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Peter Beens
Works at Beamsville District Secondary School
Lives in Niagara Falls, ON
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What is life if not an adventure? As the ads say, do it...
Over thirteen hundred kilometres in two days? Bring the pain! I'm still looking for a DRZ-400.  I just found one way up in Thunder Bay.  Here's a stupid but interesting idea:  fly up Friday, pick up the bike Saturday morning ...
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Important Notice about the #OCTE15 Conference
As you are aware, political unrest is occurring in selected Districts across the Province of Ontario. This has raised concerns by some of our members about eligibility to attend our annual conference in May. To address these concerns, the OCTE executive app...
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withgoogle.com -- Is this a Google-owned site?
Can anyone confirm that withgoogle.com is in fact a Google-owned website? Someone has submitted https://chinesenewyear.withgoogle.com as an entry for my Google A-Z document  but I want to be sure it's legit first. The whois information looks good ( http://w...
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It looks like it is a Google product. See www.whois.com/whois/withgoogle.com 
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Can anyone confirm for me that withgoogle.com is in fact a Google-owned website? Someone has submitted https://chinesenewyear.withgoogle.com as an entry for my Google A-Z document (http://goo.gl/d387) but I want to be sure it's legit first.

The whois information looks good (http://www.whois.com/whois/withgoogle.com) so I'm tempted to think it's okay.
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Elio Reservations Update - Over 40,000! (40281)
This seems like it has been a long time coming! Elio reservations seemed to hit its peak around September 2014, with over 800 Elios being reserved per day at one point. Reservations the past few months have been less than 10% of that, with daily reservation...
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Added "Google Cast for Audio" to the Google A-Z reference document. http://goo.gl/d387
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For Green Industries Teachers: Cultivate and Connect Conference
Join fellow horticulture industry professionals, educators and government officials from across Canada as they gather for the inaugural Cultivate and Connect conference. For further information, see http://goo.gl/aIEyxt (PDF)
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From Chris Stephenson -- "Graham Smyth passed away on March 30, 2015. Graham was a deeply kind and generous person, an innovative and dedicated teacher, and one of the unsung leaders of computer science education in Canada. He authored four textbooks, made countless presentations to teachers, and inspired many students on their life paths. Graham was also a great and good man who deeply loved his family, took tremendous joy in nature, and was a loving and loyal friend. Graham's final request was that donations be made to the Lambton Kent District School Board to establish a scholarship for women entering college or university majoring in Mathematics or Computer Science. Please contribute in his memory if you can. Graham's friendship was a blessing for which I will always be grateful."
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According to the obituary (http://www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com/schedule.asp?id=4177), donations can be made by contacting the funeral home. 
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I use Google Calendar a lot so this will useful.
 
Schedule end of year plans faster than you can say, "Is it summer vacation yet?" http://goo.gl/s9zXv6 #GAFE
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Elio Motors Unveils Engine Prototype (News Release)
News Release – Troy, Mich., March 6, 2015 – Elio Motors today announced it has unveiled its new 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype, completing one of the company’s most important stages of development. For the rest of the news release, visit  http://goo...
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Added Google Cardboard to the Google A-Z reference document. 

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2015 OCTE Conference - "Look Fors to Safety"
From the OCTE executive: The 2015 OCTE conference is fast approaching and we encourage you to register for the early bird special that will end on March 31st. This year's theme is "Look Fors to Safety". The conference will be from Thursday, May 7th to Satur...
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Teacher (Tech Director)
Employment
  • Beamsville District Secondary School
    Technical Director, Computer Site Manager, 2009 - present
  • Ministry of Education
    Education Officer, 2007 - 2009
  • Westlane Secondary School
    Technical Director, 1993 - 2007
  • MBB Helicopters / Eurocopter
    Senior Flight Test Technologist, 1985 - 1993
  • Canadian Armed Forces
    Flight Test Technician, 1981 - 1985
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Teacher, Photographer, Motorcyclist, Learner, Future Elio owner.
Introduction
Technical Director, Computer Site Manager, and teacher at Beamsville District Secondary School. Ex-Computer Studies and Technological Education Education Officer, Ministry of Education. Ex-Flight Test Technologist, MBB/Eurocopter. Home town was St. Thomas, but moved around while in Armed Forces and have now settled in the Niagara region.
 
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President of the Association for Computer Studies Educators (ACSE, www.acse.net). Chair of Ontario Teachers Federation Curriculum Forum Steering Committee. Member of the Ontario Council for Technology Educators communications committee.
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Can't complain.
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Niagara Falls, ON
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St. Thomas, ON - Kingston, ON - Camp Borden, ON - Cold Lake, AB - Hamilton, ON - Fort Erie, ON - London, ON - Toronto, ON - Greensville, ON - Cornwallis, NS - Arnhem, Netherlands
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My Ravioli order was way too big to finish it! Huge portions, great value. Will definitely go back if I'm in the area again.
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Was very pleased with the service, the price, and the food (burger). Would go back again.
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I was pleased with my stay here, although next time I'll be sure to get a room closer to the office so I have wi-fi and a swim suit so I can enjoy the pool!
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