In 2013, Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 20th!

Hey EC Toronto students – do you know the origins of Victoria Day? Victoria Day is a public holiday celebrated across Canada on the Monday before the May 25th. Victoria Day was originally set in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from June 1837 … Read more

Family Day – Time for Your Family and Yourself

The original idea of Family Day was to give people a day that they can spend time with their families and have a day off between New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Common activities on Family Day are skating, skiing/snowboarding, playing hockey and going to winter festivals and of course eating a lot of pancakes … Read more

National Flag Day of Canada

source: www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/flagday 1921: Red and white were named the official colours of Canada. 1965: The red and white Canadian flag was raised on Parliament Hill where our Federal parliament meets. Canada is not a very old country. Canada officially became a country in 1867 – that means we are only 146 years old! We celebrate Canada’s … Read more

Algonquin Park – Nature in Canada

Algonquin Park, located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario, is the oldest provincial park in Canada. Because of its size of about 7653 square kilometers, it’s a perfect place to view birds and other wildlife. If you visit the park, over 2.400 lakes and 1.200 kilometers of streams and rivers are … Read more