Calendar of Events

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31 Sunday
1 Monday
Black History Month

Black History Month in Canada celebrates the immense contributions Black Canadians have made to the growth and development of the country.

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2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
World Cancer Day

This day aims to bring awareness to the ways we can fight and prevent cancer. It also promotes the idea that treatment and testing for cancer should be accessible and affordable worldwide.

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5 Friday
6 Saturday
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8 Monday
Nirvana Day (Parinirvana Day)

Nirvana Day celebrates the day the Buddha reached Parinirvana upon the death of his physical body.

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9 Tuesday
10 Wednesday
11 Thursday
12 Friday
Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is celebrated across many East and South Asian countries in different ways. Festivities often include shared meals, parades, dancing, and gifts. Celebrations typically last for more than a week to welcome the New Year, celebrate with family, and wish for a prosperous year.

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Losar

Tibetan Buddhism Festival
A New Year festival that is celebrated for different lengths of time in different regions across the world. It celebrated with food, loved ones, and sometimes prayer ceremonies. Losar ends on February 14, 2021.

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13 Saturday
14 Sunday
Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian feast day to celebrate two Saints named St. Valentine. It is now also a day to celebrate love and romance across the world.

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15 Monday
Family Day Holiday

**The shelter is closed**
This is a new holiday in Ontario with very few common traditions. Many Ontarians choose to use this day to spend time with loved ones.

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Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel is recognized as an advocate of justice for the Métis people. He is known for laying the framework for living in a multicultural society and fighting for rights of minority groups. He is regarded as a founder of Manitoba.

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Family Yoga Day

Start your Family Day with a relaxing 45 minute yoga session in support of Toronto Humane Society.  The class will be hosted by Joanne Lowe, Director and certified yoga instructor of Big Stretch Yoga Centre. She has over 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher and her dog Rufus was adopted from Toronto Humane Society.  Since we aren’t able to host a class in person, we hope that you can join us for a virtual session on Monday, February 15th at 10:30am.

Time: 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Virtually
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16 Tuesday
Vasant Panchami

A festival celebrated in regions of India to start the preparations and celebrations for Spring. It is celebrated in various ways across the regions.

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17 Wednesday
Lent Begins

Lent is observed by many Christian faiths. The Lenten season prepares believers for Easter. Throughout the season many participate in prayer, pentance, charity work, and fasting. It often aims to replicate the 40 days and nights Jesus is said to have spent in the desert.

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting. Many Christians mark this day by making a Lenten sacfrice that they will not partake in until Easter. This day is also celebrated by having ashes placed in a cross shape on the forehead.

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18 Thursday
19 Friday
20 Saturday
World Day of Social Justice

This day aims to being awareness to how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also places importance on the global issues of poverty, social and economic exclusion or unemployment.

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Cupcake Decorating Class

Join us for a Cupcake Decorating and Dog Treat Baking Class hosted by Jess from Elsie’s Baked Goods!

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Virtually
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21 Sunday
22 Monday
National Cupcake Day

By participating and raising funds, you are ensuring more animals receive the care they need to find their own forever homes.

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23 Tuesday
24 Wednesday
Pink Shirt Day

This day brings awareness to the negative impacts bullying has on individuals. It focuses on the benefits of treating each other with kindness and respects.

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Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days)

This festival spans across four days that are added to the Bahá’í calendar to ensure the new year starts on the vernal equinox. This equinox is a day of the year when day and night are the same length, and the sun is exactly above the equator. Festival ends February 28, 2021.

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25 Thursday
26 Friday
Purim

Also known as the Festival of Lots, Purim commorates the saving of Jewish people from Haman. The festival is celebrated with feasts, offerings to the poor, and gladness.

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27 Saturday
Māgha Pūjā

This day celebrates a gathering between the Buddha and his first disciples. Buddhists celebrate the creation of an ideal and exemplary community.

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28 Sunday
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