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Walk off the Earth

My top 6 Walk off the Earth music videos

Chances are you’re glued to the TV on Sunday evening, watching Juno. Were you excited to hear Walk off the Earth won Group of the Year, beating out Metric (my favourite band), Hedley, Marianas Trench and Three Days Grace? I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never heard of Walk off the Earth before I came across their videos on Youtube. Building most of their fanbase online, this band was formed, yes you got it, in Burlington. So, it’s only right that I cover Walk of the Earth in this week’s post. The band members are, Sarah Blackwood, Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio, Ryan Marshall, Mike “Beard guy” Taylor and Joel Cassady. Apart from the regular guitar, piano and drums, the band is also well known for using a multitude of folk musical instrument such as ukulele, banjo, mandolin,bongos, harmonica, xylophone, slide whistle, kazoo, and many more. Here goes my list… No. 1  – Adele Cover, “Hello” It seems they’re having a fun impromptu performance. Wait, what is that tube they’re holding? Is it some kind of musical …

Michelle Bennett at Central Park Community Garden

Q&A with a Community Garden Coordinator

Meet Michelle Bennett. A quiet person with a strong voice. An advocate for living green. A community garden coordinator. 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and your role as a Community Garden coordinator? A Community Garden coordinator in my experience works to develop, plan, design, promote, provide administration, deliver programming, involve volunteers, and engage the public. I’ve been fortunate to garden alongside many Burlington residents and offer tips and learn more about growing fresh food together. Visitors are always welcome so I’ve offered tours to children, youth and horticultural groups. The Central Park Community Garden has always had a donation garden operated by Burlington Green which involves volunteers of all ages helping to grow food which would then be harvested and donated to Food for Life, and then distributed to local food banks. It is rewarding to be able to give back to our local community, help educate a basic life skill, and provide the healthy outdoor recreation to Burlington residents. 2. How long have you been actively promoting the community garden and …