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Date, Location Event, Organization
Mar 10/2017
to Jan 28/2018
Vancouver, BC
Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia explores the creative ideas that inspire Indigenous resistance to threats facing the world’s largest rainforest. The exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of everyday and of ceremonial use, representing Indigenous, Maroon and white settler communities. Today, these groups confront threats caused by political violence, mining, oil and gas exploration, industrial agriculture, forest fires, and hydroelectric plants. Challenging visitors to examine their own notions towards holistic well-being, the exhibition covers more than 100 years of unsuspected relationships between Vancouver and Amazonian peoples, ideas, and their struggles.

Time:  Check Website
Venue:  Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
Location:  6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://moa.ubc.ca/amazonia
Categories:   Nature & Outdoors; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; International
May 13/2017
to Sep 24/2017
Toronto, ON
Making Peace
Making Peace is a major public (indoor/outdoor) event that aims to teach the public, especially young people what key elements are necessary to create a 'sustainable peace'; providing an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in bringing about positive change. Activities include a large outdoor photographic exhibition curated by Ashley Woods (formerly with Magnum Photos) that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace.

Making Peace was first produced to mark the centenary of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in 1910.

Opening Event: May 13th, 2PM

Location:  Front Street East into Corktown Common, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://facebook.com/makingpeace
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
May 18/2017
to Sep 31/2017
Toronto, ON
Food in the Park
Stewardship is the act of maintaining or improving a naturalized area, helping to ensure natural areas provide clean water, air, food and shelter. The Food in the Park program will explore connections between stewardship actions and food security through three main program elements: supporting native wild plant populations through direct stewardship actions, foraging for wild edibles, and tending to and harvesting from the Downsview Park education garden.

At Downsview Park, stewardship is fun, easy and meaningful!
• Connect with your food through nature
• Take home free food
• Protect your food through stewardship; give more than you take!

Please check our event page for program details and to RSVP.

Time:  Please check website
Venue:  Downsview Park
Location:  70 Canuck Ave, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://en.downsviewpark.ca/educate/Stewardship
For information contact:  Allison Best - abest (at) clc.ca
Phone:  4169522160
Categories:   Environment; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Farming
Jun 3/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Toronto, ON
1867: Rebellion and Confederation
Gibson House Museum will host the Canadian Museum of History's travelling exhibit: 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the 3 decades leading up to Canada's Confederation. Through graphic panels and images, audio visual and interactive components, visitors can follow the struggles for responsible government and the national discussions that brought Canada into being during a time of social upheaval. Learn about the local Toronto personalities, conditions and events of this era through a parallel exhibit featuring artifacts from the City of Toronto's collection. This exhibit 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.
(Included with regular admission)

Time:  Regular Opening Hours
Venue:  Gibson House Museum
Location:  5172 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.toronto.ca/gibsonhouse
For information contact:  gibsonhouse@toronto.ca.v
Phone:  416-395-7432
Categories:   Museums; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Jun 17/2017
to Nov 19/2017
Toronto, ON
Anishinaabeg: Art & Power
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, a celebration of the beauty, power, and passion of Indigenous art. On display in the Museum’s Third Floor Centre Block. The exhibition explores the history, traditions, and legends of the Anishinaabeg through several hundred years of their art.

The Anishinaabeg are one of North America’s most populous and diverse Indigenous communities, and their art was deeply influenced by their interactions with different communities over time. The exhibition builds on a universal theme of art moving with people, changing in interesting directions as communities intersect.

Time:  10:00AM - 5:30PM
Venue:  Royal Ontario Museum
Location:  100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/anishinaabeg-art-power
Phone:  416.586.8000
Categories:   Native Peoples; Arts & Culture; Museums
Jun 21/2017
to Sep 14/2017
Toronto, ON
Becoming a Board Member Workshop
Learn about the responsibilities and benefits of volunteering on a non-profit's board of directors. $15
Non-profits have a significant impact on Toronto and its residents. They support the community and create innovative ways to alleviate some of the city's most pressing social issues. Board members help to govern and lead non-profits through the strategic opportunities and challenges that arise.
Non-profits need board members with a variety of skills to achieve their organization’s goals. Whatever your professional background, serving as a board member can develop your soft skills and help you learn new ones.

Time:  6:30PM-8:30PM
Venue:  Volunteer Toronto
Location:  344 Bloor St. W. #404, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.volunteertoronto.ca/?page=BoardMember&hhSearchTerms=%22becoming+and+board+and+mem
For information contact:  cec@volunteertoronto.ca
Phone:  416-961-6888
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 2/2017
to Sep 2/2017
Meaford, ON
Meaford & St. Vincent Fair
Light & Heavy , Saddle & Miniature Horse Shows, Poultry & Rabbit, Cattle & Sheep shows, Indoor Crafts, Culinary Arts, Floriculture, Crops,
Photography, Displays, Music, Free Children’s Activity Tent, Amateur Dog Show, Fish racing contest & assortment of Vendors. Feature this year is “The Bubble Zone” with many more events still being planned. Junior Ambassador Program on Wednesday August 30th with Pork Chop BBQ.

