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FATHER’S DAY

June 21

Fathers Day is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends. Canadians observe Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday,...

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NATIONAL SELFIE DAY

June 21

Thanks to social media and the smartphone, June 21st recognizes a form of self-portrait that couldn’t exist without them.  It’s National Selfie Day! On National Selfie Day, we are encouraged to take creative (appropriate) selfies and share them on social media. Upload a selfie today to our Facebook page... We...

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SUMMER SOLSTICE

June 21

Longest Day оf thе Yеаr Today is Summer Solstice; this day mеаѕurеѕ thе lоngеѕt аѕ a day on earth. Aсrоѕѕ thе wоrld, ѕсіеnсе еnthuѕіаѕts, сеlеbrаtе thе day аѕ a scientific еvеnt. However, ѕоmе rеlіgіоuѕ grоuрѕ оbѕеrvе thіѕ dау with аррrорrіаtе rіtuаlѕ. This year Summer Solstice at Stonehenge will be broadcast live. ...

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21

This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. June 21 was chosen for National Aboriginal Day (now...

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Birthday – HALIFAX!

June 21

Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq. The first European settlers to arrive in the future Halifax region were French, in the early 1600s, establishing the colony of Acadia. The Town of Halifax was founded by the Kingdom of Great Britain under the direction of the Board of...

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