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This week in CollingwoodToday+: Our newest giveaway is a 'DIY' dream!

Plus some great member deals and Erika Engel tells her story of being home schooled
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Got a project you have been wanting to tackle? +Members can enter for a chance to win our latest giveaway, a $300 gift card to Home Hardware! Remember to enter DAILY - which means you will have even MORE chances to WIN! 

Happening this week for CollingwoodToday+ members:

Kick COVID to the curb and pick up dinner curbside on us! One lucky CollingwoodToday+ member will have the chance to win a $50 gift card from The Curly Willow Eatery. Contest closes January 20, at 11:59 pm.

All you need is love! Be sure to check out this month's contest +member writing contest, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Watch for our +member-only auction running January 22 to 24. +Members will be able to bid on a variety of restaurant and service gift cards with bids starting at half of the value.

Community editor Erika Engel shares her story about being home-schooled as a child. She would receive VHS tapes in the mail, filmed in a Florida classroom, even though they lived in Ontario. The tapes came in boxes delivered by UPS, and she had a few months to watch them and return them. She strongly points out that home-schooled kids certainly didn't have the "easy road," as many had suggested.

Also this week, reporter Bob Bruton talks about getting the COVID-19 vaccine once available and some of the questions he has. "I’m not really one for getting vaccinated," he writes. "I don’t get the annual flu shot, figuring a good diet, adequate exercise and seven hours of sleep a night will keep me healthy. The only vaccine I ever got was for H1N1, and that was because my then-teenaged son wouldn’t have got his shot had I begged off. But this coronavirus is different than the annual flu or H1N1."

Member-only offers from our +partners:

*members may be required to present their virtual ID card and/or a unique promo code at checkout

10% off God's Country Clothing apparel

10% off Brand Dead apparel

And if you missed it, here's what happened last week:

Congratulations Kerri N., winner of a $50 gift card from Cobs Bread Bakery!

Reporter Jennifer Golletz answers questions about herself, starting a new media job right before a global pandemic, and what it's like to cover an under serviced area in our Meet the Team feature.

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