Location:  130 Collingwood Street, Meaford, ON
For information contact:  Holly Fiegehen - fiegehen@gmail.com
Phone:  519-794-0574
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Aug 5/2017
to Aug 19/2017
Alnwick/Haldimand, ON
Conscious Minds Camp
Conscious Minds Camp: A cooperative leadership experience created by and for youth and young adults who want to cultivate healthy and resilience communities. CMCamp is a space to ground ourselves in nature and community, visualize the kind of world we want to live in, and strategize how to get there at the individual and collective level. With the guidance of Elders, we play and experiment together, honing in on our individual passions and practicing the skills we need to step more fully into cooperative and respectful living.

Venue:  Cobourg Scout Reserve
Location:  6863 County Rd 45, Alnwick/Haldimand, ON
Website:  http://www.consciousmindscamp.org/
For information contact:  consciousmindscamp@gmail.com
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 9/2017
to Aug 22/2017
NB
BiotaNB 2017
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.Through this project celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary new scientific data will be generated and new species will be documented which will help to inform choices on such issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. These discoveries will be showcased to the Canadian public, wildlife managers, conservation organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to shape conservation decisions and ensure these wild species and spaces remain for generations to come.

Venue:  McAdam: Canoose Flowage and Spednic Lake Protected Natural Areas
Location:  NB
Website:  http://BiobiltzCanada.ca
For information contact:  Elizabeth Gammell
Phone:  613-599-9594 x 215
Categories:   Science & Technology; Environment; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 15/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Norris Point, NL
Writers at Woody Point
Writers at Woody Point, Literary Festival

Friday, August 18
9:30 - Friday Morning with Eva Crocker
2PM -Up Close & Personal: Linden MacIntyre in conversation with Lawrence Hill
4PM - Pub Reading with Noah Richler
8PM - Linden McIntyre & Annie Proulx
Late Night - Traditional Music Session

Saturday, August 19
9:00AM Writers in the Wild
9:30 Saturday Morning with Dennis Lee
2PM Shelagh Rogers Interviews Kathleen Winter
4PM -Pub Reading with Des Walsh
8PM Robert Chafe & Annie Proulx
8PM - Up Close & Personal: Mary Walsh in Conversation with Angela Antle
10PM - Late Night Session at the Legion

Sunday, August 20
Please Visit Website for More Information

Venue:  Woody Point
Location:  Norris Point, NL
Website:  http://www.writersatwoodypoint.com
For information contact:  info@writersatwoodypoint.com
Phone:  +1 (709) 458-3388
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Nature & Outdoors; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 15/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Norris Point, NL
Writers At Woody Point Festival Opening Events
The Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004 and is presented each year to sold-out audiences.
Tuesday, August 15,
8PM Opening Concert

Wednesday, August 16
2PM Ed Riche in Conversation with Noah Richler
8PM Second Opening Concert

Thursday, August 17
9:30AM Thursday Morning with Susan Perly
2PM Up Close & Personal: Annie Proulx in Conversation with Lisa Moore
8PM Eva Crocker, Lisa Moore, Lawrence Hill, Dennis Lee & Ed Riche

Venue:  Woody Point
Location:  Norris Point, NL
Website:  http://www.writersatwoodypoint.com
For information contact:  info@writersatwoodypoint.com
Phone:  +1 (709) 458-3388
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Performing Arts; Nature & Outdoors
Aug 17/2017
to Aug 20/2017
New York City
BDSM Writers Con
This one-of-a-kink conference is for writers and readers! It provides participants with the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences.

BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that’s got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Early-bird registration: $250
Late Registration: $300 (starts August 1, 2017 for NYC)
NO at the door registration!

Location:  New York City
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Aug 17/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Vankleek Hill, ON
Vankleek Hill Fair
Parade, Cattle Shows, Light & Heavy Horse Shows, Horse Pull, Combine & Car Demo Derby, Live Bands, Antique Tractor Pull, Petting Zoo, Firefighter Competition, Homecraft & Horticultural Exhibits, Midway.

Location:  92 Main St West, Vankleek Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.vankleekhillfair.ca
For information contact:  Evelyn Bernique
Phone:  613-678-3760
Categories:   Farming
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 19/2017
Dunville, ON
Dunnville Fair
Demolition Derby, Truck & Tractor Pull, Midway, Kids Activities, Miniature Horse Show , Rabbit Show, Sheep & Goat Shows, Baby Show, Homecrafts, School Fair, Entertainment, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo & Pet Show. Something to Crow About! Come and visit the No. 6 RCAF Museum at the same time!

Location:  536 Port Maitland Rd., Dunville, ON
Website:  http://www.dunnvillefair.ca
For information contact:  Rita Vandervliet
Phone:  905-774-8199
Categories:   Farming
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 19/2017
Melbourne, ON
Melbourne Fair
On Friday August 18th, we will be having our third annual Melbourne Hog Stomp an outdoor country concert.
On Saturday August 19th, we will be having our annual Cattle Show, an Indoor/Outdoor Vendor Market, and other pending events to be announced.

Location:  21888 Melbourne Road, Melbourne, ON
Website:  http://www.melbourneagsociety.com
For information contact:  fair office
Phone:  519-289-5600
Categories:   Farming
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Sarnia, ON
Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering and Toxic Tour
The Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering focuses on the Anishnaabe culture practices towards water teachings. Happening August 19-20 a two day weekend with a full schedule. A free educational, family friendly event welcoming to every walk of earth. We have a responsibility towards our region's fresh water and want to share that with people of all backgrounds.

