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March 2021


March 5, 2021

Dress in Blue Day lets allies everywhere join the mission to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease and support our work — as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer. Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 5, but March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2021, an estimated 149,500 people will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and…

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Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day.

March 18, 2021

Today is Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day. Almost one-year since the first lockdown, let's honour these workers on social media. Not just frontline operators, but also the maintenance crews, mechanics, dispatchers and others who have kept our communities running safely—and still do! Use the hashtag #thankstransit.

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April 2021


April 7, 2021

Today is Green Shirt Day Green Shirt Day was created to honour the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, and to continue Logan Boulet's legacy by inspiring Canadians to become donors as he did. (April is National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Month).

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April 17, 2021

Easter Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection after his death, which is described in the Christian Bible. Some people observe Easter Sunday by attending church while others spend time with their families and friends or engage in Easter egg activities. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 17, 2022 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Canada.

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April 21, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday, six years after she became the longest-reigning English monarch in history. Although the late Queen Mother gave birth to Queen Elizabeth II on this day in April, public celebrations for her birthday do not take place until June, and the official celebration date changes every year. Her birthday marks the first of her celebrations in many years which will go ahead without Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April…

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April 26, 2021

Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! (Note: Before you get your hopes up, this “Super Pink Moon” won’t actually look “super pink”—or any hue of pink, really. The Moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead!) Since the Moon will be at its closest point to the Earth, it will look bigger and brighter tonight than your average full Moon.…

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May 2021


May 10, 2021 - May 16, 2021

National Nursing Week 2021 is May 10-16. It always occurs from the Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians. Each year a theme is developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to showcase how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.    

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May 17, 2021

The International Day Against Homophobia (or IDAHO, as it is sometimes known) is celebrated around the world on May 17. This annual day to mark the fight to make our society inclusive of all sexualities was founded in Montreal in 2003 by the human rights group Fondation Émergence. It was quickly embraced across Canada, and then internationally. The day is particularly strong in Europe and Latin America, where it is commemorated with public events in almost all countries. May 17…

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August 2021


August 11, 2021

The Perseid meteor shower runs from around July 17 to Aug. 24, peaking across Canada tonight (Aug. 11-12,) according to the International Meteor Organization. (Though some sources pin the peak on the night of Aug. 12–13.)   LOOK UP!

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August 24, 2021

National Waffle Day celebrates the popular dish. This observance also commemorates the first Waffle Iron. Waffles are typically made with eggs, flour, and sugar. It is typically served as a breakfast dish. In 1869, Cornelius Swartwout invented the first waffle iron in the United States. A Waffle Iron is an appliance that consists of two metal pans that fold together to make the treat.

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