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Louis Riel Day – November 16

November 16, 2012

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Earlier this week, I raised the Métis flag  in honour of Louis Riel Day which falls today. I would like to thank the Grand River Métis Community Council for organizing the event.  Cora Bunn, President of the Grand River Metis Community Council, was in attendance along with members of the local  Métis community. They presented me […]

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Filipino community gets organized and parties

March 30, 2010

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My husband and I recently attended the inaugural meeting of the Visayan Ethno-Cultural Organization. Here are a couple of the thousands of pictures taken that evening!

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Celebrating Diversity – December 23 to 31

December 23, 2009

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December 23 – Joseph Smith’s Birthday (Christian – Mormon) – He was the American Mormon Leader, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. December 25 – Christmas Day (Christian) – This day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth over 2,000 years ago.  Customs include lighting candles, exchanging gifts and using evergreen decorations to celebrate […]

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Celebrating Diversity – December 12 to 21

December 12, 2009

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December 12 – Hanukkah (through December 19) (Jewish) – Approximately in 164 B.B, Maccabees, a small group of Jews fighting for religious freedom won victory over the Syrians.  The legend goes that to rededicate the Temple, they found only one jar of holy oil and miraculously the candelabra remained lit for 8 days.  The Festival […]

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Respecting diversity in our community

December 8, 2009

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Last night, Council received an application for a zoning by-law amendment to permit the construction of a Sikh Temple at 410 Clair Road.  The meeting was well attended by members of the Sikh community and the neighourhood around the proposed development.  The purpose of the meeting was to receive public input on the proposed development.  […]

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Celebrating Diversity – November 23 to 30

November 23, 2009

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November 23 – Kinro Kansha No Hi (Japan) – This is the Japanese Labour Thanksgiving Day when people express gratitude to each other for their labours throughout the year. November 24 – Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur (Sikh) – This day commemorates his martyrdom (1621-1675).  He was the ninth of the Ten Sikh Gurus and […]

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Celebrating Diversity – November 11 to 20

November 11, 2009

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November 11 – Remembrance Day (Canada, UK) – This day commemorates the soldiers killed in World Wars I and II.  Canadians always set aside this day in memory of those who gave their lives for freedom.  Many observers wear red poppies as a symbol of this day. November 11 – Veterans Day (USA) – It […]

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Celebrating Diversity – November 1 to 5

November 1, 2009

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November – National Native Month (Canada, USA) – This month is designated to honour and recognize all Native, Indigenous, and Aboriginal of not only the Americas but in the world.  Four years prior to 1990, US Congress had enacted legislation designating ‘American Indian Heritage Week’.  On August 3, 1990, a Joint Resolution designated the month […]

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A diversity of events

October 27, 2009

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I have attended a remarkable diversity of events over the last few days. ACORD 30th anniversary – For 30 years volunteers for ACORD have been providing services to adults and youth who have come into conflict withe the law.  One of their volunteers has been with them for 25 years and spoke passionately about his motivation […]

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Celebrating Diversity – March 21

March 21, 2009

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Now Ruz (New Year) (Zoroastrian, Afghanistan, Islam, Ismaili, Baha’i) – It means “new day” and is celebrated by Muslims of Persian heritage or influence and by all Ismaili Muslims around the world. The Zoroastrian New Year celebrates the creation of fire on this day on which Zarathustra received his revelations. Source: multicultural calendar 2013

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