China. Ching Ming/Qing Ming. Much activity the weeks before and after April 5 in cemeteries with a large Chinese population like Elgin Mills Cemetery, 1591 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, and York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road. Grave cleaning day with ceremonies. .

 Our 2011 blog explains:

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France:  Sat. April 8 and Sun. April 9, 10 am to 5 pm. “Fort York National Historic Site pays tribute to the men and women who fought for Vimy Ridge on 9 April, 1917 with a remembrance ceremony and Great War exhibits.  On Saturday experience the sights and sounds of First World War Canadian soldiering through fascinating re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music, and food. On Sunday at 2 pm attend a remembrance parade by the Canadian Armed Forces which includes the dedication of a Vimy oak tree.

This event is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto’s year-long program of celebrations, commemorations, and exhibitions honouring Canada’s 150th birthday.”

Free admission.

War is Hell. We thought WWI  would be the last world war. It wasn’t.  Ruth. 

Romani: April 9. $20. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West. This is an opportunity to meet your Romani neighbours, some of whom write books.

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