Mollie's Adventures

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First Time

Fun fact of the day…

Thanksgiving was first celebrated in Canada when English explorer Martin Frobisher held a feast in what is now Newfoundland to mark his safe arrival to the New World in 1578.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/26/canadian-thanksgiving-facts

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Canada Geese

Fun fact of the day…

Canada’s official languages may be French and English, but our geese have their own language: scientists believe that Canada geese have as many as 13 different calls for everything from greetings to warnings.

http://www.preservewildlife.com/geeseworld.htm

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A job for kids

Fun fact of the day…

Toys”R”Us, Canada has a ‘dream job’ opening, as it searches for an enthusiastic child who is passionate about toys to become its next Chief Play Officer (CPO). The job includes being the first to try out the hottest new toys and video games, and providing the inside scoop to parents and gift givers on the hottest toy trends on national TV.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1172139/toys-r-us-canada-is-searching-for-its-new-chief-play-officer

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Flyover Canada project

Fun fact of the day…

The Flyover Canada discussed yesterday is a project that has been nearly three years in the making and is financed by the Aquilini Investment Group, the owners of the NHL Vancouver Canucks.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/04/major-world-class-attraction-opening-i-vancouver-flyover-canada/

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Flyover Canada

Fun fact of the day…

FlyOver Canada will be Vancouver’s newest ‘must-see’ attraction, a ride that will take passengers on a breathtaking aerial journey over Canada from coast to coast to coast. FlyOver Canada is a 30-minute virtual flight ride experience located at the Canada Place pier in the former IMAX theatre.

See a preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ooTjnZAgI5o

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/04/major-world-class-attraction-opening-i-vancouver-flyover-canada/

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Earth hour capital!

Fun fact of the day…

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has recognized the City of Vancouver, Canada. After carefully reviewing the merits of the six finalists, the EHCC jury of experts unanimously cast their votes for Vancouver as the first ever Global Earth Hour Capital. Also in the running for the title were finalists Forlì in Italy; New Delhi, India; Oslo, Norway; Uppsala, Sweden; and San Francisco, USA.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/03/vancouver-earth-hour-capital-2013/

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Island

Fun fact of the day…

Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a fresh water lake.

http://www.cbc.ca/sevenwonders/wonder_manitoulin_island.html

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Gold

Fun fact of the day

Canada’s first gold in the London 2012 Olympics goes to Rosie MacLennan in trampoline today, August 4th 

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Rosie+MacLennan+wins+Canada+first+Olympic+gold+medal/7042582/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/2012-summer-games/Canada+gets+first+gold/7042607/story.html

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Camels in BC

Fun fact of the day…

Camels were imported to British Columbia, Canada during a mid – 19th century gold rush.

http://www.lillooet.com/

 

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