Rousseau’s (Fine Furniture and interior design in Whitby) Gives Back & More News!‏

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you… Rousseau’s Fine Furniture and Interior Design, located in Whitby and Lee Industries are coming together to help Dog Guides…. 🙂 

  • Designer’s Guild Trunk Show
  • July 21 2015 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
  • Meet Danielle, preview the new season line and save 10% on orders.

“Since 1969, LEE Industries has been handcrafting American made upholstery in North Carolina. We have built our business through our relationships and partnerships and our belief in supporting local. We are passionate about our retail partners and believe in the mission of supporting local communities.” 

Learn more about the effort to #LoveLocal and support brick and mortar businesses at www.leeloveslocal.com 

 This July save 20% on all LEE ORDERS with 5% of proceeds being donated to Loins Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
A Bit About Dog Guides… 
Lions Foundation of Canada’s mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.
To do this, the Foundation operates Dog Guides Canada, a preeminent national training school and charity that assists individuals with disabilities through specialized Dog Guide programs. These Dog Guides are provided at no cost to eligible Canadians from coast to coast despite costing $25,000 to trainand place.
The Foundation relies on donations from individuals, service clubs, foundations and corporations and does not receive any government funding.
 
For more infortmation, visit www.dogguides.com
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Join Us! 
This Saturday, July 18th from 11 am – 3pm to meet a dog guide in training and learn more about the program!

David Suzuki Foundation: Home Grown Jamboree (08/22-23/2015) & Homegrown Pizza in the Park… (07/17/2015)

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you. David Suzuki Foundation Home Grown Jamboree and Homegrown pizza in the park events. 

Jamboree registration is now open and Pizza in the Park is this Friday (07/17/2015)

Click here to join the Homegrown Jamboree

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We are excited to announce that we will host our second annual overnight camp-out in the city, theHomegrown Jamboree, as part of the Homegrown National Park Project this summer.

In partnership with Fort York, on August 22-23, we’ll be inviting a limited number of families to join our Homegrown Park Rangers for a night of camping on the grounds of the national historic site, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. 

The cost for the Homegrown Jamboree is $30 per adult and $15 per child, including all meals, fun activities, s’mores by the campfire, ghost walks and more. Each family will need to provide their own tents and sleeping bags. Equipment can be rented, or better yet borrowed from campers in your networks. 

If your family is interested in participating in the Homegrown Jamboree, please register ASAP. Apply early and be sure to let us know why you think your troop of happy campers is keen to join us! Application closes on July 24.

Please Click Here to Sign Up… 🙂

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And this Friday will be our second Homegrown Pizza in the Park event of the season. We’ll once again have Pizzeria Libretto cooking slices, plus BBQ corn and watermelon.

If you want to make it a Pizza + Movie night, join us at the screening of “All the time in the world” at Bloor Cinema for 4 p.m. Use our discount code DSPIZZANIGHT for $9 tickets. Then join us at Christie Pits Park for pizza at 6 p.m! Show us your ticket and get a dollar off your pizza. 

Truly, 

Jode Roberts
Project Lead, Homegrown National Park Project
David Suzuki Foundation 
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DailyOm with Madisyn Taylor on Emotional Attacks, Choosing Not To Be a Target

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you: DailyOm on Emotional Attacks, Choosing Not To Be a Target…. 

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July 13, 2015
Emotional Attacks
Choosing Not To Be A Target

by Madisyn Taylor

You cannot control other people’s emotions, but you can control your own.
Hurtful confrontations often leave us feeling drained and confused. When someone attacks us emotionally, we may wonder what we did to rouse their anger, and we take their actions personally. We may ask ourselves what we could have done to compel them to behave or speak that way toward us.

It’s important to remember that there are no real targets in an emotional attack and that it is usually a way for the attacker to redirect their uncomfortable feelings away from themselves. When people are overcome by strong emotions, like hurt or anguish, they may see themselves as victims and lash out at others as a means of protection or to make themselves feel better.

You may be able to shield yourself from an emotional attack by not taking the behavior personally. First, however, it is good to cultivate a state of detachment that can provide you with some protection from the person who is attacking you. This will allow you to feel compassion for this person and remember that their behavior isn’t as much about you as it is about their need to vent their emotions.

If you have difficulty remaining unaffected by someone’s behavior, take a moment to breathe deeply and remind yourself that you didn’t do anything wrong, and you aren’t responsible for people’s feelings. If you can see that this person is indirectly expressing a need to you—whether they are reaching out for help or wanting to be heard—you may be able to diffuse the attack by getting them to talk about what is really bothering them.

You cannot control other people’s emotions, but you can control your own. If you sense yourself responding to their negativity, try not to let yourself. Keep your heart open to them, and they may let go of their defensiveness and yield to your compassion and openness.

Culture in the Square Whitby Public Library Events Summer 2015

SGC Admin: From our inbox to you… Whitby Library FREE summer 2015 events… Please visit the library here for more information/contact: 🙂 

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  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Random Acts of Rhythm
  • Date: July 7 2015
  • Location: Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Latin Rythms
  • Date: July 14 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Long and McQuade
  • Date: July 21 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Whitby Idol Performances
  • Date: July 28 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Aces of Harmony
  • Date: August 4 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library:Drifwood Theatre
  • Date: August 11 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Station Gallery
  • Date: August 18 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Event: Culture in the Square Whitby Library: Bruce Gorie and Friends
  • Date: August 25 2015
  • Location:  Whitby Public Library 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON, L1N 6A1
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

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YES! LOBLAW PHASES OUT MICROBEADS, HARMFUL CHEMICALS TRICLOSAN, PHTHALATES

National retailer Loblaw announced plans to eliminate triclosan, phthalates and microbeads from its store brands. This is great news for consumers! Triclosan is a known hormone disruptor, phthalates have been linked to cancer, and microbeads are threatening our lakes and aquatic life.

However, more than voluntary industry action is needed. We also need clear labeling laws so Canadians can know what’s in the products they buy.

VICTORY FOR OUR BEES: ONTARIO IS ENACTING TOUGHER RULES ON NEONICS Thanks to thousands of people speaking out for bees, Ontario is now the first province or state in North America to restrict the use and sale of bee-killing pesticides, known as neonics. This wouldn’t have been possible without your help. Thank you for helping to save the bees!
HOW DO THE FEDERAL PARTIES COMPARE ON CLIMATE? Environmental Defence launched a new scorecard last week comparing the federal parties’ commitments on climate change and the approach each would take at the U.N. climate summit in Paris in December. With the upcoming federal election, it’s critical for all parties to show what kind of leadership they will bring to the Paris talks. Tell our federal party leaders to be climate leaders.
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