Welcome to our care home... Dragonfly Cove is dedicated to all the kiddos in our lives:D You will see various pictures of our kiddos learning through play in their "every day" life♥ We've created a hygge atmosphere ~ find out more about that in the blog if you haven't heard this term before♥ We love to see your thoughts and comments!:D

This blog is a living, growing record of our kiddos during this beautiful time in our lives together. Here we document and share the unique experiences, ideas and inspirations enriching our lives and the children in our care. Memories and experiences are the greatest gifts we can bestow on our children... thank you for embarking on this continuing journey with us... Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about getting out there and dancing in the rain♥

Here is an excerpt from "How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years" which directly pertains to our blog here:)
"a means of sharing perspectives with parents and colleagues. When families and others are invited to contribute to the documentation and share their own interpretations, it can provide even more insights that children, educators, and families can return to, reflect on, and remember in order to extend learning."

Thanks so much for making this shared journey so memorable and so very special... lots of love♥

Calendar of Local Events

Festivals & Events


The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

is a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of over 640 members. From this membership a board of fourteen directors is elected who meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

The City of Orillia & Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte have the opportunity to be represented by appointees to the board. To further strengthen communication links with other community groups there are also appointees on the board representing Georgian College, Lakehead University, OPP, Casino Rama, Doctor Recruitment and Retention, Community Development Corporation, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Manufacturers' Association, Construction Association, Downtown Orillia Management Board and the Real Estate Board

The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide both tangible and intangible benefits to our members in particular, and our community as a whole.

Holidays in Canada in 2017

Holidays in Canada in 2018

DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayNational holiday 
Jan 2TuesdayDay After New Year’s DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jan 6SaturdayEpiphanyObservance, Christian 
Jan 7SundayOrthodox Christmas DayOrthodox 
Jan 14SundayOrthodox New YearOrthodox 
Jan 31WednesdayTu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)Jewish holiday 
Feb 2FridayGroundhog DayObservance 
Feb 12MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Feb 13TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristian 
Feb 14WednesdayValentine's DayObservance 
Feb 15ThursdayNational Flag of Canada DayObservance 
Feb 16FridayChinese New YearObservance 
Feb 19MondayIslander DayCommon Local holidaysPrince Edward Island
Feb 19MondayFamily DayCommon Local holidaysAB, NB, ON, SK
Feb 19MondayNova Scotia Heritage DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Feb 19MondayLouis Riel DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Feb 23FridayYukon Heritage DayLocal holidayYukon
Mar 1ThursdayPurimJewish holiday 
Mar 1ThursdaySt David's DayObservance 
Mar 11SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Mar 12MondayCommonwealth DayObservance 
Mar 17SaturdaySt. Patrick's DayObservance 
Mar 19MondaySt. Patrick's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason 
Mar 25SundayPalm SundayChristian 
Mar 29ThursdayMaundy ThursdayChristian 
Mar 30FridayGood FridayNational holiday, Christian 
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayChristian 
Mar 31SaturdayFirst day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian 
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayObservanceAlberta
Apr 2MondayEaster MondayCommon Local holidaysBC, NB, PE, QC, YT
Apr 6FridayOrthodox Good FridayOrthodox 
Apr 6FridayNational Tartan DayObservance 
Apr 7SaturdayLast day of PassoverJewish holiday 
Apr 7SaturdayOrthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox 
Apr 8SundayOrthodox EasterOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOrthodox 
Apr 9MondayVimy Ridge DayObservance 
Apr 11WednesdayYom HaShoahJewish holiday 
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim 
Apr 19ThursdayYom HaAtzmautJewish holiday 
Apr 23MondaySt. George's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
May 3ThursdayLag B'OmerJewish holiday 
May 10ThursdayAscension DayChristian 
May 13SundayMother's DayObservance 
May 16WednesdayRamadan beginsMuslim 
May 20SundayPentecostChristian 
May 20SundayShavuotJewish holiday 
May 21MondayWhit MondayChristian 
May 21MondayVictoria DayNational holidayAll except NS, NU, QC
May 21MondayNational Patriots' DayLocal holidayQuebec
May 27SundayTrinity SundayChristian 
May 31ThursdayCorpus ChristiChristian 
Jun 10SundayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim 
Jun 15FridayEid-al-FitrMuslim 
Jun 17SundayFather's DayObservance 
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason 
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayLocal holidayNorthwest Territories, Yukon
Jun 21ThursdayNational Aboriginal DayObservance 
Jun 24SundaySt. Jean Baptiste DayLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondaySt. Jean Baptiste Day observedLocal holidayQuebec
Jun 25MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 1SundayCanada DayNational holiday 
Jul 1SundayMemorial DayLocal observanceNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 2MondayCanada Day - additional statutory holidayNational holiday 
Jul 9MondayOrangemen's DayLocal holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Jul 9MondayNunavut DayLocal holidayNunavut
Jul 22SundayTisha B'AvJewish holiday 
Aug 1WednesdayThe Royal St John's Regatta (Regatta Day)Local holidayNewfoundland and Labrador
Aug 6MondayHeritage Day in AlbertaCommon Local holidaysAlberta
Aug 6MondayCivic/Provincial DayCommon Local holidaysNT, ON, PE, SK
Aug 6MondayTerry Fox DayCommon Local holidaysManitoba
Aug 6MondayNew Brunswick DayCommon Local holidaysNew Brunswick
Aug 6MondayBritish Columbia DayCommon Local holidaysBritish Columbia
Aug 6MondayNatal DayCommon Local holidaysNova Scotia
Aug 15WednesdayAssumption of MaryChristian 
Aug 17FridayGold Cup ParadeLocal holidayPrince Edward Island
Aug 20MondayDiscovery DayLocal holidayYukon
Aug 22WednesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim 
Sep 3MondayLabour DayNational holidayAll
Sep 10MondayRosh HashanaJewish holiday 
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim 
Sep 19WednesdayYom KippurJewish holiday 
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason 
Sep 24MondayFirst day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Sep 30SundayLast day of SukkotJewish holiday 
Oct 1MondayShmini AtzeretJewish holiday 
Oct 2TuesdaySimchat TorahJewish holiday 
Oct 4ThursdayFeast of St Francis of AssisiChristian 
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayNational holidayAll except NB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 8MondayThanksgiving DayObservanceNB, NL, NS, PE
Oct 18ThursdayHealthcare Aide DayObservanceBritish Columbia, Manitoba
Oct 31WednesdayHalloweenObservance 
Nov 1ThursdayAll Saints' DayObservance 
Nov 2FridayAll Souls' DayChristian 
Nov 4SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time 
Nov 5MondayDiwali/DeepavaliObservance 
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 11SundayRemembrance DayObservanceOntario
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedObservanceOntario
Nov 12MondayRemembrance Day observedNational holidayAll except NL, NS, ON, QC
Nov 21WednesdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim 
Dec 2SundayFirst Sunday of AdventObservance 
Dec 3MondayFirst Day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 8SaturdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristian 
Dec 10MondayLast day of HanukkahJewish holiday 
Dec 11TuesdayAnniversary of the Statute of WestminsterObservance 
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason 
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance 
Dec 25TuesdayChristmasNational holiday, Christian 
Dec 26WednesdayBoxing DayCommon Local holidaysMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, YT
Dec 31MondayNew Year's EveObservance 

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