By: Kathan Kapoor Image Source: Kathan Kapoor On November 4th, many people will be celebrating Diwali. Although Diwali is a Hindu festival, many other faiths including Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs take part in the festivities. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration derives its name from the clay lamps Hindus put outside of their homes. There are many interpretations of the celebration, but … Continue reading Happy Diwali!
By: Kathan Kapoor LGBTQIA+ History Month celebrates the historical achievements of those who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri High School teacher, proposed the idea that a month should be dedicated to celebrate and educate about LGBTQIA+ history. The month of October was chosen as schools are in session and existing occasions such as National Coming Out Day (October 11th) … Continue reading LGBTQIA+ History Month at MDHS
Image Source By: Kathan Kapoor Terrance Stanley Fox was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a national hero and inspiration to many. In 1977, Terry Fox had to get his right leg amputated due to a serious bone cancer called osteogenic sarcoma. While he was recovering, Terry Fox felt inspired to raise money for cancer by running across Canada. In 1980, … Continue reading MD’s Annual Terry Fox Run
By: Kathan Kapoor Image Source Mental Health Week is held during the first week of May every year. This year, the week was commemorated from May 3rd to May 7th. Local child and youth mental health departments, including Children’s Mental Health Ontario, which represents over 100 children and youth mental health centres across the province, are reminding families that help and support are still available … Continue reading National Child and Youth Mental Health Week
Image Source The Milton Rotary Club brings together a worldwide network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle some of the world’s most urgent humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million people from more than 200 countries. Their mission has an effect on people’s lives, both locally and internationally. Milton Rotary is filled with many dedicated volunteers who share a passion for … Continue reading Youth Summit from Milton Rotary Club
By: Kathan Kapoor Image Source Bullying is an issue that many people have to deal with every day. In fact, according to dosomething.org, 1 in 5 students have experienced bullying in the forms of verbal harassment, social harassment, physical bullying and/or cyberbullying. Pink Shirt Day is a day to support victims of bullying and talk about how we can put a stop to bullying. The … Continue reading Wear Pink on February 24th!
By: Kathan Kapoor Image Source Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021 is on Thursday, January 28. Everyone is encouraged to join the Canadian conversation that is driving the world in confronting the stigma around mental illness, and sharing ideas to promote mental health. In September of 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation. At the time, the vast majority of Canadians were not talking about … Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk Day 2021
While the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the already-existing issue of gender-based violence, which has, unfortunately, existed for many decades. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign to challenge prejudice against women and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. This year, the campaign started on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination … Continue reading The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Each year on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated to promote full equality for people with disabilities and to expand inclusion to all aspects of society. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was first held in 1992, formed by the United Nations to promote the overall wellbeing of people with disabilities and to ensure they have access to basic … Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities
On November 14th of this year, many Hindus will be celebrating Diwali (Deepawali). Although it is a Hindu festival, many other faiths including Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains take part in the festivities. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration derives its name from the clay lamps that Hindus light and place outside of their homes. For Hindus, there are many interpretations of the … Continue reading Happy Diwali 2020!