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July 2022

CANADA DAY

July 1

Canada Day recognizes the birthday of our country. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act. The name “Canada” comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “Kanata” meaning “village” or settlement.” Today is one of those days where we get to take a look into the telescopes of the past. If we know history, we have a better chance of not repeating mistakes…

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Birthday – A. MURRAY MacKAY BRIDGE

July 10

HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY! The A. Murray MacKay Bridge, known locally as "the new bridge", is a suspension bridge linking the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and opened on July 10, 1970. It is one of two suspension bridges crossing Halifax Harbour, its counterpart, the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, having been completed in 1955. The bridge carries on average 52,000 vehicle crossings per day, and is part of Nova Scotia Highway 111.  

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TIM HORTON’S CAMP DAY

July 13

Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day!! Purchase a Camp Day bracelet for $2 in one of four vibrant colours, or Camp Day socks for $5. Buy a hot or iced coffee from your neighbourhood Tim Hortons and help send a local kid to camp. Round Up your order in a restaurant or on the app, tap to give ™ or drop change into the coin box. More info HERE  

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HALIFAX PRIDE FESTIVAL 2022

July 14 - July 24

HALIFAX PRIDE FESTIVAL 2022 The Halifax Pride Festival is an annual 11 day gathering in the Halifax Regional Municipality for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It features over 150 community and Pride organized events celebrating the history, culture, activism, and perseverance of the queer community. The Halifax Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2022 starting at 12:00PM in downtown Halifax. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Anniversary – FIRST MAN ON THE MOON

July 20

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 5:17pm (ADT). Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours and 39 minutes later at 11:56pm; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and they collected 47.5…

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August 2022

TOASTED MARSHMALLOW DAY

August 30

Today is Toasted Marshmallow Day! With summer coming to a close, today is the perfect opportunity to light the firepit (where permitted) and toast up some marshmallows. The history of the marshmallow dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians harvested the sweet gooey extract of the mallow plant and used it to make candy. It was a very special treat reserved exclusively for gods and royalty. The modern-day marshmallows we know and love today emerged during the…

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September 2022

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

September 8

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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NS PINK SHIRT DAY

September 8

This is the ORIGINAL wear pink day The day is celebrated on the second Thursday in September with schools across the province holding anti-bullying events and students wearing pink. The inspiration for Stand Up Against Bullying Day came from two Grade 12 students at Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Kings Co. Travis Price and David Shepherd rallied behind a new student who was being bullied, simply for wearing a pink shirt. They brought pink shirts to school and…

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FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

September 23

Autumn (Fall) officially arrived last evening (Sept 22) at 10:03 PM Atlantic Daylight Time The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere. Today is the first full day of Autumn

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ROSH HASHANAH

September 25 - September 27

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 25 and ends at sundown Sept 27

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