White Cane Week is held during the first week of February each year. Local events are held across Canada as well as the national vision impaired curling championship. The purpose of White Cane Week™ is to create awareness to the general public of the issues that confront the blind and partially sighted.
We all sometimes experience a little voice in our heads guiding our actions. For individuals with an eating disorder, that voice can be loud, insistent and overpowering. It’s profoundly negative and soul defeating. The message should be that, It’s not our bodies that need changing. It’s our attitudes.
Groundhog is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
Some Groundhog Names:
Punxsutawney Phil found in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Wiarton Willie found in Wiarton, Ontario
Brandon Bob of Brandon, Manitoba
Balzac Billy of Balzac, Alberta
Shubenacadie Sam of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Gary the Groundhog of Kleinburg, Ontario
Spanish Joe of Spanish, Ontario
Two Rivers Tunnel, Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia
February is Heart and Stroke awareness month in Canada. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, strokes, prevention tips and the risk factors that are associated with heart disease. Now is the time to assess your personal health status in order to determine if you need to make adjustments to your lifestyle, to maintain a healthy heart.
•Its birth flower is the violet (Viola) and the common primrose (Primula vulgaris)
•Its birthstone is the amethyst. It symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity
•Its Zodiac signs are Aquarius (until February 18) and Pisces (February 19 onwards)