For Release: Week of Monday, February 7th, 2011
Excitement builds toward Games Anniversary Weekend
Ah, the holiday season. It’s a time for socializing with family and friends. So why not give your guests the gift of health with these easy-yet-effective tips for improving the air quality in your home offered by the Ontario Lung Association. Family and guests with breathing difficulties will thank you for it.
Practice literacy over the holidays with these fun tips
(Toronto, ON – December 1, 2010) – Winter holidays provide an excellent opportunity for families and friends to spend time together learning and practicing literacy skills. There are many fun learning activities that families can do, such as reading a book, writing out a holiday card or following a recipe for gingerbread cookies.
Seasonal flu season has arrived – and surprising new poll results reveal that Canadians need to brush up on their ‘flu facts.’ It turns out Canadians have little knowledge of who is at risk, what symptoms to look for and how to manage the flu if they do get sick.
What does it take to complete your holiday gift buying? Five trips to the mall and 11 hours of shopping
More than half of holiday shoppers choosing to skip the mall and shop online this year
Canadian shoppers will go to great lengths to find the perfect present for everyone on their gift list this holiday season. How great? A recent Ipsos Reid survey found that the average shopper plans to make five separate trips to the mall and spend upwards of 11 hours shopping for family and friends.
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While the holiday season often brings wonderful things –like great food, time with family and friends, and of course, the joy of getting and giving gifts –it can also produce a lot of added stress, not to mention aches and pains caused by everything from shoveling snow to hauling heavy shopping bags.
Barry H. Samuel , a Health and Wellness Expert and founder of Insideout Health & Life Institute provides some insight into how we can find balance this holiday season.
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It’s coming: the inevitable holiday rush of cooking, shopping, and decorating – not to mention the endless shoveling and salting that’s required to keep driveways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
For generations, Canadians have been celebrating the holidays with family and friends. And for generations, Canadians have been sending out Christmas Seals with their holiday greetings and gifts as a way of showing how much they care.
Since 1908, The Lung Association has produced the seals to help raise funds for its programs to improve lung health. Each year, about eight million Christmas Seals are used by Canadians to seal the back of envelopes sent out to family and friends. They are also used to decorate Christmas gifts and parcels.
The holiday season can be a hectic time, especially when it comes to picking out gifts. No matter what the occasion, have fun finding that special gift for that special someone this Christmas:
Every year, when winter hits, it’s the same old story for Canadians -- salted sidewalks, icy windshields, snow-filled driveways and freezing temperatures. Let’s face it, winter can be a big hassle, especially when you aren’t prepared for it. Whether you are braving the cold weather to shovel the snow, hit the slopes or just to walk your dog, you need to make sure you dress for the conditions. This winter why not be organized and beat the frostbite, by following these simple tips.