Happy Canada Day! {Facts, Figures & Fun}

Canada-Day

{Image attribution: Creative Commons} Celebrate Canada Day with some fun facts & trivia and a classic Canadian video! FACTS: CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario.) NATIONAL ICON – Beaver MOTTO – “From sea to sea” TREE – Sugar Maple STATISTICS: CONFEDERATED – Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed … [Read more...]

September is #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month

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Officially, September is #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month, but the illness is a concern that lasts year-round and beyond.  Childhood cancer remains one of the leading causes of death for adolescent children, and hundreds of new children are diagnosed with a type of the cancer every year. You can help fight #ChildhoodCancer in many ways;  if your family is affected, there are many resources available to you. EVENTS  Become involved with an event such as: St. Baldrick's The Purple … [Read more...]