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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

Birthday – FREDDIE MERCURY

September 5

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman, with his highly theatrical style influencing the artistic direction of Queen. As a member of Queen, Mercury was posthumously…

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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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WHEC FUN RUN!

September 10
Irishman’s Road Recreation Site, 151 Irishmans Rd
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 Canada

Fun Run! Irishman's Road Recreation Site in support of the food program at West Hants Education Centre, Windsor's own experiential middle and high school. Run to compete, or run/walk for fun! All ages and abilities welcome. More info HERE

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Birthday – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (73)

September 23

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band. A native of the Jersey Shore, he received critical acclaim for his early 1970s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in 1975. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and lengthy, energetic stage…

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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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NATIONAL DRINK BEER DAY

September 28

National Drink Beer Day toasts that malty elixir on September 28th, annually. Just as the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, the day reminds us to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage. Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally. Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers. Rootbeer…

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October 2022

Birthday – JOHN “COUGAR” MELLENCAMP (71)

October 7

Born: October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana He has released 23 studios albums and 65 singles Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (inducted by Billy Joel) Won a Grammy Award for ‘Hurts So Good’

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