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Alternatives to Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Alternatives to Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Wedding and engagement rings have a long history, probably from Roman customs where a woman would wear rings attached to small keys, which demonstrated her ownership by her husband. Women were considered property for many years, and we’re fortunate t[...]
Fascinating Traditions in Canadian Weddings

Fascinating Traditions in Canadian Weddings

The idea of getting married is nothing new. In fact, weddings are some of the oldest ceremonies to have been documented across all civilizations. There are a lot of traditions that have persisted through the years even if the mentality behind a weddi[...]
Celebrating Mardi Gras in Canada

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Canada

February 28 is Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Carnival and/or Mardi Gras, depending on your culture and traditions. Mardi Gras is the last day for parties before the time of Lent. Lent is when many Christians fast before the Easter holiday. You don’t h[...]
World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Seven years ago, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed a week for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in dialogue based on common elements of their religions. The King made this proposal to the United Nations, and it only took one month to be u[...]
A Collection of Literature for Black History Month

A Collection of Literature for Black History Month

The 2017 theme for Black History Month is “The Crisis in Education.” Even though racially separated schools are illegal, many urban neighborhoods that are predominantly African-American still have a crisis in education. Schools are underfunded and ov[...]
Choosing Flowers Based on Symbolism

Choosing Flowers Based on Symbolism

At one of the most prominent weddings of the 21st century, the flowers for the bridal bouquet were carefully chosen. Kate Middleton selected the ones that were important to her family and to the Royal Family. Myrtle was chosen as an emblem of marriag[...]
15 Self-Care Tips for Any Time of Year

15 Self-Care Tips for Any Time of Year

Life gets hectic sometimes, and if you’re like most people, you just keep going along with the flow. You probably forgot to take care of yourself amid the holiday parties or following after-school activities, work, and family obligations. It doesn’t [...]
9 Movies for Black History Month

9 Movies for Black History Month

Like the United States, Canada celebrates Black History Month during February. This month was chosen because of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The roots of Black History Month began in the early 20th century, but it was in t[...]
Stop Smoking This Year

Stop Smoking This Year

The third week of January is designated National Non-Smoking Week in Canada. The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control coordinates the efforts. The agency asks everyone to have a Weedless Wednesday by giving up all smoking on this day. The entire week[...]
Wedding Engagement Announcement Etiquette

Wedding Engagement Announcement Etiquette

According to some experts, about 40 percent of wedding engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter when you get engaged, you’ll want to spread the news far and wide. It might sound like a childish notion to have a pl[...]

 

 

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ULC Canada Blog

Alternatives to Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Alternatives to Diamonds for Engagement Rings

Wedding and engagement rings have a long history, probably from Roman customs where a woman would wear rings attached to small keys, which demonstrated her ownership by her husband. Women were considered property for many years, and we’re fortunate t[...]
Fascinating Traditions in Canadian Weddings

Fascinating Traditions in Canadian Weddings

The idea of getting married is nothing new. In fact, weddings are some of the oldest ceremonies to have been documented across all civilizations. There are a lot of traditions that have persisted through the years even if the mentality behind a weddi[...]
Celebrating Mardi Gras in Canada

Celebrating Mardi Gras in Canada

February 28 is Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Carnival and/or Mardi Gras, depending on your culture and traditions. Mardi Gras is the last day for parties before the time of Lent. Lent is when many Christians fast before the Easter holiday. You don’t h[...]
World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Seven years ago, H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed a week for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in dialogue based on common elements of their religions. The King made this proposal to the United Nations, and it only took one month to be u[...]
A Collection of Literature for Black History Month

A Collection of Literature for Black History Month

The 2017 theme for Black History Month is “The Crisis in Education.” Even though racially separated schools are illegal, many urban neighborhoods that are predominantly African-American still have a crisis in education. Schools are underfunded and ov[...]
Choosing Flowers Based on Symbolism

Choosing Flowers Based on Symbolism

At one of the most prominent weddings of the 21st century, the flowers for the bridal bouquet were carefully chosen. Kate Middleton selected the ones that were important to her family and to the Royal Family. Myrtle was chosen as an emblem of marriag[...]
15 Self-Care Tips for Any Time of Year

15 Self-Care Tips for Any Time of Year

Life gets hectic sometimes, and if you’re like most people, you just keep going along with the flow. You probably forgot to take care of yourself amid the holiday parties or following after-school activities, work, and family obligations. It doesn’t [...]
9 Movies for Black History Month

9 Movies for Black History Month

Like the United States, Canada celebrates Black History Month during February. This month was chosen because of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The roots of Black History Month began in the early 20th century, but it was in t[...]
Stop Smoking This Year

Stop Smoking This Year

The third week of January is designated National Non-Smoking Week in Canada. The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control coordinates the efforts. The agency asks everyone to have a Weedless Wednesday by giving up all smoking on this day. The entire week[...]
Wedding Engagement Announcement Etiquette

Wedding Engagement Announcement Etiquette

According to some experts, about 40 percent of wedding engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter when you get engaged, you’ll want to spread the news far and wide. It might sound like a childish notion to have a pl[...]