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- Kinetic 2/16

July 31, 2018 > Wiki closes, need to transfer wiki to new platform before this date.

April 18 > Shintu, Toronto Conservation Authority, "Contact Period"
April 4 > Important's Birthday

March 30, 2018 > Good Friday, No Class ??
March 28, Shintu, Toronto Conservation Authority, "Intro to First Nations"
March 20, 2018 > 1st Day of Spring
March 17, 2018 > St. Patrick`s Day >> Wear Green
March 12 - 16, 2018 > March Break, NO Class.
March 11, 2018 > Daylight Saving Time `Spring Forward` move your clocks ahead one hour
March 9, 2018 > 12:00 - 2 PM "College Boreal Spring Break PARTY" Lunch provided by College (Halal, Vegetarian, etc.)

February 19, 2018 > Family Day, Statutory Holiday, NO Class
February 14, 2018 > Valentines Day
February 13, 2018 > Trip to Central Library

January 22, 2018 > No Class, Teacher Professional Development

VOLUNTEERS needed for the New Year !

The Family Literacy team will be meeting at 4 Sir Lou Drive, Brampton to prepare the supply bins for the upcoming Fall session on the following dates:
Contact Person
January 15th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 16th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 17th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 19th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and lunch refreshments will be provided.
Volunteers would come to the back of the building and call the FLP specialist indicated in the chart for building entry.

October 26, 2017 > Biodiversity Field Trip Tour
October 19, 2017 > Ashoo "Biodiversity"

August 21 to 25, 2017 VOLUNTEER, Peel Region Family Literacy Bin Preparation, Sir Lou Drive

August 2017 > Tuesdays/Fridays Mental Health Workshops
August 25, 2017 > Rose`s ``Balance & Consistency, Flourishing withing Stressful Life
August 22, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Positive and Happy Life¨
August 18, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Self Care Plan¨
August 15, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Social Skills / Difficult Conversations¨
August 11, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Social Skills and Healthy Relationship at any Age¨
August 8, 2017 > Rose`s `Managing Emotions and Self Regulation¨
August 4, 2017 > Rose`s `Worklife Balance¨
August 3, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Boosting Self-esteem & Confidence¨

VOLUNTEER > Sir Lou Drive > Bin Prep
July 19, 21, 2017 12:00 - 4 PM

July 2017 > Tuesdays/Fridays > Mental Health Workshops
July 28, 2017 > Rose & Laila`s ¨Sleep & Stress¨
July 25, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Healthy Lifestyle - Love Yourself and Family¨
July 21, 2017 > Rose`s ¨Self Care Plan¨
July 18, 2017 > Rose`s `What`s Mental Health¨


Students, more volunteer opportunities are coming up with the Family Literacy Program at 4 Sir Lou Drive.
Ø They are looking for about 4 Volunteers each day for each shift, so please let Kinetic know so that there aren't too many volunteers at one time.
Ø Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing .
Ø Volunteers would come to the back of the building and call the volunteer coordinator indicated in the chart for building entry. Make sure you have their telephone number.

The location is:
Fletcher’s View (Peel Living Building), #4 Sir Lou Drive, Brampton, near Steeles & Hurontario.
The intersection is Sir Lou Drive and Hurontario Street. The building is west of Hurontario Street and north on Sir Lou Drive.The building looks like an apartment building.
Look for a sign that says "Fletcher View". Go to the back of the building, there will be a door propped open for you to go in.

From our classroom 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga
Take Bus 103 Northbound at 8:13 AM to arrive by 9:00 AM
Sir Lou - Zum Station Stop. Walk to 4 Sir Lou Drive, (about 2 minutes)
Total travel time from classroom about 30 minutes !

Contact Person
Monday, June 19th
9am – 4pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
Wednesday, June 21st
9am – 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
Thursday, June 22nd
9am – 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
Friday, June 23rd
9am – 4pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350

June 15, 2017 > Ashoo > "Precious Pollinators"

Free Family Events including daytime at The Riverwood Conservancy (Burnhamthorpe at Credit Woodlands)


Students, volunteer Family Literacy Program at 4 Sir Lou Drive.
Friday, May 26th
9am – 11:30am
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
Monday, May 29th
9am – 3pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350

May 18, 2017 > Toronto Conservancy "Invasive Species"

April 27, 2017 > Climate Change - Gabriella, Toronto Conservancy

March 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 2 PM > Maple Syrup Bus Tour (All classes)
March 23, 2017 > 1 PM, 6 PM Toronto Conservancy "Pollen & Urban Diversity"
March 13, 14, 15, 17, 2017, Peel Region Family Literacy Bin Preparation VOLUNTEERS (?)

