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Friday May 13, 2011

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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.


KW Counselling Services 60th Anniversary Speaker Series

What Matters Most – Making a Difference!

Kitchener - K-W Counselling Services is pleased to present Stephen Lewis and Barbara Coloroso on the topic "What Matters Most – Making a Difference!" on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 6 pm Bingemans, Kitchener, Reception at 6 pm • Dinner at 7 pm • Keynote at 8 pm.


Laurier hosts international music therapy research conference

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research will host its third international music therapy research conference on the topic of clinical improvisation May 24 to 28, 2011.


Statement from Regional Chair regarding Councillor Jane Brewer

Waterloo - Councillor Jane Brewer and her family extend their appreciation for the concern for her well being, kind thoughts and prayers expressed by friends, colleagues and members of the community following her accident. Jane continues to recover well and will be discharged from hospital in the near future. She is looking forward to getting back to her work on Regional Council.


Stakeholder engagement will be key part of city’s new economic development strategy

KITCHENER – Consultation with community stakeholders will play a key role in finalizing the city’s economic development strategy -- a document that is intended to help shape the local economy for the next five to 10 years by establishing the city’s direction for the investment of human, financial and physical resources.


Cedric Coleman retires from the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony after 37 years as Principal Bassoon

Kitchener - Principal Bassoon Cedric Coleman will be retiring from the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony after 37 years. His contribution to the orchestra will be acknowledged at his final KWS performance, the Generations concert on Sunday, May 29th. Coleman’s 37 years as Principal Bassoon of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony make him the longest-serving orchestra member.


New Digital Tool Classifies Canadians According to Six Volunteer Types and Suggests Suitable Volunteer Opportunities

TORONTO - Are you a 'Cameo'-style volunteer, who wants occasional, flexible opportunities to develop your skills? Or are you a 'Type A', a highly motivated leader, driven to contribute to a cause that means the most to you? Volunteer Canada, together with Manulife Financial, is introducing a new digital tool that categorizes Canadians into six distinct volunteer types and recommends available roles suited to their volunteer profiles and specific interests.


Success matters: Durham College students win five medals at Skills Ontario

Advanced Machinist Apprenticeship student will also compete at Skills Canada in June

OSHAWA – Durham College students continued to demonstrate poise, determination and success last week, winning five provincial medals including one gold, two silver and two bronze, at the 2011 Skills Ontario competition, which was held from May 2 to 4 in Waterloo.


Pierre Boivin o.c. named President and CEO of Claridge Inc.

The former Montreal Canadiens CEO to join forces with businessman and philanthropist Stephen Bronfman

MONTREAL - Stephen Bronfman is proud to announce the appointment of Pierre Boivin as President and CEO of Claridge Inc., a privately-owned equity firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Effective September 2011, Pierre Boivin will join forces with Stephen Bronfman and his team to further develop the firm's existing investment portfolio as well as play a lead role in its future acquisitions.


New motor vehicle sales

Statscan - The number of new motor vehicles sold in March increased 2.0% to 135,261 units. Passenger car and truck sales were both up, led by stronger sales of North American-built cars.


Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $25,000 to Manitoba Flood Relief

TORONTO - "I am pleased to announce the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $25,000 to Manitoba communities most in need of aid due to this spring's historic flooding levels," said Cory Szczepanski, President of Steelworkers Local 7913.


Robert Half Career Expert Offers Digital Etiquette Advice to Job-Hunting Grads

TORONTO - School’s almost out, but class is always in session when it comes to the job search. As new graduates prepare to enter the work world, they should pay as much attention to technology “etiquette” as they do promoting their mastery of technology. Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Job Hunting For Dummies®, 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), offers insight into how to avoid six common faux pas when launching a career.


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