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Mark Boutilier, Artist of the Week

Runs Apr. 14-18

Mark Boutilier“Mark Boutilier, born March 6, 1985 – raised in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is an emerging Canadian singer-songwriter. After successful completion of the Music Technology program at McKenzie College in Sydney, Mark focused his ambitions on songwriting. » Read more..

Parkinson Awareness Month

Parkinson MParkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time.

Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in the an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally.

 

April is Daffodil Month

Daffodil MWear a daffodil pin and show your support for people living with cancer.

Every 3 minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. Throughout April, volunteers across Canada will be working together to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. » Read more..

National Nutrition Month

Nutrition MEvery year in March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being.

Nutrition Month 2014 is dedicated to helping Canadians get cooking as we focus on food skills and preparation. The slogan for this year’s campaign is Simply Cook and Enjoy! Healthy eating is important to good health. Food nourishes your body and gives you energy to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk of many chronic diseases.

 

Kidney Awareness Month

Kidney MMarch is Kidney Health Month in Canada. Sponsored by The Kidney Foundation of Canada, this annual fundraising initiative involves thousands of volunteer canvassers going door-to-door in neighbourhoods across the country to raise money for Canadians and their families living with kidney disease. » Read more..