HWS-KSA also has a page on Framing Edge's Website!

For more information, and updates you can see that page here

Smiley Day!

Keeping with the Holiday Spirit, for this Smiley Day we thought it would be nice to feature Hippo Gifts!
These gifts were found on Etsy
For a nice handmade gift! The first is a pattern for a knit Hippo!

found here

The next one is for the cold nights! A Hippo inside a Mug!
found here

If all they want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus, then why not in a card?

found here
We hope these suggestions help! Have a Happy Holidays!


For the person who has it all! Why not give the gift of a Donation in their name!
Healing with Smiles - KeepSmiling Alliance now accepts ONLINE Donations!

For online Donations click here
A smile costs nothing but gives so much. Please help us to continue to spread smiles.

Smiley Day!

Smiley Day!

What do you call a hippo with hiccups?

A hiccupotomas!

What do you call a hippo who thinks she’s sick?

A hippochondriac.

What’s cool, Irish, and loves to splash in the river?

A hip O’Potamus.

Hippo-Mobile at Santa Claus Parade

There is no better way to start off Christmas than by going to see the Mississauga Santa Claus Parade. A signature event for the Village of Streetsville, attracting thousands eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival! This year you will see more floats, more costume characters, and more bands.

You will even see our Purple Hippo-Mobile with our Smiley Dancers.

So mark your calendars for Sunday, November 27th at 12:50 p.m.


SNAP South Mississauga came out to our Annual Wrapping Party last month and took some pictures!
We are featured in this month's issue of SNAP

Click HERE to see photo's from the Wrapping Party and to read the article!

New Celebrity Sighting

Buttercup got the chance to meet Doug Gilmour! Check out our Celebrity Sighting page to see a photo! Click Here!


Hope to See EVERYONE Today at 5pm for our
Annual Wrapping Party Fundraiser!

Healing with Smiles - KeepSmiling Alliance

Smiley Day!

For this SMILEY DAY...

The Rare Pink Hippo!!

Photography by Burrard-Lucas

Test the Fake Smile!

Take a look at this test the BBC did, to see how well you can tell if a smile is genuine or not!

Can you Find the Hippo?

Photograph by Phil Douglis

Smiley Day!

Smiley Day!

A man in a hurry taking his eight-year-old son to school made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited.
"Uh-oh, I think I just made an illegal turn!" the man said.
"It's okay, Dad," the boy said, "The police car right behind us did the same thing."

For weeks a six-year-old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house.
One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event.
The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, "Tommy, whatever has become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?"
Tommy burst into tears and confessed, "I think Mommy ate it!"

Baby Hippo

Here's your cute picture for the day:

Seaforth Fall Fair Parade

How to Say Hippo in a Different Language

Have you ever wondered how to say Hippopotamus in another language? Well, wonder no more...

In many languages, the word translates to Water Horse, River Horse or Nile Horse. In a few languages (especially around the area of the Indian sub-continent), it means Water Elephant.

For some languages below, we have listed the translation in its native characters. If your browser can't handle this, it may just show ?????????.

credit for this idea goes to Bob Lehto

Albaniankali i nilit
American Sign Language (ASL)

For a video, visit

click on "H", then scroll down to "Hippopotamus"

“With each hand, make a fist and stick out the thumb and pinky fingers. Align the right hand on top of the left hand (palms facing each other). Move hands apart from each other in an up and down motion to simulate the opening and closing of the hippo’s jaws.”

