Upcoming Visual Art Exhibition

Delighted to be back to creating my mixed media visual art during my chill time. And especially thrilled to discover my next piece will be part of the upcoming exhibition at Georgina Arts showcasing local and cottage talent. The exhibition opens Saturday, October 22, the Opening Reception is Sunday, October 23 at 1 pm, and the exhibition closes Sunday November 27. Of course, most works are for sale and the gallery commission is 39%.
On a personal and professional note, when feasible, I also like to incorporate discarded materials to repurpose, so I was doubly delighted this morning when the exhibition’s required frame size for the artwork to be submitted showed up for me beside someone’s recycling bin and now awaits its conversion.
Loving the experience of God meeting my needs in ways I had not even considered. And wow, His timing … always perfect!
September 22, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder, Artistic Director, & President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle   http://www.therespectprinciple.com  ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Newsflash! … What’s Now Available on Smashwords.com and What’s Coming Next!


As of today, 7 books have been successfully uploaded to https://www.smashwords.com! The smaller books of the Little Jack children’s/child-in-us-all series were the first to be uploaded because their simple format was the primary learning tool for converting books to ebook upload format for Smashwords. The Little Jack series include:

Little Jack … The Return of a Warrior?
A Warrior’s Quest? … Little Jack Series Book 2
The Unlikely Warrior … Little Jack Series Book 3
The Menace … Little Jack Series Book 4
The Comic Warrior … Little Jack Series Book 5
A New Family … Little Jack Series Book 6

In contrast to the Little Jack Series of which each “book” was around 1800 to 2000 words, the novel below, was 72,000 words so reviewing, editing, and formatting took several days.

DARK HORSES … A Cautionary Tale

The rest of this week is dedicated to the reviewing, editing, and formatting the works to be released 9/11/2015 to honor those who lives were lost because of low “Respect Level” acts and to use 9/11 as a catalyst for world peace by the global initiative to transform our global philosophy that people have to earn respect to the globally-accepted principle that every child … every person … should know by their own experience they are valued … respected. The result may not be the end of terrorist acts, violence, and bullying; however, I sincerely believe that the logical, practical, and compassionate opposite philosophy presented in the core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE and also its complementary school and community play, Charles’ Choice, will greatly reduce and impair the desire to inflict pain on people … because people who are not hurting do not lash out … but instead, live and let live … and even love.

Additional books will be added to Smashwords when they are converted (5 more to go) or are created (many more waiting to be written!).

Stay tuned for more details!

And thanks for dropping by!

September 8, 2015

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected . Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. http://www.therespectprinciple.com

by Kaitlin A. Trepanier Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative.

NEWSFLASH! New Release, DARK HORSES … A Cautionary Tale, joins the Little Jack series on https://www.smashwords.com and on your other favorite EBook retailers … Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc. Also available for libraries.

FUTURE RELEASE NEWSFLASH! Next arrival on smashwords.com, the Ebook version of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, the complementary school and community play, CHARLES’S CHOICE, with included Director’s Guide, and RESPECT … The Way Back into Love.


Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

© All rights reserved 2015


1. “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” Non-Fiction Core Book
The first 100 “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” signed and numbered, Limited Edition, books have been signed, numbered, packaged, delivered, and/or mailed locally and globally. Some purchased, some given as gifts, and some sent to inspire … the last lot leave the premise early this week. $19.95 plus 5% GST of the Harmonized Sales Tax.

2. DARK HORSES Fiction Novel
The story and characters that inspired the development of the em>”Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” core book and global initiative. “We are so much more than we have come to believe … “. Only 25 First Limited Editions will be available. Reserve your copy today by sending your $45.00 CAD by cheque, money order, email, or PayPal. 5% GST and shipping are included in price.

3. “Because Every Child …” Poster
The next signed and numbered product coming this fall … the “Because Every Child …” Limited Edition poster will be made available to those who contribute a specific amount to the Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign of the same name that is running from July 12 to August 12th, 2015! Click here to go directly to the website https://www.indiegogo.com/project/because-every-child/embedded/9700923

Thanks for your support reaching out so every child will know by their own experience … they are valued … respected.

July 18, 2015, Updated July 22, 2015


Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

http://www.therespectprinciple.com © All rights reserved 2014.

Cats and dogs … the cost paid for our love … huge vet bills or neglect, abuse and euthanization

The facts and the story … we can do better!

According to statistics from the Ontario SPCA and other animal protection groups and service providers, thousands of cats and dogs are killed on purpose each year in shelters because of their sheer volume.

