This is the place where many wonderful animal-pictures coming from:

Love the pictures!!! Awww …..

Our annual garage sale is happening May 31 – June 1 at the Cowichan Exhibition Grounds from 8:30 AM to 3PM. We are now accepting any quality used items until May 17th. All proceeds from this sale stay in the Cowichan Valley to help our homeless animals.
7550 Bell-McKinnon Road
Duncan, B.C.  V9L 6B1
Phone:  250-746-4646   Fax:  746-4633

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At the end of the day …. The Piano Guys Series, second CD #3!!

~~April 28, 2014~~

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon SchmidtSteven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek.

They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson’s music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson. 

Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in St. George, Utah. He met musician Jon Schmidt as the latter walked in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Months later, Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart (then just for fun) started making videos together with Jon Schmidt. It was not too long after that they did their first collaboration with Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and Al Van Der Beek as the studio and music technician. After the five of them started collaborating the group really started to take off, producing a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.



Several of the group’s YouTube videos have over 20 million views, while all of them have over 750,000. As of February 2014, The Piano Guys’ YouTube channel has over 345 million total video views and about 2,500,000 subscribers.


The Piano Guys 2 is the third studio album by American musical group The Piano Guys. It was released on May 7, 2013, by Portrait (a division of Sony Masterworks). The album made its chart début at number 38 on the US Billboard 200.

The deluxe version of The Piano Guys 2 comes with a DVD featuring 11 music videos.

Today we are featuring “Mission Impossible – Featuring Lindsey Stirling” from their second CD with a major record label.


~~Mission Impossible (Piano/Cello/Violin) ft. Lindsey Stirling~~



~~Story behind the song~~

It was May of 2011 … a few days after Lindsey Stirling and ThePianoGuys had each filmed their first official YouTube videos (“Spontaneous Me” and “Michael Meets Mozart”). Lindsey and Steven Sharp Nelson (cello guy) shared the stage at a concert. After the show they talked enthusiastically about a YouTube collaboration down the road.

A year and a half and a million fan requests later and it’s finally here! We love Lindsey Stirling! It feels like we’re family — we started on YouTube around the same time, we “grew up” in the same place, we all LOVE what we do and we’re all REALLY good dancers … except for ThePianoGuys.

We chose the theme from “Mission: Impossible” because we thought it would be a great music video to “be ourselves” in — to play off each other, throw in some special effects, a couple “stunts,” and some slapstick! The concept for the song and video began with spy gadgets — we wanted all of them to be string instrument parts! Then how would we pair up graceful, pro-dancer Lindsey and not-so-graceful Steve?

It was simple. Steve had to carry around his own chair! Then the graceful/not-so-graceful thing contrasted beautifully! When Jon Schmidt (Piano Guy) was cast as the “villain” and donned an eye patch we knew we were on to something…

(Read rest of the story here… )

~~Filming locations~~

THANK YOU to Stephen Wade Auto for serving as our last minute filming location when all others fell through! They were so nice to us and let us film in their place all through the night and they saved us on the repeling scene!

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

~~Mission Impossible – Lindsey Stirling and the Piano Guys (Funny Version)~~

~~Published on Jan 28, 2013~~

We ALL are ONE!!

Never forget ….. The Holocaust Memorial Day!

~~April 28, 2014~~ 

May 27, 2014, is Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew. It marks the beginning of a week in which people around the world take time to remember everything that the Holocaust has to teach us: the evil that was done and the depths to which humanity can sink, but also the compassion, bravery, and goodness that emerges even in the darkest of times. The greatest gift we can give to all of those touched by it is to remember, to educate the young about this important chapter in human history, and to work towards the end of all genocides.

~~The history of Holocaust Remembrance Day~~

How Israel and the world contended with the challenge of selecting a single date to mark an unspeakable tragedy that happened every day for years.

The Holocaust is marked in Israel on the 27th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. This date was reached after much deliberation.

The Holocaust spanned years, from before the start of World War II in 1939 and through to its end in 1945. As Jews and other victims of Nazi brutality were harassed, tortured and murdered on every single day of the year, it was impossible to single out a single date as the “most appropriate” Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Also, due to the unprecedented nature of the horror – industrialized genocide – the question arose of how to mark the Holocaust on the chosen day.

The following describes how Israel and other nations went about answering this question in the aftermath of this calamity.

The systematic destruction of Jewish life in Europe became widely known before the war’s end, but it was only when the war ended and the death camps were liberated by Allied troops in 1945 that the true dimensions of the calamity became apparent.

In 1947, the Chief Rabbinate of Mandatory Palestine set up a committee to think of possible dates for an annual memorial. This committee thought the date should be related to the annihilation of Warsaw’s Jewish community, which before the war was 500,000 persons strong and the second-largest Jewish community in the world (after New York).

One proposed date was the 8th of Av, because on that date in 1942, the Nazis began sending Warsaw’s Jews to death camps. Another was the date of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which began on the eve of Passover in 1943. Both dates were rejected: Av 8 is a day before Tisha B’av, a day of mourning over the destruction of the Temple, and the holiday of Passover was not considered an appropriate time.

In December 1949, the Rabbinate decreed that Holocaust Remembrance Day would be the 10th of Tevet, a day of mourning and fasting commemorating the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia in the 6th century BCE.

This year, Holocaust remembrance week is April 27–May 4, 2014.

The Museum designated Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses as the theme for the 2014 observance.

~~Full Read/Article/Source~~


~~Why We Remember The Holocaust~~

~~Uploaded on Apr 21, 2010~~

This video was created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This video describes the Holocaust, days of remembrance, and why we as nation remember these events. It is intended for both organizers and for general audience.

Never forget!! 

We ALL are ONE!!