Monday the 2nd of August is B.C. Day and Civic Holiday!
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Monday the 2nd of August is B.C. Day and Civic Holiday!

In Canada, the first Monday in August marks B.C. Day, or New Brunswick Day, Saskatchewan Day, Heritage Day, Terry Fox Day, Natal Day, or simply Civic Holiday. Wait, what? That’s right. Canada is comprised of many different provinces and Territories. The first Monday of August has become a statutory holiday in most, but the holiday…

Canada Day 2021
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Canada Day 2021

This year, Canada Day will be one like no other. In the face of the global pandemic, many celebrations have been cancelled or were never planned to begin with. With the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves on residential school sites, the nation has been grappling with the atrocities of it’s colonial foundation. This has led to cancelations and changes of events in respect of our Indigenous Peoples communities. But many of you may still be wondering, what is Canada Day?

Top 5 Places to Live in Canada in 2021
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Top 5 Places to Live in Canada in 2021

Discover these previously hidden Canadian gems. As the global pandemic continues to shift lifestyles, many Canadians are seeking out towns with access to exquisite nature and more affordable living cost. According to the RATASDOTCA 2021 “Canada’s Livability Report” these are the places you need to check out now! 1. Langford, British Columbia Only a 15…

Top Ten Frozen Treats in Canada to try this Summer
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Top Ten Frozen Treats in Canada to try this Summer

Summer has finally arrived in Canada! Beautiful sunny days do exist in the Great North! The best way to beat the heat is indulging in delicious frozen treats. While there will be ice cream shops, gelato wagons, and confectionary stands galore, for a quick reprieve, here are the best 10 supermarket ice cream treats and…

Canada to relax Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Travellers
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Canada to relax Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Travellers

Canada has plans to amend the 14 travel quarantine for incomers to Canada. Canada currently require incoming travellers to quarantine for fourteen days, including a three day hotel quarantine for air travellers. Word from the federal government suggest that Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will no longer be required to quarantine for the full 14…

How to join the Canada International Student Talent Show!
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How to join the Canada International Student Talent Show!

We, here at CISM, are so excited to announce our First Virtual Talent Show for International Students. This announcement is made event sweeter the fact that will be awarding 10x $500 CAD prizes! Check out our guidelines and info here, then head over to our event page to upload your video. It’s so easy to…

Spring is blooming in British Columbia ; here’s how to celebrate the warmer weather
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Spring is blooming in British Columbia ; here’s how to celebrate the warmer weather

The west coast of Canada welcomes warm weather and fresh blooms as early as March. With temperatures rising to up 10 degrees, Spring is a beautiful time of year in West Coast cities like Vancouver and Victoria. Sunny days bring out tulips and the cherry trees blossoms. Higher elevations still have snow, so skiers and…

How to have a Victorious Victoria Day in 2021
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How to have a Victorious Victoria Day in 2021

Victoria day is coming up on May, 24th this year. A beacon of summer, celebrating the former Queen of Canada and Britain, expect fireworks, picnics and nice weather across Canada! The holiday long weekend is also a popular time for concerts, festival and sporting events. This year, things may look a little different, but there…

Have the Best Mother’s Day in 2021
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Have the Best Mother’s Day in 2021

Mom, mumma, mother, mam, there are a lot of name’s for that special lady but only one day (officially) dedicated wholly to her. Mother’s Day is a Canadian Holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May, this year it’s May 9th! Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the care, love, and efforts of mothers,…

Take in the Delicious Taste of Canada
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Take in the Delicious Taste of Canada

Canada has a lot to offer. We often hear about the mountains, oceans, and wildlife, but what about the food? Here are 10 uniquely Canadian dishes to drool over. 1. Butter Tarts A simple, and quintessential Canadian treat, butter tarts are small flaky pastries filled with a gooey butter, sugar and syrup centre that cooks…

St. George’s Day, A Spectacular Sea-Side Special
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St. George’s Day, A Spectacular Sea-Side Special

A Canadian public holiday unique to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. George’s Day, is coming up on the 26th of April! Saint George, best known for slaying a dragon, was a Roman Cavalryman and Christian saint. His day is celebrated by several nations, including England, Bulgaria, Portugal, Georgia, and parts of Spain. However,…

How to have fun during the Ontario April Lockdown
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How to have fun during the Ontario April Lockdown

The Ontario Government has announced a 28 day province wide shutdown effective April 3rd, in effort to curb a stake in Covid cases. Beyond sitting at home and watching Netflix, here are some fun things you are allowed to safely do. Get outdoors! You may still go for walks and bike rides in parks nearby…

Eggs for Easter? The hunt for Canadian Easter traditions.
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Eggs for Easter? The hunt for Canadian Easter traditions.

As the Spring-time holiday nears, Canada is awash with colourful eggs, chocolate bunnies and beautiful flowers, but where do these eggy traditions come from? Easter Eggs? Eggs have been a symbol of new life, fertility, and rebirth throughout many centuries and cultures. In relation to the Christian holiday of Easter, they represent the resurrection of…

How to thrive during the B.C. Spring Circuit Breaker
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How to thrive during the B.C. Spring Circuit Breaker

From March 29 to April 19 the British Columbia is strengthening province-wide restrictions in response to a sevre uptick in Covid-19 cases. In addition to previous restrictions; indoor religious gatherings and worship services are suspended until May 13th, low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled, indoor dining is banned and Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is…

Saint Patrick’s Day in Canada during Covid-19
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Saint Patrick’s Day in Canada during Covid-19

Wear green to avoid being pinched and enjoy the luck of the Irish! March 17th commemorates the death of the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, and is a widely celebrated Irish cultural day in North America. Canadians of all background join in on this spring holiday, so here are some of the top way…