A Brief History of Canadian Pride

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June is Pride Month, in honour of the Stonewall Riots in the United States which happened on June 28, 1969. This event marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ2S + Rights movement. Canada celebrates June as Pride Month too, but Canadian pride has its own history, struggles, milestones, and turning points. On May 14, 1969, Canada decriminalized homosexual acts between …

National Indigenous History Month – June 2021

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June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools. Mark this National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) by exploring more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples: Read: …

National AccessAbility Week May 30 – June 5

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The National AccessAbility Week is this week: May 30 to June 5, 2021. This year’s theme is “Disability Inclusion 2021: Leaving No One Behind” and we will be celebrating. the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities made to our country the accomplishments of individuals, communities and workplaces to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion, and the ongoing work to counter …

About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend!

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It’s time to say “Happy May Long” to your neighbors, friends and colleagues! The Victoria Day Long Weekend is informally regarded as the beginning of the summer season in Canada, but did you know why Canadians celebrate Victoria Day? May 24, Queen Victoria (1837-1901)’s birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845. After …

Calgary’s Rivers & Creeks – Bow River

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Large rivers have been important to people throughout history. Many large cities develop and thrive along them. Rivers provide us with water for drinking and cooking useful travel corridors abundant resources, such as game animals Generally, archaeologists consider the land around rivers to have very high potential for archaeological sites. The Bow River’s headwaters is located at Bow Lake in …