Please fill out the registration form if you are planning on coming to the Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering ft. Toxic Tour 2017. We will be sticking to Anishnaabe protocol which will be emailed to you after you register - registration begins June 1st

Venue:  Maawn Doosh Gumig
Location:  1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, ON
Website:  http://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/2017/03/31/aamjiwnaang-water-gathering-toxic-tour-2017/
For information contact:  asap1491@gmail.com
Categories:   Native Peoples; Nature & Outdoors; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Shannonville, ON
Mohawk Fair
Weekend Events - Demolition Derby, Traditional Foods, Native Crafts, School Exhibits, Midway, Bingo, Turkey Dinner, Kids Games & Races, Pet Show, Petting Zoo, Old Tyme Contests, Live Entertainment, Classic Car & Shine Show, Horseshoes, and Animal Ehibits.

Location:  1807 York Road, Shannonville, ON
Website:  http://www.mohawkfair.com
For information contact:  Patricia Brant
Phone:  613-396-2132
Categories:   Farming
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Murillo, ON
Murillo Fair
Fun, Frolic & Friends!

Saturday: Dairy Show; Small Animal, Rabbit & Poultry Judging; Horse Show.
Sunday: Horse Gymkhana
Both Days: Ranch Rodeo; Antique Tractor Display & Judging; Chariot Racing & Flat Racing; Exhibit Hall Displays & Demos.; Small Animal Exhibits; Live Entertainment; Vendor Booths & Town Hall Dinners, Select Carnival Rides.
Theme: Competition at it's Best.

Location:  600 Poleline Road, Murillo, ON
Website:  http://www.oliveragriculturalsociety.com
For information contact:  info@murillofair.ca
Categories:   Farming
Aug 18/2017
to Aug 24/2017
Toronto, ON
The Reagan Show
Ronald Reagan incomparably raised the level of staging and performance that go into being the leader of the free world, which we’re seeing today on a grander scale than could have been imagined at the time. Composed of archival footage and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, this remarkable documentary reconstructs the Reagan era almost as if it was a reality TV show. A gun-toting movie hero first and the 40th President of the United States second, Reagan was a born actor. Taking advantage of the wealth of video documentation that accompanied his presidency, The Reagan Show incisively digs into the made-for-TV approach to governing.
Official Selection—Tribeca Film Festival, 2017

"Fascinating look at Reagan." – Screen International

"An irony-laced view of the Reagan years and the birth of made-for-TV governing." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Clever and breathtaking." – Filmmaker Magazine

Time:  Various Times
Venue:  Hot Docs Cinema
Location:  506 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://hotdocscinema.ca/
For information contact:  cinemaboxoffice@hotdocs.ca
Phone:  416.637.3123
Categories:   Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Politics & Political Organizations; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Aug 19/2017
Aurora, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Aurora
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Aurora, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Aurora.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2017
World Humanitarian Day
"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 19/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Cornwall and the Counties
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Cornwall-and-the-Counties.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 19/2017
to Aug 20/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Rideau Lakes
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Rideau-Lakes.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Aug 21/2017
to Aug 23/2017
Toronto, ON
ICCE2017: 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
ICCE2017 committee cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of clean & renewable energy to submit their abstract and attend the ICCE2017. ICCE 2017 provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the participants from industry can promote their products . This is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from universities and institutes to interact with the their colleagues.

ICCE2017 takes place in Toronto, Canada. Toronto is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic CN Tower. ICCE 2017 is an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading scientists, and visit one of the greatest Canadian city.

Venue:  Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
Location:  6257 Airport Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.icce2017.iaemm.com/
For information contact:  ICCE2017@iaemm.com
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 23/2017
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
The United Nations proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). UNESCO is contributing to it through its educational, cultural and scientific programmes so as to promote the contribution of people of African descent to building modern societies and ensuring dignity and equality for all human beings, without distinction.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   International; Labour, Workplace, Unions; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 24/2017
to Aug 25/2017
Toronto, ON
International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'17)
The International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE'17) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to environmental science and engineering. The goal of RTESE'17 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the fields of environmental science and engineering and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Furthermore, selected papers from the conference will be submitted for possible publication in the following journals from Avestia Publishing (publication fees may apply):

- Advances in Renewable Energy (ARE)
- International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation (IJEPR)

Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://www.rtese.com/
For information contact:  info@rtese.com
Phone:  1-613-695-3040
Categories:   Environment; Science & Technology
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Markdale, ON
Markdale Fair
Theme: Canadian Country, Canadian Proud!!
Friday Night: Opening Ceremonies & Ambassador Competition, Classic Car Show.
Saturday: 4-H Achievement & Invitational Calf Shows, Heavy Horse Show, ATV Pull.
Sunday: Heavy Horse Pull, Light Horse Show, Silent Auction closes.
All weekend: Homecraft, Field Crop & Vegetable, Floriculture, and Junior Fair Exhibits, Live Music and Children's Entertainment.

Venue:  King Edward Park
Location:  75 Walker St., Markdale, ON
Website:  http://www.markdalefair.ca
For information contact:  Barb Caswell
Phone:  519-830-7314
Categories:   Farming
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Palmerston, ON
Palmerston Fair
Ambassador Competition (Wed), Taste of Minto (Fri), Farmer's Breakfast (Sat), Tail Gate Garage Sale (Sat), Pet Show (Sat), Baby Show (Sat), Dairy Show (Sat), Kids Zone and Inflatables, Birds of Prey (Sat), Auction of Champions (Sat), Corn Roast with Corn on the Cob Eating Contest (Sat), Dog Agility Show (Sun), Pig Races (Sun).