Arabic (#1)Grinti (in dispute)
Arabic (#2)Faras Al-Naher (Nahar?) (thx to Tareq Khorsheed--see note below)
Arabic (Egyptian dialect)Kalb el nil (dog of the Nile), or Sayyid ishta (Mr. Cream)
(thanks to Mary S)
Armenianbegemond (thx Albert, the king of fat)
Azeri (language of Azerbaijan)begemot or hippopotam (thx Jakub)
Bemba (copperbelt region in Zambia)Imfubu (thx Helen in NZ)
BengaliJalahastha or Jahlto
BosnianPovodni konj (thx to Jase Allen)
Botswanasee entry for Setswana
Braille (thanks Danielle)
Bretondouvarc'h (thx Jen)
ChineseMandarin: He Ma
Cantonese: Ho Ma; (thx to Carol)
(thanks Danielle)
Cockney ippo (thanks to Ian Hill)
Creolerivyechwal (thx to Cheyanne and Robyn)
CroatianNilski konj
DJ lopodopoHippolopodopomus (thx to Jenna)
Double Dutchhivogippovogopovogotovogmuvugus
Eggerishheggipeggoteggameggusegg (thx to "gibling")
EgyptianDeb (thanks Albin Forsell)
ElvenTogenta (from Scott R. "The History of Middle Earth Vol.1")
Farsiاسب ابى )ج.ش.(؛ كرگدن
Georgianbehemoti or hipopotami
GermanFlusspferd or Nilpferd
gibberishhippoglutean (thanks to Alex Fabian)
GreekΙπποπόταμοσ (thx to Louis Gatoulis the Greek God)
HebrewB'Hemot or Soos-Nahar
HindiJal Hasti or
Daryayi Ghoda (water horse)
thx to Ravindra in Mumbai
IcelandicFlóðhestur (thx to Jóhann Páll Kristbjörnsson)
JapaneseKaba (or kabba)
Justurtuntegleban (thanks Alex F.)
KazakhБегемот (behemot) (thx Jakub)
KrahnNimeh kla
Kurdiحەسپێ رووبار (Hespê rûbar)
Lingalangubú or kibɔ́kɔ (kiboko) (thx Jakub)
LithuanianHipopotamai (thx to Terra) or
Begemotas (thx to D Krinickas)
LuxembourgNilpärd (thx to Nadine MEISCH)
MacedonianНилскиот коњ
Magyarnílusi víziló
Maltese (language of Malta Europe)ippopotamu (thx Chris)
Malagasy (from Madagascar)Kilopilopitsofy "floppy ears"
(may be pygmy hippo)
(thx to Mary S)
MalayBadak Air (thx to abdul rahman)
MongolАрмана (armana) or усны үхэр (usny ukher)
Min Nanhô-bé
NorwegianFlodhest (thanks Line Emilie Sverdrup)
Obhobippobo (thx Samantha)
OppishHopippopopopotopamopus (thx to Jill)
Pig Latinippopotamus-hay (thanks, Spencer!)
RomanianHipopotam (thx to Adrian Bradea)
Runa Simihatun mayu khuchi
(I have rec'd more emails on the Russian word for hippo than all other languages put together; there is something about Russian that makes translating "hippo" a challenge! See below for some of the emails I have received.)
âåçåíïô or çéððïðïôáí or гиппопотам (in Cyrillic);
Begamot, Gippopotam
(thx to Sasha Morozov)
Serbo-CroatianNilski Konj (thx Jovica & Danielle)
Setswana (language of Botswana)Kubu (thx to Pete Smith)
Shona (Zimbabwean local dialect)Mvuu (thanks to Helen)
SlovakHroch (thanks to Miroslav Sedivy)
SlovenianNilski Konj (thx to andraz)
Tagalog (Phillipines)Hippopotamus
TamilNeer Yanai
Tibetancharto (thx Jakub)
TojikiБаҳмут (bakhmut)
Mbvuvhu (thx to Josina Matsepa / Tshilidzi)
TurkishSuaygiri or Hipopotam (thx to Zeynep Durak)
Ubby Dubbyhibippopabatabumubus (thanks to sctr563)
Urduدریائی گھوڑا
VietnameseHà Mã (thx to vlrulz)
Medieval WelshYpotame (thx to Moss Bliss)
ZuluMvubu or Imvubu (removed Boma Jan 2007)
(see below notes)

Come and Get your Ticket to this years Wrapping Party

Another Parade!

Come out to Seaforth, Ontario and see our Hippo-Mobile in the Seaforth Fall Fair Parade. 10am this Saturday.

Smiley Day!

Smiley Day!

The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading.
After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"
After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone."

Little Johnny wasn't getting good marks in school. One day he surprised the teacher with an announcement. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don't start getting better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking!"

Cute Video

Just a Cute video we came across today.

Aren't they good dancers!
You Can't Help But Smile :)

Bernie's Birthday Celebration + YARD SALE!

Bernie's Birthday Celebration + YARD SALE!

August 29 to September 3rd

If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at (905) 828 - 1410. If you have any gently used or new items to donate to our yard sale, please drop them off at The Framing Edge by August 22nd.

With a Donation you will have the chance to win a signed Nazem Kadri Photograph!
Make sure you check out our NEW "Celebrity Sighting" Page!

Just click here or above

Who knows who we will meet next!

Smiley Day!

Smiley Day!

I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, and then it hit me.

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.

The teacher came up with a good problem. "Suppose," she asked the second-graders, "there were a dozen sheep and six of them jumped over a fence. How many would be left?"
"None," answered little Norman.
"None? Norman, you don't know your arithmetic."
"Teacher, you don't know your sheep. When one goes, they all go!"

Mike Holmes on Canada Day

Mike Holmes was one of the Grand Marshals at the Port Credit Canada Day Parade!

Thank you for having your picture taken with the Healing with Smiles - KeepSmiling Alliance at the Port Credit Parade. You made our day.

Update on The Healing Cycle

Hello Everyone!
We just wanted to say a Big "THANK YOU" to everyone who helped support our dream and fundrasising for The Healing Cycle Ride. To all the riders, volunteers, and people that donated, we thank you, because with out you this couldn't have went as smoothly, or even been possible.
Our Team's total money raised was $ 15, 581, which we are overjoyed to say put our team in 3rd!

Ride DAY!



We will be Riding...


LAST DAY to Donate!

If it's Cash you plan on Donating please bring it by

The Framing Edge

tonight before 8pm!

Online Donations can still be made until tomorrow


Smiley Day!

Smiley Day Joke:

There were three men on a hill with their watches.

The first man threw his watch down the hill and it broke.

The second man threw his watch down the hill and it broke.

The third man threw his watch down the hill, walked all the way to the bottom, and caught it.

The other two men were puzzled and asked the third man how he did it.

The third man said, "Easy. My watch is 5 minutes slow!"

We Reached Our Goal!

We have achieved our Goal of raising $10,000 for the Healing with Smiles - KeepSmiling Alliance Team! Now it's time to SURPASS our goal!!

There is only 15 days until the ride!!

Sent from my iPhone

Smile :)