If not for a dissolved Parliament and an upcoming federal election, Monday might have been a national statutory holiday designed to give Canadians time to reflect on the atrocities done to Indigenous Peoples in residential schools.Instead, thousands across the country will wear orange clothing to work and school to honour survivors and commemorate their experiences. READ MORE: New stat holiday proposed to mark Indigenous reconciliation set for Sept. 30 The unofficial day has been observed since 2013 and is called Orange Shirt Day in memory of a piece of a clothing then-six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had taken from her on her first day at a residential school in 1973.In 2017, Georgina Jolibois, an NDP MP from Saskatchewan, sought to make Orange Shirt Day an official holiday focused on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and introduced a private member’s bill. READ MORE: ‘It’s a powerful day’ — Museum’s Indigenous programming to … [Read more...] about Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors. Why isn’t it a stat holiday?
(WTNH) - There is a chance to grab a cup of Joe with your local law enforcement officers on Wednesday.McDonald's has teamed up with several police departments across the state. This is all part of 'National Coffee With A Cop Day.'This is a day that is about cops, community, conversation and lets not forget the coffee.You can take part in the event in Berlin, New Britain, Manchester, Norwich, Hartford and Vernon. For more information on the day's events, click here. … [Read more...] about Grab a cup of Joe for ‘National Coffee With A Cop Day’
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - National Taco Day is Thursday, Oct. 4, so of course we must taco 'bout the places giving away free (or very cheap) tacos on the holiday! Hold on to your hot sauce and check out the deals below:Del TacoDelTaco.com for the coupon. Taco Bellgift set includes a Crunchy Taco, Fiery Taco, Cool Ranch Taco, and Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos TacoBaja FreshRubio's Beach Club and receive a complimentary tacoOn the Border Mexican Grill endless supplies of tacos for $8.99. You can mix and match as many ground beef or chicken tinga tacos as you want -- crunchy or soft! Jimboy's Tacosfree! El Pollo LocoElPolloLoco.com. Chronic Tacosfree taco. You must mention the secret code word which will be announced Wednesday on their social media channelsRed Robin Taco Tavern Double served with Bottomless Steak Fires for $6.99Qdobaqdoba.com/rewards.Cold Stone CreameryWaffle TacosChuy's Thursday and get $1 … [Read more...] about FREEBIES: National Taco Day is Oct. 4
March For Our Lives is finishing its 2018 voter registration efforts with a flourish. The gun safety group founded by survivors of the February mass shooting in Parkland announced Thursday evening it would add 12 dates to its fall tour. The group will now visit 12 cities across seven states in the 12 days before election day, Nov. 6. "These final 12 days are a part of their nationwide Vote For Our Lives tour which represents the culmination of an extensive 9-month voter registration and engagement effort launched in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida," the group said in a release. Before Thursday's announcement, the group's fall tour included dates in major cities like Boston, New York and Seattle. Among the newly announced stops are dates in Miami on Oct. 27, Sarasota on Oct. 30 and Orlando on Oct. 31. All of the planned festivities will be held on college campuses, where March For … [Read more...] about March For Our Lives to embark on 12-day national tour ahead of Election Day
Roanoke, Va. (WFXR News) - It's National Cake Day !!!! On this day, we celebrate one of the world's favorite desserts --- CAKE ! Add ice cream,and you'll have America's top favorite desserts in the same dish ! The cake we know and love today evolved from early leavened breads, which were sweetened with honey, fruit, and nuts. Cakes typically contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, with either milk or water. Cake can even be enjoyed with or without frosting. Did you know that the word "cake" comes from the Old Norse word, "kaka," meaning a baked flour confection ? Whether you prefer vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or even the pineapple- upside- down variety, grab a slice of your favorite cake to celebrate this delicious day ! Happy National Cake Day ! … [Read more...] about It’s national Cake Day!