Location:  205 Cavan St., Palmerston, ON
For information contact:  a-schneid@hotmail.com
Categories:   Farming
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Monteith, ON
Porquis Fair
Inside Entries, Flowers, Crafts, Baking, Photos, Vegetables, Juniors, Baby Show, Pet Show, Horse Show.

Location:  38 Edward St., Monteith, ON
For information contact:  monalmarkd@gmail.com
Categories:   Farming
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Apple Hill, ON
Riceville Fair
Antique Tractor Pull, English & Western Horse Shows, Children's Activities. Homecraft and Children’s Exhibits, Beef Show, Heavy /Light & Mini Horse Shows, 4-H Dairy & Beef Show. Local Entertainment. Street Legal Truck Pull.

Location:  3679 County Road 20, Apple Hill, ON
Website:  http://www.ricevillleagsociety.ca
For information contact:  Corina Shane
Phone:  613-880-5434
Categories:   Farming
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Shannonville, ON
Shannonville Fair
Celebrating our 161th Anniversary, Bringing an Old Time Fair Back, plus Tractor Pulls & Demo Derby, Horse pulls, Silent Auction Celebrity Baking contest and much more, Admission $5.00.

Venue:  Tyendinaga Township (Melrose Recreation Complex)
Location:  363 McFarlane Rd, Shannonville, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/ShannonvilleWorldsFair/
For information contact:  sherwindeborah@yahoo.ca
Phone:  477-2485
Categories:   Farming
Aug 25/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Southwold, ON
Shedden Fair
Breakfast, Livestock Shows, Midway, Demo Derby, Exhibits, Activities for Children, Music On the Grounds.

Location:  35921 Talbot Line, Southwold, ON
Website:  http://www.sheddenfair.com
For information contact:  Shirley Longhurst
Phone:  519-764-2939
Categories:   Farming
Aug 26/2017
Emsdale, ON
Emsdale Fair
Light and Heavy Draft Pull, English and Western Horse Shows, Cattle, Rabbits, Poultry, Parade, Baby Show, Live Bands, Petting Zoo, Vendors, Exhibits, Games and Contests.

Location:  32 Joseph St. Hwy 592, Emsdale, ON
Website:  http://www.emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com
For information contact:  info@emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com
Phone:  705-636-5659
Categories:   Farming
Aug 26/2017
Seguin, ON
Rosseau Fair
Parade, Exhibits, Children’s Races, Fiddle Band Entertainment, Nail Driving and Log Sawing Competitions, Local Craft Vendors.

Location:  274 Star Lake Rd, Seguin, ON
Website:  http://www.rosseaufallfair.ca
For information contact:  Kim Stahls
Phone:  705-732-1664
Categories:   Farming
Aug 26/2017
to Aug 27/2017
Maberly, ON
Maberly Fair
The Maberly Fair is an annual one-day Agricultural Fair which features horse shows and competitions, the famous Zucchini Race, live entertainment and lots of other games and exhibits. The Fair began in 1882, and it is brought to you by the Maberly Agricultural Society.

Location:  4884 Bolingbroke Rd, Maberly, ON
For information contact:  Rosetta McInnes
Phone:  613-268-2548
Categories:   Farming
Aug 26/2017
to Aug 28/2017
Teeswater, ON
Teeswater Fair
Friday: ATV Pulls, G.stand Entertainment, Under the Tent entertainment
Saturday: Truck Pulls, Semi Drags. 4-H Regional Beef Show and Jackpot Beef Show, Team Penning, Live Band under the tent, Kidz Zone activities (Sat & Sun).
Sunday: Open Horse Show, Fireman's Breakfast, Church Service, Antique Car Show, Antique Tractor Pulls, Pie/Cake auction, Ham/Beef BBQ. Lots of fun for all ages - different events all 3 days!

Location:  64 Gordon St. E., Teeswater, ON
Website:  http://www.teeswaterfair.org
For information contact:  Kathie Emke
Phone:  519-392-8100
Categories:   Farming
Aug 27/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Burning Man
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome

Time:  All Day
Venue:  Black Rock Desert
Website:  http://burningman.org/event/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Environment; Media, Entertainment, News, Communications
Aug 29/2017
International Day against Nuclear Tests
Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Early on, having nuclear weapons was a measure of scientific sophistication or military might. Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of today’s nuclear weapons which are far more powerful and destructive. Subsequent incidents world-wide have provided compelling reasons for the need to observe the International Day against Nuclear Tests - a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim to capture the world’s attention and underscore the need for a unified attempt in preventing further nuclear weapons testing.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Science & Technology
Aug 30/2017
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
"On this International Day, I call on States to acknowledge that family members and friends of the disappeared are also victims, and to guarantee their right to full protection from any form of reprisals. Let us all show solidarity with the victims and their relatives as they strive to realize their right for truth and justice.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disappearancesday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Aug 30/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Montreal, QC
Montreal Fetish Weekend
6 Days and Nights of Non-Stop Fetish Fun !

Unlike anything else in the world. The MONTREAL FETISH WEEKEND is a true city celebration, an event where you are the star of a fabulous international fetish holiday!

From fantasy-themed events to beautiful play scenes, fashion, expo, demos, workshops, dinning and an incredible fetish photo walk, all events are located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown gay village. A true city-celebration of alternate lifestyle and diversity!

