Seasonal - Category Archive

When we post articles, we use categories (listed at right) to broadly organize them by type. We also "tag" them to help organize them by subject.

This is a list of articles posted in the "Seasonal" category.

Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

With 2018 being the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, 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 lower mainland.

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

We are reposting this post from prior years, in the hopes that people would be able to take some of the tips and make the most of them. Hopefully, your night is as great as it could possibly be, and that you remember to floss for the following weeks, too.

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.

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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 2018.

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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History of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

History of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

The Pacific National Exhibition is an annual fair held every August, taking place over 17 days in Hastings Park in Vancouver. The fair showcases industry and agriculture and is accompanied by a large funfair (Playland) to make a great family day out. The PNE now attracts almost a million visitors annually, and it has a history spanning back over 100 years.

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The Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox

With the sun popping out, flowers blooming, and birds chirping away, the world seems to be finally waking from its winter slumber. We can feel the days getting longer and know that spring is just around the corner, exciting us with the prospect of warmth and sunshine.

In fact, the first day of spring this year will be March 20th, also known as the spring equinox. If you are wondering what exactly the spring equinox is and why we mark it, read on and let us enlighten you!

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Daylights Saving: Why Do We Do It?

Daylights Saving: Why Do We Do It?

Daylight saving might feel like a modern concept, but the concept actually dates back to the early 1900s. For over a century, Western countries have followed this concept to give people the most daylight possible in the fall and spring. But, is daylight saving a good thing? And will we always follow this practice? Some people argue against setting and resetting our clocks, so let’s take a look at the practice.

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How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

How Winter Weather Can Cause Toothaches and Sensitivity

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When tooth enamel wears down or the gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is very sensitive to temperature changes. If something too hot or too cold touches this part of your mouth, you’ll feel some pain.

But you aren’t just at risk for this type of discomfort because of your diet. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you experience when you bite into ice cream. Take a look at how the cold can affect your teeth, how this relates to winter weather, and what you can do to fix aches and sensitive teeth or nerves.

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The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine’s Day

Today, the Valentine’s holiday is all about sweets and romance. But, Valentine’s Day hasn’t always been about crafts, cards, chocolates, and kisses — and it’s not even a modern celebration. Historians have traced its roots back thousands of years to the ancient Romans. Indeed, this pink-and-red holiday has seen some interesting transformations throughout history.

The next time you buy a bag of candy hearts with snuggly inscriptions, just remember how much this holiday has changed and which traditions we’ve held on to for centuries.

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An In-Depth Look at Chocolate

An In-Depth Look at Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that starts with roasted and ground cacao seeds. It’s then mixed with other ingredients, such as cocoa butter, milk, and sugar, to get the tasty product that we see on store shelves worldwide. But chocolate isn’t a modern invention, and it might not always be around. Take an in-depth look at chocolate to learn more about its past, effects on our health today, and what the future holds for this delicacy.

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