Earth Hour March 31 8:30pm

  Earth Hour is a global event organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and it’s held annually on the last Saturday of March. The purpose of it is to conserve energy and it’s a symbol of showing support for action against climate change. It’s really easy to participate in this effort to conserve energy! All you have to do is turn off your lights for one hour on Saturday March 31, 2012 from 8:30pm to 9:30 pm (local). While turning off the light for one hour once a year may not have a huge impact right away, doing it every year and raising awareness about it so that more people all over the world are participating in it, in the long term will have definitely have a huge impact. It’s important to participate as well because it serves as a good reminder to try to better use the power more efficiently. And it also shows support and unity in this attempt to better conserve energy.

10 tips on how to eat healthy and stay fit

10. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. -Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. 9. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. -One should be eating 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains. – One should also be eating 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables. 8. Maintain a healthy weight. -You should find out what weight is right for you, and that depends on many factors such as your sex, height, age and heredity. -Excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. 7. Eat moderate portions. -A clenched fist is about a cup — and a cup is the amount experts recommend for a portion of pasta, rice, cereal, vegetables, and fruit. -A meat portion should be about as big as your palm. -Limit the amount of added fats (like butter, mayo, or salad dressing) to the size of the top of your thumb 6.Eat regular meals. -Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. -When you’re very hungry, it’s also tempting to forget about good nutrition. -Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don’t eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal and snack on healthy foods. 5. Reduce, don’t eliminate certain foods. -You should never cut out any food type, so cut out carbs for example. -Your body needs carbs and all the other variety of foods, so make sure to just eat a balanced meal, versus cutting out a kind of food from you meal. 4. Know your diet pitfalls. -To improve your eating habits, you first have to know what’s … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – March 17

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. St. Patrick died on March 17 and that’s why March 17 has been designated to celebrate St. Patrick in Ireland since he brought Christianity to the country.  What has started as a Catholic Holiday to celebrate Christianity entering Ireland, is now a worldwide festival celebrated in many countries around the world. Check out these events that will be taking place in Toronto this weekend to celebrate  St. Patrick’s Day: -Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Club Crawl 2012    -St. Patricks Day at Time -Cake Bar & Nightclub   For more information on other events, check out http://www.clubzone.com/h1/Toronto/Nightlife.html

The Toronto Maple Leafs!

 Torontorians are HUGE Hockey fans! Hockey is one of the most popular sports in Canada with The Toronto Maple Leafs being the most popular. In hockey, the Stanley Cup is the ultimate prize a team could attain. It was created by Lord Stanley, the former Governor General of Canada, and is awarded to the team that is able to win the yearly NHL tournament. The NHL (National Hockey League) consists of 30 farnchised club members and is widely considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world. Canadians love Hockey and brag about their players as being some of the best hockey players out there! Watch the leafs game tonight, March 13, 2012 against the Florida Panthers and cheer on the Maple Leafs!

Go to New York City for 3.5 days for ONLY $289!!

New York city is one of the liveliest cities in the world! New Yorkers don’t go to sleep! There’s always something to do in New York, no matter what time it is because they have a 24-hour subway system. You can go with our school from March 9-12,  March 16-19 or March 23-26! Details about the trip: -Modern highway motor coach transportation (first night spent on the bus) -2 nights hotel accomodation -Breakfast included -Guided tours of Mid-Manhattan, Time Square, Central Park, Financial District, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, Broadway & more! -Outlet shopping and much more! For more information on how to register come to the Activities office on the fourth floor. They will give you more information and register you as well! And check out our facebook page here, it has information on all the other activities.