Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where Victoria Day Originated from

The birthday of the monarch was a day for celebration in Canada long before Confederation, with the first legislation regarding the event being in 1845 passed by the parliament of the Province of Canada to officially recognize May 24 as the Queen's birthday.[1] It was noted that on that date in 1854, the 35th birthday of Queen Victoria, some 5,000 residents of Canada West gathered in front of Government House (near present day King and Simcoe Streets in Toronto) to "give cheers to their queen."[2] On May 24, 1866, the town of Omemee, also in Canada West, mounted a day-long fĂȘte to mark the occasion, including a gun salute at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, athletic competitions, a display of illuminations, and a torch-light procession.[3]

King George VI in Ottawa, Ontario, on his official birthday, Victoria Day 1939

Following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, May 24 was by imperial decree made Empire Day throughout the British Empire, while, in Canada, it became officially known as Victoria Day,[1] a date to remember the late queen, who was deemed the "Mother of Confederation".[4] Over the ensuing decades, the official date in Canada of the reigning sovereign's birthday changed through various royal proclamations: for Edward VII it continued by yearly proclamation to be observed on May 24, but was June 3 for George V, June 23 for Edward VIII (their actual birthdays), and various days between May 20 and June 14 through George VI's reign as king of Canada. The first official birthday of Elizabeth II, whose actual birthday is April 21,[5] was the last to be celebrated in June; the haphazard format was abandoned in 1952, when the Governor-General-in-Council moved Empire Day to the Monday before May 25, and Elizabeth's official birthday in Canada was by regular vice-regal proclamations made to fall on this same date every year between 1953 and 1957, when the link was made permanent.[1] The following year, Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day and in 1977 it was moved to the second Monday in March, leaving the Monday before May 24 solely as Victoria Day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Hands that reach out, always helping and sharing- A mother is caring!

Eyes that reflect every joy that you find, Arms to encircle, but never to bind, A talent for making the most out of living-A mother is giving!

A voice that can soothe or inspire or delight, A smile that keeps shining when things don't go right, An angel God sends us from Heaven above- A mother is nothing but caring, giving and love.

Mother’s day is coming up real quick and we all know this is a big day.

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Monday, May 2, 2011


And keeping things fresh

The changing or seasons can be a great time to de-clutter the house and get everything in order for a spring and summer full of camping, outdoor sports and other family activities. The return of spring for many also means spring cleaning – and while it can seem daunting to get spring clean successful:

Start by walking around your house and taking a look at what needs to be cleaned. Check out often overlooked surfaces like window sills and baseboards. Knowing what needs to be done makes it easier to start.

Before you head to the mall for a new spring wardrobe, take a survey of your closet and the clothes you have in storage. Take the time to try things on, keeping what can still be worn and donating what you don’t want anymore. Taking inventory of your closet will make it easy to choose what items will need to be purchased and will avoid unnecessary purchases, saving you money. Having a neat and organized closet will also allow you to see what clothes you have, so that your favourite pieces don’t get lost.

Sping cleaning is a great time to tackle large surfaces and appliances in your house like the windows or the back of the fridge. To keep surfaces clean choose naturally derived products low in chemicals. Made from plant based, biodegradable cleaning ingredients Green Works products are at least 95 percent naturally derived and are great choice for gentle yet effective cleaning.

Spring cleaning is a great time to get the whole family involved in cleaning the house and getting ready for the new season. Involving the kids in task like sorting their clothes or cleaning out under the bed is a great way to have them be a part of the cleaning process.

Finding other people living green, either in your community or online, is a great way to exchange information and ask questions. Check out already existing communities like the Green Works Facebook page at for great tips and advice.