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Mississauga to host ‘She The North Rally’ for Bianca Andreescu Sunday

Bianca Andreescu’s hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, is going all out to celebrate her historic win at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Canada’s sixth largest city will hold a public rally set on Sunday afternoon to officially welcome the triumphant teenage tennis» 


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» 


Tens of thousands gather in Toronto for Raptors parade

Tens of thousands of jubilant basketball fans gathered in downtown Toronto Monday morning to take part in a mega-parade celebrating the historic Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship win. Sixteen players and their family members rode on five open-air double-decker buses, with» 


Choose to love differences, exhorts prime minister at LGBTQ event

Before marching in Vancouver’s annual Pride parade yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a breakfast gathering that Canada should move beyond simply tolerating differences in its communities and choose to love them, reports Canadian Press. Leader flags homelessness, suicide He» 


Police not wanted in Toronto gay pride parade

Toronto police have been asked by several community groups to withdraw their request to join the city’s annual gay pride parade slated for June 22-24. Canada’s biggest and most diverse city, Toronto, Ontario, is home to the country’s largest annual» 


Parade caps week of gay rights events in Vancouver

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the west coast city of Vancouver yesterday for the city’s 39th Pride parade.  It capped a week of street parties, free films and many other community events with an emphasis on equality, diversity» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

St Patrick’s Day- Canada

In mid-March in Canada, the population of “Irish” seems to suddenly grow exponentially, and although in many parts, white snow is often still very much present, lots of “green” appears as well. It’s all to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. St.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

History: Dec 02, 1904- longest running children’s parade begins in Toronto

Well, given that literally tens of thousands of adults turn up each year, and not all have children,  and millions more watch on TV, perhaps simply, longest running Santa parade? The Toronto Santa Claus parade began in, December , 1904, and»