Author Archive

Labour Day 2014

Happy Labour Day!

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

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 su ...

Edmonton Fringe Festival Partnership

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in College Copy Shop Updates, Fresh Copy Newsletter

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 performanc ...

Canada Day 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

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 i ...

Summer Solstice 2014

Happy Summer Solstice!

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the summer solstice, the first day of summer. The Celts & Slavs celebrated with dancing & bonfires to help increase the sun’s energy. The Chinese marked the day by honouring Li, the Chinese Goddess of Light. Perhaps the most enduring were the Druids’ celebration of the day as the “wedding of ...

Cinco de Mayo 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on the 5th of May. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not Mexico’s independence day. Rather, it’s a remembrance of a David and Goliath-like fight. In 1862, as the French invasion of Mexico began, their force of 4,000 soldiers defeated twice as many French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla. The French occupation would continue until 1866. But the Mex ...

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.