February 23, 2017 1 PM, 6 PM > Toronto Conservation (Nazrene ?) " Solid Waste"
February 13, 14, 15, 17, 2017 > Peel Region Family Literacy Bin Preparation VOLUNTEERS (Merciful, Merciful's Neice, Aluring, Noble, Yummy )

January 26, 2017 > Toronto Conservation (Nazrene) "Great Lakes"

Volunteers needed to put binders together for Region of Peel, Children’s Services.
Peel Region Family Literacy
March 13
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
March 14
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
March 15
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
March 17
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553





Here is a New Years Activity to do.
Kinetic January 2, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016 Guest Speaker Ashoo Health & Wellness

Thursday, November 24, 2016 Guest Speaker Àshoo Freshwater Eco System
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:30 AM - 2 PM Field Trip Terra Cotta Conservation Area
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Guest Speaker Àshoo `Biodiversity`.

October 27, 2016 Visit to NIC for membership cards (next door)
October 6, 2016 Farmer`s Market in the Lobby

June 16, 2016 > Guest Speaker "Canadian Citizenship

May 23, 2016 > Guest Speaker "Financial Literacy" Scotia Bank

April 21, 2016 > Guest Speaker " Financial Literacy" - RIchard Higgins
April 14, 2016 > Guest Speaker "Know Your Rights"
April l7, 2016 > Guest Speaker "First Nations" - Shintu
April 7, 2016 > Guest Speaker "First Nations - Part II" - Shintu ??

March 23, 2016 > Guest Speaker > Solid Waste (Shintu)

February 17, 2016 - Guest speaker. Climate Change
February 10, 2016 - Field Trip to Central Library

Check out some activities in our community.
The PAMA Museum in Brampton (near Hurontario and Main Street)

January 13, 2016 - Guest speaker > Great Lakes (Shintu)
December 9, 2015 - Guest Speaker > Immigration and Sponsorship
November 18, 2015 - 1:00 PM Guest Speaker Eco Chic by Shintu Cherian, Toronto Conservation

April 22, 2015 - Earth Day

Get ready for Earth Day.

Please join us for the City of Mississauga 20 minute cleanup.
  • Enjoy a walk in the park with your family.
  • Have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Meet your neighbours and chat.
  • Visit the Garden Centre. Plan to plant a tree for everyone in your family.
  • Get a big green garbage bag and collect the garbage around the streets to make our neighbourhood look beautiful !
  • Donate clothes, small appliances, books that you don't need any more to the Goodwill.
  • Turn your lights, computers, and appliances off to conserve energy.
  • Turn the water off while you brush your teeth to save water.

What else can you do to take care of our planet Earth ?

- Kinetic 04/16/15

----NIAGARA FALLS - Fallsview Casino Bus Trip & Dinner
Thank you to the students of Level 3-4 for organizing this field trip to Niagara Falls for a fun day of slots, shopping, photo ops. and dinner !

Guest Speaker Nehru's Topics:
A. Education & Training (1,1,2,3 = 17)
B. Immigration & Sponsorship (1, 2 = 9)
C. Taxes Information Session (3,4 = 5)
D. Identity Theft
E. Canadian Winter (3,5 = 4)
F. Know your Rights at Work (3 = 3)
G. Financial Literacy (3) (August 2014)
H. Canadian Citizenship (1,1,1,3,4 = 20)
I Credential Evaluation
J. Starting your Life in Canada (July 2014)
K. Working in Canada (1,2,2,2,2,2,3 = 28)

Field Trip to the Sugar Bush

I would like to share with you a nice trip that I had with my classmates last year. On that trip we went to a farm that had a lot of trees to see how to produce maple syrup from the trees.
A maple syrup farm is called (sugar bush). The farmers selected trees that were large and high. Maple syrup season is usually from mid-March to mid-April, why? Because the weather is cold at night (below freezing) followed by warm, sunny days (above 5c). After that the farmers collect the sap to filter it, and then they boil it to make maple syrup. There are many colours of syrup. There is light, medium and dark. If the syrup goes lighter, the price goes high too. At the end, I advise everyone to go and try this trip since it was a very wonderful trip for us and our children who came with us.


Yes, that was a fun school field trip at the [[#|Credit]] Valley Conservation area. We also took this class to a Sugar Bush on McLaughlan Road south of Matheson, North of Eglinton here in Mississauga. There is a lot to see at the Kortright Centre too. Just google Sugar Bush Ontario to see what's nearby. The season must be over now, but there is always next year ! - Kamikaze 04/10/14

Tuesday, January 16, 2014 > Guest Speaker: Identity Theft w/ Nehru

November 11 > Remembrance Day

To a peaceful Remembrance Day.
Here is the quotation from Tecumseh (1768-1813)

"Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds and the great sea, as well as the earth ? Did not the Great Spirit make them all for his children ?"

It may be a sad day happening even now, or not too far in the future that humans do try to sell more than the earth beneath our very feet.

