Book launch in Duncan on September 30th! The Question Journey begins!!!

Book Launch for The Question Journeylogo-TQJ-areyouready

What: A party to celebrate the launch of The Question Journey and an opportunity to meet some of the wonderful artists and contributors for the book.

Who: Hosted by Trish and Paul Bishop

When: September 30 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Drop in to enjoy some appies, meet and make great new friends and help us celebrate!

Where: Just Jakes, of course! 45 Craig Street, Duncan (off of Trunk Road). Call for more info or directions: 250-246-8829

Check out for more information.

We’d love to see you there & bring your friends!


Is your grocery bill tax deductible? Learn How with CMA, Kim Deep, and her ever popular session, Money Matters. First session starts Saturday, September 19th at St. Andrew’s Centre in Edmonton.

Is your grocery bill tax deductible? Learn How with Money Matters today!

The Family Wealth Academy and Kidz Make Cents is offering an amazing interactive two days of training in Financial Fitness for adults – Money Matters. Kim Deep, CMA for Money Matters, brings a wealth of information to her weekend session – but she is also including a 5 week financial coaching and integrated follow-up session. Her first fall session starts on Saturday, September 19th with more sessions coming up on October 17th and November 14th. Sessions take place at St. Andrew’s Centre in Edmonton and it costs only $149 for the lifetime of tools participants will come away with. You can register at 780-483-4010 or online at

CMA, Kim Deep, Canada’s Family Money Expert will help people setup their own financial records and get them in order, learn and implement a system to manage their own finances, learn one of the primary reasons people don’t win at the money game, take control of their money and tell is where to GO and not asking where it went, understand how to pay an allowance to yourself or children so that you can achieve financial success, turn your grocery bill into a tax deduction and generate residual income and more!

Over the years, Kim and her team have noted that the biggest failure of businesses and personal finances is not knowing how much money they have because they don’t track or record where their money goes. They feel it is important to provide people with the tools to help create a foundation and financial launch pad that will help you reach for the stars and achieve your FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE! Wouldn’t it be great to make financial fitness a priority and create your own personal micro-economy?

Check out what is being said about our Money Matters and financial coaching:

“I wanted to write you to tell you how doing the 15 minutes of financial fitness a day is transforming our lives! It is only the second full month of following the system you outlined, and the results are fabulous! I have more money in the bank at the end of each month, and I have plenty of money set aside already for our spring break trip to Calgary!

I am enjoying tracking my money more than ever! Financial fitness is fun, and your course taught me that fact If I was only tracking my spending, but not doing the full 15 minutes a day, I never would have done the analyzing and tweaking that I have done with our monthly spending amounts, aka our budget. When I have 15 minutes to do but no entries to post into Quicken, I look over the month’s spending and figure out how we are doing. That time is so invaluable. When I used to try to do ll the work at once, I would end up letting it pile up until the task was daunting and unpleasant.

As well, we are making some changes in how we do our business as a result of the cash game you had us do. I was so amazed at how such a seemingly simple game helped us to see an area where we could improve our cash flow as real estate investors! Truly your course has benefited us phenomenally in so many areas.

Last but not least is the changes we’ve made to how the kids allowances are handled. Thanks Kim for doing what you do! You have taken our finances to the next level, and given us way more value than the cost of the course! – Jacqueline


For more information about Money Matters and/or to arrange an interview with Kim Deep, please contact Kimberly Plumley at Publicity Mavens at 250-390-9285 or via email at

My email to the local appliance help dude…


I have a stackable washer and dryer set and the dryer has gone all evil on me. I put laundry in and the squealing sounds like we are skinning cats. Not really what we want the neighbours to think we are up to . I believe it is the bearing, but what do I know. Need to find someone to come look at it, give us the low-down on the machine – is it fixable or do we need to think about selling our kids and get a new set?

Many thanks!


Hockey Dad: True Confessions of a (Crazy?) Hockey Parent. Bob McKenzie, TSN’s “Hockey Insider”, is in Vancouver on Monday, September 21st.

It’s Hockey time! Hockey Dad is a revealing look at the good, the bad and the ugly of minor hockey culture. Bob McKenzie, a hockey broadcaster and hockey dad, candidly examines the minor hockey way of life, reflecting on the game, and debating numerous hockey issues.

Bob is in Vancouver on Monday, September 21st. I  just received books  and will be getting them out tomorrow. For more information and/or to arrange an interview with Bob McKenzie, please contact Kimberly Plumley at Publicity Mavens at 250-390-9285 or via email at




“I highly recommend this book to any parents who have children playing hockey…Anyone involved in minor hockey should read this book. A book like this is long overdue.” – Bobby Orr

Hockey Dad: True Confessions of a (Crazy?) Hockey Parent

By Bob McKenzie, TSN’s “Hockey Insider”


Hockey Dad is a revealing look at the good, the bad and the ugly of minor hockey culture. Bob McKenzie, a hockey broadcaster and hockey dad, candidly examines the minor hockey way of life, reflecting on the game, and debating numerous hockey issues.

McKenzie has insight into the minor hockey world that can only come from having lived through the highs and the lows of being the father of two boys who grew up in an environment where minor hockey was their epicenter. His personal stories convey the pride and joy of having one son playing NCAA hockey on scholarship in the U.S., the trial and tribulations of another son giving his hockey dreams up at age 14 because of concussions.

From personal anecdotes, to praise and criticism for the system, this book is an insightful, irreverent, and moving look at a slice of hockey culture that is not so much a recreation as it is a way of life.

About the author:

McKenzie has been covering hockey for more than 30 years and is one of the most respected analysts in the business. In 2008, he was selected by The Hockey News as one of hockey’s 100 most powerful and influential people. He is the father of two hockey-playing sons.

More praise for Hockey Dad:

“And people think I’m crazy? This guy is the definition of crazy.”-          John Tortorella, Head Coach, New York Rangers

“A must-read for all parents of athletes, not just hockey parents.” –          Brian Burke, Toronto Maple Leafs’ President and General Manager

“As a fan of the game, and as a parent, you will get an inside view of minor hockey, junior hockey, college hockey and, of course, the professional game. Bob has put into words the good times and the tough times for a parent raising two young hockey players. This is one hockey book you shouldn’t miss. You will learn a lot and it is a good, fun read.”-          Wayne Gretzky