How to Celebrate Victoria Day

What is Victoria Day?  Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday that is celebrated on the Monday before May 25th every year. This means that Victoria Day in 2022 will be celebrated on Monday, May 23. In 1845, the Province of Canada decided that Victoria Day would become a holiday. In 1901, they decided that it would become a national holiday as well. Currently, Victoria Day is Canada’s oldest non-religious public holiday. Today, it is a statutory holiday in six of Canada’s ten provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, as well as all three of its territories.

Mother’s Day in Vancouver- 2022

Mother’s Day in Vancouver- 2022

What Is Mother’s Day? Mother’s day is almost here, which means families should start planning a way to spoil their Mother, Grandmother, or any other female guardian in their life. There are many ways to celebrate it, whether that may be giving them a card full of love, bringing them breakfast in bed, or buying them their favourite sweets to express gratitude. Despite Mother’s Day being this weekend, we are lucky to live in Vancouver, which offers many events celebrating this holiday. It can range from many examples, and as long as it keeps your mother, or mother figure happy,


Working and traveling in Canada with International Experience Canada

More than 30 countries and territories have signed bilateral youth mobility agreements with Canada. Foreign youth(18 to 35) can obtain a temporary work permit to travel and work in Canada through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. IEC can assist you in gaining international work experience after graduation, taking a gap year before starting post-secondary studies, or completing an international co-op or internship. What is the IEC Working Holiday Visa Program in Canada? Over 30 countries can apply for temporary work permits, allowing people to legally live and work in Canada. Depending on your nationality, the permits last between 12


Amazing Spring Break Destinations in Canada for Your Adventures

Spring break is almost here and it’s time to think about travel. Where should we go in Canada to have fun spending time with your friends and family? The best places for a memorable trip range from urban landscapes to the wilderness. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Thanks to its ample sunshine and dry, sandy soil, the Okanagan Valley is one of Canada’s top wine-growing regions in the spring. There are nearly 200 wineries in the area, many of them internationally acclaimed. You can also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding along the abandoned Kettle Valley Railway along lakes, farms,


IELTS Academic Writing Task 1:The Ultimate Guide to Get over 6.0 or Higher Score

The task will involve describing, summarizing, and explaining the information provided in a graph, table, chart, or diagram. How to answer IELTS Academic Task 1? Ideal structure for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Introduction Introduce the paragraph using a paraphrase of the question. Always answer the question. It should be about 1-2 sentences long. Body  Give some general overviews. Explain the main trends shown in the graph.  Specific features Put the given data into groups based on a certain characteristic, then describe more specific information about each feature. Do not put your ideas or guesses in this essay. Just elaborate on


Why is the Booster Dose Important?!

What is the Booster Dose? A booster dose is an extra shot of the vaccine that protects you from COVID-19 for a longer period of time. You will receive either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as they are interchangeable. The vaccine will not only protect yourself but also the people around you. The two doses of the vaccine will not change your vaccination status and your BC Proof of Vaccination will still only show that you got two doses. You should still get the booster shot even if you’ve already had COVID-19 and are recovered. You can get your booster

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New Year, New Restrictions

It’s hard to keep up with all the Omicron updates, but you can expect that Canada will set the same restrictions as it did back in the autumn of 2020.

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5 Ways Students Around the World Are Thriving Despite COVID

JFK wasn’t quite correct when he popularised the idea that the Chinese word for ‘crisis’ was formed of characters for ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity,’ but the idea has stuck for a reason. Students from schools all over the world are making the most of their education in spite of the challenges COVID has presented, and one of the pandemic’s silver linings is that people have been spurred towards innovation— especially in education.

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5 Ultimate Canadian Winter Experiences for Your Bucketlist

Canada is broadly recognized as the home of winter, where people can expect nothing less than the vast beautiful scenes of it. From natural landscapes to nature reserves, most areas in Canada will be covered in a coat of snow and frost. That is not an obstacle at all, in fact, there is plenty of fun to enjoy on a snowy day in some famous destination. (It is extremely difficult for us to pick only 5 places when anyone can easily make a list of 50 winter wonderlands in Canada). 5 Top Bucketlist to Enjoy Winter Wonderlands in Canada 1.

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7 Christmas Markets You Must Visit Now This Holiday Season in Canada

Due to the pandemic, we have been without festive activities for two years, but many Christmas markets across Canada will finally be open during the holidays. If you don’t know what Christmas markets are, they are centuries-old German traditions in which many German towns host Christkindlmarkets in December. Each market is unique and features local artisans and regional treats. Locals participate in the festivities by sampling local delicacies, shopping for gifts, and sharing holiday cheer. Public health advisories may apply: capacity may be limited, pre-registration may be required, masks will be required, and social distancing is recommended. Here are the Christmarkets that are open now in Canada and you must check them out before another lockdown occurs!

Black Friday: A Day of Spending AND Saving

Black Friday: A Day of Spending and Saving

After the month of September, holidays and important annual celebrations seem to be every other day with no sign of slowing down until after the New Year has been rung in. While I love a good celebration as much as the next person, the seemingly-constant stream of events that take place following Labour Day makes the last four months of the year a little overwhelming (and expensive). For example, with October comes Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween, followed by November which brings with it the Thanksgiving celebrations (in the United States) and Black Friday (I’ll get back to this later), and who could forget about the December festivities such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day (or whatever else you celebrate!), with New Years’ celebrations to wrap it all up. Regardless, as your designated Holiday-Helper when it comes to holidays in Canada, it is my duty to keep you posted about the holidays and important events that are coming up so you can plan and celebrate accordingly. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the day that embodies consumer-culture; Black Friday!