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Category Archives: In the News

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Fundraising

Our very own Trudi St. Marie is a strong fundraiser for Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.  For the last 4 years she has held trivia nights to raise money.  She held one at our office this past Saturday and raised $6500.  Over the last 4 years of trivia nights, Trudi has raised an incredible $15,000 for the cause!

Here is the story of Louie, Trudi’s family member and inspiration, who suffers from this disease (as told by Louie – and his mom):

Hello! My name is Louie Facca. For the most part I am just a normal 7 year-old.

Louie Facca

When I was two, my doctor said something was happening to all my muscles… They call it Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. If they don’t find medicine to help me, my dystrophin/protein of the muscle will die off and then my muscles will stop working.

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Negotiating Healthcare and Fixing Ontario’s Primary Care

 

The following two videos are created from a live interview done Feb 23/15 on TVO’s “Agenda”.   The first video relates to the negotiations between physicians in Ontario represented by the OMA and the Ontario government.   The second video is a panel discussion on how primary care is delivered in Ontario and the fee structures and changes made.

I hope you find them as interesting as I did.   

Terry

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Increasing Your Investment IQ Seminar Recording

Key topics discussed during our “Increasing Your Investment IQ” seminar:

  • Knowing what type of investments are right for you
  • Rates of return
  • Advisor compensation
  • Advisor qualifications
  • Insurance as an investment

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Zavitz Team cooks for Ronald McDonald House

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Lori Collins

On November 3rd, 2014 the team banned our resources together to prepare a lasagna dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario provides a place for out-of-town families with seriously ill children can stay for as long as they need – only 165 steps from Children’s Hospital London, Health Sciences Centre. They provide things like a private room and bath, home made dinners, laundry facilities, and all the other comforts of home along with many other services.

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The “R” Word – What it Means to Boomers – Zavitz Seminar Series Video

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Lori Collins

Peter Wouters from Empire Life Investments joined us on October 7, 2014 to discuss Retirement Income Planning and how it has changed for Baby Boomers.  It was a very interesting and informative night!

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