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History of Thanksgiving for Canada

History of Thanksgiving for Canada

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean. In the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony in Newfoundland to give thanks for surviving the long journey.  Other...

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Civic Holiday, August 1st

Civic Holiday events start on Friday July 30.  The Civic Holiday is the first Monday of August and offers a long weekend holiday during the summer vacation season in Canada....... a perfect time for family day activities, events and festivals.  This day is not a...

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Happy Father’s Day!  Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day! Sunday, June 20, 2010

Did you know that Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child? The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, all knowledgeable, truly affectionate and most important person in the family.  For daughters, fathers are the first men they...

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Finally, the SOCCER WORLD CUP 2010!

Finally, the SOCCER WORLD CUP 2010!

There are 32 teams that have qualified for the Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. They will play in 8 groups, with four teams in each group. After the group stage of World Cup 2010, two best teams from each group will play in "Round of 16", each team will play one...

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Happy Mother’s Day! May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day! May 9, 2010

Mother's Day is dedicated to the leading lady of the family. The whole world basks in the glory of the day, where children take immense pleasure in making it a special day in the life of his/her mother. While the Super Moms sit back and relax on this particular day,...

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The Masters 2010 Golf Tournament Contest

The Masters 2010 Golf Tournament Contest

Hello Bloggers, The PGA Tour presents The Masters 2010 Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on April 08 - 11, 2010. The Purse this year is $7 million dollars. Can you believe it!! Enter the contest for the $100 Gift Certificate at the...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian church calendar in Canada. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion, according to Christian belief.  Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17th

St. Patrick's Day, recognized each year on March 17th, honours St. Patrick.  He was born in Wales,  believed to be in the year 385 AD and died in 461 AD at the age of 76.  He studied religion to become a priest and then went to Ireland to spread the teachings of...

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Beware the Ides of March! – March 15th

Beware the Ides of March! – March 15th

Beware the Ides of March!  These famous words from Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, written in 1599, are a warning to Caesar.  Due to his ambitious political goals Caesar became alienated from many of the nobles and on the Ides of March, March 15th in 44 BC, he was...

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Daylight Savings Time – March 14th

Daylight Savings Time – March 14th

A REMINDER to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 14th.  Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time. Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer since 2007 due to the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The Act extended Daylight Saving Time...

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Valentine’s Day Treat

Valentine’s Day Treat

Looking for that special treat for Valentine's Day? Try this! FRESH FRUITS WITH CHOCOLATE FONDUE Use a selection of fruits, peeled and cut into cubes if large. Try mango, pineapple, whole strawberries, juicy pears, strawberries or banana chunks. Chocolate Fondue...

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Valentine’s Day – February 14th

Valentine’s Day – February 14th

Every February, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? Why do we celebrate this holiday on February 14th?  Who are some of the greatest...

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

What do people do? Many Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day by attending festivals, engaging in activities and reading or listening to news about groundhog appearances on February 2. Some Christian churches celebrate Candlemas on this day. Other people mark Groundhog...

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60 Seconds to Remember

60 Seconds to Remember

They ask for 60 seconds once a year and that is all, When we will recognize them, those who stood so brave and tall. They spent their 60 seconds, all in fear and all in pain, those horrific 60 seconds spent for freedom we would gain. 60 seconds took so long as he...

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Hallowe’en History and Origin

Hallowe’en History and Origin

  Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the...

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Victoria Day

Victoria Day

Victoria Day is around the corner and you all know what this means: long weekend. To whom do we owe the first long weekend of the summer season? In Canada the holiday is celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25th. Victoria Day is officially the Sovereign's birthday....

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Mother’s Day – May 10, 2009

History of Mother's Day The origin of Mother's Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans. But the roots of Mother's Day history can also be traced in UK where a Mothering Sunday was celebrated much before the festival saw the light of the day in US....

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Easter Traditions & Fun Stuff

Easter Traditions & Fun Stuff

Easter Eggs In Medieval Europe, eggs were forbidden during Lent. Eggs laid during that time were often boiled or otherwise preserved. Eggs were thus a mainstay of Easter meals, and a prized Easter gift for children and servants. In addition, eggs have been viewed as...

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Alphabet Photography

Alphabet Photography

Alphabet Photography is one of the most memorable and unique gifts that you can someone as a gift.  You can create their first name, last name or any other word that you think would be appropriate (and memorable). This is a gift that everyone will see on their wall...

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Happy Being Me™

Happy Being Me™

Hey Bloggers, A friend and client of mine is offering this great product. Happy Being Me™ is a unique new business offering organic and eco-friendly clothing and products. The brainchild of Happy Being Me™ is owner, Wendy Matthews. You may have read about her in the...

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April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day

Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously...

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Earth Hour

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world's first global election, between Earth and global warming. In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any...

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What is the first day of spring all about?

What is the first day of spring all about?

You don't have to look far to see signs of spring are all around us daily lately. From the budding of the trees and the warming of the temperatures to the animals coming out of their winter hideouts, there seems to be a promise of new birth and color in the springtime...

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The History of St. Patrick’s Day (3/17)

The History of St. Patrick’s Day (3/17)

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season...

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History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is...

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On this day…1988

I will never forget this day, 21 years ago, February 8th, 1988.  It was my first day as a licensed Realtor and I was only 21 years old.  I was the youngest agent in our office, or perhaps it was that all of my colleagues were so much older, so I decided that I would...

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The History Behind Groundhog Day!!!

The History Behind Groundhog Day!!!

Groundhog Day, is celebrated across the United States and Canada, on February 2, is purely a North American tradition. It is based on a belief that on this day (February 2) the groundhog, or woodchuck, comes out of hole after winter hibernation to look for its shadow....

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Super Bowl XLIII … February 1, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII … February 1, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII will be the forty-third edition of the Super Bowl, an American football game that will feature the American Football Conference champion Pittsburgh Steelers (14-4) and the National Football Conference champion Arizona Cardinals (12-7) to decide the...

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