Why stay within closed doors? Montreal welcomes you to a grand celebration of Fetish Pride. All venues and events are walking distance from the host hotel. At the Montreal Fetish Weekend we make sure that everyone feels welcome. Our aim is to be the friendliest and most hospitable event!

From rising talents, international models, designers and pervy partyers, the event is optimized to make the most of its urban setting featuring daytime happenings set in its surrounding park, water fountain areas and the Village’s pedestrian street. Montreal embraces our diversity unlike any city full-on fetish happenings such as the Mode en Folie street fashion shows, kinky picnic and rope bondage presentations!

This year WE CELEBRATE MONTREAL’S 375TH ANNIVERSARY …a not to be missed event where life-lasting friendships are always made!

Location:  Montreal, QC
Website:  http://montrealfetishweekend.com/
Categories:   Sexuality
Aug 31/2017
to Sep 1/2017
Paris, ON
Paris Fair
Livestock Shows – Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Horse Shows, Quarter, Cutting,Western, Heavy, Jumpers, Agricultural Awareness, Homecraft Exhibits, Commercial Vendors, Campbell Amusements, Grandstand Entertainment, Demolition Derbies, Country Music.

Location:  139 Silver St., Paris, ON
Website:  http://parisfair.com
For information contact:  David Nash
Phone:  519-442-2823
Categories:   Farming
Aug 31/2017
to Sep 1/2017
Belleville, ON
Quinte Exhibition
Horse Shows, Dairy & Beef Shows, Midway, Agricultural Displays, Demolition Derby, Grandstand Entertainment, Truck & Tractor Pull, 4-H, Horse Pulls and Much Much More.

Location:  18 Yeoman Street, Belleville, ON
Website:  http://www.qer.ca
For information contact:  Marty Cousins
Phone:  613-968-3266
Categories:   Farming
Aug 31/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Shawville, QC
Shawville Fair
Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, Midway, Entertainment, Demo Derby, Cattle & Horse Shows, Horse Pull.

Location:  215 Lang St., Shawville, QC
Website:  http://www.shawvillefair.ca
For information contact:  Heather Grant
Phone:  819-647-3213
Categories:   Farming
Sep 1/2017
Dresboro, ON
Desboro Agricultural Fair
Antique Tractors & Cars, Parade, Homecraft Displays,Musical Entertainment, Carnival Tent, Special Events for All Ages, , Pie & Food Booths, School Fair, 4-H Potato & 4-H Calf Clubs, 4-H Invitational Show, Old McDonald Farm

Location:  Grey County Rd 40, Dresboro, ON
Website:  http://www.desborofallfair.ca
For information contact:  Eleanor Baker
Phone:  (519)-794-3586
Categories:   Farming
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 2/2017
Centreville, ON
Centreville Fair
Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, Live Entertainment, Family Fun Zone, Learning Barn, Horse Show, Cattle Show, Goat Show, Poultry Exhibits, Horse Racing, Heavy Horse Pull, Kid’s Events, Antique Tractors/Cars and Vendor Alley.

Location:  26 Lake Road, Centreville, ON
Website:  http://centrevillefair.ca
For information contact:  centrevillefair@gmail.com
Categories:   Farming
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 2/2017
Matheson, ON
Matheson & District Fair
Fair Queen Pageant, Fair Parade, Small Animals, Air Bouncers, Games For Children, Music By Toe Tappers, Auction, Horseshoes.

Time:  Matheson & District Agricultural Society
Location:  Junction Hwy 101 & Hwy 11 - Beside Bel-Air Motel, Matheson, ON
For information contact:  Kay Pepper - lindsay@bbn.ca
Phone:  705-273-2688 / 705-273-2647 Fa
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Children & Youth
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Durham, ON
Durham Fair
Theme: Pioneer Days to Modern Ways

Friday: Homecraft Judging, Official Opening, Fun Factory, Senior & Junior Ambassador Competition, & Dessert Auction
Saturday: Parade, 4-H Cattle & Sheep, English/Western Horse, Homecraft & Field Crops Displays, Pet Show, Excavator Operator Competition, Fun Factory & More
Sunday: Antique Tractor Pull, Church Service & Luncheon.

Venue:  Durham Community Centre
Location:  451 Saddler Street West, Durham, ON
Website:  http://www.durhamfallfair.ca
For information contact:  Carolin Banjavcic - durhamagsociety@durhamfallfair.ca
Phone:  519-378-6562
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Kincardine, ON
Kincardine Fair
A Small Community Fair In a Beautiful Town With an Emphasis on Youth Involvement, 4-H Clubs, School Displays, Saddle Horses, Beef & Dairy Cattle. Homecraft, Local Entertainment.

Venue:  Connaught Park
Location:  133 Broadway St, Kincardine, ON
Website:  http://www.kincardineagsocietyfallfair.com
For information contact:  whiter@hurontel.on.ca
Phone:  519-396-3393
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Children & Youth
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Kinmount, ON
Kinmount Fair
Trailer Park Camping, Horse Pulls, Demo Derby, Truck/Tractor Pull, Stage Show, Amateur Show, Midway, Parade, Pioneer Exhibit, Homecrafts, Agricultural Exhibits, Livestock Shows, Dances, and Vendors.

