As the world grips with the coronavirus, I thought that I would spread some cheer with some spring related pictures to help encourage everyone to handle the hurdles in their life at the moment:
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Tagged 2020, Spring
Commonwealth of Nations showing Commonwealth realms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today (March 9th, 2020) is Commonwealth Day in the countries that are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Commonwealth Day, celebrated on the second Monday of March throughout the Commonwealth, as its name suggests celebrates the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth II(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Traditionally, in London, Queen Elizabeth II leads a celebration at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day along with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, and the Commonwealth High Commissioners. Her Majesty is the Head of the Commonwealth, and normally reads a speech in honour of the occasion. Continue reading
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11 time Stanley Cup Champion Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard has passed away at the age of 84.
Mr. Richard, the younger brother of Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard, would play 20 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens from 1955 to 1975. The brother would play five seasons together for the Habs from 1955-1960, winning the Stanley Cup each year.
Gerry Hyman has a new article for the Toronto Star today. In his article he speaks about a condominium that has put in place a Special Assessment in the tune of $51,000 per unit to be paid for over four years.
The specific question is as follows: Continue reading
For three consecutive weekends starting on the weekend of February 15, 2020, the TTC was short turning the 501 Queen service west of Humber Loop at Kipling Loop. This is being done to allow the City of Toronto to do some work on the sidewalk on Lake Shore Blvd. W. at Long Branch Loop.
Here are some pictures from today: Continue reading
Darren Oliver pitching in the 7th inning for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Former Toronto Blue Jay shortstopTony Fernández has passed away at the age of 57. He played for the Blue Jays in four different stints: from 1983-1900, 1993, from 1998-1999, and finally in 2001, winning the World series with the Blue Jays in 1993.
Mr. Fernández was born Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Continue reading
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February 15th, 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of Canada adopting the Maple Leaf as Canada’s official flag.
Happy Birthday to the Maple Leaf!
The Maple Leaf
Famed opera Soprano Mirella Freni has passed away at the age of 84.
Ms. Freni was born on February 27th, 1935 in Modena, Italy. She was born in the same city, just months before, as tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who would be a long time friend and colleague. Continue reading
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Queen of United Kingdom (as well as Canada, Australia, and other Commonwealth realms) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today marks the 66th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension as Queen of Canada, the United Kingdom, and 14 other nations. She is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne of Canada when her father, King George VI passed away in the early hours of February 6th, 1952. Prior to this date, she was the Heir Presumptive to the crown. Continue reading
Famed Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has passed away at the age of 103 from natural causes. He was one of the last remaining actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Mr. Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch Demsky on December 9th, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. He would change his name just before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He would be medically discharged in 1944 after an accidental dropping of a depth charge, and was a Lieutenant when he was discharged. Continue reading
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