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The History of Father’s Day

The History of Father’s Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and many of us are looking for that gift that will let our fathers know how much we appreciate them. While Father’s Day is a holiday with which almost everyone is familiar, few people know the interesting history behind this annual holiday.

Learning more about the history of Father’s Day can help you more fully enjoy this celebration and understand why it’s such a cherished holiday.

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The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network – Part 2

The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network – Part 2

When the Canadian government convinced British Columbia to join the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada in 1871, the nation stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It soon became clear that Canada would need a robust transportation system to serve the nation. While the transcontinental railroad was the first part of this transportation network, the Trans-Canada Highway further promoted transcontinental transportation.

Learn more about when the Trans-Canada Highway was built, how long construction took, and the impact the highway had on communities across the country.

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The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network

The History of Canada’s Transcontinental Transportation Network

Some may argue that Canada wouldn’t be the nation it is today without its transcontinental railway. Yet some people may not know about the history of this important railway. Learn more about how the railway in Canada was started, the different transcontinental railways that exist, and the history behind each railway. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

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Mother’s Day Through The Ages

Mother’s Day Through The Ages

Mother’s Day usually means flower bouquets, heartfelt cards, family brunches, and long-distance phone calls. It is a day where we shower our mothers with love and honour to show them just how important they are to us.

But did you know that Mother’s Day has a rich and somewhat unusual past? We have delved into days gone by to bring you the history of this day, controversies and all.

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Family Friendly Fun This Easter Long Weekend

Family Friendly Fun This Easter Long Weekend

Spring Has Sprung!

It’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the scent of cherry blossoms and freshly cut grass fill the air. As we start to shed our winter blues along with our winter coats, we realize – spring is here! And with spring comes the Easter long weekend.

Not sure what to do with your time off? Looking for some Easter themed fun but don’t know where to go? Not to worry, we have come up with a list of some of the best, most diverse, and family-friendly fun for you and yours to enjoy on any budget.

Here are some Easter events happening this weekend around the Lower Mainland to help you hop right into spring.

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The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

The History Of Saint Patrick’s Day

Most people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this March 17th won’t be aware of the true origins of the holiday, or even its true meaning. Aside from celebrating the Irish, the colour green and whatever shamrock shakes are made from, what is it really about? How did it evolve into the holiday we celebrate today?

We wanted to take a look at the history and evolution of St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully give you and your friends some great talking points when you enjoy that green coloured beer at the neighbourhood Irish Pub.

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Five Women Who Are Changing the World

Five Women Who Are Changing the World

Women have always been an influential force. At times, they’ve been hidden behind their male counterparts or their male pen names, but they’ve always had power, even if not out in the open. While our culture still has some room to grow in establishing true equality across the sexes, women are rising and reaching new heights like never before. Many women deserve to be saluted on the pages of history, but these are a few of the women who are changing the world today.

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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 2019 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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