1. No. 18/19—SUMMER - FALL 2007
WALKATHON A SMASH SUCCESS
Annual fundraiser brings in over $5000
On September 27, 2007 Springboard had it’s
7th Annual Walkathon at Ash Bridges Bay.
When we got there, everybody got their t-
shirts and then we got ready for the walk.
After everybody got back we all had our
lunch, which was really good and also
healthy. We had ham, turkey and veggie
sandwiches and for desert we had a cake,
which was made by Paul’s dad, Fred and it
was so delicious. After lunch it was time to
give out the prizes for the top three earners
and I was the top earner with a total of
$1007. I got really cool prizes like an Opera-
tion Springboard jacket, a portable DVD
player, a t-shirt and a free lunch at The Gin-
german restaurant. I also got a choice to By Jorhan
have free lunch with any staff of my choice Staff Dan Boyer promised
and I got a cap from CHUM FM I had so SOAR participants that he
much fun, I can’t wait until next year! would shave off his beloved
beard if they raised $5000
for the Walkathon. Dan
SOAR HIGH EARNERS: thought $5000 was a lot.
AIKIN - $1007 Who could possibly raise all
JANA - $310 that money!?!
MATTHEW L. - $300
ROBERT - $250
THIS IS DA
2. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—FALL - SUMMER 2007
COMMUNITY AN EX-CELLENT TIME
TAYLOR CREEK PARK
We went to The Ex and we looked at the games
Taking care of our community and we played games. We saw a dog show and
By Sarah and Ashley won stuffed toys and had lunch. We walked in the
stores and saw horses walk along the side of the
On Friday we went to the Taylor Creek Park with
street. We went back to SOAR and talked about
Claire, Kevin and Scott. We put the mulch into the
the Ex and went home.
pail and poured it around the trees with Claire. we
went on a nature walk with Claire and she had
lunch with us. We learned about seeds and pulled
out bad weeds (“Invasive species”). After that we
talked about bird calls and sounds with Kevin and
built a birdhouse. We put the bird house on the
pole and after that we put the bird house near the
trees with Scott and Kevin. We worked on the bird
calls with Kevin. We learn about all kinds of birds.
GOLF TRIP RIGHT ON PAR
By Misty The exte
ro gram g
o es golfin
We went golfing with Meaghan and Cavelle at the g
golf course. We went to Loblaws to eat our lunch
first. After lunch we went to the golf course to play
golf. My ball went into the water last year and this
year my ball didn’t go in the water. My ball was
purple. Last year my ball was purple. Everybody
had fun at the golf course. NEW LEAFS PLAYERS
ARTS AT THE HEART
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By Sarah for the Toronto Maple Leafs are...
On Saturday we went to Arts At the Heart. We Scott Clemmensen (40)
looked at the paintings, jewellery, clothes and Jason Blake (55)
Mark Bell (07)
bags. We went to the Eaton Centre to look at mu- Simon Gamache (39)
sic and videos at HMV and had lunch. Also, we Vesa Toskala (35)
saw a robot that moves around if you pay him. Derrick Walser (38)
They have a sculpture and artworks we can buy Tony Salmelainen (20)
and take home. I enjoyed the music at the con- Darryl Boyce (50)
Robbie Earl (52)
3. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—FALL - SUMMER 2007
DATING ADVICE By Navaid
By Evan ALYSSA - Reading books, dancing and listening to
Give them a tour of your house then ask them
IAN - Listening to music, reading books, dancing
what they do with their spare time. Always tell
them your first and last name. Don’t tell them your
cell phone number, they might drive you bonkers! PAUL - Playing basketball and relaxing in the hot
Don’t start buying [gifts] yet, wait for the holidays. tub
Take them out to see the sun set. Take them
MICHELLE - Walking and collecting stickers
home to make sure they get home at the right
time. Play it smooth, it will bring you luck. That’s MATTHEW L. - Listening to music, singing, playing
all folks. the piano, acting and playing basketball
SHAUN - Drawing
RYAN - Swimming, listening to music, hiking,
housework and watching wrestling on TV
JAMES - Computers
JAMIE - Singing, dancing, reading and playing
JON ROSS - Playing PSP and Watching TV
HAIR CARE TIPS ROBERT - Watching TV and listening to music
By Susie SHAUNA MARIE - Crossword puzzles, reading
magazines, exercising, watching TV and movies
Have a frizz problem? Get this: and playing sports
Fantasia Frizz Buster Gel
JUNIOR - Drawing and playing sports
Fine or thin hair? Try this:
EVAN - Bowling and watching TV
Alterna Life Volumizing Spray Gel
SUSIE - Watching TV, talking on the phone, baby-
sitting and going to the movies
KEN - Watching hockey on TV, playing video
By Kadian games and watching TV from 7:00pm-12:30am
I am a participant at the SOAR program and now I STEPHEN - Washing dishes, setting the table and
have a baby. I like playing with him and I can’t taking tennis lessons
wait until he starts walking. Have one when you
JANA - Bowling, swimming and playing golf
4. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—- SUMMER - FALL 2007
MY TRIP TO INDIA
TRAVEL By Minoli
MY COTTAGE I went to India for a vacation and I had a lot fo fun.
