My friends at Snuggle Bugz are having a Britax One Day Sale!! Click on the image below for more info.
Today a small furry creature will pop out of his home and if he sees his shadow or not will help decide how much winter we have left.
I want someone to throw me a party for making this statement:
It’s FEBRUARY!!! There is tonnes of winter left! Heck, there could be 8 to 10 weeks of winter. This is Canada people.
Oh well. What do I know? I’m not a groundhog.
Wiarton Willie, our famous Ontarian albino groundhog is at the center of the spotlight today. At 8:07am, he will make his prediction.
Already in Nova Scotia, Shubenacadie Sam saw his shadow and there will be 6 more weeks of winter (no, really??? Still in Canada, folks)
And for added excitement PETA is against Groundhogs Day…
Gemma Vaughan, Animals in Entertainment specialist for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said in a letter to organizers of the annual spectacle in Punxsutawney, PA, that groundhogs, which are normally shy and spend much of their time in burrows, “become stressed when they are exposed to large, screaming crowds; flashing lights from perhaps hundreds of cameras; and human handling.”
Um…I would get stressed in a large screaming crowd as well. However, I’m not a small furry creature who gets woken up to decide the weather. I guess for him, PETA would be his union???
So that is Groundhogs Day.
And if you don’t want to read the
book newspaper, you can see the movie!
BloggersUnite for Haiti‘s objective is to share information about this disaster and how people around the world can provide aid to ongoing relief efforts.
Every day on the news you hear about all of the Provincial and National efforts and fundraising events going on. I want to focus on some local efforts.
You are invited to a Haiti Relief Fundraiser to honour Oakville residents Dr. John and Sandy Yates who are currently in Haiti doing humanitarian work. All proceeds go towards International Child Care Canada Inc and is matched 100% by the Canadian government.
Tickets are only $15
Contact Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
The Town of Oakville is sending condolences to the people of Haiti who were struck by a devastating earthquake on Tuesday and is encouraging Oakville residents to provide support to relief effort organizations.
“On behalf of Town Council, I extend deepest condolences and sympathies to all Oakville residents who have family and friends in the areas devastated by this week’s earthquake in Haiti. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible natural disaster,” said Mayor Rob Burton.
Oakville residents wishing to contribute to relief efforts can donate money to established relief organizations that can respond immediately to the crisis. Well-known Canadian organizations already involved and working in Haiti include:
- Canadian Red Cross
- World Vision
- Plan Canada
- Doctors Without Borders
- Humanitarian Coalition (made up of Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec, CARE Canada and Save the Children Canada)
Information on how to donate money can be found on their websites. More detailed information about the relief effort can be found on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website.
Early reports indicate extensive infrastructure damage and concern about large numbers of killed and injured persons. The Red Cross reported that more than three million people could be affected by the quake and that the damage is catastrophic. The 7.0 earthquake occurred as Haiti was still struggling to recover from devastating hurricanes in 2008.
Now, and over the next several months, residents of Oakville will be able to contribute much-needed supplies to Haitian earthquake victims in a direct, trusted and reliable way.
Please help however you can. If you know of other events or groups who are helping Haiti, please leave me a note in the comments and I will be sure to add them here.