TURF 2015: Toronto Urban Roots Festival…

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you from The David Suzuki Foundation… September Event…

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Are you a fan of Toronto’s summer music festivals? Then you can’t miss TURF(Toronto Urban Roots Festival), happening Sept. 18-20. Performances include Of Monsters and Men, the Pixies, Wilco and so much more. Of course, we will be there with our own little Homegrown oasis, and we can’t wait! Buy tickets here.

Whitby Ribfest July 10 to 12 2015


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  • Event: 4th Annual Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Whitby Ribfest
  • Date(s): July 10 2014 to July 12 2015 
  • Location: Victoria Field’s, Whitby: (see map below) 
  • Time: Friday 12pm to 11pm: .. 🙂 Saturday 11am to 11pm: Sunday 11am to 8pm
  • What’s There: “Great Food, Live Entertainment, Midway, Marketplace and tons more.
  • Admission: FREE
  • Parking: FREE (please observe parking regulations and park at the suggested area’s) 
  • For More Information: Click Here to go to the Whitby Ribfest website


source: Whitby This Week: July 9 2015 Edition

News from ECO-Justic: Microbeads, World Water Day, Wild Fish

Post Date 04/10/2015: SGC Admin: From our inbox to you… From ECO-JUSTICE

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Microbeads add up to big problem for Great Lakes
How we’re taking action to protect the Great Lakes and ensure that Canada addresses the threat toxic plastic microbeads pose to the environment and, by extension, our health.

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Why it’s time for Canada to recognize our right to water
As the international community came together in support of World Water Day, we couldn’t help but give pause to the startling inequities around drinking water quality and access within Canada’s borders.

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Canada’s wild fish need to be handled with care
Eco-justice lawyer Morgan Blakley checks in with an update on three court cases aimed at addressing systemic problems in Canada’s aquaculture industry.

As Canada’s only national environmental law charity, Ecojustice is building the case for a better earth.

Devon Page, executive director
Ecojustice. celebrating 25 years

ecojustice.ca | facebook.com/ecojustice | @ecojustice_ca
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Voluntary Recall of Bernat® Tizzy™ (knitting and Crocheting yarn)…

SGC Admin: Attention Knitters and Crocheters….. we received the following in our inbox recently and wanted to help get the word out… please share with any knitters and crocheter’s you may know who enjoy making things for little ones… 🙂 thanks… 🙂



  • PRODUCT RECALL: Bernat Tizzy

Dear Bernat Tizzy Consumer,

All knitted or crocheted garments or blankets can come unraveled or pulled apart if they are “snagged”. The potential for these snags can vary depending on the tension of the stitch or the construction of the yarn.

We believe that the risk of snags with Tizzy may be higher than normal. In finished knit or crochet items, the yarn can unravel or snag and form a loop, posing an entanglement hazard to young children. Since this yarn is marketed towards babies we have decided to voluntarily recall this product from the marketplace and discontinue its sale.

Since all yarn is prone to a certain level of risk in this regard, this was a very difficult decision. However, the safety of children is our first concern. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this Voluntary Recall may cause you.

SGC: September 2012 E-News:


Serenity’s Gift Cove

September 2012 E-News

Happy Labour Day Weekend:


August 31 2012 sees a second full moon in the same month… This is called a Blue Moon… J remember your mum and dad saying… “once in a blue moon” … Well that’s because they only happen once ever 2.5 years… Click Here to view our post on the Blue Moon compliments of The Magical Blend.

September 3: Labour Day:

Have a Wonderful Holiday Monday….. A reminder, to please be extra careful for the next few weeks. The roads will be busier with traffic and kids…. Please take note of School Crossing Guards and obey them when they ask you to stop. Police are likely to be out and about in School Zones.

 September 6: Trusting your inner knowing:

Come join Tracey & Cheryl (of Sacred Soul.ca) for inspirational knowledge channeled from your higher consciousness! Learn how to trust your inner knowing & raise your unique & Universal vibrations.  Ask spiritual questions & receive answers.  Healing, Meditation & more: Gathering with other Light minded individuals. Expand, learn, share, grow and trust!!” Time: 7pm to 9pm: Oshawa location (Cherry down) … Please email for exact location. Cost: $10:00: Please Email: Cheryl at: catasana@yahoo.ca or Tracey at: sunshine.layne@yahoo.ca

September 10 Monday: Circles in Circles

Ladies business group: We meet once a month on a Monday (usually the first Monday) at 3 Steps Up Coffee Shop: 605 Brock Street North Whitby, ON L1N 9S8: It’s a very casual environment, come on out Ladies, all ladies are welcome….even if you don’t have a business yet… J Please Contact: Susan at: susieqscherbak@hotmail.com or Sherry at: sherry@chicinteriorredesigns.com for more information. Cost is $10:00 per person.

