Ways to donate to the Moncton RCMP

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In light of the events in Moncton, New Brunswick there has been a few different methods of donating to the families of the fallen RCMP officers as well as other related charities. If you don’t trust hyperlinks and click-thru’s for charities from untrusted sources (and you shouldn’t) you can Google the charities or enter the URL’s below directly into your browser.

If you’re a wireless customer in Canada you can text MONCTON to the shortcode 45678 to make a $20 donation through the Mobile Giving Foundation of Canada that will appear on your next wireless bill and 100% of this donation will go directly to the families.

For international and Canadian residents you can donate via credit card, PayPal, or mailing a cheque directly through the RCMP Federal site or the Canada Helps site.

Sources:

RCMP Government of Canada Site – http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/mem/fund-fonds-eng.htm

Canada Helps – https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/18850

Mobile Giving Foundation Canada – http://www.mobilegiving.ca

New Brunswick RCMP Twitter – https://twitter.com/RCMPNB

 

William Wordsworth – She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

I saw this violet this morning growing in some moss and instantly thought of Wordsworth’s poem, She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
The difference to me!

Yeats – I Will Arise and Go Now

“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
To where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer,
And noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings

I will arise and go now,
For always night and day
I hear lake water lapping
With low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway
Or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
~ W.B. Yeats

Emptyful Sculpture at Winnipeg Millennium Library

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35 foot tall sculpture recently installed at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, designed by Vancouver artist Bill Pechet.

“A rain curtain and fog during the summer, these water elements and the container itself will be lit at night with colours which cool and calm the summer heat, shifting greens, blues, aquas, whites, with the occasional burst of a hot colour. The winter lighting settings will be softly pulsing fire colours….orange, yellows, soft whites, ambers and reds to bring a warm contrast to the cold evenings”

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