#Alberta; #JasonKenney; #ImamatDay
Alberta, Jul 11 (Canadian-Media): Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement as Ismailis celebrate Imamat Day, media reports said.
Jason Kenny. Image credit: Albertan Website
“Around the world, the Aga Khan Development Network uplifts people of every faith and culture. The network’s focus on health, education and the fight against poverty transforms marginalized communities, giving them hope for the future.
“Dozens of countries are marked by the compassion and respect for others that so strongly define the Ismailis and their Imam. Here in our province, His Highness’s generosity blooms spectacularly each spring at the Aga Khan Garden, which is part of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.
“On behalf of the Government of Alberta, I congratulate His Highness on 63 years of service to the cause of human dignity and freedom. I wish all Ismailis a safe and happy Imamat Day as they deepen their faith and continue their good works.”
#Canada; #CanadaDay2020; #FreeParksAdmission; #FreeFamilyFishing
Ottawa, Jul 1 (Canadian-Media): Ontario Premier announced during his daily conference on June 30 that in celebration of Canada Day 2020 Ontario government is offering free day passes for all provincial parks, and beginning on July 4, 2020, free fishing for two weeks, double the length of last year.
Doug Ford. Image credit: Twitter handle of Doug Ford Google
"We are giving every one a chance to explore the great province", said Ford and added numerous virtual events or events with physical distancing are being offered across the province to celebrate Ontario's culture and artistic excellence on Canada Day 2020.
"Canada Day is a wonderful time for families to enjoy the great outdoors, while spending time together," said Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in a news release. "That's why, on July 1, we're offering free day use at Ontario Parks, so that everyone can take advantage of the great weather and explore the recreational opportunities that are now available at provincial parks. We continue to count on people to be responsible when outside and to follow all public health advice."
Visitors are requested to arrive early at the most popular provincial parks where capacity will be limited, to help prevent overcrowding or consider exploring other provincial parks in the area.
Park visitors Are also reminded to maintain physical distancing and wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible.
#Ottawa; #Canada; #CanadaDay2020; #VirtualCelebration
Ottawa, Jul 1 (Canadian-Media): In the event of the cancellation of big gathering, severely restricted patio space, and absence of fireworks lighting up the sky above Parliament Hill, due to the fear of COVID-19 spread, Canadian Heritage is offering up a virtual celebration, to be broadcast on CBC TV, radio and online, media reports said.
Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website
The daytime show, Canada Day Across the Country, offers a virtual tour of the celebrations and many surprises. With hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, discover talented artists.
Canada Day Across Canada Day Time Show. Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website
The party will feature musical performances from across Canada, with links to scavenger hunts and recipes including bannock, astronaut David Saint-Jacques's "space chili" and Canadian flag Popsicles. There's even a virtual 3D fireworks show you can enjoy by pointing your smartphone or tablet skyward.
Canada Day 2020 website
The evening show, Canada Day Together, is a very special edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration. Let yourself be entertained by great Canadian artists, in the comfort of your home.
Canada Day Together Evening Show. Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website
During Canada Day celebration, different facets of Canada are explored to experience inspiring, touching and captivating moments in the company of Canadians from across the country.
A unifying and colourful culinary challenge is presented by the event: 'Let's cook together!'
Canadian ingenuity at its best is represented by 'Let's innovate together!'
Hidden treasures of digital Canada 'Let's discover together!' presented by Rogers.
A celebration worthy of our country 'Let's celebrate togeter!' presented by Tim Hortons.
In collaboration with our partners, we have prepared interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring each activity pack and share your experience using the hashtag #CanadaDay.
Arts and culture: Get creative! Paint, read, dance, produce your own stop animation film or sing along to some of your favourite Canadian tunes. Explore the Maple Leaf activity pack.
Maple Leaf activity pack. Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website
History, symbols and traditions: Test your Canadian knowledge and display your Canada Day cheer with fun crafts and games! Challenge your family and friends in a quiz, have a paper model build-off, decorate your house or share your story with other Canadians.
Explore the Peace Tower activity pack.
Peace Tower Activity Pack. Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website
Outdoors and physical activity: Get active in your backyard and explore your natural surroundings! Go on a scavenger hunt, decorate your sidewalk or work out like a Canadian athlete. Explore the Beaver activity pack.
Beaver Activity Pack. Canada Day 2020 website
Culinary activities: Are you an aspiring master chef? Try out these fun and delicious Canadian recipes to enjoy during your Canada Day celebrations.
Explore the O Canada activity pack.
O Canada activity pack. Image credit: Canada Day 2020 website