A ten-year-old Toronto girl with a lemonade stand is more than three-quarters of the way to raising $100,000 for heart and stroke research. For purposes of comparison, when I was ten years old, I really liked riding my bike.
Former Liberal MP Charles Caccia died of a heart attack on Saturday. The highly respected MP represented Davenport for approximately seven thousand years and was both a former Minister of Labour and Minister of the Environment.
A Salvation Army warehouse burned down over the weekend, destroying toys, clothing and food intended for poor families. Luckily, however, the Salvation Army has announced that they have found a ten-year-old girl to regain all their lost charitable donations.
Canada’s making Aung San Suu Kyi an honorary citizen! The Burmese dissident leader joins Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and had a truly awesome name. Go ahead, say it out loud. “Raoul Wallenberg.” It’s like poetry.
The federal government’s charity regulator has proposed watchdog rules for charities, which stipulate that fundraising costs for charities should be kept to 35 cents on the dollar. Also, they want extra oversight to prevent the overwork of ten-year-old girls.
Finally, Team Canada pounded the crap out of Latvia at the world hockey championships. But come on; we’re Canada, and they’re Latvia. There are more people in Vancouver than there are in Latvia. We should not get cocky as a result of this, is Torontoist’s point.
Photo by bstoch from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.