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September 2021

GRANDPARENTS DAY

September 12, 2021

Grandparents Day serves to honor and recognize the contributions of grandparents in our lives. Grandparents are a society and a family's ties to its past as they pass on important values, beliefs and ideals to future generations. Their wisdom and love are recognized every year on the first Sunday after Labour Day in September.

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Premiere – WKRP in CINCINNATI (1978-1982)

September 18, 2021

WKRP in Cincinnati is an American sitcom television series that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was created by Hugh Wilson and was based upon his experiences working in advertising sales at Top 40 radio station WQXI in Atlanta. WKRP premiered September 18, 1978, on the CBS television network, and aired for four seasons and 90 episodes through April 21, 1982. Starting in the middle of the second season,…

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FEDERAL ELECTION DAY

September 20, 2021

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day and prove your identity and address. Vote today at your assigned polling station on election day, Monday, September 20, 2021. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by time zone). To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use the Voter Information Service.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

September 21, 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

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McHappy Day

September 22, 2021

This McHappy Day, a portion of proceeds from ALL menu items ALL DAY will support RMHC. And this year, there are more ways to support than ever! You can donate $2 with your order and you’ll receive a McHappy Day heart with a very special video message Make a $5 donation when you buy an Extra Value Meal and receive a pair of Peace Collective McHappy Day socks! Order your faves on September 22 using the McDonald’s mobile app or order McDelivery via Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash. On McHappy Day, receive…

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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

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February 2022

CHINESE NEW YEAR

February 1

The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 21 and February 20 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The tiger is known to be king of all beasts in China and comes third in the Chinese zodiac. The qualities associated with the tiger are competitive, self-confident, brave, willpower and strength Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday in China.  

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GROUNDHOG DAY

February 2

Many Canadians celebrate Groundhog Day. Some Christian churches also celebrate Candlemas on this day, while others use Groundhog Day to take down their Christmas decorations. Groundhog Day is growing more and more popular in Canada. There is a festival in Wiarton, Ontario, where the town groundhog, Wiarton Willie, delivers his “prediction” early in the morning on February 2 every year... but the first (arguably the best) prognosticator is Nova Scotia's own Shubenacadie Sam! This year Sam will make his prediction…

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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

February 13

Super Bowl LVI, the 56th Super Bowl and the 51st modern-era National Football League championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2021 NFL season. The American Football Conference champion Cincinnati Bengals will play the National Football Conference champion LA Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The halftime show will be headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.

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VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In North America, about 190 million Valentine's Day cards…

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