St. James Town Blog

Remembering…

By Shirley Roberts Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th in Commonwealth countries every year. It marks the end of World War 1 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The origin of this commemoration was to honour the men and women who died on both [...]

Canadian Thanksgiving

By Eduardo Dossantos As Thanksgiving approaches, those who are not familiar with Canadian history may wonder what the holiday entails, besides bank closures and the typical imagery of a shared turkey roast with the whole family. American Thanksgiving, which occurs a full month and a week after its Canadian counterpart, is cited as [...]

Yom Kippur

By Shirley Roberts Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in Judaism. It occurs every year on the 10th day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Tishrei refers to new beginnings. This year, Yom Kippur begins before sunset on October 4th and ends after nightfall on October [...]