On dat­ing and dates no longer out­dated

The Western Star - - Close To Home - Dave White wel­comes your Bay of Is­lands news and events in­for­ma­tion at 660-5712, or email at: bay­ofis­[email protected]

Global warm­ing be­ing all it is, peo­ple will likely need more fresh and restora­tive flu­ids to keep their out­door ad­ven­tur­ing bod­ies hy­drated dur­ing de­hy­drat­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that come nat­u­rally with July weather in New­found­land and Labrador.

We tend to think not much about it. Maybe we should. Chil­dren ac­tive in sports and games need wa­ter. Adults stay­ing re­freshed in the al­ter­nate joys of bar­be­cue sea­son need wa­ter.

The sci­ence of saltier wa­ter in­cludes the full moon of July 9 this year when, 24 years ago, me and Nonie tied a knot.

Aside from dat­ing, which gets more ques­tion­able in ad­vanc­ing years, dates are in­deed splended things.

This month and hence­forth, let’s no more for­get Memo­rial Day and Beau­mont Hamel, July 1. Let’s not for­get the friend­ship, free­dom and se­cu­rity pro­vided of them at Canada’s 150th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. Seen to have been great day in so­cial me­dia on the Bay of Is­lands north shore at Cox’s Cove, McIvers and Mead­ows where, like a lot of other places, peo­ple got out and about and shared in the com­mon truth of Canada.

Lo­cally and ev­ery­where, let’s not for­get that July is a big tourist month and to be on our best be­hav­iour, like you would. Smile.

Brand­ing 101, the num­ber sig­ni­fy­ing first lessons in a skill or sub­ject, lends to fam­ily fun and the free­dom of friend­ship.

With bet­ter age-friendly and fam­ily-friendly fa­cil­i­ties tak­ing shape in Bay of Is­lands north and south, re­gional recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties adopt a newer sig­nif­i­cance in the life­styles of peo­ple who like liv­ing here and oth­ers de­sir­ing to live here now and again.

Tri­par­ti­ate in­volve­ment be­tween govern­ment, pri­vate and third-sec­tor in­ter­ests of­fers to make Bay of Is­lands a des­ti­na­tion to share.

Dave White

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