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    Memory Ball 2013 Logistics and Free Rides from UBER

    The big day has almost arrived and we couldn’t be anymore excited! With your help we’ve sold out the event once again! The Friends for a Benefit team has a few simple reminders before tomorrow night. Arrival: Doors will be open from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tickets: We will be able to scan your barcode from smartphone or should you prefer to print out a the confirmation of your ticket we will be accepting the hard copies as well. Silent Auction & Raffle: We have absolutely amazing silent auction and raffle items available and we will be accepting cash or cheque while also having payment terminals that accept Visa,…

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    Feature Foods

    Many of you are now familiar with Feature Foods, our current title and presenting sponsor, from their title sponsorship of last year’s Memory Ball. But how much do you really know about Feature Foods and their world class quality seafood? Having grown up around Feature Foods’ herring I thought I had a pretty good understanding, but it turns out eating a lot of herring doesn’t equate to knowing a lot about herring. Luckily, they were recently featured on the Food Network so you can learn all about this delicious fish. Fun fact: the Krongold family has been in the herring business since the 1800s!     If you’d like to…

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    As long as I’m living, my Mommy you’ll be

    by Claire Poirier My mum was one of my best friends. Every morning she would walk into my room, wake me up and I would sit on her lap as she brushed my hair. Then at night, she would read me a story or we would chat about our days, and on many occasions she would fall asleep right next to me in my bed. Jane and I shared one of the most precious bonds of my childhood; we were so similar, which is why we got along so well. When I was in grade nine, we got the life changing news. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. At that time…

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    MARCH 1, 2013 | Having Everything and Losing Everything, Much Too Early

    Having Everything and Losing Everything, Much Too Early by Carolyn Poirier Alzheimer’s disease has been a part of my life for over a decade. It has taken the lives of many people close to me, in a long and painful way.  The difference between this disease and any other terminal illness, is that the person is physically alive for many years after you’ve lost them; that I believe to be the hardest reality for the caregivers and family members. My grandfather was diagnosed first, and was my first real exposure to the disease. To me (at age 12) he was just a forgetful sweet old man, who over time became more…