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Newsletter July 2008

Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  July, 2008 
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Did You Know?
Hitting Us Where It Hurts: Fuel Prices and the Common Man
Healthier kids make the world a better place
Toronto Summer Fun
  • Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. 
  • In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period. The wood notes came in $1, $5 and $10 values.
  • A third of the world's people live on less than $2 a day, with 1.2 billion people living on less than $1 a day.
  • 80% of millionaires drive second-hand cars.
  • TIP is the acronym for "To Insure Promptness."
  • Nessie, the Loch Ness monster is protected by the 1912 Protection of Animals Acts of Scotland. With good reason - Nessie is worth $40 million annually to Scottish tourism.

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Hitting Us Where It Hurts: Fuel Prices and the Common Man

Rising Fuel PricesWe're all aware by now of the skyrocketing cost of fuel and the negative effect that it's having on economies right across the board from the West to the East. For months now, the pundits in the media have been hammering on the fact that these costs are causing the price of food to rise and having a detrimental effect on almost everything else that we consume. They look at the big picture and tell us that even many of the manufacturing jobs that we once held as a given are in jeopardy at least in part due to the rising costs of crude oil. This is especially true of the automotive industry.
They point to various factors on the international scale and tell us that the industrialization of once less developed countries like China and India have had an effect on the demand for the crude that seems to be running out anyway.
All these macro issues quite often don't have an impact on the average guy or gal when they need to fill the car up to get the kids to school or to get themselves to work. With an increasingly larger percentage of their income being spent on fuel and no relief in sight, the common man and woman is looking for ways they can maintain just to get by. They're looking for a few practical hints that can help them in the daily battle to avoid what's starting to look like a bottomless money pit to drive. Everywhere, people are looking for alternatives like mass transportation, smaller cars and even scooters, car pooling and even bikes. With the pinch on their wallets, vacation plans and even lifestyles change as the car sits idle in the drive.  
Still, there are a few things that you can do to fight back and the first of these is to keep you car in good shape. Remember to that one of the best ways to save what you can on gas is to buy in the morning and shop around for the cheapest prices. You should also get in the habit of turning your engine off and on rather than letting it idle and remember to drive at a constant smooth speed wherever you need to go.   


Healthier kids make the world a better place

Healthy KidsOn July 12th and 13th, employees, managers and founders of Disher Courier participated in Toronto's 14th annual Heatwave Beach Volleyball event. Chances are that you would never see the Disher Team like this in public. The event, hosted by the SickKids Foundation, was Toronto's largest beach volleyball tournament. SickKids is a hospital charity in Toronto that uses philanthropic contributions to support groundbreaking research in the field of child and youth health. 
The setting for the event was just perfect. We could not have asked for better weather.
For the first time, the Disher Team participated in raising funds for such a worthy cause. The final numbers are not in yet but we have raised approximately $2000 dollars which is well over our expectations. This is just a testimony to the fact that when we join hands and focus our efforts on aiding worthy causes, the outcomes can be extraordinary.
Fundraising events such as these help the SickKids Foundation dedicate itself to patient care, vital research, and education with a mission of saving lives and changing lives. Healthier kids make the world a better place.
The Disher Team takes this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts, support, and participation, both on and off the court. Now that we have had a little experience under our belts, we are looking forward to an even better outcome next year both on and off the court.

Toronto Has Something For Everyone  


Fresh ProduceToronto has long been known as one of the most exciting cities in the world with an abundance of things to do and see. With an especially multicultural air, Toronto can truly boast that its got something in its boundaries from almost every country in the world, and the place is a combination of both North American and European values that make it a unique holiday destination for the whole family.  
Toronto has a great food district that stretches through the city but is best exemplified by the St Lawrence Market that's been ranked in the top 25 of the best food markets worldwide. Also, the North Market is home to a 200 year old Farmers and Antique market. If shopping is more your style, Toronto has much to offer in that area as well. There are over 20,000 stores with the most exclusive destination being at the Bloor/Yorkville area where the retailers there offer the best quality from around the world.
Looking for a place to stay in Toronto? That might be a problem but not for the reasons you might imagine. Toronto has more than 32,000 hotel rooms to choose from so your only difficulty staying there could be in trying to make a final selection. Of course there are many attractions to choose from in Toronto as well and some of the most popular features include the CN Tower and the sites and sounds of Harbourfront as well as the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) that's located in the downtown core.  

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