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School
Kingsville District High School, Harrow District High School, McMaster University, University of Windsor
Work
Sickkids Hospital
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Barbara

Hey, I’m Barbara!

Toronto, Canada · Member since September 2010
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I am a very active member of couchsurfingand the following is from my profile
Personal Description
editI am a dedicated mother, wife ,social worker , friend, sister ,daughter and aunt(each one has taken precedence over the other at different times)I like to network and use networks to help others. I enjoy a good time, and I love to learn.
How I Participate in CS
editI surf, host, participate in forums. I moderate the Toronto Jobs forum. I try to give helpful advice and I attend get together s in Toronto. I also spread the word.
IF REQUESTING A COUCH, PLEASE USE THE COUCH REQUEST FUNCTION , NOT A PRIVATE MESSAGE
I have recently decided to add the following tips for people who are new to couchsurfing.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU ARE GOING TO REQUEST A COUCH WITH US. iF YOU HAVE NOT FOLLOWED THE SUGGESTIONS BELOW, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO HOST YOU.
I am making some suggestions that will make it more likely that you will find a host.
1.Read all of the tips at (website hidden)_surfer.html
(website hidden) sure to have some pictures. You are asking a stranger to take you into their home. They would appreciate at least knowing who to expect at the door.
3.Fill your profile in completely, for the same reasons as # 2
4.If you are joining the community within a month of hoping to surf, connect with the local community and make some friends, so that someone in the community can either give you a reference, or “friend” you.
5.It’s ok to copy and paste the details of your plans into different requests, but add some information that indicates why you want to stay with “this” host. You need to show that you have read their profile, so that you know where you are going.
Good luck with your search.

Couchsurfing Experience
editIn my younger years it was a common past time. Since I have joined couch surfing I have surfed in both Europe and North America and we have hosted many surfers from many countries.I have also convinced my son to join and he has now surfed on 3 continents.
Interests
editPeople, skiing, bicycling, working out, movies, animals and nature, cooking, advocacy, computer
Philosophy
edit"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Music, Movies, Books
editMystery books, (Kellerman, Parestsky, Palmer etc.) Middlesex, most music , very eclectic tastes,
Movies and theatre. I love to read and read at least 2 newspapers a (website hidden)
The Wire, Californication, Curb Your Enthusiasim,Big Love, Damages, The Daily Show,Amazing Grace,
Types of People I enjoy
editMost people but those who enjoy conversation are good. I'm not fond of opinionated people who can't back up their opinions with evidence based facts (but I will tolerate them for short periods of time!!)