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Oh Sorry, Canada is 150 Eh!

As I am sure you are well aware Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday. Unfortunately, Canada Day wasn’t officially celebrated until 1917 when Canada turned 50 because prior to the 1900s Canadians regarded themselves as British citizens. Canada’s centennial was the first widespread celebration around the country and ever since the celebration has slowly grown. Finally, by the 1980s the government began funding Canada Day celebrations. Based on our Canada Day history, we have 50 years of celebrating to make up for Canada’s early years, so the big question is how will you celebrate? Canada is definitely putting out all the stops this year with free admission to all National Parks, free conce

Touch the Rainbow...Taste the Rainbow

June is national fruits and vegetables month. Vegetables and fruits come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. The colour of a vegetable or fruit can give clues to their health benefits. RED Lycopene is a natural plant pigment that makes fruit and vegetables red. It has been known to help reduce the risk of cancer and keep up heart health. eg. Red Pear – Red pears are the best for baking because they hold their shape and texture. They are also great for garnishing meats such as pork as well as adding colour and flavor to a summer salad. PURPLE /BLUE Blue/purple fruits and vegetables get their unique colour from a plant pigment called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin also has antioxidant properties t