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Monday, October 25, 2010

Scents - Love, Companionship & Relationship

Love, Companionship & Relationship

The scents of apple, cinnamon, clove, copal, gardenia, jasmine, lavender, musk, orange, patchouli, peppermint, rain, rose, vanilla, white jasmine, and ylang ylang essential oil signify the different aspects of a relationship, such as love, companionship, affection and adoration.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Did you know….. Candles on Warmers

Many people like to use their jar candles on those warmers that you are able to buy.  While it seems like a great idea as you do not have the flame, it really is not beneficial for the candle, and you will find when you decide to burn the candle that the scent is not as strong as it should be.
This is due to the way that a candle is made and is designed to be used.  When making a candle, the fragrance oil bonds to the wax particles during creation.  This is done in a liquid state, where the oil is mixed very well but at a low temperature to not burn the oil off.  Just before it gets to the cooling temperature, the wax is poured into its container where it solidifies quickly.
When you put your candle onto a warmer, the warmer melts the wax from the bottom to top, which causes the fragrance to evaporate into the air from the entire candle.  When you burn a candle, the fragrance is only evaporated from the 1/4“to ½ “of melted wax. 
Due to this, you can understand how the candle will be fragrant much longer when you light the wick versus putting it on a warming plate.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Candle Quote

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Russell Lowell

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Colour - Black

Good black
  • Black tie - formal (as in formal party attire)
  • Black belt - expert (especially in martial arts)
  • Blackwash - bring things out in the open In the black - having money, doing well in business
  • Men in black - government agents
  • Black box - equipment or apparatus
  • Pitch black - dark as night, very black 

Bad black
  • Black out - Loss of consciouness or the act of erasing something
  • Blackout - loss of electricity or turning out the lights
  • Black eye - damage such as damage to one's reputation, slander, unpopular
  • Black-hearted - evil
  • Blackguard - a scoundrel
  • Black sheep - an outcast from a family or from society
  • Black market - illegal trade (goods or money)
  • Blackmail - obtaining something by threat
  • Blacklist - list of people or organizations to boycott, avoid, or punish

Friday, October 15, 2010

Safeway Supports Breast Cancer

Canada Safeway stores go pink and pledge to create a future without breast cancer

During the month of October, Canada Safeway stores across Canada will help the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation create a future without breast cancer.

Together with their employees and customers, Canada Safeway will pink up their stores in effort to raise funds for vital breast cancer research and education programs. Customers will be able to make a donation to the Foundation at any checkout during the month of October.

When visiting your local Canada Safeway, pay special attention to:

• Pink signage throughout the store highlighting the month’s campaign
• In-store flyers highlighting products specially marked with the Foundation’s logo, identifying supporting vendors
• In-store Think PinkTM day on October 23 featuring a fun activity developed by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation that provides important information about breast health and breast cancer to Canada Safeway shoppers.
• More breast health information distributed throughout the entire store, including the pharmacy, in-store flyer and on the radio
• Signage at each checkout detailing the kinds of projects donations are supporting

With your support, Canada Safeway has raised over $6 million for breast cancer research and community projects since 2001.

To learn more about Canada Safeway, please visit

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dear Maven - Chimneys?

Dear Maven,

The new Glass Chimneys are so beautiful and I love this versatile alternative to pillar candles. I noticed in the catalog that these fit only tealights. Is this correct? They seem large enough for jar candles.

However, sometimes our creativity can get in the way of being completely safe. These new Glass Chimneys are so versatile—thank you for pointing that out—but they really should only be used with tealights to ensure optimal performance and safety. Although these holders will accommodate a larger candle than a tealight, the performance is not desirable and does not meet Gold Canyon’s safety standards.

Now let’s talk more about these wonderful alternatives to the pillar candles. You mentioned versatile and yes they are!

· You can get the look and fragrance you want.

· They can be used in many types of décor styles.

· There are several color options for everyday use as well as holiday decorating.

Your generous friend,


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Run for the Cure Raises 33 Million for Breast Cancer Research

TORONTO, October 3, 2010 – Canadians show record breaking support today to raise $33 million in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

Now in its 19th year, the Run for the Cure is the largest, single-day, volunteer-led, national event in support of breast cancer research. This year’s Run for the Cure attracted more than 170,000 Canadians in 60 communities across the country. 