Venue:  Kinmount Fair
Location:  Highway 503 & Reid St, Kinmount, ON
Website:  http://www.kinmountfair.net/
For information contact:  Tracey Dettman - info@kinmountfair.net
Phone:  705-488-2871
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Magnetawan, ON
Magnetawan Fair
Celebrating 140th Years, Needlework, Culinary Arts, Kid Games, Music Entertainers, 40+ Vendors, Antique Cars & Tractors, Pet Show (Sept 1), Fall Fair Day (Sept 2), Ecumenical (Sept 3), Livestock, Displays, Homecraft Exhibits ... plus so much more!

Venue:  Magnetawan Fair
Location:  4304 Hwy. 520, Magnetawan, ON
Website:  http://magnetawanagriculturalsociety.webs.com/
For information contact:  magnetawanfair@gmail.com
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Marmora, ON
Marmora Fair
Big Entertainment on Friday Night (Roberta Haynes) with Cope Amusement partnering with us this year. Saturday brings Homecraft (Polly Sprung) of Baking, floral and vegetable displays along with local talent in the arts and photography, Competitions threw out the day. Many Horse Competitions (Connie Wood) Saturday and Sunday, Horse, and Pony Show, English and Western. The Executioner Sled Team is Back (Kim Ferguson), along with the OXC. Saturday night we will have our Demolition Derby (Rod Phillips). We have many Vendors booked and are always looking for more. For the Children, we have the Saturday competitions for the young ins and the Kiddie Tractor Pull and Petting Zoo. We hope to see you there.

Venue:  Marmora Fair
Location:  31 Victoria Ave. N., off Hwy 7, Street behind arena., Marmora, ON
Website:  http://www.facebook.com/Marmorafairboard/
For information contact:  Marg Kitchen - marmorafairboard@gmail.com
Phone:  613-472-1353
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Mono, ON
Orangeville Fair
Homecraft, Youth, Vegetable & Fruit, Field Crops Competitions; Livestock, Horses, 4-H Beef & Dairy, Goat & Sheep Competitions; Classic Car Show; Demo Derby & Lawn Tractor Races; Heavy Horse & Truck & Tractor Pulls, Ag Awareness & Antique Displays & Demo; Midway & Grounds Entertainment; Horseshoe Pitch Competition; Kids` Tractor Pull; Craft & Food Vendors; Local Business Participation.

Venue:  Orangeville Fairgrounds
Location:  247090 Side Rd 5, Mono, ON
Website:  http://www.orangevillefairgrounds.ca
For information contact:  admin@orangevillefairgrounds.ca
Phone:  519-942-9597
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Mitchell, ON
the 163rd Mitchell Fair
Ambassador Competition, Hospitality Gardens, Demo Derby, Heavy Horse Show, Pork Chop Supper, Church Service, Magical Midway, Parade at Noon Saturday, "Mud Men" Outdoor Dance

The 163rd fair theme is “Crystal Palace Centenary”, so, as well as building upgrades, the Agricultural Society is also celebrating the generations of families that have dedicated many years of service to their community by generously donating their time and talents to keeping the Mitchell & District Agricultural Society a strong and vibrant entity.

Our September 1-3, 2017 Mitchell Fair promises many new attractions and activities for the young and young-at-heart with some of the most popular previous acts returning to delight all! Join us at the fair!

Venue:  Mitchell Fair
Location:  Wellington & Waterloo St Fairgrounds, Mitchell, ON
Website:  http://mitchellfair.com/
For information contact:  Janet Williamson - secretary@mitchellfair.com
Phone:  519-272-7976
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Perth, ON
Perth Fair
Demo Derby, Entertainment, Homecraft Exhibits, Commercial Exhibits, Agricultural Education, Horse & Cattle Shows, Dog Obedience & Agility, Children's Games & Activities, Midway and more!

Venue:  Perth Fair
Location:  50 Arthur Street, Perth, ON
Website:  http://www.perthfair.com
For information contact:  Barb Keith - office@perthfair.com
Phone:  613-267-4104
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture
Sep 1/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Newington, ON
Stormont County Fair
150th Anniversary Celebrations/Displays, Blue-Greys, Fireworks, Demo Derby, Ball Tournament, Parade/Classic Autos, Baby Show, Bingo, Dugout (Beer Garden with entertainment –Ambush), Heavy/Miniature/Light (English/Western) Horse Show, Holstein, Jersey &Beef Shows, Sheep Shearing, Homecrafts, Field Crops, Culinary Arts, Domestic Manufacturing, Flowers, Vegetables, Junior, Education, 4-H Achievement, Talent Search, Antique/Modern Agricultural Machinery Display, Horse Drawing Competition, Various Entertainment for Young and Old, Wrestling, Power Wheels Derby, Pedal Tractor Pull, Church Service, Midway, variety of Concessions/displays.

