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Coast to Coast Virtual Canada Day Events 2020

Coast to Coast Virtual Canada Day Events 2020

Canada is turning 153 this year, and while we can’t get together physically, we can definitely get together virtually! New social distancing norms mean that there will be no large gatherings to mark the national holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great Canada Day party at your home for your household. From local performers, to at-home crafts and projects you can do to celebrate, we have created a list of great virtual parties that you can check out on Canada Day. The best part is, you can check out celebrations from anywhere across Canada, without travelling! Have a happy Canada Day!

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The What, Why, and When for Social Distancing

The What, Why, and When for Social Distancing

The Coronavirus strain, also known as COVID-19, has significantly disrupted routine activities in locations across the globe. As more cases are reported, it’s become increasingly important for citizens to take proper measures to slow or prevent the spread of the virus. As of March 13, 2020, this included recommendations to cancel all events of over 250 people in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba, while Nova Scotia discourages events of over 150 people. This is all part of a process known as social distancing, which can help slow the spread of the virus.

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International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

Times have certainly changed since 1898, when Emma Gaudreau Casgrain became the first woman licensed to be a dentist in Canada. Today women are a growing force in the dental industry within Canada and beyond. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the number of women dentists in Canada rose from 16 percent in 1991 to 28 percent in 2001. By 2011, the proportion had grown to 29.5.

International Women’s Day is the ideal time to take a closer look at the role of women in the field of dentistry.

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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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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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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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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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Find the Perfect Pumpkin in the GTA

Find the Perfect Pumpkin in the GTA

Crisp Autumn air, bright orange and red leaves, boots and umbrellas, it is definitely Fall! And with fall comes Halloween, and the hunt for the perfect pumpkin patch.

We have put together your go-to list of pumpkin patches in the Greater Toronto Area. With most patches offering more than just a field of pumpkins, you are sure to find the perfect patch for you and your family and friends to visit!

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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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