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August 2021

INTERNATIONAL DOG DAY

August 26, 2021

International Dog Day serves to raise awareness of the thousands of dogs that need to be rescued and encourages appreciation for family dogs and working dogs, such as bomb dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs and law enforcement dogs. Dogs are owned by many families, however many other dogs are homeless or have been abandoned. Every year, these dogs are taken into shelters. Only 35% of shelter dogs are adopted, 26% are returned to their owners and 31% are euthanized.

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PLAY MUSIC ON THE PORCH DAY

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 28th, 2021 is international 'Play Music on the Porch Day', an annual worldwide event held on the last Saturday in August since 2017. Website: http://www.playmusicontheporchday.com/

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September 2021

LABOUR DAY

September 6, 2021

Labour Day has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to December 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union's strike for a 58-hour work-week, almost a full decade before a similar event in New York City by the American Knights of Labor launched the movement towards the American Labor Day holiday. An old fashioned tradition in Canada…

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ROSH HASHANAH

September 6, 2021 - September 8, 2021

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept 6 and ends at sundown Sept 8

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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

September 8, 2021

International Literacy Day serves to recognize the importance of literacy and acknowledge the need to create a globally literate community. Literacy refers to a person's ability to read or write, an ability that connects and empowers people, allowing them to communicate and interact with the world, and one that the United Nations considers to be a basic human right.

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GRANDPARENTS DAY

September 12, 2021

Grandparents Day serves to honor and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society and a family's ties to its past as they pass on important values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Sunday after Labour Day in September.

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FEDERAL ELECTION DAY

September 20, 2021

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day and prove your identity and address. Vote today at your assigned polling station on election day, Monday, September 20, 2021. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by time zone). To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use the Voter Information Service.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

September 21, 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

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February 2022

CHINESE NEW YEAR

February 1

The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The tiger is known to be king of all beasts in China and comes third in the Chinese zodiac. The qualities associated with the tiger are competitive, self-confident, brave, willpower and strength Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday in China.  

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