Venue:  23 Fairgrounds Dr. or 3666 County Rd 14
Location:  Newington, ON
Website:  http://www.stormontfair.ca
For information contact:  Barbara-Ann Glaude - info@stormontfair.ca
Phone:  613-703-9122 or 613-861-9080
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture
Sep 2/2017
Iron Bridge, ON
Iron Bridge Fair
Highlights: Science North Exhibit, parade at 12:30, vendors, Northern Maple the Cow, Homecraft displays and lots of fun for the whole family

Venue:  Chiblow Lake Road Arena
Location:  1 Chiblow Lake Road, Iron Bridge, ON
For information contact:  Elaine Leslie - ibasociety9@gmail.com
Phone:  05-843-0425
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 2/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Desboro, ON
158th Desboro Fall Fair
Antique Tractors & Cars, Parade, Homecraft Displays,Musical Entertainment, Carnival Tent, Special Events for All Ages, , Pie & Food Booths, School Fair, 4-H Potato & 4-H Calf Clubs, 4-H Invitational Show, Old McDonald Farm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd - First Day
ADMISSION: Adults $2.00 (including members)
Children under 12 free

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd - Second Day
ADMISSION: Adults $5.00; Students with cards $3.00
Members (with cards) and Children under 12 Free

Venue:  Desboro Arena
Location:  Grey County Rd 40, Desboro, ON
Website:  http://www.desborofallfair.ca
For information contact:  Eleanor Baker - lanelacres@bmts.com
Phone:  (519)-794-3586
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 2/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Powassan, ON
Powassan 122nd Fall Fair
Celebrating 122 Years. Affordable Family Fun and Entertainment: Parade, Children's Races and Games, Scavenger Hunt, Vendors, Heavy Horse Pulls Demolition Derby, Poultry Show and Farm Animal Pets. Local Musicians. Inflatable fun. Fair prize books and vendor applications available on website. Adult membership fee $5.00. Weekend Bingo, Penny Sale and Nevada tickets with proceeds going to youth prize money and events/attractions. Other attractions to be announced.

Location:  55 FairView Lane, Powassan, ON
Website:  http://www.powassanfallfair.com/
For information contact:  Wanda Aultman - jra@onlink.net or Isabel Topps - cuzinit@bell.net
Phone:  705-724-3141
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 2/2017
to Sep 3/2017
Parry Sound, ON
The 2017 Annual Foley Fall Fair
Midway, Famous Foley Beef on a Bun. Wrestling, Horse Show (30)

Time:  Foley Fall Fair, District of Parry Sound
Venue:  Foley Fall Fair
Location:  60 Rankin Lake Rd, Parry Sound, ON
Website:  http://foleyagriculturalsociety.ca
For information contact:  Janet Borneman- jborneman@vianet.ca
Phone:  (705)378-1438
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 2/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Port Perry, ON
The 2017 Port Perry Fair
Family Rodeo, Horse & Cattle Shows, 4-H Beef & Dairy, Demo Derby, Truck & Tractor Pull, Full Rodeo, Country & Western Concerts, Midway, Fiddle Contest, Junior Fair and Homecraft.
ADMISSION PRICES
Adult (14 or over) $12 per day
Adult Weekend Pass $30 (All weekend INCLUDING concert!)
Child (5-13 years) $5 per day
Child Weekend Pass $10
Pre-schoolers (4 and under) FREE
Parking $3 per day
*Prices subject to change without notice

Time:  12pm
Location:  15865 Old Simcoe Rd, Port Perry, ON
Website:  http://www.portperryfair.com
For information contact:  secretaryppfair@powergate.ca
Phone:  905-985 -0962
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 3/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Burks Falls, ON
Burk's Falls Fair
Heavy Horse Show and Heavy Horse Pull, English and Western Horse Show, Poultry, and Rabbit Exhibits, Displays, Crafts Baking Vegetable Exhibits, Vendors, Concessions, Chain-Saw Wood Carving, Entertainment, Children’s Games Area. Midway Rides (Sponsored by the 3 local Townships). Lots to Do & See for the Family. Come celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with us.

Location:  220 Centre Street, Burks Falls, ON
Website:  http://www.arbfas.ca
For information contact:  Dianne James - diannejames@hotmail.com
Phone:  289-241-3152
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 3/2017
to Sep 4/2017
Kakabeka Falls, ON
Hymers Fair
Agricultural Displays, Small Animals, Beef & Dairy Shows, Hunter & Jumper Horse Shows, Blacksmith Demonstrations, "Tired Iron" Club display of antique engines and equipment, Exhibit Hall for Crafts, Fruits, Vegetables, Live Entertainment on two stages, Free childrens playground and games, Artisans, Concessions, Displays, Farmers Market, and Commercial Vendors.
Pit BBQed Roast Beef Dinner on Sunday, Traditional Turkey Dinner on Monday.
Download the Vendor package, Prize Book and entry form from our website.

Location:  47 Hymers Fair Drive, Kakabeka Falls, ON
Website:  http://www.hymersfair.com/
For information contact:  Debbie Hoover - info@hymersfair.com
Phone:  807-475-8586
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture
Sep 5/2017
International Day of Charity
On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all Member States and all international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/
Categories:   Education; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 6/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Renfrew, ON
Renfrew Fair
Cattle & Horse shows, Midway, Demolition Derby, Agricultural Awareness Building, Live Entertainment daily, Horse Pull, Homecraft, Beef, Sheep & Swine Show & Auction Sale, 4-H County Championship Shows.
DAILY
Adults (17 & over) $10.00
Children (7 to 16) $5.00
Children 6 & Under FREE

ADVANCE SALE $40.00 for 5 admissions, Savings of $10.00
Available until Wednesday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m.
FAMILY DAY - Thursday, September 7
Free admission to 16 years and Under All Day
*HST Included in all prices

Location:  115 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Renfrew, ON
Website:  http://www.renfrewfair.com
For information contact:  Judy Dobec - contact@renfrewfair.com
Phone:  613-432-5331
Categories:   Farming; Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 8/2017
Englehart, ON
Englehart Fair
Highlights:
Road Race
Petting Farm
Pony Rides
Food & Games
Rebekah Harvest Dinner
Fall Fair Parade
Sheep & Goat Shows
Baby Show
Pet Show
Live Entertainment

Venue:  Community Complex
Location:  7th Avenue and 4th Street, Englehart, ON
For information contact:  Bruce Wilson - tywilson@ntl.sympatico.ca
Phone:  705-544-8024
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 9/2017
Owen Sound, ON
165th Owen Sound Fall Fair
This year's Fair offers much more....

