Yes, the ninth annual Kenzie Car Calendar in Support of PARACHUTE is now available for ordering.
To cut to the chase, please visit my web site and click on 'Calendar' to place your order.
Alternatively, allow me to summarize:
Even in today's digital age, who doesn't want - doesn't need - at least one proper calendar hanging on an office, kitchen or bedroom wall? I've yet to see a digital calendar that lets you to scribble a note in the margins...
As a fellow car enthusiast, why would you not want that calendar to contain cool photos of great cars?
The Kenzie Car Calendar in support of PARACHUTE is the answer. And, you will be helping a terrific safety charity as well.
The photos in my calendar were all taken by me; I understand how lucky I am to drive all these great automobiles!
No PHOTOSHOP either. I let my sloth pass as 'purity' - I'm too lazy to learn how to use PHOTOSHOP, so what's in the frame ends up in the picture.
This is our ninth year doing this calendar. Originally, it was in support of SMARTRISK, an injury-prevention charity established by paediatric heart surgeon Dr. Robert Conn, who came to see that much of his work involved putting the hearts of dead teenagers into the bodies of fat old men.
Mind you, the older and fatter I get...
Most of those teens died as a result of 'accidental trauma', largely car crashes. Dr. Conn realized he could save a lot more lives - certainly, a lot more 'person-years' - if he could find a way to help keep the teenagers from dying in the first place.
So he established SMARTRISK, which for 20 years ran a series of educational programs throughout the country to help achieve this goal.
In 2012, SMARTRISK merged with three other safety and injury prevention organizations - Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada and ThinkFirst Canada - under the umbrella of PARACHUTE. The combined resources of these four groups are able to get their similar messages out to a broader audience than each one could on its own.
The Kenzie Car Calendar now donates fully half of all net proceeds to PARACHUTE, over $30,000 to date.
Not a fortune, but every little bit helps.
No need to keep this all to yourself either - the Calendar makes a perfect holiday gift for any car enthusiasts on your shopping list. It will also remind the recipient of your thoughtfulness every month of the coming year.
The calendar is printed on high-quality stock, with a nice shiny laminated cover, and is mailed in its own protective plastic baggie. We even cover the postage.
I also autograph every single one. Anyone got a cure for carpal tunnel syndrome?
Again, to order, simply visit www.jimkenzie.com, and click on the 'CALENDAR' link. You can pay via PayPal, or credit card.
If you prefer, you may send a cheque in the amount of $14.95 per calendar plus applicable sales taxes - e.g., 13% ($1.94) HST in Ontario, for a total of $16.89 - to:
Speyside Media Services Inc.
6105 15 Sideroad, R. R. # 3
Thank you for your consideration!