Welcome to my project, one that is one-part news and information, and one-part entertainment. My paper will be a local paper for local people. The sole aim and intent is to better inform the local residents of the many events and happenings in the area, that almost always go unheard or unaware of. Having been a life-long resident, I know only too well that there are far too many instances where any one of our local assets put on events and functions that go almost totally unsupported. These entities, they being our schools and their students, our Food Banks, our Lion's Clubs and the Legions, count on the continued support of the community to survive and flourish. The schools need parents to come out and help out in many different events and functions. Without the parents' help, many of these events, much loved and cherished by the students, will not be held. It is the kids that suffer when a event is cancelled because of lack of support. As well, our Food Bank desperately needs the help and support of the community to survive and help residents in need. Again, if this need goes unheard, it is the people that directly suffer. We also see the Lion's Clubs and the Legions suffering financially because of a total lack of support and funding. These clubs are constantly trying to run various events and social happenings that are not only fun and entertaining for the residents, but also serve to inject much-needed money that will keep these much needed treasures alive. It is these very events that often seem to go unnoticed or totally unsupported for a lack of community awareness. That in itself is sad. It also points to a much needed way to put an end to this on-going and continued problem, one that threatens to put an end to these excellent and much-cherished local mainstays. My paper will serve to not only help these local assets survive and hopefully flourish, it will also serve as a much needed tool for myself to hopefully regain some of my lost pride and dignity. Three year sago, I suffered a massive heart attack. I was very lucky just to survive, and am now totally disabled and unable to work. I tire easily, and performing even the simplest of tasks is not within my scope anymore. There was so much damage to my heart and surrounding muscles that it will never get any better, and I only have to try and learn to live with, and accept the fact I am disabled. My pride keeps telling me that I want to work, because I loved working and miss my job terribly. This paper is something I can do at my own time and speed, and it will allow me to write and work at it at my own leisure, Should I get tired, I can simply go and lie down. I can work any time of the day, and any time of the week at it. I do not wish to sit on disability payments the rest of my life, and this will hopefully offer me the opportunity to make some sort of a living while meeting a much-needed and on-going demand. I do not wish for anyone to feel sorry for me here. My situation is one that is pretty sad and I went from being very active and loving life, to being almost totally unable to do just about anything, and to being unable to work and provide for my family. That, in itself, is both demeaning and degrading. It is hard to retain some sort of pride and dignity when you are disabled, and it hurts when I think or find others feeling sorry for me. That is exactly what I do not want. This paper will hopefully afford me a opportunity to work and feel good about myself again. That in itself is a much longed for, and needed result. I also know that my paper will serve to bring much needed information and news to the local residents. Our Food Bank is in much needed support these days, and upon talking to them, agree that it is generally a lack of awareness that fuels any sort of disappointing backing or donations. And it is these donations, and that backing that is the lifeblood of this function. As well, both the Lion's and Legion echo the same sediment; lack of support and backing is almost always a direct result of a lack of awareness on the local resident's behalf, and not so much a reflection of a lack or interest to support these events and functions. Somehow, someway, we need to get the word out there. We need to support these vital assets, the very assets that make our community such a great and fun place to live. Our schools are constantly running various sporting events and other functions, and yet the kids participating go unacknowledged. My paper will not only talk about our schools and their upcoming events, but also list extensive results of any event with the kids names listed and acknowledged. I know when my boys were, and still are involved in any event or function, I would love to see their names listed somewhere. This kind of acknowledgement not only makes the kids feel good about themselves, but promotes more involvement and community awareness of these kids excellent and on-going involvement. It does not matter if they win or lose...it is the fact they tried or participated in the first place that counts. We will serve as a tool to list these kids and their involvement. What parent doesn't wish to see their son or daughter's name listed and lauded? In the end, I know that this project is one that will foster and grow with time. My first edition will be funded entirely by me, and this cost will be tough seeing how disability support payments do not afford me virtually any extra income after the essentials. I have some money saved I will be investing, and hope you will be so kind as to help me with the rest. Once I get this up and running, then my family will be out and about, actively pursuing advertisers that will help to offset the monthly expenses involved. This project will serve as a great tool for my two sons, 17 and 16, to get out and learn to sell and promote an item. This will no doubt help them down the road when looking for a job. In the end, this is a great and much-needed project and idea and one that will serve many different and vital causes and needs. I thank you for your time. I hope you do not mind no video but I do not like the way I look these days, and I do not wish to put a video on here that I am ashamed and embarrassed by. I understand that many like to see a video, but it is something I just want to avoid. Thanks again for looking at this. I do appreciate your time.
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