Here is a video of a DJ Skate Saturday Night at Harbourfront Centre:

In January 2012, Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada provides the following FREE activities around The Natrel® Rink:
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To Ring in 2012 Safely, Drive Sober or Take FREE Public Transit on New Year's Eve

To Ring in 2012 Safely, Drive Sober or Take FREE Public Transit on New Year's Eve

This is an update to my previous blog: Have a Safe & Sober Holiday Season: Plan Ahead for a Safe Ride Home in Ontario, Canada

After the New Year’s Eve celebrations, always drive sober or plan ahead for a safe ride home by:

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You're Invited: Toronto Mayor's New Year's Levee January 2, 2012. Above, Rotunda in Toronto City Hall

You're Invited: Toronto Mayor's New Year's Levee January 2, 2012. Above, Rotunda in Toronto City Hall

New Year’s day is Sunday, January 1, 2012.

So, you can start the New Year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by enjoying the following FREE events on Monday, January 2, 2012:

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This video explains the global “Grandparent Scam” in which scammers swindle seniors in many countries including United States, Japan, New Zealand and the U.K.:

Seniors, make it a New Year’s resolution to be vigilant, and not be victims of scammers and fraudsters!

Ontario, Canada, provides the following ten tips to help you as seniors to protect yourselves from scams and fraudsters:

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Ontario’s Zero BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) for Drivers of Ages 21 and Under
The following video discusses these concerns for drivers 21 and under as well as all novice drivers:

  • As of August 1, 2010, if you are a fully licensed driver who is 21 and under or a novice driver and are caught with any alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate24-hour roadside driver licence suspension
    • and, if convicted, you will face a fine of $60-$500 and a 30-day licence suspension.
  • Novice drivers of all ages in the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) must also maintain a zero BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) while driving.
  • As of August 1, 2010, if you are a novice driver and are caught with any amount of alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver licence suspension
    • and if convicted, will face a fine of $60-$500 and will receive a suspension period as per the Novice Driver Escalating Sanction scheme, up to and including cancellation of the novice licence.
  • You will also have to return to the start of GLS (Graduated Licensing System).

Please drive sober during this festive season of merry-making.

If you drink, plan ahead for a safe ride home by:

  • taking public transit,
  • calling a cab,
  • riding with a designated driver or
  • staying overnight.

Did you know that:

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York Region Food Network urges you to “give the Gift of Dignity” to Canadians this holiday season as follows:

“Want to give the Gift of Dignity this Holiday Season?”

Sign our Petition to Put Food in the Budget of our neighbours on social assistance.

An immediate increase of $100/month to enable people to purchase healthy food is a gift that:

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Vote For Your Favourite Video: Working Canadians Getting Less While Corporations Getting More Than They Deserve!

Vote For Your Favourite Video: Working Canadians Getting Less While Corporations Getting More Than They Deserve!

In October, the Canadian Labour Congress launched the One Minute Message ad contest – a YouTube video contest – and invited people from across Canada to enter for a chance to win $2000 in prize money.

The Canadian Labour Congress asked people to give them an ad, between 45 and 60 seconds, that spoke to the unfairness that sees working people getting less, and corporations getting more than they deserve.

The videos came in. The contest judges have had their say:

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