- The birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle.
- The zodiac signs for the month of June are Gemini (until June 20) and Cancer (from June 21 onwards).
For some, Victoria Day is a sign that summer is just around the corner. The holiday, which is only celebrated in Canada and Scotland, began as a celebration to honour Queen Victoria’s birthday. The British queen was born on May 24, 1819. She was a reigning monarch (Queen) for 63 years, 216 days.
Victoria Day was declared a Canadian holiday by the government in 1845. At that time, it was celebrated with picnics, parades, sporting tournaments, fireworks, and cannon salutes.
Canada Safety Council’s annual awareness campaign focuses on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: sober and alert driving, seat-belt use, and intersection-related incidents involving drivers, riders and pedestrians.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about this condition.
MS, a disease of the central nervous system, affects the function of nerve cells in the brain, and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. It has an unpredictable course. MS episodes affecting almost any bodily function can occur in a seemingly random manner.
The most common symptoms are fatigue, numbness in the arms, legs or face, complete or partial vision loss, weakness, unsteadiness when walking, balance problems, and involuntary muscle spasms.