“Today’s event is an inspiring milestone for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the countless Canadians affected by breast cancer. These record-breaking results are a testament to how far we’ve come since the early grassroots beginnings of the Run for the Cure close to 20 years ago. Thanks to the generous support of so many, the Foundation continues to make a difference in communities across Canada,” says Dr. Ralph Strother, Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation National Board. 

With the money raised from the Run for the Cure, the Foundation will continue to lead funding towards innovative and meaningful breast cancer research across the breast cancer continuum. Funding that is directed to renowned researchers and clinicians who are contributing to groundbreaking progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

For the rest of the article

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Questions to ask the Dr

What Are Some Questions I Can Ask My Doctor?
As you cope with cancer and cancer treatment, we encourage you to have honest, open talks with your doctor. Feel free to ask any question, no matter how insignificant it might seem. Here are some standard questions that you might want to ask but be sure to add your own questions as you think of them. Nurses, social workers, and other members of the treatment team may also be able to answer many of your questions.
  • Would you please write down the exact type of cancer I have?
  • How does this affect my treatment options and outlook?
  • May I have a copy of my pathology report? 
  • Has the cancer spread to my lymph nodes or other organs?
  • What is the stage of the cancer? What does that mean in my case?
  • Are there other tests that need to be done before we can decide on treatment?
  • What treatment choices do I have? What do you recommend? Why?
  • Should I think about genetic testing?
  • Should I look into taking part in a clinical trial?
  • What are the risks or side effects of different treatments?
  • What can I do to get ready for treatment?
  • How well can I expect breast reconstruction surgery to work if I need or want it?
  • What are the pros and cons of having it done right away or waiting until later?
  • What will my breasts look and feel like after treatment?
  • Will I have normal feeling in my breasts after treatment?
  • Will I lose my hair? If so, what can I do about it?
  • What are the chances of the cancer coming back with the treatment you suggest? What would we do if that happens?
  • Should I follow a special diet or make other lifestyle changes?
  • Will I go through menopause as a result of treatment?
  • Will I be able to have children after treatment?
  • What are my chances of survival, based on my cancer as you see it?
  • What type of follow-up will I need after treatment?
Be sure to write down any questions you have that are not on this list. For instance, you might want to ask about recovery times so that you can plan your work schedule. Or you may want to ask about second opinions. Taking another person and/or a tape recorder with you to doctor visits can be helpful. Keeping copies of your medical records, pathology reports, and radiology reports may be useful in case you wish to get a second opinion later. Ref: American Cancer Society

Sunday, October 10, 2010

DSA Code of Ethics

As you know, integrity is one of Gold Canyon's Guiding Principles, and in keeping with the DSA's request of its member companies to go beyond the basic promotion of the Code of Ethics, Gold Canyon wants to remind you that we take both our and your ethical behavior very seriously.

Take advantage of Gold Canyon's DSA membership by sharing the fact with your customers, team members and prospective Demonstrators that we practice the highest standard of business ethics. Gold Canyon was also one of only 20 DSA member companies recognized as a participant in the 2010 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative.

To read the code of ethics, go to the DSA website for your country or click below.

Code of Ethics (U.S.)
Code of Ethics (Canada)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women and its cause is unknown. We truly believe that every dollar Canadians donate to research brings us one step closer to discovering the causes of breast cancer, better methods to prevent and detect it, treatments that are move effective and improving the quality of life for survivors.

In 2010,
...an estimated 23,200 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 will die from it.
...approximately 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer weekly and 100 will not survive it.
...1 in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (age 90) and 1 in 28 will die from it.
...it is expected that 180 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 50 will die from it.
...Breast cancer death rates have declined in all ages combined and in every age group since the mid 1990s.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society / National Cancer Institute of Canada; Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010, Toronto, Canada
Updated June 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Causes of Breast Cancer

Most women who develop breast cancer have no risk factors other than simply being a woman and getting older (especially being over 50). Talk to your doctor about your risk.
Other risk factors for breast cancer include:

  • having had breast cancer before
  • family history of breast cancer (especially in a mother, sister or daughter diagnosed before menopause or if mutations on BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are present)
  • family history of ovarian cancer

  • an above-average exposure to the hormone estrogen, which your body naturally produces, perhaps because you:

  • have never given birth or gave birth for the first time after age 30

  • began menstruating at a young age

  • reached menopause later than average

  • have taken hormone replacement therapy (estrogen plus progestin)

  • dense breast tissue (as shown on a mammogram)

  • a history of breast biopsies showing certain breast changes, such as an increased number of abnormal cells that are not cancerous (atypical hyperplasia)

  •   radiation treatment to the chest area (for example, to treat Hodgkin lymphoma), especially before age 30
Some factors slightly increase your risk of breast cancer. You may be at slightly higher risk if you:

  • are obese (especially after menopause)

  • drink alcohol

  • take birth control pills (the Pill)
Some women develop breast cancer without having any of these risk factors. Most women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.

