of the desire to sup­port stu­dents with Crohn’s and col­i­tis and help empower them to con­tinue their edu­ca­tion and excel to their fullest poten­tial. Our chal­lenge is to find more youth like Clin­ton who are speak­ing out to help reduce the stigma asso­ci­ated with diges­tive dis­ease. By telling their sto­ries through the Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, we know we can inspire many oth­ers to do the same at a time when advanc­ing pub­lic under­stand­ing of IBD is needed most.”

The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram – The A, B, C’s The Abb­Vie IBD Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with 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 from a Cana­dian uni­ver­sity; col­lege; or enrolled in a trade school edu­ca­tional program;

· Enrolled in or await­ing accep­tance from a Canadian-based post-educational insti­tu­tion for the Fall semes­ter of 2013; and

· A stu­dent who demon­strates aca­d­e­mic aspi­ra­tion and strives to sus­tain an opti­mal level of well­ness in spite of their IBD, allow­ing them to excel to reach their per­sonal and aca­d­e­mic goals and inspir­ing oth­ers to do the same. Visit www.ccfc.ca<http://www.ccfc.ca> for full appli­ca­tion details.


About CCFC:


· The Crohn’s and Col­i­tis Foun­da­tion of Canada (CCFC) is a volunteer-based reg­is­tered char­ity ded­i­cated to find­ing the cure for Crohn’s dis­ease and ulcer­a­tive col­i­tis and improv­ing the lives of chil­dren and adults affected by these chronic dis­eases. To date, the CCFC has invested more than $76 mil­lion in research, mak­ing the foun­da­tion a world leader in non-governmental fund­ing of IBD research.

· Cana­dian researchers funded by CCFC are con­duct­ing cut­ting edge research and are sus­tain­ing the hope for a cure worldwide.


Click here for more infor­ma­tion about CCFC!


About Abb­Vie Abb­Vie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany formed in 2013 fol­low­ing sep­a­ra­tion from Abbott. Abb­Vie com­bines the focus and pas­sion of a leading-edge biotech with the exper­tise and struc­ture of a long-established phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal leader. The company’s mis­sion is to use its exper­tise, ded­i­cated peo­ple and unique approach to inno­va­tion to develop and mar­ket advanced ther­a­pies that address some of the world’s most com­plex and seri­ous dis­eases. Abb­Vie aims to help patients live health­ier lives and col­lab­o­rate on sus­tain­able health­care solu­tions. Abb­Vie employs approx­i­mately 21,000 peo­ple world­wide and mar­kets med­i­cines in more than 170 coun­tries. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the com­pany and its peo­ple, port­fo­lio and com­mit­ments, please visit www.abbvie.com<http://www.abbvie.com> or www.abbvie.ca<http://www.abbvie.ca>. Fol­low @abb­vie on Twit­ter or check out careers on their Face­book page.







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May. 30

CoolCanucks Review of Brother Canada’s Smart Business Machines ~ All-in-One Multi-Function Center



After recently con­nect­ing with Brother Canada, I was aston­ished to see such an exten­sive lineup of awe­some prod­ucts that they actu­ally sell!

When I thought of Brother Canada, I actu­ally thought of sewing machines right off the hop, and was not obliv­i­ous to the fact that they sell phe­nom­e­nal sewing machines as well as awe­some office machines!

One thing that I did not know was that Brother Canada also car­ries a phe­nom­e­nal lineup of type­writ­ers, fax machines, labellers, scan­ners, and even the best Busi­ness Smart print­ers!!






Brother Canada and designer Saman­tha Pynn are on a mis­sion to help Cana­di­ans fall in love with their home offices again and cre­ate spaces that are both styl­ish and func­tional.  Home offices are often neglected spaces – filled with clut­ter, mis­matched fur­ni­ture and bad light­ing – but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Using some sim­ple design tech­niques and Brother’s office equip­ment solu­tions, like the small and sleek Busi­ness Smart inkjet all-in-ones, the home office can be trans­formed into a wel­com­ing space that is also a pro­duc­tive place to work.

“Peo­ple who work from home get the lux­ury of being able to design, style and cre­ate their work­space based on their own per­sonal style,” said Saman­tha Pynn, expert inte­rior dec­o­ra­tor, styl­ist, and host on HGTV Canada. “As we all look to max­i­mize every hour of every day, it’s time to rein­vig­o­rate our home offices to cre­ate not only styl­ish spaces but more pro­duc­tive, func­tional and effi­cient ones.”

Cana­di­ans want to spruce up their home offices. Accord­ing to a new Vision Crit­i­cal national sur­vey* com­mis­sioned by Brother Canada, 82 per cent of men and women sur­veyed who work from home say they do invest time, effort and resources into mak­ing their home office look styl­ish and appeal­ing – but 20 per cent are still strug­gling to cre­ate a space that reflects their own style and per­son­al­ity and eight per cent work out of any place at home that is avail­able and con­ve­nient at the time.

