Holiday

Fire Prevention Week 2014

The history of Fire Prevention Week is a tragic one. In 1871, The Great Chicago Fire devastated countless people when it burned through the city for 2 days – October 8th & 9th. In that time 250 lives were lost, another 100 000 were homeless and it had ravaged 2000 acres of land.  In 1922, marking the 40th anniversary of the Great Fire, ‘the Fire Marshals Association of  North America

Breton celebrating world farm animals day

Following yesterdays Vegetarian Day post comes World Farm Animals Day! Originally started to bring awareness to the poor conditions under which some farmed animals live, it is a day to promote awareness to the respect and treatment of our cute and cuddlies on the farm. It is also worth noting that today is Ghandi’s birthday and he believed that all living beings should be treated with respect.

World Vegetarian Day 2014

The month of October is rife with observances and awareness days. In fact the whole month lends itself to bringing awareness to many things from the well known Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the lesser known Celiac Sprue Awareness Month, and sillier observances like Popcorn Poppin’ Month. You needn’t wait until Thanksgiving or Halloween to celebrate, start with today!

Grandparents Day, Papa & Livvy

Happy Grandparents Day! National Grandparents Day in Canada began in 1995.  It is celebrated on the second Sunday in September where our neighbours to the south celebrate it on the first Sunday after Labour Day. Nothing beats a grandparent memory, sneaking cookies and sleep overs, being loaded up on sugar and being sent home, listening to stories about “back in the day”.. we all remember our grandparents houses. We at