September 11 Tuesday: Chakra Meditation Sessions Week One the Root Chakra

Time: 7:00 PM To 8:30 PM: Location: Oshawa, ON (please email for exact location).  Throughout the fall and into the winter months we are offering a bi-weekly meditation. The first of many meditations on the Chakras. The evening will consist of an open conversation, a brief history of where the Chakras came from and why is it so important to keep them vibrating at there optimum. The first week we will do a meditation on the Root Chakra? You will cleanse and clear this chakra and then we will guide you into experiencing it through sound and colour. Trusting your inner knowing you will be guided through a grounding and centering meditation, focusing on your Root Chakra. Doing this on your own will assist you in your development. Sharing is optional. We hope to see you there?

September 15 New Moon:

Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as September 15 approaches to see what this may mean for you. J

September 17: Rosh Hashanah:

Happy New Year to you if you celebrate it… J

September 19 Wednesday Guided Meditation

Relax your body, open your heart and activate your imagination as you go on a personal and enlightening journey. A new theme which touches the soul and stimulates the spirit is introduced each month. Time: 7:30 pm: Location Whitby: Refreshments served $10.00: Please Call Julie Ditta at: 905-666-8238

September 21: International Peace Day:

Lets all try and enjoy a stress free, non aggressive, happy fun day…. J

September 22 Sun Moves into Libra:

Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as September 22 approaches to see what this may mean for you. J Happy Birthday Libra

September 22: Fall Equinox:

Happy Fall Everyone….

Sept. 24th Monday “When friends gather” Guided Meditation/Healing:

Come and join Pamela and MaryLou as they guide you through a relaxing evening of meditation and healing…J Evening begins at 7:30pm. Please Contact: Pamela Scott: 905-668-3073: MaryLou Westenhoefer: 905-668-6494

September 28 Friday Drum Circle

7:30 pm Let out your inner drummer. We start with a meditation and then let the drums take us on a creative and joy-full journey. You don’t have to know how to drum to be part of this circle. Some extra drums available to try: Ezra Annes Bed & Breakfast 239 Wellington St., Whitby Refreshments served $10:00 Please contact Julie at: j.ditta@rogers.com or visit her site at Whole Soul.ca or call 905-666-8238

September 29: Full Moon

Please Checkout our moon phase and sun sign posts as September 29 approaches to see what this may mean for you. J

September 29 Saturday: Durham 2012 OKtoberfest

Durham Regions Premier Oktoberfest – Join Us For Fun And Celebration

Welcome To Durham Region’s Premier Oktoberfest Proudly Brought To You By JCI Durham. Please Join Us for Fun and Celebration and All Things Oktoberfest

Please visit: www.DurhamOktoberfest.com for more information, and I think they may be looking for volunteers also for this event…

News and Ads

Healers Paul and Jaylee Balchi coming to Whitby October 2012:

Rare Canadian (Whitby!) visit From International Healers Paul & Jaylee Balch!

Paul & Jaylee Balch are Spiritual Teachers from Australia who will be visiting the Ajax/Whitby area in October.  As part of their trip, they will be offering a 5-8 session “Self Mastery” workshop as well as some healings.   Initiated into the lineage of the Tibetan Master Lama from the mystery schools of Tibet, and the lineage of a Grand Master of Tao as well, their visit will be a rare opportunity to study under real life “gurus”.  While the workshop is open to anyone interested, its advanced nature will make it especially appropriate for practitioners interested in further developing their skill.  You can read more about their workshop here.

If you are interested in experiencing one of Paul’s healing sessions you can contact me to reserve a space. (Paul will only schedule 4 healings a day and his time in Whitby will be limited so reserve a spot early!)  I have worked with Paul & Jaylee before in the past, and I assure you, it is an experience not to be missed.  For more information, visit ServingTheSpirit.Com or email me at: katied@servingthespirit.com.  **Please note, the exact dates and location are ‘to be announced’ as arrangements are still being confirmed.**

Katie Dempsey: 905 809 2953: www.ServingTheSpirit.com

The Ninety Ninth Monkey

September Back to School Special…. 

