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2019-11-15

History of Parades

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

The traditional pastime of parades fills us with excitement and a sense of nostalgia. Who can pass up a Thanksgiving Day or Mardi Gras celebration parade? People stand curbside and cheer as the procession of high school bands, enormous floats

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2019-11-15

12 Savoury Facts About Bacon

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

ISTOCK00:4503:02 Bacon is everywhere these days. You can find it in ice cream, coffee, cupcakes, and chewing gum. There are bacon-scented candles, bacon lip balm, and even a bacon deodorant. With bacon saturating every corner of the market, it’s worth looking at

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2019-11-14

Choosing Winter Tires

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Like every responsible driver, you’re probably wondering how to figure out which winter tires to choose. Here’s a tip: ignore your friends and family. Your brother-in-law may brag that he found some amazing winter tires, but that doesn’t mean his

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2019-11-14

TRIVIA: HOW USELESS INFORMATION IS GREAT FOR THE BRAIN

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

QUICK! What is the capital of Djibouti, Africa? Learning what seems like totally useless information is actually very good exercise for your brain. Trivia questions are very good for your memory. Trivia keeps us smart and engaged. Just like your body

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2019-11-13

WORLD KINDNESS DAY

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

On November 13 as part of World Kindness Day, we are encouraged to spread kindness like an infectious cold. We want to share it more than usual because studies show when others observe kindness in action they are more likely

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2019-11-13

Should We Stop Keeping Pets?

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Research into animals’ emotional lives has cast doubt on the ethics of petkeeping. It was a Tupperware tub of live baby rats that made Dr Jessica Pierce start to question the idea of pet ownership. She was at her local

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2019-11-12

THE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU’LL RECEIVE BY DONATING TO CHARITY

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

The season of giving is upon us once again and it’s time to jump back into the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The gift of giving is a wonderful feeling. It’s a happy moment seeing the smile on your

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2019-11-12

5 reasons why saying ‘good morning’ to office colleagues is a good practice

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Each of us starts our morning with some kind of ritual – it could be simply making a cup of coffee or going for a jog. While we acknowledge that these rituals or practices help us to start our day

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2019-11-11

History of the Poppy

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Each November, Poppies bloom on the lapels and collars of millions of Canadians. The significance of the Poppy can be traced back to the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. Records from that

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2019-11-11

10 Quick Facts on… Remembrance Day

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the

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2019-10-28

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY – October 28

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

National Chocolate Day, on October 28th, recognizes one of the world’s favorite tastes. While many specific chocolate related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.   As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well-deserving of its

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2019-10-21

25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

If you don’t spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster have done the hard work of keeping track of the most

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2019-10-02

The Boney M Story

Posted by: Denyse Sibley

Since we’re giving away tickets to the Dec. 18 Boney M Christmas and Hits Show at ScotiaBank Centre, we thought it would be fun to share the history of Boney M! Read on, you might learn something! : ) Although

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