The flag, whose creation and design were approved by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, will be flown for the first time today when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ottawa to begin their nine-day Royal Tour of Canada, from June 30th to July 8th.
The itinerary of the nine-day Royal Tour of Canada for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge includes the following highlights:
Canada Day marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st. The holiday was called Dominion Day, and since 1983 has been officially known as Canada Day.
Join in the fun and celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday on July 1.
The annual Canada Day celebration on the front (south) lawn of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park will feature a 21-gun salute to be fired by the 7th Toronto Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery, and the singing of O Canada.
FREE Canada Day activities include:
a line up of multicultural acts with eight dance performances;
a meet-and-greet with beloved kids’ character Shrek; and
inflatable rides, crafts, arcade games and a special kids show.
The day’s celebrations are all FREE and will begin with a citizenship ceremony to welcome new Canadians – with activities and entertainment following from noon until 5:00 p.m.
The following Queen’s Park road closures will be in effect Friday, July 1, 2011, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
o Queen’s Park Crescent East from College St. to Wellesley St. West
o Queen’s Park Crescent West from College St. to Hoskin Ave
o Grosvenor St. from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Surrey Place
Canada Day Celebration Highlights at Harbourfront Centre: FREE
Canada Day (July 1) events include
a screening of Talespinners 2, seven short animated films for kids from the National Film Board of Canada,
make a Canadian maple leaf sun visor at the Canada Day Crafts station, and
sign up for one of the Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids
YTV will even be on-site with their W.O.W. Tour!
during On the Pulse, you can play The Real Life Where’s Waldo? Game,
learn about the Arts & Animals of Colombia, and more!
“O! Canada is the results of an online singing competition using the National Anthem. Through social networking we have generated an overwhelming response to our call-out for your take on “O Canada”… without changing any of the lyrics of course.”
You Can Now Pick Up Your June 2011 Ontario Disability Support Program Cheques
In order to avoid any delays in payment, Ontario has made arrangements for you to pick up your June Ontario Disability Support Program cheques.
Starting today, if you normally receive your cheques by mail, then you can can now pick up your June payment at your local Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) office, according to the following instructions:
you must present valid identification such as a birth certificate, driver’s license or passport in order to pick up your ODSP cheque.
Green Neighbours 21: Green Action Groups & Events in the Summer
Green Neighbours 21 is a grassroots, action-oriented group of people living in Ward 21 area of Toronto (and beyond) in Ontario, Canada, who are working together to respond to climate change and other environmental issues.
As an environmental group, Ward 21 (St. Paul’s)residents of Green Neighbours 21 have been actively installing solar energy projects on their own roofs for years.
Here are great Green Neighbours 21 green action groups & events in the summer:
1. Green Neighbours 21 Green Action Groups
“There will be no regular Green Neighbours 21 meetings over the summer.
Our next meeting will be in September – details to come.
In the meantime we are hard at work preparing for the two major events in the fall. There’s lots to do. Your ideas and energy will help make the following events a success, so if you’re willing to help out, please get in touch with the team leader:
A Candidates’ meeting for the provincial election focusing on environmental issues – Team leader Jim Eagerjeager@sympatico.ca.
A winter festival (an eco energy fair with lots of fun, participatory, family friendly and arts-related activities) – Team Leader Judy Vellendgreenneighbours@yahoo.ca“
Also, Green Neighbours 21 has formed five green action groups.
You are invited to participate in any or all green action groups that interest you.
Please have a look at the five green action groups’ projects, and contact the group leader directly about getting involved. Your participation can help make the following green projects successful:
The proposed Mega Quarry would be the second largest in North America and the largest in Canada.
Please Request an Environmental Assessment on Ontario's Mega Quarry Before July 11, 2011
Melancthon is located approx.120 kms north west of Toronto. This area is classified as Class 1 agricultural land, boasting a rare and unique soil called Honeywood Silt Loam which grows a multitude of vegetables (especially potatoes) and serves as a source of local food production for the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Potato Farm Land in Melancthon, Ontario, Canada
“Highland Companies has officially filed a 3,100 page application for their 2,300 acres up to 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine.
Quarry projects always pit the proponents of economic development — who stress benefits rising from the demand for aggregate, the money to be made and the jobs to be created in a declining economy — against local residents and conservationists who emphasize costs in the form of noise, dust, carbon dioxide pollution from trucking, community cohesion, traffic and safety, contamination of ground water and river systems, degradation of surrounding agricultural land, damage to the local tourism and recreation economy, and implausible or missing plans for the reclamation of the quarry land.
This project has the potential to negatively impact “ONE MILLION Ontarians downstream from the Township.” We are downstream.”
The Features of Mining Operations at the Mega Quarry Include: