Highlights / celebration

Politics, Society

Francophone Canadians celebrate Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste Day amid pandemic

Millions of French-speaking Canadians are set to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day without the usual parades, large open-air concerts and festivities even as many provinces begin to relax COVID-19 lockdowns. Instead, a number of virtual events are scheduled across the country. And »

Society

Mississauga set to welcome tennis champ Bianca Andreescu

The city of Mississauga is set to throw a huge celebration to mark Bianca Andreescu’s historic victory at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said Monday. Crombie told CBC News the citizens of Canada’s sixth largest city »

Society

30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies take place in Ottawa next week

As part of Celebrate Canada festivities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will hold its 30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies starting June 27. The annual event will be held in Ottawa and will include an RCMP Musical Ride show and a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

Festivulve 2: Celebrating the feminine vulva (interview)

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s an event to demystify and educate and entertain, all centered on that particular feminine body part. The Montreal event to celebrate the vulva is believed to be a Canadian first and indeed possibly unique »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Lunar New Year celebrations planned at immigration museum

New Year practices from Japanese, Filipino and Chinese cultures will be celebrated on February 2, 2019 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in the eastern city of Halifax. The museum is located at the seaport where nearly »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Highlights, International

Aye, here’s to Robbie Burns

It’s that day when around the world, those of Scots heritage take special note of their heritage. It’s Robbie Burns day, a day to celebrate Scotland’s greatest poet. The day was first celebrated by a few of Burns’ friends back »

Arts & Entertainment, Canada 150, Highlights

Canada 150: skating out the anniversary year

This is Canada’s 150th year and with lots of events having taken place to celebrate,. One of the attractions to end this anniversary year is the creation of a skating rink on the lawn of Canada’s Parliament. Artistic rendering of »

International, Society

Alberta government marks Day of Dead

For the first time, the government of the western province of Alberta will join with its Mexican and Latin American communities to mark the Day of the Dead today. This celebration of loved ones who have died goes back hundreds »