Kamikaze 13/11/11

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10:00 AM - 1 PM

This week our theme is "At Home in the World and in the Community". Two young ladies, representatives from Ontario Parks, came in to teach us about the "Learn to Camp" program.
They also told us about "Family Fishing Week" which is this week July 7 - 14, 2013 where you can fish this week with no Fishing License.
There is an "Ontario Family Fishing Event" at: Lake Aquitaine Park Community Centre 6655 Glen Erin Drive, Meadowvale (Mississauga, Ontario) Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00 AM - 1 PM

July 8, 2013 1:30 PM > Guest Speaker "Learn to Camp"- Ontario Provincial Parks
Who is eligible for this program ?
What equipment do I need to go on my 1st Camping trip ?
When can we get OUT Camping ?
Where can we go ?
Why do Canadians LOVE Camping ?
How do we do it ? Learn all about this favourite Canadian pass time today !
Are you interested in going on a family camping trip as a class field trip ?
Sign up here and I'll see if we can find a good weekend to go
- Carefree 13-06-13


June 16, 2013

To all our dear father's and grandfathers, and those who fathered us ... who loved us dearly and provided guidance, protection and lots of adventure !
Tell me about your dad or someone who was like a father to you. Was he strict ? Were you his pet ? Was he handy ? Was he funny ? Was he wise ? Was he a great cook ? Did he have any secrets ?
I heard on the radio celebrity comedian, stunt man, movie maker, and movie star Jackie Chan is in town Toronto for the Luminato Festival, and he was telling the story of how he discovered recently that his father was a secret spy and how he tried to make a documentary about his father's story.
The very very busy Jackie Chan also told the story about how his own son called him long distance on Father's Day to wish him a Happy Father's Day, and Jackie Chan got angry and scolded his son saying, "Don't call me today ! Call me everyday ! Everyday is Father's Day !"
- Carefree 13-06-13

Check this out > English is easy because every language is easy ... even Chinese !
- Carefree 13-06-16

HAPPY EARTH DAY ! April 22, 2013

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Bravo ! Look at our beautiful Mississauga !
We contributed to a cleaner Mississauga by volunteering Community Clean Up in our own backyard.
We picked up 3 big bags of litter around 1 big block.
Thank you !

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We enjoyed a beautiful walk around Kariya Park given to us to enjoy by Mississauga's twin city in Japan, Kariya.
We'll remember to teach our children to take care of our environment so that future generations can enjoy it too !


Beautiful ladies too !
Sensible, April 22, 2013

Thursday, December 13 > Guest Speaker > Buying your first House > meet a panel of experts from Home Inspector to Mortgage Brokers and prepare all your questions about buying your first home here in Canada.

The last time this team came to talk to our class was September 2012.
25 students and guests welcomed
  • George Elkassis, Real Estate Agent from Royal LePage,
  • Matthew, Mortgage Broker,
  • Vince Rinaldi, Real Estate Lawyer,
  • Mike Tida, Home Inspector

We will be having three Ontario Parks representatives as our guests this Thursday August 2, 2012 6:00 PM Sharp.
  • This was an awesome opportunity to check out the program of "LEARN to CAMP" Google it and see which provincial parks offer all the equipment and expertise to learn how to camp with your family and friends for the bargain price of $65.00. All you have to do is bring your sleeping bag and the food you will eat for your overnight camp.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Trillium Toastmasters (Central Lion's Club Room, just outside the library entrance on the 2nd Floor)
Address: 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8
Bus #26 East or # 8
Directions: 1 Block South of Burnhamthorpe, 2-3 blocks East of Hwy 10 / Hurontario

Check out the many events, some of them free at the ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA.
It is a small intimate local gallery with new artists and a fresh look.

This web page is about Earth Day in Mississauga.
It contains a lot of info about this day.


April 17, 2012 is the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Freedoms and Rights.
Check it out.
I myself was surprised to hear how young it was!

Keen, 12/04/17

Oh! I realized that some of the Canadian Charter of Rights were became a law just in
30 years ago. At that time, I was in high school. It seems that there are many other things
need to be done in the future and Canadians will work hard for it.

Lucky, 12/04/17

The Eleventh Hour Canada is known for it’s peacekeeping and I just wanted to share some lyrics of a hymn that I like.
It kind of works in the big picture of things as well as at home with our neighbours, our classmates, our siblings, and our family too. ‘War, peace’ … it’s a discussion you can talk about around the dinner table with your family, your children and parents too.

I like to remember the “Golden Rule” too, whose meaning is common across many religions, “Do not do onto others that which you would not have them do onto you.” If only we would all obey the Golden Rule imagine what the world would be like.

Let There Be Peace

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment And live each moment With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me.

- Keen 06 Nov 2011

The Newcomer Information Centre at the Sussex Centre offers many useful workshops.
See below for the calendar of events.

