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ZIEMSKI 2003-02-15 published
Engagement Announcement - Ryan ZIEMSKI and Lisa FURTADO
Donald and Grace ZIEMSKI and Edwardo and Lizete FURTADO are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Ryan ZIEMSKI and Lisa FURTADO. The forthcoming wedding will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2003 at Holy Cross Parish in London.
Congratulations and Best Wishes.

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ZIEMSKI 2006-12-23 published
ZIEMSKI / McKENZIE -- Forthcoming Marriage
April 30, 2007
Grace and Don ZIEMSKI of London are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lori Mary Jane to Mark Ernest, son of Blanche and Ernest McKENZIE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The wedding will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. We wish them all God's Blessings and all the Happiness that life can offer.

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ZIMMER 2005-10-29 published
Karen and Dennis MOORE of London, Ontario. are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son Steve MOORE to Alison ZIMMER, daughter of Gwen and Roland ZIMMER of Tisdale, Saskatchewan. The wedding will take place November 2005 in Canmore, Alberta.

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ZION m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-28 published
Jennifer KAPLAN and Philip CHOWN -- Match
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, May 28, 2005, Page M6
Jennifer Mia KAPLAN didn't make it easy on Philip CHOWN.
Having been married once already, she was happily ensconced in 2002 with the only man of the house she was interested in: her son, Lucius, who lived with her in her landmark Ansonia condominium in New York.
She was wary of any relationship that would affect her family-oriented lifestyle, or her dedication to her career as a psychotherapist, so she resisted her Toronto relatives' matchmaking efforts. "With the aunties calling, and set-ups by cousins, I've had so many blind dates a friend said I should get a seeing-eye dog for free," Ms. KAPLAN, 41, quips.
Originally from Toronto, she'd always had her eye on New York, and in 1981 won a wager with her father, Robert KAPLAN, solicitor-general in the Trudeau era, by gaining admission to Grade 12 at the Dalton School, a prestigious private academy in Manhattan.
She went on to graduate from Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, where she obtained a merit scholarship, and settled into life in the Big Apple. She married, gave birth to Lucius, and became a U.S. citizen.
By 2002, she was single once again, and a prime target for her relatives, who persevered in the Yiddish matchmaking tradition despite her reluctance to date.
Mr. CHOWN, a graduate of the University of Victoria and director of foundations and major gifts for the University of British Columbia, was visiting his sister at her Toronto home when Ms. KAPLAN's brother -- dispatched by his wife Julie on a scouting mission -- turned up. "Jennifer's brother John came by my sister's house to meet me for 15 minutes... kind of an old-fashioned shtetl [Jewish community] set-up, to make sure I wasn't sinister," he says with a laugh.
The relatives approved, but when Mr. CHOWN visited New York in December of 2002, a contrary Ms. KAPLAN refused an invitation to dinner. "It seemed crazy to begin anything with someone across the country, and in another," she says.
A year later, her family was still trying to promote Mr. CHOWN. "You mean he's still single?" chirped a sarcastic Ms. KAPLAN to her sister-in-law. Julie KAPLAN upped the ante, drawing on her 14 years of marriage to Ms. KAPLAN's brother. "You know I've never asked you for anything, have I?" she implored. "Well, I'm asking."
Ms. KAPLAN finally gave in and agreed to a dinner date when Mr. CHOWN visited New York at the end of 2003.
For his part, Mr. CHOWN, 45, didn't have high expectations for the rendezvous either. He remembers a casual conversation with his dean at University of British Columbia, at which he expressed satisfaction with bachelorhood. "I'm happily a professional single. I've got my golf, yoga, a slate of nieces and nephews nicely distributed geographically and a social life," he recalls saying, never dreaming that only a couple of weeks later he would consider changing his marital status.
He suggested meeting Ms. KAPLAN on December 29 at Pastis, which just happened to be her favourite haunt.
"I put on my French bistro dress, got there before Phil, and waited at the bar," Ms. KAPLAN recalls. "I had no idea who my sister-in-law picked for me." She expected a serious, religious type and was pleasantly surprised by a hip Mr. CHOWN.
With a mutual affinity for Ashtanga yoga and their view of Judaism somewhere between sacrosanct and secular, they agreed to another date the next night. "That was the night I gave him the talk," Ms. KAPLAN says. "I was a serious person, knew about life and didn't get involved in anything that wasn't going to last."
A beguiled Mr. CHOWN didn't analyze or strategize. "I just accepted her," he says. " I saw the possibility of my life shifting in a huge way."
After only three dates, "I was making plans," Ms. KAPLAN says, "the very thing I said I'd never do. I thought, 'Either I'm having a psychotic break, or I'm falling in love.' "
Their transcontinental romance flourished and during Passover in April of 2004, Ms. KAPLAN hosted a New York cocktail party for Friends to introduce Mr. CHOWN.
That afternoon, when supposedly shopping for a baking sheet, he purchased a 300-year-old, pink sapphire engagement ring for Ms. KAPLAN. Unexpectedly, her intuitive father had flown in. "As the party was spinning out, I asked for his blessing," says Mr. CHOWN, who proposed after the guests left.
They set a wedding date for that November in Toronto, but had to stop the printing of the invitations on the presses when revised U.S. immigration laws scuttled their plans. If they married in Toronto, "Phil would have to stay a full year in Canada after the wedding," Ms. KAPLAN says. "I was ready to run into a brick wall if he couldn't come" to New York. Three lawyers and two pounds of paperwork corroborating their romance later, the couple got the go-ahead for a New York ceremony.
Ms. KAPLAN, who is passionate about grandiose, early 20th-century architecture, booked the entire first floor of the Romanesque revival Puck Building for her child-friendly, funky-formal wedding for 300. Six nannies stood at the ready with art supplies and pillows for forts for about 40 little ones. "I wanted people to enjoy what they wore, a tuxedo and jeans," she says.
On May 8, Rabbi Chezi ZION, who once declared with certitude that his friend Mr. CHOWN would never marry, wed the couple in an Orthodox service. The bride made the chuppah, the traditional Jewish wedding canopy, by hand out of violet silk chiffon, and many guests carried through her colour theme in their gowns as a surprise. Ms. KAPLAN wore a crocheted Irish gown, more than 200 years old, that she bought when she was only 19 and had stored since then in a silk pillowcase.
Mr. CHOWN continues his employment with University of British Columbia, telecommuting from a New York office. He has received the stamp of approval from Mrs. CHOWN's son Lucius, now 8, who confided to his uncle, "I want to thank you for introducing my mother to Philip and making her so happy."

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ZISKIN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-11-15 published
MANLY / BLACK -- Myra and Jeffrey MANLY, and Faye and Ian BLACK are absolutely thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Sara and David. Proud grandparents are Irma and Abe ZISKIN, and Anne BLACK. Excited siblings are Daniel, David, Riva, Shane, and niece Samara. Dearly missed at this time are grandparents Fanny and Norman MANLY, Pearl and Louis SCHWARTZ, and Joseph BLACK.

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