I got to meet a lot of cousins in India and they
By Misty were good and friendly to us. Me and Jaiwin Anna
went for a walk in the park. We went to church
I go on the boat with mom and my dad and my
and played a lot. They are fun to talk to. Me and
mom’s friend, Tom. I swim in the water at my cot-
my cousins hang around a lot. In India they have
tage. I go to the bonfire with mom and dad. I went
beaches, shopping, food stores and they also
for walks with mom and dad. I go shopping to buy
have a lot of animals walking on the street. We
food for me and my mom and my dad and my cat
stayed at Divine three days for a church trip. In
eats cat food. I go for dinner with my mom and
India we go to church in the morning and at night.
grandmother and grandfather and my mom’s sis-
They have a movie to watch everyday at night. I
ter. I canoe with my dad. I saw a beaver in the wa-
enjoyed my vacation in India.
ter. We are going to Algonquin Park to go on a
trail. I feed chipmunks. I go on long walks at night.
I go to the stores to buy chocolate ice cream. I go
with my grandmother and grandfather and mom
and my day play games until midnight.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY COTTAGE LIFE
By Shaun By Matthew W.
We are halfway done on nine houses and there I stayed in Port Hope up North at my cottage. Fri-
will be nineteen in total. We should be done by day to Sunday is the Georgian College Auto Show
Christmas, then we’re building ten more. We in Barrie. I am going. I like looking at all the new
have people from different companies come and cars.
donate their time to help us build houses plus
schools. I now have experience in safety and I’m
a hero because I helped with a serious car crash EAST YORK MIRROR
that happened across from my work last month.
NEW PLACEMENTS I like working for the East York Mirror depart-
ment because the customers are very friendly
JON ROSS - Kornelia’s Korner to me when I deliver my flyers and I like get-
ting paid every month and I have been doing
IAN - Kornelia’s Korner
this job since April.
5. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—- SUMMER - FALL 2007
CANADIAN IDOL HALLOWEEN
By Dianna By Dzidra
This season of Canadian Idol was excellent. Brian My review is of the movie Halloween (2007). I
Melo from Halifax won. Mom and I thought that JD thought I’d rate the movie from 1-10. My rating is
from Alberta would win but he didn’t, he lost. He 5. This is because the movie is a remake of the
should have won. I am upset that JD lost but it first one. I liked the movie since I love horror mov-
was a close race between Brian and JD. ies. I can’t wait until they make another Halloween
remake but I hope it is better.
TOP 10 SCARY MOVIES HOROSCOPES
By Dane and Dzidra By Misty, Jeremy and Ashley
1 Halloween H20 ARIES
2 Scream Watch a movie at home.
3 Dawn of the Dead (2004) TAURUS
4 Saw 3 Stay at home for vacations.
5 Freddy Vs. Jason GEMINI
6 Jason X Look out for a monster coming to get you.
7 Halloween (2007) CANCER
8 Seed of Chucky You are going to haunted houses for Halloween
9 Slither night.
10 Final Destination 3 LEO
You are getting a new girlfriend (or boyfriend).
SEED OF CHUCKY You are going on vacation and off to New York City
By Michelle You are getting new cats. You’ll be happy today.
Chucky is a doll who kills people. An old friend is coming to see you today.
He’s not nice, he’s mad. Chucky SAGITTARIUS
gets married to Tiffany. They have You will get a new ring.
a kid. They found a house to hide CAPRICORN
in. They found a girl named Jenni- You will get a new hat.
fer. Jennifer has two kids, they are AQUARIUS
twins. Tiffany changed into Jennifer You are going on vacation. You will be sad today.
and her eyes turned green. I love it, PISCES
it’s fun. You will get a new book today.
6. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—- SUMMER - FALL 2007
HALLOWEEN Special Section
On October 25, 2007 SOAR will be having its annual
International Pot Luck party. There will be staff and par-
ticipants who will be dressing in costumes. There will be
lots of good food like last year we had Chinese food,
which was really good. There will also be good music
and a lot of dancing and people taking pictures of every-
one. Downstairs the hallway will be dark and will be
decorated. It is going to be really scary, although last
year I was not scared at all. I just want to say that it was
a lot of fun.
ZOMBIE WOODS TERROR F
By Dane !
By day the woods is a nice quiet area where all the animals sing
and play. At night the living dead come out to terrorize and feed on
anyone who enters or stays in the woods. Chad and a couple of his
friends Jay, Kelly, Mike and Kerri were going to go to Zombie woods HAUNTED
to relax and camp out. Mike thought that they should go down there
and stay over night. They asked him why, and he told them about
the zombies that come out at night and stay in at day and how they
feed on flesh and brains. They didn’t believe him so they thought he
was joking. They went to the woods and the first night that they
were there, Kelly had to go to the bathroom. On her way there she
Cavelle, Sherry, Toni, Nadia and
heard a sound behind her and when she looked there was nothing
Fatima are going to a costume party
there. When she turned back around a zombie took a bit out of her.
at night time. Jorhan, Jason, Dan,
Chad, Jay and Mike heard a scream. Jay went to go see what it
Shannon and Brad are going out to
was. Then from out of nowhere a pack of zombies came. They tore
a party. Cavelle and Fatima are in
Mike up. Kerri and Chad ran. Kerri fell and hit her head and the
the Haunted house. Sherry is fight-
zombie got to her. Chad was still running. He saw a barrel of toxic
ing with a skeleton. The staff is
waste then he realized what happened - That it spilled on the floor
throwing candies on Halloween
in a cemetery and that’s what happened. Just when Chad wasn’t
night. All the staff are in the Haunted
looking the zombies were right behind him. Chad tried to run but
House to scare the people in SOAR.
they caught him and had him for dinner.
7. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—- SUMMER - FALL 2007
Special Section M OR E
THE GHOSTS TERROR F
Once there was a strange couple who lived in an old house. The
house was said to be haunted! Four people went in the house and
were never seen again. People say the ghosts took them. They saw
dripping slime and heads floating around and skeletons. Anyway,
new people have inherited the house. They were relatives of the
ghosts. One night on Halloween they got all the candy and other
stuff out. They told the trick-or-treaters the grapes were eyeballs.
They had candy vampire teeth and juice disguised as blood. They
left the stuff out for the kids. If they took too much of the candy the
kids would disappear. No one knows what happens to them. The
owners of the house were inside having a party with their ghostly
relatives. Every year after Halloween the house would be deserted. It
was as if no one lived in the house. No one dared to buy the house if
they put it on the market. BOO!
AFTER DARK By Ryan
Based on true events! Navaid - That
By Meaghan he lik es to dress up
as an alien
- She enjoys ha
Once program is over and everyone signs out, SOAR she likes eatin ving fun and
changes. It becomes quiet and dark and scary. It is
Junior - He lik
almost like a haunted house, with strange noises and es candy and al
so like to danc
creeks. Once everyone leaves you can hear the peo- Shaun - He lik
es eating cand
ple who live above SOAR using their staircase. It al- y
most sounds like someone is coming up the SOAR Kerry - Likes th
e soar haunted
staircase from the basement. The water pipes are Susie - Dressin
also very loud at SOAR when it is quiet. Sometimes I g up as a Greek
with her friends girl and being
think it is a waterfall on the other side of the wall and
then I realize that it is just the pipes. The dishwasher Stephen - Dressing up as B
is also loud once everyone is gone home. Sometimes Jam
ie - Liked goin
I think someone is doing the dishes. When I go to see een haunte g through the S
d house OAR Hallow-
if they need help I don’t see anyone there and I hear
the dishwasher instead. Even though there are scary Matthew L. - Likes having fu
likes scaring pe n and also he
things at SOAR I am still really happy and excited to ople
be the new Vocational Counselor.
8. SOAR CITIZEN No. 18/19—- SUMMER - FALL 2007
Special Section NEW STAFF
My name is Meaghan and I am the new
Extended Program Vocational Coun-
RAMADAN selor here at SOAR. I am very excited
to be here. Everyone is so friendly and
By Alyssa always makes sure to say ’hello’ when
they see me. Before program begins, at
Ramadan starts on September 12. Muslims can’t eat food or break and at dinner we talk about all
drink water from when the sun rises until the sun sets. People sorts of things like our favourite foods,
can eat and drink when the sun sets. They have the big feast plans for the weekend or current
and the people celebrate Eid on October 12. This is after 30 events. Being new to SOAR, it is very
days of fasting. comforting to always have a very socia-
ble group of people around me. Every-
MORE IMPORTANT FALL DATES... one is friendly from the time they enter
Sept. 23 ~ First Day Of Fall Oct. 08 ~ Thanksgiving SOAR until they sign out.
Sept. 30 ~ Rosh Hashanah Oct. 31 ~ Halloween
Sept. 22 ~ Yom Kippur Nov. 11 ~ Remembrance Day My name is Yewande and I am a Cen-
tennial College Student. I am currently
in my 2nd year in the social service pro-
gram. I am completing my field place-
HALLOWEEN WORD SEARCH ment at SOAR. Working at the program
is a new learning experience. The staff
at SOAR are great, helpful and encour-
aging. I am willing to learn more during
my placement time in order to further
my learning as a social service worker.
Congratulations Jason and Liisa on your
new baby girl, Francesca!
Congratulations Tanya and Abner on
your new baby girl, Zoe!!
Best of luck to staff Kelly (former Voca-
tional Counselor) and Lee (former Relief
Staff)! You will be missed!
COSTUME FRANKENSTEIN WITCH HAUNTED
VAMPIRE GRAVEYARD PARTY CAT
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SPOOKY SCARECROW TRICK MASK OPERATION SPRINGBOARD—SOAR
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