Do as I say, do as I do

Last month, children and family development supremo Lesley du Toit's shared with ministry staffers her view that they shouldn't use the government's "official email network to advertise or send unnecessary messages to all of staff." This, in response to a message promoting Bike to Work Week - a program that has been strongly supported by the provincial government for the past 12 years. So one wonders what Ms. du Toit might think about the latest email from her colleague Linda Morris, the public affairs bureau's deputy minister. Writing to bureau members, Ms. Morris invites them to attend "a Lunch & Learn" session on July 27 with Rosemary Quinn of Fitness Works Personal Training Ltd. At that session, Ms. Quinn will be presenting her lecture "Journey of the Fat Cell" which teaches attendees how to "outsmart your fat cells." Which, we suppose, is one way of ensuring the government's word slaves practice the ActNow message box preached by the premier. The following is a complete copy of that email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Denis, Louise L PAB:EX on behalf of Morris, Linda PAB:EX
Sent: Thu 7/13/2006 4:20 PM
To: PAB All Staff
Subject: Lunch & Learn July 27th.

Hello Everyone,

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a Lunch & Learn on Thursday July 27th from 12:10-12:50 in the Quadra/Hornby Room at 617 Government Street.

Rosemary Quinn of Fitness Works Personal Training Ltd., will be presenting her lecture: "Journey of the Fat Cell." Come learn the way to outsmart your fat cells.

Rosemary is a certified personal trainer and owner of Fitness Works Personal Training Ltd., a private fitness studio located in Victoria. She has been specializing in one-on-one personal training along with nutrition, pre & post natal fitness and sport specific training for over 15 years.

Rosemary is a Can-Fit-Pro certified personal trainer and teaches two national certification courses (Pre & Post Natal Specialist and the Nutrition & Wellness Specialist Certification Courses) on Vancouver Island.

Rosemary is also a contributing writer for different websites as well as articles for various newsletters and magazines like Chatelaine, Canadian Fitness Professionals and American Council of Exercise (ACE).

Bring your lunch and come join us for an informative and exciting lecture. There will be a door prizes!

Please use the voting button at the top left to count yourself in.

Linda Morris
Deputy Minister
Public Affairs Bureau

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