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
In 1963 a man by the name of Harvey Ball created what would become an iconic symbol of good will – the yellow smiley face.
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.
In honor of International Music Day, started in 1975, I’m sharing my love for a local music studio in North Burnaby that has been a staple in introducing my children to their love of music. Staccato Studios and I go way back. When my daughter was wee, way back in 2005, I attended a Music and Baby class at the local community centre. I liked the price and the short
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!
Edit: If you’re here looking for the 2016 Toy Run information, You can find it here! Ahhh! Christmas! I know, I know. Stores are just getting their Hallowe’en decorations out, how DARE I mention Christmas?! But before you throw your Pumpkin Latte at me, hear me out. The Vancouver Motorcycle Toy Run, now in its 36th year, is an annual parade of, well, motorcycles all riding to raise donations of