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Labour Day 2014

Happy Labour Day!

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Labour Day 2014

The Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights on April 15, 1872. The goal was to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking for a nine-hour working day. At this time, trade unions were illegal and striking was seen as a criminal conspiracy to disrupt trade.

There was enormous public support for the parade. A few months later, a similar parade in Ottawa passed the house of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John Macdonald. Later that day, he  promised to repeal all Canadian laws against trade unions.

Labour Day was originally celebrated in the spring but it was moved to the fall after 1894. Canadian trade unions are proud that this holiday was inspired by their efforts to improve workers’ rights.

Happy Labour Day from the friendly staff here at College Copy Shop! We will be closed Monday September 3rd for the holiday.

Daylight Saving – Spring Ahead

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This weekend Albertans (and our clocks) took a leap towards spring with Daylight Saving time. This allows us to enjoy sunlight longer into the evenings. With spring just around the corner and the days gradually getting longer, this time change is a harbinger of the season of growth and regeneration.

The conecpt of daylight savings dates back as far as 1895 in New Zealand, however the first country to implement this practice was the German Empire in 1916, as a way to conserve coal during wartime (it was known as Sommerzeit). Within the next two years, many countries worldwide, including Britain, Canada and the USA, followed suit. Daylight saving time is not generally observed in countries near the equator, as the variation in sunrise is not significant enough to warrant the change.

Here are some fun facts we have compiled about daylight saving time from around the globe:

  • Egypt had four daylight saving time changes in 2010. It was
    meant to make the month of Ramadan (which fell during a
    hot summer that year) easier for Muslims.
  • Newfoundland, which is half an hour off from the rest of
    Canada, had a two-hour DST jump in 1988.
  • Russia dropped two of its 11 time zones in 2010, then
    abolished DST a year later. It’s now one of a few places in
    the world that stays on summer hours all year. Argentina,
    Iceland, Russia, Uzbekistan and Belarus also abide by
    year-round summer hours.
  • Samoa, which introduced DST in 2010, lost the entire day of
    Dec. 30, 2011 when it switched time zones.
  • Antarctica doesn’t get any daylight in the winter but still
    practices DST to be in sync with supply stations in Chile and
    New Zealand.
  • The Queen’s staff spend more than 50 hours adjusting 1,000
    clocks across her residences.

Interested in learning more? You can find information available about this topic on the official wikipedia page for daylight saving time here.

Daylight Savings – Fall Back

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This Sunday, November 4th is the designated transition of Daylight Savings for Albertans. We will “fall back” and gain an extra hour of daylight each day, allowing us to effectively lengthen our already bitterly short winter days and enjoy more sunlight each morning.

The conecpt of daylight savings dates back as far as 1895 in New Zealand, however the first country to implement this practice was the German Empire in 1916, as a way to conserve coal during wartime (it was known as Sommerzeit). Within the next two years, many countries worldwide, including Britain, Canada and the USA, followed suit. Daylight saving time is not generally observed in countries near the equator, as the variation in sunrise is not significant enough to warrant the change.

Here are some fun facts we have compiled about daylight saving time from around the globe:

  • Egypt had four daylight saving time changes in 2010. It was
    meant to make the month of Ramadan (which fell during a
    hot summer that year) easier for Muslims.
  • Newfoundland, which is half an hour off from the rest of
    Canada, had a two-hour DST jump in 1988.
  • Russia dropped two of its 11 time zones in 2010, then
    abolished DST a year later. It’s now one of a few places in
    the world that stays on summer hours all year. Argentina,
    Iceland, Russia, Uzbekistan and Belarus also abide by
    year-round summer hours.
  • Samoa, which introduced DST in 2010, lost the entire day of
    Dec. 30, 2011 when it switched time zones.
  • Antarctica doesn’t get any daylight in the winter but still
    practices DST to be in sync with supply stations in Chile and
    New Zealand.
  • The Queen’s staff spend more than 50 hours adjusting 1,000
    clocks across her residences.

Interested in learning more? You can find information available about this topic on the official wikipedia page for daylight saving time here.

Edmonton Fringe Festival Partnership

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College Copy Shop is once again sponsoring the the Edmonton Fringe Festival and are proud to say that we are the longest running sponsor for this event.

August 13 through 23th will mark the 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. North America’s largest and longest-running Fringe Festival. The Edmonton Fringe doesn’t jury or censor artists’ work in any way and selects performances using an unbiased lottery system. Since participating artists receive 100 per cent of ticket revenue from their performances, the Fringe relies on donations from Festival patrons, public funders and business sponsors to operate.

Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) brings danger, excitement, adventure and theatre to churches, bars and boudoirs in Old Strathcona and beyond at SupercaliFRINGEilistic, August 13 – 23, 2015.

FTA is dedicated to providing a vibrant year-round home in Edmonton for local, national, and international artists to present theatre arts that challenge audiences, and celebrate the cultural fabric of our communities. We do so by fostering an environment and providing resources that encourage audiences of all ages, and artists – professionals and aspiring alike – to take creative chances.

For more information on how to support, donate, volunteer or create with Fringe Theatre Adventures, or to book tickets visit www.fringetheatre.ca.

Our Vision:

Everyone is ‘Fringing’!*

*Fringing: ‘to Fringe’. Fringe (verb)/frinj

  1. Enjoying a unique, evolving Edmonton experience
  2. Being swept up in an international artistic force to be reckoned with
  3. Taking an essential journey for every theatre lover
  4. Participating in a rite of passage for artists from around the world.

We’re here to for the Fringe:

Everyone is ‘Fringing’! Even the staff at College Copy Shop.

Downtown College Copy Shop: Aly, Sarah, Shamas, Eva, Eapen

Fringe 2013 Southside

Southside College Copy Shop Staff – Last year 2014
Michael and Collene

 

Canada Day 2014

Happy Canada Day!

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Canada Day 2014

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1st has been officially known as Canada Day, celebrated now in all ten provinces and three territories.

“O Canada” was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity.

Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir. The official English version includes changes made in 1968. The French lyrics remain unaltered.

Happy Canada Day from the friendly staff here at College Copy Shop! We will be closed July 1st for the holiday.

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Labour Day 2014

Happy Labour Day!

The Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights on April 15, 1872. The goal was to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking for a nine-hour working day. At this time, trade unions were illegal and striking was seen as a criminal conspiracy to […]

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