Seasonal Holidays

Seasonal Holidays

Black Friday, a massive shopping event originating in the United States the Friday following American Thanksgiving, has become increasingly popular in Canada. This annual extravaganza offers Canadians fantastic deals and discounts across a wide array of products. To make the most of this shopping frenzy, here are top tips to navigate Black Friday as a Canadian shopper:

  1. Sign Up for Alerts and Newsletters: Subscribe to newsletters and sign up for alerts from your favorite retailers. Many stores offer exclusive discounts and early access to deals for subscribers.
  2. Set a Budget: Create a budget and stick to it. Black Friday deals can be enticing, but it's important not to overspend. Prioritize your purchases and focus on the items you truly need.

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Remembrance Day is tomorrow. Each year we look forward to the opportunity to stand in remembrance of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and free. We strongly encourage everyone to take a moment this weekend to honor those who have fallen and those who remain. 

Laurence Binyan wrote, "they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” And so we shall. 

Click here for a list of all of the ceremonies happening across the city tomorrow, and make sure to wear your poppies in solidarity with our heroes,; past, present, and future. 

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Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, enjoy delicious food, and gather with loved ones. While the traditional turkey dinner is a beloved staple, why not infuse some creativity into your Thanksgiving celebration this year? Whether you're hosting a gathering or enjoying an intimate holiday, here are some unique and creative Thanksgiving celebration ideas to make this year's holiday truly memorable.

  1. Global Thanksgiving Potluck: Celebrate the diverse flavors of the world by organizing a global potluck. Invite your guests to prepare dishes from different cuisines. From Indian curries to Mexican tamales or Italian pasta, this culinary adventure will introduce new flavors and create a delightful cultural exchange.
  2. Outdoor Picnic Feast:…

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The first weekend after the first week of school is a golden opportunity to unwind and recharge, It's time to indulge in a relaxing evening that sets the tone for a stress-free school season. Here's how to make the most of that precious first weekend:

1. Create a Stress-Free Environment: Start by creating a stress-free environment at home. Tidy up your space, light some soothing candles or diffuse essential oils, and put on your favorite calming music. A clean and serene space sets the stage for relaxation.

2. Disconnect from Screens: Take a break from screens, especially if you've spent the week on your computer studying and writing. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and disconnect from social media. This digital detox allows your mind to…

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As the vibrant days of summer begin to wind down in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it's the ideal moment to indulge in outdoor activities that capture the spirit of the season. With its stunning landscapes and diverse offerings, Calgary provides ample opportunities to make the most of the warm weather before autumn arrives. Here are some top outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Calgary before summer bids adieu:

  1. Hiking in the Rockies: Embrace the breathtaking beauty of the nearby Canadian Rockies. With its proximity to Banff and Kananaskis Country, Calgary serves as a gateway to a plethora of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. Hike through alpine meadows, experience stunning vistas, and revel in the fresh mountain air.

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As the summer sun gradually gives way to the crisp autumn air, the excitement of a new school year begins to buzz. However, for many students, parents, and even teachers, the prospect of returning to school can also trigger a surge of stress and anxiety. The back-to-school season is a significant transition that comes with its own set of challenges. In this blog, we'll explore the various sources of back-to-school stress and provide practical tips to help you or your loved ones navigate this period with confidence and ease:

  1. Academic Expectations and Performance Pressure - The pressure to excel academically can create a significant source of stress for students. The fear of not meeting expectations, coupled with the anticipation of challenging…

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There's something magical about a lemonade stand. It's a rite of passage for many kids—a chance to learn about entrepreneurship, responsibility, and the satisfaction of running a small business. Whether your child is eager to set up their first lemonade stand or wants to improve their existing operation, this blog post will provide valuable tips and tricks to help them make their lemonade stand a sweet success.

  1. Perfecting the Recipe: The key to a successful lemonade stand starts with a delicious and refreshing recipe. Encourage your child to experiment with different combinations of lemons, water, and sugar to find the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Adding a unique twist like fresh mint or berries can also help set their lemonade…

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Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada celebrated on July 1st each year. It commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the separate colonies of Canada. Canada Day is a day of national pride and a time for us to celebrate our country's history, culture, and achievements.

Canada Day is not only a celebration of the country's past but also a reflection of its diversity and multiculturalism. Festivals and cultural events highlight the rich heritage and traditions of Canada's Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions of various immigrant communities that have helped shape the nation.

As a statutory holiday, Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, take…

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With the arrival of summer, it's time to dust off your grill and gather your friends and family for some mouthwatering barbecue parties. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a beginner, these summer BBQ tips and tricks will help you elevate your grilling game and create unforgettable experiences..

  1. Prep and Marinate in Advance: One of the keys to a flavorful barbecue is marinating your meat ahead of time. Plan your menu in advance and allow your meats to marinate overnight. This will infuse them with delicious flavors and tenderize the meat, resulting in juicy and succulent bites. Experiment with different marinades, such as citrus-based or smoky barbecue blends.
  1. Preheat and Clean Your Grill: Before you start grilling, make sure to…

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! We could all use a bit o' Irish luck these days. Here are some fun facts about everyone's favourite green holiday:

  1. St. Patrick's Day is an official holiday in Ireland! Banks, schools and businesses all shut down so they can celebrate this fun holiday.
  2. "Though we've come to associate kelly green with the Irish and the holiday, the 5th-century saint's official color was "Saint Patrick's blue," a light shade of sky blue. The color green only became associated with the big day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century" (Mental Floss).
  3. "Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick's Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every…

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