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Nature and other Adventures

Saint Patrick: Fake bishop or real saint?

Saint Patrick is one of Ireland’s three patron saints, because he was the one who introduced the Christian religion to that island in the 5th century. Among the miracles he is given credit for is the fact that by the force of his prayers, he would have banished all snakes from Ireland. But should we …

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What does the Chinese Horoscope say about the Pig?

Happy Year of the Pig! I am the twelfth and last sign of the Chinese Zodiac, because I arrived last when they were deciding on the order. It wasn’t my fault: I was sleeping and I didn’t hear the alarm clock. But if you’re born under my sign, that doesn’t mean you are lazy! You …

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Mosaiculture 2018

Last year, Beaverly introduced you to Mosaïculture 2017. This exhibition was organized as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This year, it’s my turn to present this wonderful exhibition. Mosaïculture is a horticultural art exhibition held in Gatineau, right next to the city of Ottawa. This year’s theme was “A magnificent journey.” Mosaïculture features 45 works …

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Chinese lanterns in Montreal

For over 20 years, the Chinese Garden within the Montreal Botanical Garden is lit up every fall by all kinds of Chinese lanterns. Each lantern that can be seen at the Botanical Garden was designed and drawn in Montreal. Then, the specifications of the lanterns are sent to Shanghai where they will be manufactured. When …

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Olympic Games Host Cities

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are the second time the Summer Games are held in that city.  The first time was in 1964.  Before that, the XIIth Olympic Games had been planned for Tokyo in 1940 but were cancelled due to the Second World War. After the start of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, …

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What is a magnet?

The best way to explain magnets to young children, is to make them experience different activities that involve magnets. The magnets can be used to understand the way they work but they can also be used as a medium to create different projects or activities. This is what I would like to explore in the …

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What do butterflies eat?

Have you ever had the opportunity to observe a butterfly up close? If you ever find yourself near a butterfly conservatory, please take the time to visit it. It’s amazing to see butterflies of all kinds of species and all kinds of colours twirl around you. If you are patient you can even see how …

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Emperor Penguin Facts

By Samantha Penguins. They are some of the most majestic and tough birds around. The largest group of all penguins, is the Emperor Penguin. Our paper plate penguin project is a replica of the Emperor Penguin. If you can’t quite recall what the Emperor Penguin is or what the importance of this bird is, then think …

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Nutcracker at the Château Laurier

Each year, the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa (Canada)  organizes a Christmas tree decorating contest as a benefit for CHEO (the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario). This event takes place on an evening towards the end of November and always attracts many visitors. In addition to the prizes awarded by the official jury, members of …

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The secret revealed

The big project that I have worked for the last few months is a giant nutcracker. Taller than I am! For more details, read this article.

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