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Travelogue to Ireland

Travelogue to Ireland
Activity of the Week (March 14-18): Travelogue to Ireland About:  In the week leading up to our favourite Irish holiday, St. Patrick's Day, we take a trip to the Emerald Isle How to : Activity Coordinators research Ireland and develop slideshow detailing the culture, language, top destinations and trivia about the country. This presentation touched on Gaelic Football, Irish Culture and food as well as pictures of the Cliff of Moher Clients of Irish decent...
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Daylight Savings Time 2016

Daylight Savings Time 2016
Don't forget we SPRING Forward this Sunday March 13 2016! Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. Clocks Back or Forward? “Spring forward, fall back” is one of the little sayings to help remember which way to set your watch. You set your clock forward in...
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Black History Month 2016

Black History Month 2016
2016 marks the 20th anniversary since Black History Month was first officially celebrated by the Government of Canada. The month-long celebration was formally recognized following a motion introduced in the House of Commons by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons in December 1995 and the Government of Canada officially celebrated Black History Month for the first time in 1996....
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King Cake

King Cake
Activity of the Week:  (Feb 8-12) King Cake About:  The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. A King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy, crossed between a coffee cake and a French pastry that is as rich in history as it is in flavor. It's decorated in royal colors of PURPLE which signifies "Justice," GREEN for "Faith," and GOLD for "Power." These colors were chosen...
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Leap Year

Leap Year
2016 is a Leap Year, meaning we get to enjoy an extra day in February.  Leap Years come around every 4 years, but why is it necessary to have them? Leap years are added to the calendar to keep it working properly. The 365 days of the annual calendar are meant to match up with the solar year. A solar year is the time it takes the Earth to complete its orbit around the Sun...
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