Sunday, September 10, 2023

Here’s how to HELP victims of the Morocco earthquake DONATE 2023

Moroccan Red Crescent Society rescue teams were on the ground with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support search and rescue operations and provide medical and transportation. You can donate to their Disaster Response Emergency Fund here.

Global Giving, which helps local nonprofit agencies, is collecting donations to help provide survivors with food, fuel, clean water, medicine and shelter. As needs evolve, the fund will then transition to focus on recovery and rebuilding efforts, the organization said.

The United Nations Children’s Fund, better known as UNICEF, said it is ready to help the Moroccan government with immediate needs. UNICEF is accepting donations.

Doctors Without Borders, which responds to medical emergencies around the world, said it is sending teams to Morocco to assess local needs and provide support if necessary. It is collecting donations here.

CARE, an organization that works with impoverished communities, is accepting donations to support its teams on the ground that are helping provide emergency water, food, shelter, and medical support.



The earthquake is the hardest to hit Morocco in over a century, sending people all across the country’s central region running for safety. Striking late at night as many families were already asleep, the quake killed more than 2,000 people and injured countless more.

The epicenter of the temblor was in an area dotted with villages spread across the Atlas Mountains, about 50 miles south of the historic city of Marrakech. Rescue crews are working nonstop to locate survivors. Their efforts are complicated by challenging terrain and large distances between heavily impacted communities where most homes were not built to withstand an earthquake.

First arriving in Marrakech, our Relief Team is using helicopters and 4x4 vehicles to identify hard-hit communities spread across the region. We are providing sandwiches, fruit, and water to offer immediate support and our team in Spain is on its way with multiple food trucks and kitchen equipment to begin cooking fresh meals as soon as possible. This is a quickly evolving situation and we continue to traverse the impacted region to find pockets of need.

Photo:  Fadel Senna

COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

The French Girl's Finest Facial Ice Roller (The Beauty of Le Glacon by Garance Dore)

Allez jusqu’au fond pour voir le rouleau à glace.

(Go all the way to the bottom to see the ice roller.)

Le Glaçon

Soothing facial ice roller to reduce puffiness and redness.

Le Glaçon is a contemporary facial ice roller that is designed to reduce puffiness, tighten the skin and calm redness by increasing blood flow in the face. This skincare tool is a much welcome added step for those mornings after a late night, a salty snack, an extra tequila or just a good cry to help boost circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage.

Place the roller with its protective cover in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before use. Cleanse your face before using. Remove the silicone cover and gently roll along the forehead, cheeks, and jawline using upward, outward motion. Follow with your serum or moisturizer. Clean the roller after each use and allow it to dry before placing it in its protective antimicrobial silicone cover in the freezer for the next use. Avoid using the ice roller on open wounds or extremely sensitive skin. Do not use excessive pressure during application to prevent any discomfort.

304 stainless steel with an antimicrobial silicone cover 
and a soft touch matte plastic handle.

Le Glaçon was designed in partnership with Quiet Hours by Walden.

Doré exemplifies modern, French beauty with a commitment to sustainability, transparency and simplicity. Founded by Garance Doré and Emily Yeston in 2022, Doré is designed for less time in the mirror and more time of the moment. 
We like to think of ourselves as the white t-shirt of skincare.

Doré exemplifies modern, French beauty with a commitment to sustainability, transparency and simplicity. Founded by Garance Doré and Emily Yeston in 2022, Doré is designed for less time in the mirror and more time of the moment. We like to think of ourselves as the white t-shirt of skincare.

Order your Dore

COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Canadian Summer Beachside Seafood Boil

For the last 10 years I have hosted a family reunion
with the happiness of my Grandchildren as the focus.
My heart is full when I see all
the cousins together!

I even wrote a book about our gatherings!
See it here.

This year our theme was 'Ocean'.
So naturally I wanted to serve
a fresh seafood boil cooked outside
on an open fire with the sound of
Georgian Bay waves in the background.

We had many colourful sides too.

The kids were so interested in the process
of boiling all the food together.

Here is the RECIPE we used.

COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Bill Frieday Obituary 2023

*** Please share your favorite memory of Bill be be included in a special keepsake book for the family HERE.

My Dad has left us.....

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Father, Bill Frieday, on August 7, 2023, in Collingwood, ON. He was 89 years old and died peacefully at Hospice Georgian Triangle surrounded by his family. He was cared for until the end by a circle of family and a team of kind health professionals who made him feel the utmost care and comfort. We are incredibly grateful for their support and deep love for him.

Bill was a remarkable man who dedicated his life to community service. He touched the lives of many people with his kindness, generosity, compassion, and sense of humour. He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend, and business associate. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Some fun facts about Bill:  

He supplied Tim Horton with his first donut boxes  

He saw the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1967

He was the Master of Wexford Masonic Lodge in Scarborough 

Past President of Wasaga Lions Club

Wasaga Beach Citizen of the Year 

Publisher of Beach Booster in Wasaga Beach

Past President Scarboro Figure Skating Club

Past VP Pointe-Claire Figure Skating Club

Past President Ottawa Club of Printing House Craftsman

Member Toronto Club of Printing House Craftsman

Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) 

Member Ionic Lodge A.F.&A.M. No. 526, Ottawa

Member Cedarbrae Golf and Country Club, Toronto

Member Rivermead Golf Club, Ottawa  

Member Board of Trade Toronto

Hobbies:  Photography, Curling, Golf

Bill is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Bev Frieday (nee Nicholls).  Loving Father of Patti Kennedy and Peter Frieday (Crystal). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Cameron Hoit (Angela), Lindsay Parkinson (Phil), Taylor Hoit (Shaun), Blair Kennedy (Alyssa) & Lauren Frieday, his great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louise Frieday of Arnprior, ON. Bill will always be remembered for his love of people, patience, creativity, leadership, and his devotion to his entire family.

Cremation and a private family gathering have already taken place; entrusted to Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach, ON.   

Donations to Hospice Georgian Triangle would be a thoughtful way to remember Bill.

Sydney Paul William Frieday

Born Arnprior, ON

May 24, 1934 – August 7, 2023


My Dad Bill with my Mom
Their engagement photo
Married 65 years.
My Mom Beverley (nee Nicholls)
passed away December 10, 2021

Their song was
by Fats Domino

Mom & Dad
Forever Beachers
Together at Last


COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.
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