Bell Let’s Talk Day
Did you know that mental illness has an impact on all Canadians? While not everyone will be directly affected, it is pretty likely that you may know someone who is dealing with or has dealt with mental health issues.
January 25th is Bell Let’s Talk Day! Bell Let’s Talk is a year-round initiative that is focused on engaging Canadians to take action to create positive change in mental health.
At Fiddles on the Rideau, we believe everyone should have access to mental health care. Through funding and awareness, we can reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, inspire one another to take tangible action, and contribute to a Defence Team where any of us can access mental health supports if we want or need to. This year, we are supporting The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.
Here is a link to some helpful mental health tools and resources: Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Robbie Burns Day
January 25th commemorates the bard Robert Burns and his contribution to Scottish culture. Why not listen to the tune of Auld Lang Syne, which is his best-known work? If you are interested in finding out more information about Robert Burns and Burns night, then check out this link: Burns Night.
St. Patrick’s Day
March 17th – It remembers St. Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture.
Did you know?…
St. Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17th each year.
In the Ottawa region, the Irish Society promotes and strengthens Irish/Irish Canadian culture and heritage through a variety of events throughout the year, such as the annual Ottawa Irish Festival which takes place every March. Their members and volunteers support the Irish/Irish Canadian community in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.