Oleander Floral Design Blog — #Canada

Canada Day 2022

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Canada Day 2022

We think Canada is one of the best places to live in the world, and as Canada Day 2022 approaches on Friday July 1, and we get ready to celebrate our Great White North, we thought it would be really fun to share some interesting facts you may or may not know about our wonderful country:   Canada has way more lakes than you think - the country has more surface area covered with lakes than any other country in the world and it’s home to the highest proportion of freshwater in the world too! Canada has the world’s longest...

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Pride 2022

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Pride 2022

A lot has changed in our world over the past couple of years but diversity, inclusion and recognizing the full value of everyone in our community is more important now than ever. Around the world, June is recognized as Pride month and commemorates a tipping point in queer history. The Stonewall Riots (also known as the Stonewall Uprising) were a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan in New York...

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Cottage Season

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Cottage Season

Monday, May 23rd is Victoria Day in Ontario, and this long weekend traditionally signals the start of summer. For many Canadians, that also means the start of cottage season. Hooray! So with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite things in store right now that are sure to amp up your style game and refresh your space so you can be ready for a summer of fun and relaxation. We all know that it’s the little luxuries that make the biggest difference. An easy way to create the right atmosphere is with one of our gorgeously-scented, Canadian-made...

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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. We’ll be celebrating big time over here at Oleander because we are inspired by and surrounded with so many strong and creative women, both at work, and in our local community. For over a century, International Women’s Day, held on March 8th each year, has marked a day of celebration and advocacy for women’s rights and equality around the world. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada takes 24th place in the Global Gender Index ranking, out of 156 Countries, and full-time working women earn an average of 76.8 cents for every dollar men...

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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day

  "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow... Between the crosses row on row." John McCrae Thursday November 11th marks Remembrance Day. Also known as Armistice Day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month is commemorated each year to mark the end of World War I in 1918. In 1921, the poppy was adopted as the flower of remembrance, meaning this year marks the 100th anniversary of the remembrance poppy in Canada. With hostilities formally ending, the armistice took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning on November 11th, 1918 - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh...

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