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NEWS + NOTES
2013 ISSUE 2
March - Time for a new Beginning?
Did you know that on the Roman
calendar, the month of March used to
be the first month of the year – a time
of new beginnings? So, if you missed
your opportunity at New Year’s to
make a resolution and stick to it,
March is here to provide you with
In March, our thoughts generally turn
to Spring, but March doesn’t always
bring pleasant weather. The
Anglo-Saxons called this month Hlyd
monath or Stormy month and Hraed
monath, meaning Rugged month.
Hopefully this March won’t be stormy
or rugged and we’ll start to see a little
more of the sun!
“March winds and April showers bring
When you think about it, these sayings
are just about as accurate as any
weather reports we get today!
Here is some weather lore about the
month of March.
“When March comes in like a lion, it
goes out like a lamb.”
“As it rains in March so it rains in
Did you know?
I N THIS ISSUE
Each week more than 5600
people visit Variety and make use
of all the facility has to offer!
Health and Wellness.......2
In the Spotlight............2-3
Our sincerest thanks go out to..........
Dyson Canada & Turban Electric Supply
for the two air blades donated jointly by both organizations.
The Dyson Airblade Dryers were installed in the Fieldhouse
change rooms. This generous gift has decreased our paper
towel consumption while providing state of the art sanitation.
Are you one of those people who never eats breakfast – you’re
just not hungry when you wake up? Well, here are some
compelling reasons to start working breakfast back into your
People who eat breakfast tend to have:
more strength and endurance in physical activity
lower cholesterol levels
improved concentration and performance
a more nutritionally complete diet
enhanced immune systems
more effective metabolisms
"Feet on the Floor
& Out the Door"
- Kevin Toland, Scarborough
However, a doughnut for breakfast isn’t healthy. Including lean
protein in your breakfast is key and it will keep you feeling full
Breakfast on the run? How about an Orange-Berry Smoothie.
Place frozen blueberries and raspberries into your blender along
with a few pieces of seedless orange – add some plain Greek
yogurt for the all important protein and blend away.
Craving something more savory? Try an omelet.
The protein will keep you feeling full until lunch time and it’s a
great way to use up left over veggies. Jazz it up a little with some
feta or goat cheese.
Do you know about
Referral Reward Program?
For every first-time member you refer
to Variety Village who purchases an
annual membership, we will expand
YOUR membership by One Month
– absolutely FREE!
The great news is...
there is no limit!
For example, if you refer 12 friends who
have never been members here before,
and they each purchase an annual membership, YOU receive 12 months of
membership at No Cost!
If you have a favourite inspirational saying that you’d like to share with others,
submit it to [email protected] and we’ll publish it in the March issue.
If you have a new member to refer,
bring them by the Membership Office!
We would like to thank..........
JP Urry of Permul Ltd
for donating a brand new industrial microwave oven for our Coffee Kiosk.
We hope to have an industrial Panini Grill soon!
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, May 14th
HELP KIDS ACHIEVE THEIR
FROM EVERY PIZZA SOLD
SUPPORTS KIDS AT VARIETY VILLAGE!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR WEEKLY
Learn about the facility
Learn about the equipment
Meet other members
March 29: Closed for Good Friday
March 31: Closed Easter Sunday. Facility Open on Easter Monday.
COURT ACCESS: during the following dates and times:
March 2: Open with the exception of 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
POOL ACCESS: during the following dates and times:
April 7: Open with the exception of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
April 21: Open with the exception of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It’s here and it’s also
Special Access Limitation Notice:
We are pleased to announce that as a result of PCL Construction’s
generous donation of paint, materials and volunteer time, the Variety
Village Fieldhouse is being re-painted. This huge undertaking will take
place during the week of March 18th to the 22nd, inclusive. During
this time the Cardio Room and Courts will be open. The track,
however, for the safety of members, will be closed. We sincerely
appreciate your patience during this period and hope that you will
enjoy the face lift our Fieldhouse is receiving!
We apologize for any inconvenience these restrictions may cause.
Thank you for your support.
A section for Members, Staff & Volunteers to sell or buy
gently used items. Ads will reach over 5,000 people.
SUBMIT INFO & PIC TO: [email protected]
Free! A 1970’s Vintage Koronette Fireplace with built in
bar and stereo. Stereo/radio needs some work. Great
polished amber/marble looking piece – perfect for that
funky retro rec room. Located in Ajax. Free but must
arrange pick up yourself. If you are interested or have
questions, contact me at [email protected]
Tony Little Gazelle exercise glider for sale. It’s a great
way to exercise without stressing your knee joints.
Glider can be delivered to the Village. $50.00 firm
email: [email protected]
Your comments, story ideas,
and questions are welcome!
Editor: Erin Rivet
3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough ON M1N 2G2
Tel: 416-699-7167 TTY: 416-699-8147 varietyvillage.ca
Popular Irish Toasts
“May the roof above us never fall in,
and may we friends beneath
it never fall out”
“Miracles attributed to him include the
driving of serpents out of Ireland. However,
evidence suggests post-glacial Ireland never
had any snakes in the first place.”
Wearing green, eating green food
& even drinking green beer, is said
to commemorate St Patrick's use
of the shamrock
- although blue was the original
colour of his vestments.