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Some Canadian Fun Facts for Canada Day

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Canada Day often means Fireworks, parades, cottage-life, and celebrations; but what is the importance of Canada Day?

Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which granted Canada a substantial amount of independence from England.  It’s a day to celebrate our uniqueness as Canadians and Canadian pride.

Did you know…?

  • Canadians consume more Mac and Cheese then any other nation.  Who doesn’t love Kraft Dinner?
  • Canada produces 80% of the world’s pure Maple Syrup – over 2600 maple producers place 1.3 million taps in Ontario.
  • The Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Brunswick, bottles 1,642 beer bottles per minute. Cheers!
  • The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year using 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow.  It melts away every summer, and is rebuilt every winter.
  • Even though hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, Canada’s official sport was lacrosse until 1994 when lacrosse was recognized as the official summer sport and hockey the official winter sport.
  • The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, was once the world’s largest shopping mall. It now ranks fifth, and has the 2nd world’s largest indoor amusement park.  Don’t forget to visit Things Engraved while shopping  at the West Edmonton Mall!
  • The name “Canada” was established through a miscommunication. “Kanada” was an aboriginal word for “village”. The Europeans mistook it to mean the entire nation.

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Mother’s Day Facts

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5010 (1)As many of us are preparing for Mother’s Day and finishing up our shopping for the perfect gift, it is important to remember the meaning and history behind this special day. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate and honour mothers and their significant impact on our lives.

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The modern celebration of Mother’s Day that includes the tradition of giving a gift, card or remembrance towards mothers, grandmothers or maternal figure dates back to 1908!   Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother’s Day with a memorial for her mother in West Virginia.  Her campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday in the United States was successful in 1914.  Mother’s Day is now celebrated all over the world!

 

Did you Know…..?

Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world!  The first most popular holiday is Christmas, followed by Easter.

-According to the Pew Research Center, there are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than any other day! AT&T estimates that 122.5 million phone calls to Mom are made on Mother’s Day.

-Ever wonder why moms love to receive flowers?  According to a study done by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, flowers affect human behaviour by making people feel more compassionate towards others and generally happier.

-Roughly 80% of Mother’s Day cards are purchased by women!  Hallmark estimates that 141 million cards are exchanged annually.

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