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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 sides of the conflict. Over …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women. Approximately one in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, but more people in Ontario survive breast cancer than almost every other cancer.   This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn how to help protect yourself.     Reduce Your Risk:      There are things you can do …

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Early Settlers

Canadian Thanksgiving

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 a commemoration of the landing …

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Creative Corner: LGBTQ Newcomers Program

This month’s Creative Corner will focus on the LGBTQ+ Newcomers Program. After a community-led discussion on mental health awareness, which covered current mental health struggles and strategies for dealing with anxiety and depression, participants followed Bob Ross’ Sunset Aglow painting tutorial. The event drew in a rather large group of people for a heartfelt discussion …

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Yom Kippur

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 5th.  According to tradition, it is on …

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Adventure Time

Traveling and going on trips are great ways to see the world, learn new things and appreciate life. Traveling is also a luxury. Leaving work, your home and going somewhere different can be costly and timely, yet it is something most people enjoy and deserve. Traveling is an adventure that people should cherish, and there …

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