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Montreal’s @MTLenLumiere festival starts today, and they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary! Expect interactive and fully immersive light displays, live performances, ice slides, fine dining and more at this luminous event! living_my_life_3/IG

there are over 70 Indigenous languages spoken across , but many of them are in danger of disappearing? The 2019 @UN International Year of highlights the importance of language in preserving culture, traditions, history, and community.

“Ullusiuk” is the word for “to celebrate.” Together, let’s “ullusiuk” International and reflect on the importance of multilingualism and the contributions that languages make to our 's cultural diversity! 

designer Tehilah Abakasanga caught the fashion world by storm when she started her clothing company ÖFUURË. Her unique takes on vibrant traditional African designs have been recognized by celebs like Kelly Rowland and Gabby Sidibe!  ofuure/IG

“Sometimes when you see something every day you forget its mystery.” – Award-winning Cree author and professor, Tracey Lindberg.  Superior Provincial Park, ON  mskatiemack/IG

in 1941, Canadian singer-songwriter @BuffySteMarie was born! Best known for her anti-war anthem “Universal Soldier,” she was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and used her music as a platform to evoke change and create a brighter world.

The best remedy for this never-ending winter? A warm cup of sake and a delicious meal at one of Calgary’s top restaurants, Shokunin! Netflix fans may remember superstar chef @ChefDMaclean from , who runs this Asian-fusion eatery! the_chefswifey/IG

in 1996, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the “toonie”, a bi-metallic coin that replaced our two-dollar bill! A polar bear is typically featured on the tails side of the coin, but special editions have celebrated Canada’s unique history, culture and values.

“To be able to bring change into a fixed world…there is power in that.” - Japanese-Canadian author and editor Hiromi Goto. Ottawa, Ontario

Carrie Best was a vocal advocate for racial equality and social justice in . She founded one of Nova Scotia’s first black-owned newspapers, The Carion, and hosted the radio program The Quiet Corner, using both of these platforms to advocate for black rights.

Celebrate the at the 7th annual Toronto-Qinhuai Lantern Festival tonight! Marvel at the breathtaking handmade lanterns, enjoy traditional Qinhuai cuisine and partake in fun games for the whole family at this colourful event!

C is the correct answer! Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland, not New Space. Sir William Alexander named the province in 1621, after being given the land by King James IV of . Today, Nova Scotia’s culture continues to have strong Scottish ties.

For let’s play trivia! Which of these facts is not true about our maritime province?

A) Their coat of arms has a on it
B) The province once banned Sunday shopping
C) Nova Scotia is Latin for New Space
D) It's the 2nd smallest province

Toronto is on a mission to brighten up your evenings! Taking place until March 3, is taking over The Distillery District and turning it into a magical urban oasis with incredible illumination art by artists from around the rtoledo1983/IG

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” - Canadian professor and mass media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada.

Looking for the perfect poetry book to relax with this Sunday morning? We’ve got you covered. Disintegrate / Dissociate by Cree, Two-Spirit author @ArielleTwist is an exploration of what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman in . arielletwist/IG

Congrats to Smith Falls resident Derek Bradley, who was part of the team that won a Technical Achievement Academy Award for their work on Avengers: Infinity War! His team used motion capture technology to make Thanos’ facial movements appear frighteningly real!

“Keep on being a star in your own right. Keep on defining yourself. Don't be defined by others.” - George Elliott Clarke, poet, playwright and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Northwest Territories dreamingandwandering/IG

“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.”– actress, Tamara Taylor. Niagara Falls, Ontario ray.ray88/IG

Have you read by author Emma Hooper? This enchanting novel is told through the experiences of an 11 year-old child living in a small Newfoundland fishing village, and is a beautiful glimpse into life on the East Coast. 32booksgallery/IG