How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

Family Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February. Though not an official national holiday, the event is celebrated far and wide across the country, with dozens of family festivals and things to do organized each year in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. (NOTE: Interestingly, the same day is a statutory holiday in three other provinces and one territory too, but for different reasons. Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day, Nova Scotia and Yukon celebrate Heritage Day, and in Prince Edward Island, they celebrate Islander Day.)

Family Day has become a staple in areas across Canada, but when exactly did it begin — and why do we celebrate it now? Take a closer look at how Family Day got started in Canada, and see our suggestions for a fun celebration with your family this year.

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Nutrition and Your Oral Health

Nutrition and Your Oral Health

Nutrition affects your entire body from the inside out. If you’re not eating and drinking the right things on a regular basis, then you’ll be more susceptible to disease and dental problems. Changing your daily diet and oral hygiene habits will improve your overall health and well-being. Here are a few simple steps you can take toward a more nutritious lifestyle that will result in healthier teeth and gums.

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Don’t Have a Sitter This Valentine’s Day? No Problem

Don’t Have a Sitter This Valentine’s Day? No Problem

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderfully romantic time that couples spend months planning, looking forward to, and desperately needing. This year, this lovely holiday falls on a Friday — and if you have kids, that means planning around work and school while booking a baby sitter if you want to get out in the evening.

But even if you can’t get a sitter so you and your partner can enjoy a night out, there are plenty of ways to make this holiday a memorable one that recharges your relationship. Try these 10 ways to connect with your partner on Valentine’s Day when you can’t find a sitter to help out with the kids.

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The History of Groundhog Day

The History of Groundhog Day

By the time you’re reading this, you may already know that Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow today, thereby giving hope to residents of Pennsylvania for an early spring.

Here in Canada, Ontario’s Wiarton Willie also did not see his shadow, nor did Alberta’s Balzac Billy, giving us some hope that winter’s end is around the corner. But Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam swung the prognosticating rodent pendulum back by predicting 6 more weeks of winter.

It’s fun to entertain these superstitious notions, but you may be wondering, where do they originate? Read on to learn about the history of Groundhog Day in North America.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Teeth

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Teeth

We all know that unhealthy habits are hard to break, but it is possible to do so. Sometimes just knowing what could go wrong can help you stop your current behaviors. The sooner you put an end to harmful dental habits, the safer and healthier you’ll be. If you continue to do some of the worst things with your teeth, then you should expect serious dental problems to arise. Avoid damage, decay, and irritation when you stop doing these five things with your teeth.

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Are Your Beverage Habits Hurting Your Teeth?

Are Your Beverage Habits Hurting Your Teeth?

Everything that passes your lips has an impact on your teeth, including what you drink. Not only can certain drinks stain your teeth, but their overall acidity can also soften tooth enamel, which can make your teeth more sensitive and vulnerable to cavities. If you’re trying to live a healthier life, discover how what you drink might be hurting your teeth and what could be better instead.

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

It’s officially New Year’s resolution season and perhaps you have decided that this is the year to get in gear and improve an area of your life. According to Twitter Canada, most Canadians are making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and unplug from electronics. While these are great goals to have, they don’t mean much unless you actually do the work.

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, the pressure of a new year leads us to make lofty goals and expect immediate change but often results in a recipe for failure. So, to help you truly make 2020 the year of a positive change in your life, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of goal making and actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions.

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The History Of Santa Claus

The History Of Santa Claus

Santa Claus has become one of the most recognizable folklore figures worldwide, and is one of the most iconic elements of this holiday season. His fur trimmed red outfit and bushy white beard is iconic, but good ol’ St. Nick has not always looked the same.

Santa as we know him today has been refined many times over the years, with the legend of good ol’ Saint Nick dating back all the way to the third century.

Read on to discover the true history of Santa Claus like you’ve never heard before!

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How to Find Alternatives for Gift Wrap This Holiday Season

How to Find Alternatives for Gift Wrap This Holiday Season

The holiday season is often a stressful time of year for many people. It’s also a time of year that tends to produce a lot of waste. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during the holiday season and you’re looking for ways to celebrate that are better for you and the environment, consider following these tips that promote a positive and sustainable approach to gift-giving.

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Family Friendly Holiday Events in BC for 2019

Family Friendly Holiday Events in BC for 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and for some that means spending time with your loved ones checking out local holiday events. When we get together as families and friends, we celebrate the spirit of the season, and that act of celebration helps bring us and bond us together.

At 123Dentist we regularly post community events, so in celebration of the holiday season, we have compiled a list of fun, family friendly events across the Lower Mainland for you to enjoy!

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What are Dental Bridges and How Do They Work?

What are Dental Bridges and How Do They Work?

If you have recently lost your tooth, whether due to an injury, medical condition, or natural causes, you may be wondering what your options are to restore your smile. A missing tooth can create an unsightly gap, but it’s often more than a cosmetic problem. You could also experience pain when chewing, discomfort in your jaw, or other problems that are caused by a change to your bite.

One of the most common solutions to this problem is having a dental bridge placed in your mouth. If you haven’t gone through this procedure before, it’s helpful to understand the process and what to expect.

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Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

We wanted to provide some insight and background on what Remembrance Day is about, and to also let everyone know about many of the events that are happening around the country.

Many of us grow up accustomed to watching the services or parades on November 11th, but a large number of people living here now may be unaware of the meaning behind the tradition.

poppy-on-jacket-resizeSo whether you’ve been aware of Remembrance Day your whole life and still don’t quite know why we do it, or whether you’ve never heard of it before and the whole thing is new, we hope that this post will shed some light on the matter.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween night is full of fun frights, but you absolutely do not want any scares where your child’s safety is concerned. Halloween night sees twice as many accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles than any other night of the year.

So, we have created this list of questions to ask yourself and your child to ensure you talk about safety before you head out for an fun evening of tricks and treats.

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Where to find your perfect pumpkin

Where to find your perfect pumpkin

Grab the kids and your seasonal spirit, because it’s time to find your perfect pumpkin for Halloween 2019.

We have scoured the Lower Mainland for the best places to turn your pumpkin hunt into family fun. And more than just pumpkins, many of these locations offer large varieties of other seasonal items, such as corn stalks, gourds, and hay bales.

Read on to find a perfect pumpkin patch near you.

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BC Business Innovation

BC Business Innovation

Innovation is what separates companies from the pack and helps them to continue to prosper in a climate of competition. British Columbia is filled with companies that are continuing to evolve and take the lead in their fields, bringing the world products, systems, and procedures designed to meet the needs of industry, government, and the individual consumer. Below are some British Columbia companies that are on the cutting edge of their field.

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