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Happy Holidays!

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 21:30.

Wishing you and your loved ones a holiday filled with merriment and a happy and healthy New Year!

For us, the holidays are about spending time with the people that we love. Thus we have started a tradition of creating holiday activities that are environmentally friendly and that our friends can enjoy with their loved ones. This year’s activity, Alien’s for the Holidays, uses invasive plant species to make holiday wreaths and centre pieces, thereby giving a present to the native plants in our neighborhoods.

To enjoy this activity or last year’s Winter Festivities for the Birds, please find them on our website at Once there click on “Winter Activities” and then on the activity of your choice or both.

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A Kid-Friendly Clip of Ours on the Greenhouse Effect on YouTube

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 12:08.

Good Morning all you lovely people!

We just posted the end portion of Really Real Films and our kid's science show, The Magic Backpack, on YouTube.  It is the shows synopsis called the Rewindable Recap.  For teachers this is a nice, little stand alone clip for explaining the greenhouse effect to their students.  Enjoy!

The web link is -

If you like it, add it to your favourites, rate it and forward it along to others that you think might enjoy it or find it useful.

Donovan Life - Episode 2

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Mon, 02/12/2007 - 04:02.

Hello All,

Was just sent the web link to Episode 2 of Donovan Life, so I thought I would forward it along, in case you are enjoying watching.  It is:




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Donovan Life

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Sun, 02/11/2007 - 23:28.

Hi Kids,In case you need your daily soap to break up your day, below is a link to the Yaletown Sex In the City Webisodes that I just helped my friend, Paddy Moore on.  Each episode is 5 minutes long and they are posting a new webisode every two days.  The project is called Donovan Life and can be found at . Go to the bottom of the screen and click on "Watch Donovan

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Advertising Work / On-Line Forum

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Tue, 02/06/2007 - 11:26.

Hello All,

A friend of mine is working for the Angus Reid Strategies/Vision Critical.  They are looking for people to join the on-line forum - takes 10-15 min and you have an opportunity to win fifteen hundred dollars.  The info you provide will be strictly confidential and once in awhile, you will be emailed to take an online survey but you are not obligated to do the survey even if you sign up for the forum.   Each survey, you get paid a nominal fee of a few dollars.  If you are interested or know anyone who would be interested – Canadians only 18+ - please see below for the links.  

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Happy Holidays!

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Tue, 12/19/2006 - 03:38.

Hey Kids,

View the attachments for a holiday greeting from me to you!

Have a grand one!


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"Vancouver Blizzard 2006"

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 12:44.

I don't know who the author of this is, but I thought you kids might enjoy it:

Day 2 - Vancouver Blizzard 2006 - Revenge of the Commuters

Chilled Vancouver commuters faced their second day of winter hell today, as
an additional 1/4 centimeter of the peculiar white stuff fell, bringing the
lower mainland to its knees and causing millions of dollars worth of damage
to the marijuana crops. Scientists suspect that the substance is some form
of frozen water particles and experts from Saskatchewan are being flown in.
With temperatures dipping to the almost but not quite near zero mark,
Vancouverites were warned to double insulate their lattes before venturing

Vancouver police recommended that people stay inside except for
emergencies, such as running out of espresso or biscotti to see them
through Vancouver's most terrible storm to date. The local Canadian Tire
reported that they had completely sold out of fur-lined sandals.

Drivers were cautioned to put their convertible tops up, and several have
been shocked to learn that their SUV's actually have four wheel drive,
although most have no idea how to use it.

Weary commuters faced soggy sushi, and the threat of frozen breast
implants. Although Dr. John Blatherwick, of the Coastal Health Authority
reassured everyone that most breast implants were perfectly safe to 25
below, down-filled bras are flying off the shelves at Mountain Equipment

"The government has to do something," snarled an angry Trevor Warburton. "I
didn't pay $540,000 for my one bedroom condo so I could sit around and be
treated like someone from Toronto."

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Invite to an Art Opening

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 07:54.

Hello All,

I got told to pass along this invite to an Art Opening.  Details are below.  I will likely be going.


Mascall Dance and Computational Poetics present: PLACES: A Series of Multimedia Installations At Raymond James Art Space from October 18-December 18You are invited: Opening Reception, Friday, October 18th, 7-11Participate in the Interactive telepresence between Montreal Festival of New Cinema and the installation at Raymond James Art Space in Vancouver (October 18th – 21st)Raymond James Art Space

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Halloween Haunt

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Mon, 10/16/2006 - 23:53.

Hey Kids,

Just dropping you all a line to let you know that I will be one of the leads in this year's 2nd Annual Halloween Haunt at Bridge Studios.  It is a live Halloween show on the sets of Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1 and Blade, highlighting various aspects of movie magic. As the shows are running non-stop Friday October 27 6 pm - 11pm, Saturday October 28 3 pm - 11pm, and Sunday October 29 3 pm - 9 pm, I don't know which shows I will be in, but regardless it should be a lot of fun.  You can learn more about it  at, where you can order tickets.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, and all the proceeds go to Variety - The Children's Charity, and Children's International Summer Villages. They sold out last year before the first day of shows.

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A Huge Thanks to Dane and the Inky Circus Gals!

Submitted by Erica Hargreave on Tue, 09/19/2006 - 14:17.

Just dropping a line to say thanks to Dane and the Inky Circus Gals! 

Ended up teaching a bunch of Info Tech classes last week.  A bit of a fish out of water scenario for me - am a science geek, but definitley not a techy.  So Dane showed me how to teach the kids about blogs and how to set-up blogs.  It was met with a great deal of success!  Thanks Dane!

Inky Circus came into the picture as I used their site as an example of an extremely cool blog!  The kids loved it!  After visiting this blog, many of the students didn't want to search any further and spent the rest of the class exploring Inky Circus.  So thank you!



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