Monday, October 10, 2011 - THANKSGIVING Holiday - NO CLASS

Happy Thanksgiving !

Here is the story about Canadian Thanksgiving (see below).
Perhaps you would like share a similar holiday or tradition of your own here with us.

At my house we like to say a little prayer of thanks before dinner.
It goes like this.

For food in a world where many walk in hunger,
For faith in a world where many walk in fear,
For friends in a world where many walk alone,
We thank thee Lord,

I hope you all have a chance to go outside with your family for a walk to enjoy the Canadian fall colours this weekend.

- Keen, 6 October 2011

Hello everyone,
I have attached a link above that puts things into perspective on a rainy day.
- Keen, August 2011

FIELD Trip: Trillium Toastmasters
Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:15 PM - 9:00 +
  • Greetings Friends of Trillium Toastmasters
  • You are invited to Trillium Toastmasters for our special evening with Susan Lamb-Robinson. Susan is the District 86 International Speech Contest Winner and is on her way to Vegas to compete in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking Contest!
  • You are invited to join us on August 11th to hear Susan's speech. Feel free to bring guests of your own! Please be aware that our meetings are conducted in a business format and guests should be mature enough to sit through a 2 hour presentation.
  • Please arrive by 7:15 pm. Our meeting will start prompty at 7:30 pm and go just past 9:30 pm.
  • Speech Title: Why is my BUT so big?
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The exhibition I attended last Thursday was a part of Salmon Run Project in order to celebrate Mississauga’s precious salmon and beautiful Credit River. There were 24 pieces of art created by 24 artists in the exhibition, all were images of salmon made from different kinds of materials. I liked those with pictures on the body of salmons most.
On the side of exhibition area, a man was making beautiful fishhooks with various feathers and hairs of animals. He talked about fishing salmon, which reminds me of an article about salmon. Salmon breeds in fresh water, after several years, it swims to the sea, where it spends three years to grow up. When it’s time for female salmon to give birth, it crosses over thousands of miles to come back to its birthplace. To salmon, it is a dangerous and long trip. It might be caught by human, or come up with natural disasters. The salmon that succeeded in arriving home will die after breeding thousands of baby salmons. The most tragic fact is that over 1000 baby salmons only 3 can survive and grow up. The life of salmon is a process of struggling for life and reproduction.
-Happyhx 12 Jun 2011

25 May 2011
CNIB - Vision Health
Guest Speaker: Susan & November visit the class to inform and share their experiences of vision impairment to total blindness, and the services offered by CNIB to alleviate the challenges their clients and families may have. There was a show and tell of technology available to help vision impaired people including brail, talking computers & clocks, bar code and colour readers, Victor the book reader, etc.
The most helpful tips were how to approach a blind person, and what help can be offered, and how to offer it.
The most surprising tidbit was hearing about the service dogs and horses too !
The most depressing news was about the misunderstanding and the hostility that vision impaired people encounter when out and about on their own.

May 2011 The Art Gallery of Mississauga -Field Trip.

OnThursday night, I had a fantastic visit in Art Galley of Mississauga.
There were two parts of exhibitions on the night. One is called “White Wash” presented by a Pakistan-born Canadian artist Amin Rehman. He uses encaustic, acrylic, digital, and neon text to provide us his understanding of Pakistan and Canadian cultural life. Some of his works are short and concisely express the cross-cultural differences, such as “God is on our side, Allah is on your side”, “A is for Allah, A is for America”. But some are shocking and causing me to imagine the life in Pakistan, such as “Becoming a suicide bomber was my ticket to heaven”. Through his works, I found that art is not only beautiful pieces for people to enjoy, but also a way to make people thinking.
The other exhibition is “The art of Bollywood”, which were dozens of hand painted cinema billboards and posters of bollywood movies created by 10 Indian artists. All the posters are vividly pained, and can fully express the contents of movies. I can see some are action movies, some are thrillers, but most must be love stories. When I was enjoying the posters, I met a girl from the Caribbean. We chatted about bollywood movies and surprisingly found we’ve watched the same one recently and both of us like it. Later I met an old lady who is a Chinese brush painting artist. She told me she had also held a painting exhibition before.

by Happy

Hi Happy,
Thank you for writing about the AGM Opening. It was certainly a contrast ... the lightheartedness escapism of "Bollywood" and the ominous messages of the "White Wash" exhibit. The contrasts were also in each exhibit themselves ... and was expressed in the third artists exhibit which was some kind of statement on American culture and 'everyone elses culture'. Food for thought ... and definitely deserving of a reaction from the public viewers.

Happy, you described your experience very well and you did your research too. You made good of the opportunity to listen, speak, read, and write in this excercise. Bravo !

- Keen, 20 May 2011

Thank you for your explanation about the exhibit. That makes me understand more clearly about the exhibit now.