Tag Archives: Canadian

Daylight saving time (DST)

Image credit: National Research Council of Canada, “Time zones & daylight saving time” October 22, 2016. Dear All, This post discusses what DST is and where to get more information on the topic. DST is the practice of advancing the clock by one hour during spring, summer and autumn which allows extending the day by …

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Bottle drive

Dear All, Have you ever supported a charitable cause? One of the ways to do so is to run a bottle drive. This post discusses what a “bottle drive” is. So, what is a “bottle drive”? A “bottle drive” is organized collection of bottles (plastic or glass), pop (soda) cans, and milk/juice cartons for a …

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Churchill, MB

Image credit: Ansgar Walk, “Bärenmutter & Junges 3 2004-11-17” November 17, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, (CC BY-SA 3.0).   Did you know that people who live in Churchill, MB, Canada leave their vehicles and homes unlocked?   Dear All, People who live in the province of Manitoba, in the town called “Churchill” often leave their …

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Canada Day – Fête du Canada

Dear All, July 1 is Canada Day (Fête du Canada). This posts discusses briefly the history of this day, its importance, and associated traditions. On July 1, 1867 “The British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada” (Canada Day, 2016). Following this, on June 20, 1868 the Governor General signed …

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Perogies

Image credit: Kagor, “Kapersy 027” May 4, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, (CC BY-SA 3.0). Dear All, Today I would like to speak with you about perogies! Perogies (Canadian English spelling) are considered to be traditional Ukrainian food. They are also widely available (e.g. frozen at a store) in Canada and Poland. Did you know that …

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The Canadian Encyclopedia

“If culture is in fact the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, The Canadian Encyclopedia will strive to be the most comprehensive collection of Canadian Stories online” (TCE, 2015). Dear All, Today I would like to share with you a unique Web resource for people who are interested in Canadian culture. This is a free …

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Flags: Canada

Dear All, July 1 is Canada Day. It is a national holiday in Canada which is celebrated by Canadians in Canada and abroad as well as tourists in Canada. One of the main attributes of this holiday is the Canadian flag. Its official name is “The National Flag of Canada”. The central part of the …

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High- and low-context cultures

Dear All, In this post, I would like to discuss such concepts as “high-context culture” vs “low-context culture”. These concepts were first introduced by anthropologist Edward Twitchell Hall. According to Hall, “[h]igh context transactions feature pre-programmed information that is in the receiver and in the setting, with only minimal information in the transmitted message. Low …

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