A volume created by cats and dogs not being spayed and neutered so they cannot have more unwanted babies that grow into the cats and dogs that have to be euthanized.

But kittens and puppies are cute. Many people want the cute babies … but not so much when they find out the commitment they need, the care, cost and training they need and of course, that cats and dogs, like people, lose their baby cuteness and the behavior and antics that once seemed cute and endearing are troublesome and are desired gone … and if they do not disappear as their owners wish, many of the cats and dogs are forced to disappear by being released in the country, dropped off at shelters, neglected, abused and even killed by their adoptive parent(s) or strangers.

Then there is the disparity between what veterinary clinics charge for spaying/neutering and what places like the SPCA charge. Vet clinic prices ranges start around $400.00, though locally, the total charge is even higher once all the other costs are added, but the SPCA offers the same service for $65.00 Canadian and additional costs are minimal in comparison to vet clinics. Even spending the dollars to get to their three locations in Barrie, Newmarket and St. Catharines is still less than half of driving a few miles or even thirty miles to nearby vet clinics.

It is ironic too, that many of the people who often need cats and dogs the most, are often those with little else in their lives, including money, but their cats and dogs.

I am writing this entry because of what I experienced in the past year and a half since I rescued an alley cat that found its way into my life one autumn night one and a half years ago when the seven-month old calico tomcat stood on his hind legs and reached up to me when I entered the basement of a place I was employed.

With a tiny thirteen-year old female cat at home, I was reluctant to take the alley cat home, but there he was. No one else wanted him, shelters were full and he was begging for a home. At the same time, most of my free time was consumed with my Dad’s care, as was my income, that was not fully supporting me and my Dad’s needs, so I did not have the money to have the tomcat fixed right away. But then, because he was not fixed, one horrific tom fight a few months later drove me to rush him into the vet clinic for an emergency appointment. A $300 invoice later with a quote for several hundred dollars more to be spent to neuter him, the escalating costs of being available for my Dad as well as the incredibly high hydro bills of this area, plus having to quit two jobs to be accessible for emergency care for my Dad has made it impossible for me to yet have the now two-year old tom neutered with the local high prices.

One day that will change and my tomcat will be a tom only in his dreams. It has been suggested I add his body to the pile of cats to be euthanized since no one else came forward to give him a home in response to my ads. It has been suggested, quietly and almost silently, that I set him free once again, since after all that is how he spent the first several months of his life. Even when I talk of how his companionship fills a void, how he loves to be near me, how he, along with my other furry friend, make me laugh and keep me company, there is talk of what a problem he is because he wants to be outside tomcatting.

But interestingly enough, no one from this area told me in the past year and a half when I had the resources and vehicle to take him to be neutered at the SPCA that the SPCA even offered this service for such a low-cost in comparison to local fees. So I am also writing this for all the cat and dog lovers in this area to inform them there is an alternative to adding yet another cat or dog to the feral cat and dog population or to the euthanized pile of bodies … with the request that when someone rescues an animal, adopts a new furry friend, tell them they have choices if financing the surgery may be too costly for them here. In fact, take one step further animal lover and drive the animal and its owner to one of the SPCA locations yourself. You will feel good about your good deed and you will prevent more cat and dog bodies from being abandoned, neglected, abused or killed because they are considered disposable because of our low RESPECT LEVEL for their lives.

March 15, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier

All Rights Reserved by DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS/KAITLIN A. TREPANIER … CREATIVE WRITER, ADVOCATE, and PROJECT SPECIALIST responsible for the creation of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

CTV’s findings from two-year investigation into the national crisis of violence in long-term (nursing) homes

The story ran on Friday on television and is still available on their website and I’m writing about it for you, your loved ones and for the quality of life we want for all people.

“Person-centred care” makes living at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon “respect full.” A daycare, interaction with children, pets, family home design, music and arts, 2 staff per 10 residents translate into less psychotropic drugs and a significant increase in quality of life, including “Rementia” instead of “Dementia.” The founder has also been awarded a Meritous Award from the government for her ground-breaking work. For you and your loved ones, check out the full story on CTV’s website that resulted from their two-year investigation into violence in long-term care homes.

February 17, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier

All Rights Reserved by DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS/KAITLIN A. TREPANIER, Getting YOU the RESPECT YOU Want … Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Developer, Author, Speaker, Playwright, Altruistic Entrepreneur, and Human Rights Activist … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.