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Newsletter August 2008

Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  August 2008 
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Back to School
When "Sometime Today" Is Not Enough
Toronto International Film Festival
  • US citizens watch the most TV. By age 65, an American would have watched the equivalent of 9 years uninterrupted screening, viewing more than 20,000 TV commercials per year.
  • Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, created Tom and Jerry in 1939.
  • Towards the end of the Forrest Gump, Forrest narrates that his wife died on a Saturday. When he is at her grave in the next scene, the tomb stone shows her passing on March 22, 1982, which is a Monday.
  • The world's first TV news helicopter was introduced by KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles on 4 July 1958.
  • The largest movie theatre in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York, opened in 1932 - it seats almost 6,000 people.

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Back to School

Back to school
August is the time to prepare for our children to go back to school.  Do you struggle in August trying to determine everything you need to do to help your children go back to school?  By starting now you can prepare for back to school and help your children ease back into their school schedule easily.

Start your back to school planning by creating a family calendar.  Help your children get excited about school by concentrating on the fun events and writing them down on the calendar.  Write down the school holidays, after school activities, and any daily events that you need to be aware of during the school year.  The first week of school brings a lot of schedules and paperwork into the home.  Consolidate all the calendars into one central family calendar and you will be able to avoid conflicts that will certainly arise.

You can avoid the first day of school schedule adjustment, by starting your children on a appropriate schedule now.  Start waking your children up at the time they will arise for school.  You may feel that is too early to start having your children wake up on their normal schedule, but by starting them back on their normal schedule in August, you can help get them back in the school mindset very easily. 
In addition to sleep schedules, start your family on a meal schedule that will mimic the school schedule.  Your summer meal schedule may vary greatly from your schools and it is important to help your children accustom their bodies to a different meal schedule.  You may even need to adjust the time of summer treats to conform to the more formal school schedule.  If your children are young, they may find it difficult to switch meal times quickly, so ease into the change in meal times slowly.
Finally, help you children prepare to return to school by making the process of preparing for back to school fun.  Before you rush out and start shopping for new clothes and new school supplies, your children can work on an inventory of their current clothing and school supplies.  Work with your children to create lists of the items they need and if your budget will allow, include a few items they want.
Start now and you will have a stress free return to school.


When "Sometime Today" Is Not Enough

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Our experienced staff of professionals has dealt with all the possibilities before and knows exactly what to do with any obstacle that comes in their way. What makes Disher Courier stand out is its commitment to superior customer service and consistent communication with clients before, during, and after service. When you are in a make or break situation, give Disher Courier a call, we will tailor a solution that best fits your needs.

Saving Martha Stewart

To demonstrate that we will do what it takes to satisfy our clients, Colin V. Woon Sam, President of Disher Courier, recently delivered a package to Martha Stewart against all odds and using all available modes of transportation. The package originated in Toronto, the destination was New York, and it had to be delivered before 5 p.m. the same day. With less than 6 hours available for execution the best possible options to deliver was to drive from Toronto to Buffalo, take a plane to New York, get stuck in a cab, board the subway, run 9 blocks negotiating crowds of people and then make it to the destination. Needless to say, the customer was delighted and Disher Courier accomplished what we set out to do.

We operate round the clock every single day of the year. Our fleet of vehicles includes cars, wagons, vans, 5 Tonnes, and LTL, we are well positioned to deliver your packages anywhere in the GTA with our 6 levels of service, or direct using our Next Flight Available service.

Disher Courier specializes in Mission Crtical Services that provide our customers the assurance that their packages will be delivered on time to any corner of the world!

Toronto International Film Festival

Film FestivalThe 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is less than two weeks away! TIFF begins on Thursday, September 4 and lasts for 10 days up to Saturday, September 13, 2008. This star-studded event is rated one of the top film festivals in the world. The main purpose of TIFF is to present to the public exceptional films produced in every corner of the world. It is a great opportunity for people to see films around the world long before they are actually released. During the event, more than 300 films are screened in theaters across the city of Toronto.

Some of the movies that will be premiered at the festival this year include The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes, Secret Life of Bees, starring Dakota Fanning, and the eagerly awaited world premiere of Larry Charles and Bill Maher's documentary Religulous. TIFF gives preference to high quality, original films.
Festival goers can experience the best in contemporary cinema by purchasing tickets that are available in many different packages to suit all budgets. If you are looking for last-minute tickets, be sure to check out Best Bets on the TIFF website to find out which of the following day's screenings will have tickets available.
TIFF is also auctioning special film-experience packages for charity. If you are a winning bidder, a two-night stay at the Fairmont Royal York, a pair of tickets for each evening stay to a Gala Screening at Roy Thomson Hall with a chauffeured Cadillac Escalade, ten tickets to Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children in April 2009 are just some of the goodies you will enjoy.

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