TOPIC #1: Mike Holmes Special Edition 10th Anniversary Magazine
I am happy to announce that after a week of searching through news racks, the internet, and bookstores, I have finally found and obtained a copy (or two) of Make It Right, Mike's 10th anniversary special edition magazine that came out April 22 across the Canada and the US. If you are still having problems finding a copy, I found mine at Sam's Club (but NOT Walmart). I know of others who have also found the magazine at Sam's Club, so if you have one nearby, it's worth a visit. And if you don't have one nearby, pack a lunch and make a road trip out of it (although I would call first just to make sure they had it). In summary, I LOVE this magazine, it's packed full of information and pictures, totally a fangirl's (or fanboy's) dream come true. If you love Mike and want to know what he's all about, you're going to want to pick up a copy. I'm still scouring, reading, and wallowing in all the lovely pictures. I will no doubt be reviewing the magazine in an up and coming edition of the Holmes Spot, so stay tuned.
TOPIC #2: Mike Holmes' 7th Annual Ride In Support of the Holmes Foundation
It's so weird I haven't heard much about this on Mike's website, or anywhere for that matter, but Mike's annual ATV ride fundraiser for the Holmes Foundation is just around the corner. Last year's ride was very publicised, and there were places to donate money to support the riders. This year, I see very little of that, and the ride will take place in a week and a half on May 11 at the Horseshoe Resort in Ontario.
Here's a flier for the event, which can be found on the event's official website:
and last but not least...
TOPIC #3: Radon
Yesterday, this photo was posted to the 3M Filtrete brand air filters Facebook page. Mike Holmes has been an official spokesperson for the brand since around February of this year when he did a national television commercial and radio ad campaign for the company.
The graphic reads "'One out of every 15 homes has dangerous levels of radon, according to the EPA. Check your home's radon levels by testing regularly with short-term test kits.' - Mike Holmes, America's most trusted contractor."
It's always a treat to see Mike's smiling face anywhere, even in front of a big yellow radon warning sign. Mike Holmes has been an advocate of testing for radon for years. Last year, Mike Holmes wrote a short piece in his syndicated newspaper column about the dangers of radon gas, and how important it is for people to regularly test their homes, especially if they live in an area that is susceptible to radon poisoning. I never got to post this particular article because so much other stuff was happening at that time last year, such as the 6th Annual Holmes Foundation ATV Ride and Mike being chosen as Honorary Safety Ambassador for Building Safety Month that it fell through the cracks. Here's the article, from May of 2012.
From the National Post: