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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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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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GROUNDHOG DAY

February 2

Many Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day. Some Christian churches also celebrate Candlemas on this day, while others use Groundhog Day to take down their Christmas decorations. Groundhog Day is growing more and more popular in Canada. There is a festival in Wiarton, Ontario, where the town groundhog, Wiarton Willie, delivers his “prediction” early in the morning on February 2 every year... but the first (arguably the best) prognosticator is Nova Scotia's own Shubenacadie Sam! This year Sam will make his prediction…

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VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In North America, about 190 million Valentine's Day cards…

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