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Canadian Thanksgiving: what are the differences with American Thanksgiving?

1- In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated earlier. Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October, which is about a month and a half before American Thanksgiving. In the United States, this big family celebration takes place on the fourth Thursday of November, to commemorate th ...


The Winterlude: a major winter festival in Ottawa and Gatineau.

A very chilly festival The Winterlude is the essential event of February in the Ottawa and Gatineau region in Canada. This Canadian festival has been organized for over 30 years. It was founded in 1978 to celebrate winter through various fun activities. This event attracts nearly 600,000 particip ...


Our True Nature: Frédéric Lopez's New Show on France 2

nd comedian Donel Jack'sman to a unique adventure across Canada. This cheerful group took off to Quebec for a three-day itinerant journey exploring the vast Canadian landscapes. For two hours, viewers will be able to watch Frédéric Lopez and his four guests navigate semi-independently, simply led ...


Time zones: origins and functioning

stem of time zones for U.S. railroads around 1863, but Dowd's system was not adopted by American railroads. The system we know today was devised by Canadian engineer and geographer Sandford Fleming in 1876 to streamline train traffic around the world. He proposed dividing the globe into 24 equal ...


World Diabetes Day: A Day of Information and Prevention

ersible damage, such as cardiovascular accidents. Why November 14th? World Diabetes Day is set for November 14th in honor of Frederick Banting. This Canadian physician, born on November 14, 1891, along with Charles Best, is the co-discoverer of insulin. The discovery of insulin in 1922 earned him t ...


Giving Tuesday: an international day of generosity

om being inspired by what is done in other countries ( and among our French-speaking cousins (see the link below to the Canadian site). How to participate? To contribute to the Tuesday I give, it's very simple: 1- find a cause that touches you 2- think about what yo ...


An algorithm to predict the spread of disease

e animals at the Huanan Seafood Market. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had Spread the word a few days earlier, on Jan. 6. But a Canadian health surveillance platform had beaten them both to the punch, sending word of the outbreak to its customers on Dec. 31. BlueDot uses an ...


James Webb Telescope: 5 things to know about this space telescope

s new device represents a titanic challenge. The James Webb Space Telescope or JWST is a collaboration between the U.S. (NASA), European (ESA) and Canadian (CSA) space agencies. Not only did it require 40 million hours of work, a budget of 8.9 billion euros and the cooperation of 14 countries, ...


Beijing 2022 Olympic Games: 5 things to know about the French delegation

were indeed the 2018 Olympic runners-up and will go for the gold. However, the competition will be tough in this discipline where Russian, American and Canadian couples could also stand out. Good to know Please note that if you want to follow the performances of our French athletes live, you ...


Leisure: 5 nature activities to share with children

pine cones or dry leaves that can be used to create sculptures, collages and other drawings. On an outdoor day, you can also take inspiration from Canadian artist Michael Grab's creations and play a game of who can stack the most pebbles or stones... before putting them back in place so as not to ...


Organize a Secret Santa in 5 questions

e group, so it doesn't have to be the same person! Did you know? The exchange of gifts according to the principle of drawing lots is also called 'Canadian Christmas' in other French-speaking countries or 'cacahuète' in Belgium. At this time of year, don't be surprised if you hear Belgians talki ...