“Mention that you saw this on SGC and receive 10% off of Back to School Litterless Lunch Supplies” 

September Special à 10% discount

On all back to school Litterless lunch supplies such as:

Klean Kanteen, Steeltainer, Lunchbots, Kids Konserve, Dabbawalla, BeatrixNY, Built, So Young, Itzy Ritzy, Sling Sisters Yubo,

Nutrition for Your Condition and more.

Pop in and see Barb at The Ninety Ninth Monkey J

Or call her at: 905-620-0399

The Ninety Ninth Monkey

51 Baldwin Brooklin



Brooklin’s Green Store



New This Fall:

Pamela Scott invites you to…. 

“Improve your well being while enjoying a

a relaxing spirit guided treatment with an experienced healer and channel “.

Please email Pamela for more details at: pamelascircle@yahoo.ca or call her directly at: 905-668-3073 


Unique Touch Photography Canada

Time for back to school photos! Take advantage of these great specials. 20% off of a full session CD which include touch ups, a free 8X10, or 3 of your favorite poses on a CD for $40. Can not combine offers!. Offer expires October 15, 2012…


Introduction to Recreational Djembe Drumming

Designed for adults, this is an ten-week introductory course for beginners on the West African djembe. Learn basic technique, handing and some simple rhythms. Explore the art of improvised drumming in a group. No previous experience necessary. 

Classes starting This Fall: Time and Location TBA: Cost: $115.00

(drums are available to borrow for $10)

To register or for more information please call Julie Ditta at:

905-666-8238 or e-mail  j.ditta@rogers.com


September Message by MaryLou

White Swan ~~~ Spirit Heart                        

Say ‘YES’ to all your experiences,

Accept everything that unfolds,

Divine order is always working for you

                                                         Blessings to all,


 Marylou Westenhoeffer has many years of experience working with spirit and she is pleased to announce her new Intuitive Parties… have a party and get a reading 20 minuets for $20:00. Marylou currently has two Meditation CD’s for sale: One for Adults and one for Children. Please Click here to visit her website and to order your copy today.

For The Tranquil Garden Retreat Oshawa September events pleaseClick Here

For Natural Sense Bowmanville September Specials pleaseClick Here

For  The Magical Blend Montreal September News and Specials pleaseClick Here

For Azure GreenSeptember News and Specials pleaseClick Here


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FYI: Links and Connections

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For more information and to connect with the following and other links

Comfy Cotton Diapers: Pick up of dirty cloth diapers with drop off of clean cloth diapers.

Free Metal Pick up:Whitby and Oshawa

Natural Sense: Local (Bowmanville) supplier of spa products

Ajax North Pet Hospital: Local Vet office with vet who does house calls

Renovations: Dave Sutherland is one handy guy, located in Oshawa service area includes GTA.

Dentist: Local (Whitby) Dr. Larry Greenland and his friendly staff welcome you.

Chic Interior Redesigns: Selling your home, and need someone to help you stage or redesign it? Sherry Gostlin is happy to help and has a fabulous eye for detail.

Bangles, Beads and great gifts…. Check it out online….

Social Solutions. Help for people and families experiencing challenges regarding learning and socializing.

Winky the Clown: Got an event and need some entertainment? Check out Winky, face painting and balloon making fun….

Unique Touch Photography: Local photographer… Weddings, Graduations, Family Photos, Portraits ……..

Advance English Academy: Private School for the study of the English Language. For Newcomers to Canada and for those who would like to brush up on their English Language Skills for business, career or just for the love of the language.

Ezacesswear: Fabulous easy access clothing for those undergoing dialysis and other treatments.

John J. Bucknam B.A. LL.B. Barrister Solicitor Notary: Looking for a local lawyer…. Real Estate and Family Law: 202-50 Commercial AvenueAjax, ON L1S 2H5 Tel: (905) 683-7037

LivingLibations: A Canadian owned and operated online store: Product line includes natural skin and hygiene products and essential oils along with Raw Source Chocolate. LivingLibations has been in operation since 1996. SGC recently became an affiliate member of LivingLibations and we thanks all who visit and purchase from this website when connecting to it via SGC. You can find living libations on SGC by Clicking Here: Please let us know about any comments you may have about LivingLibations.