Accord­ing to Pynn, there are a few sim­ple tech­niques we can use to freshen up our home offices, which is impor­tant as 40 per cent of peo­ple sur­veyed say they plan on meet­ing with clients and col­leagues at their home office: • Incor­po­rate fur­ni­ture pieces that seam­lessly fit with your exist­ing décor – don’t be lim­ited by tra­di­tional office furniture

• Use brightly coloured area rugs to cre­ate a defined space that’s all your own

• Brighten up your work­space with table lamps and non-fluorescent over-head lighting

• Use dec­o­ra­tive trays to store office essen­tials and equip­ment like sta­plers, tape dis­pensers, pens and paper to cre­ate ele­gant and func­tional groupings



With one third (34 per cent) of employed Cana­di­ans work­ing from home at least once a month, the sur­vey also dis­cov­ered these work­ers’ unique tech­nol­ogy needs:

  • 82 per cent of respon­dents ranked print­ers as a very impor­tant piece of home office equip­ment – fol­low­ing only lap­tops (86 per cent) and well ahead of items like smart­phones (40 per cent) and tablets (12 per cent)
  • 93 per cent of those polled agree that hav­ing the right office equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy is required to be productive


“The sur­vey tells us that peo­ple who work from home have really dif­fer­ent needs in terms of tech­nol­ogy,” adds Pynn.  “One of the great­est ways to cre­ate both styl­ish and pro­duc­tive home offices is with the new Busi­ness Smart inkjet all-in-one print­ers by Brother Canada.  With these all-in-ones you won’t have to give up pre­cious work­space or style as they fea­ture a sleek design that is per­fect for smaller, mod­ern work­spaces and the home office.”


The Busi­ness Smart Series is now avail­able at Sta­ples ($199.99 for the MFC-J4510DW and $249.99 for the MFC-J4710DW), Future Shop ($189.99 for the MFC-J4410DW) and Best Buy ($189.99 for the MFC-J4410DW). The MFC-J4610DW model will also be avail­able at other online retailers.




I was sent an awe­some All-in-One Multi-Function Cen­ter from Brother Canada’s Smart Busi­ness Machines Series and it rocks!!

Brother took a huge step for­ward with the MFC-J4510DW all-in-one inkjet printer. Where pre­vi­ous mod­els deliv­ered basic fea­tures and plain hard­ware designs that felt far behind the com­pe­ti­tion, this brand spank­ing new office friendly setup deserves its “future-proof” descrip­tor with Web-connected fea­tures like cloud print­ing com­pat­i­bil­ity by way of Apple Air­Print, a 3.7-inch capac­i­tive touch-screen dis­play, and Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity. While its 150-sheet paper input capac­ity lim­its its usabil­ity for large teams, its fresh and styl­ish design and very gen­er­ous 2 year war­ranty earns this phe­nom­e­nal printer extremely high marks and a solid rec­om­men­da­tion for per­sonal offices and small work­groups all over the world!




Prod­uct Details:


Per­fect for print­ing, copy­ing, scan­ning and fax­ing up to 11” x 17” (Ledger Size) documents.

•Print, Copy, Scan and Fax

•Prints up to 35ppm Black and 27ppm Colour

•3.7″ Touch­Screen plus TouchPanel

•Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi print resolution

•Con­ve­nient mobile device printing—AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cor­tado Work­place and Wi Fi Direct (allow­ing a user to print wire­lessly from PC or mobile devices with­out the need for a router)

•2-sided print­ing

•Prints up to 8.5″ x 11″ paper tray; 11″ x 17″ bypass tray

•150-sheet paper tray

•Con­ve­nient up to 20-page ADF for fax­ing, copy­ing, or scanning

•Brother Land­scape Print Tech­nol­ogy stores and feeds paper in land­scape lay­out result­ing in a more com­pact machine size

•Access FACEBOOK, PICASA Web Albums, FLICKR, GOOGLE DOCS, EVERNOTE, and DROPBOX accounts via the Web Con­nect Touch­Screen Interface


Included in the Box:


•Brother MFC-J4510DW All-in-One printer

•(4) LC103 Series Starter Ink Cartridges

•CD-ROM – Assem­bly for Win­dows and Mac

•User’s Man­ual

•Quick Setup Guide

•Tele­phone Line Cord





Hubby and I test this baby out today and we did every­thing imag­in­able! We printed, scanned, faxed, copied, you name it, we tried it out! I love the look of it, it makes my small home office look so pro­fes­sional and sharp! The Brother Canada’s Smart Busi­ness Machines All-in-One Multi-Function Cen­ter is the absolute best all-in-one printer that I have EVER owned, no word of a lie.

The MFC-J4510DW BUSINESS WIRELESS COLOUR INKJET 5-IN-1 printer gets a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend that every­one own one! You won’t be sorry!!



♥→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.←♥

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