Tip of the Month for July

” I know I don’t floss as much as I should”

Boy, if I had a quarter every time someone ‘confessed’ this to me, it would have payed for the African mission trip I so desperately want to go on.

Why is it so difficult to take, at the most, 3 minutes out of one’s day to do something that we all know is a huge benefit to one’s oral and (now scientifically proven) general health?

Take a few minutes to consider how long it takes you to do some of the following:

  • Put your make-up on

  • Straighten or ‘do’ your hair

  • Have a cigarette

  • Stand in line or sit in the drive through at Tim’s

  • Watch (how many?) commercials during your favourite TV program

  • Read yet another joke-type email

  • The time it took you to consider the above question

As you ponder this question, please feel free to drop me a line as to what you believe the answer to be..and I’ll anonymously post your answer next month.


Canada Day Trivia Questions

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Canadian Trivi-eh? (From page 24 of Oceanside Magazine)

  1. What is the origin of the name ‘Canada’?
  2. Who was Canada’s first Prime Minister?
  3. Is Canada the largest, second largest or third largest country in the world?
  4. In what year was ‘O Canada’ proclaimed our National Anthem?
  5. What is the name of the First Lady of Canada?
  6. How many time zones does Canada have?
  7. What is the name of the highest mountain in Canada?
  8. How many representatives does the Queen have in Canada?


  1. Canada is derived from the Huron-Iroquois word, ‘Kanata’ , meaning a village or settlement.
  2. Sir John A. Macdonald from July 1, 1867 until November 5, 1873.
  3. Canada is the second largest country in the world by land mass.
  4. Not until 1980!
  5. Laureen Teskey Harper. She was born in 1967 in Turner Valley, Alberta.
  6. Six
  7. Mount Logan. No, the name was never changed to Mount P. E. Trudeau, after the late Prime Minister. Public outcry prevented the change due to the fact that the history of Canada is all too often forgotten. Sir William Edmon Logan was one of Canada’s greatest surveyors and scientists.
  8. 11-1 Lieutenant Governor in each province and the Governor General is the National Representative.


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