For more Information

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Men get Breast Cancer Too

Men have breast tissue just like women, and can develop breast cancer. In Canada, less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. Breast cancer is most commonly diagnosed in men over 60, but can be found in men of all ages.

As breast cancer is the same for both men and women, our information about risk factors, diagnosisstaging, and treatment are the same for both.

Breast health starts with knowing your breasts so that you are more likely to notice changes that may lead to problems. The most frequently diagnosed kind of breast cancer in men is found in the breast ducts (ductal carcinoma). Common symptoms are:
  • a small, painless lump close in the breast
  • a small discharge from the nipple
It’s important to remember that most breast problems are not breast cancer, but a visit to your doctor will help find out what the problem is and if it needs treatment.

Being a man and being treated for breast cancer can affect how you feel about your body and your sexuality. Whether you’re single or have a partner, talking about these issues and finding information to help you cope can be difficult. A good start is to talk to your healthcare team. They can help you get the information and support that you need.

For More Information

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What is Breast Cancer?

In honour of Breast Cancer Month, I'm going to be posting informationh here.  I know many people are tossing this information at you as well, but it is important.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast. The breast tissue covers an area larger than just the breast. It extends up to the collarbone and from the armpit across to the breastbone in the centre of the chest. The breasts sit on the chest muscles that cover the ribs. Each breast is made of glands, ducts (thin tubes) and fatty tissue. Lobules are groups of glands that can produce milk. Milk flows from the lobules through a network of ducts to the nipple. The nipple is in the centre of a darker area of skin called the areola. Fatty tissue fills the spaces between the lobules and ducts and protects them.     

 A woman’s breasts may feel different at different times of her menstrual cycle, sometimes becoming lumpy just before her period. Breast tissue also changes with age. Breast tissue in younger women is mostly made of glands and milk ducts, but older women’s breasts are made up mostly of fatty tissue.

For more information

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gold Canyon Breast Cancer Candle

Gold Canyon has introduced a Pink version of our Popular Sugar Cookie candle.  This is a limited edition candle make in a 16 oz Heritage Jar.  Gold Canyon Candles is donating 10% of the proceeds of this candle to Breast Cancer Research.

I have decided that for every one of these Candles that I sell, I will donate $5 to the C95 Breast Cancer Marathon that is held every October in Saskatoon.  So help with the research efforts and purchase a candle!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Congrats Team!

Angela - for getting 2 recruits and promoting to Gold Demonstrator!

Ashley - For top sales!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Host a Pink Party!

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, we encourage you to schedule “Pink” Parties this month. What’s a “Pink” Party? Simply theme your Party pink and encourage your guests to support BCRF with their purchase of the breast cancer candle.

· Decorate with pink and serve pink cookies and punch.

· Start your Party with a special presentation about the tribute candle and provide more information about BCRF.

· Make sure to have plenty of Pink Sugar Cookie candles burning throughout the home.

· Encourage your guests to add at least one Pink Sugar Cookie candle to their order in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. They make great gifts for women AND men!

· Feature 16 oz. Pink Sugar Cookie along with other Gold Canyon products that celebrate women, like EMERGE® and Fine Fragrance - All pink!

· Print off our monthly self-check reminder and give to your customers that purchase Pink Sugar Cookie.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why Join Gold Canyon Candles?

Join Gold Canyon in October!

October is still a great time to join Gold Canyon as you are able to get many customers who are purchasing holiday gifts for friends and family, and are not as financially strapped due to back to school.

Our catalogues have a lot of great ideas for Hallowe’en and holiday décor, so now is the time to be out promoting these products so people can buy them to decorate their homes and get the most from it.

Not to mention the free product that you are able to earn when you start up and reach various sales levels. Sell them at a profit, or use them to expand your kit!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Specials for Everyone!

Apple Lantern free with qualifying sales
Earn the Scrolling Luminary Free

$25 in Gold Dollars plus the two ways to join!

Guest Incentive:
Diffuser and refill Scratch and Win Contest

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