Baby Show
Owen Sound Best Driver Rodeo
Beef Jackpot Show
Children's Activity Tent
and all our other usual events such as
Homecraft Show and 20th Annual Quilt Show
Dairy, Beef, Miniature Horse and Sheep Shows
and of course our Antique Tractor Pull, Local Truck Pulls
and our Demolition Derby
as well as a fabulous Midway presented by Albion Amusement.

Venue:  Victoria Park
Location:  700 10th St. East, Owen Sound, ON
Website:  http://owensoundfallfair.com/
For information contact:  info@owensoundfallfair.com
Phone:  519-371-1720
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Orono, ON
165th Orono Fair
Thursday: Official Opening, Ambassador of the Fair Competition, Demo Cross, Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits.
Friday: Horse Pulls, Concert, Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits, Fiddle Competition.
Saturday: Tractor Pull, Fair Parade, Fair Idol Competition, Special Attractions, Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits.
Sunday: Demolition Derby, Special Attractions, Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits.
*ONLY SERVICE DOGS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS

Venue:  Orono Fair
Location:  Exit Hwy 35/115 at Main St., Orono, ON
Website:  http://www.oronofair.com/
For information contact:  Valerie Vanschagen - info@oronofair.com
Phone:  905-983-9510
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Cambridge, ON
178th Cambridge Fall Fair
Highlights: 4-H Show Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits in Dickson Center, Baby Show, Campbell Amusements Midway, Local and Live Entertainment, Beer Garden , Walk-around Entertainment, 2 days of Demolition Derby, Cambridge Fair Market Place Full of Commercial Exhibitors and Vendors

Venue:  Dickson Park
Location:  30 Park Hill, Cambridge, ON
Website:  http://www.thefallfair.com
For information contact:  Chris Chapelle - thecambridgefallfair@hotmail.com
Phone:  519-404-3765
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Russell, ON
Russell Fair
Highlights: Harvesting excitement for 158 years. Live Adult & Children’s Entertainment, Craft Beer Festival, Demo Derby, Fall Cutting Horse Show, Robertson Amusements Midway & more, something for all ages!

Location:  1076 Concession St., Russell, ON
Website:  http://russellfair.com
For information contact:  Anna Roberts - info@russellfair.com
Phone:  613-445-1742
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Spencerville, ON
Spencerville Fair
Highlights: Little Sir/Little Miss, Junior Ambassador and Ambassador Competitions, Barn of Learning, Talent Show, Family Shows, Live Concerts, 4-H Show, Cattle, Dairy Goat, Sheep & Poultry Shows, Children's Pony Show, Western Game Show, Heavy & Light Horse Show, School & Junior Exhibits, Homecraft Exhibits, Demolition Derby, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Petting Zoo, Robertson Amusements Midway.

Location:  22 Ryan Street, Spencerville, ON
Website:  http://www.spencervillefair.ca/
For information contact:  Dorothy Seeley - info@spencervillefair.ca
Phone:  613-925-4385
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 7/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Grassie (West Lincoln), ON
West Niagara Fair
Highlights: Join us at our new fairgrounds for a fun filled, family focused weekend of Agricultural Awareness events including Livestock Shows, Kidz Zone and Petting Zoo, Antique Tractor Show and Pulls; 2 Demolition Derbies; Homecraft & School Displays; 4-H & Youth Competitions; Family Musical and other Entertainment; Midway; Commercial Exhibits and mouthwatering fair food!
Like us on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/westniagarafair

Location:  7402 Mud Street, Grassie (West Lincoln), ON
Website:  http://www.westniagarafair.ca/site/home
For information contact:  anita@westniagarafair.ca
Phone:  905-309-9939
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 9/2017
Guelph, ON
Aberfoyle Fair
Highlights:
Theme: Fun For Everyone.
Friday Night: Tractor Pull.
Saturday: Horses, Cattle and Sheep, Extensive Homecraft, Local Entertainment, Special Children’s Activities, Dance

Venue:  Puslinch Community Centre
Location:  Guelph, ON
Website:  http://www.aberfoyleagriculturalsociety.com/
For information contact:  Dorothy Grasett - dgrasett@rogers.com
Phone:  519-265-4815
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 9/2017
Thornbury, ON
Beaver Valley Fair
Highlights: Youth Talent Show, Live Music, Sheep Show, Horse Shows, Pet Show, Lawn Mower Pull, Petting Zoo, Homecrafts, Baking, Fruit & Vegetables, Field Crops, Antiques and More.

Time:  9:00 am, Friday, September 8
Location:  81 Victoria Street, Thornbury, ON
Website:  http://www.beavervalleyfallfair.ca
For information contact:  Stella Zahradnik - stella.zahradnik@gmail.com
Phone:  519-599-2477
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets; Farming
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 9/2017
Chesley, ON
Chesley Fair
Highlights: English & Western Saddle Horse Show, Dressage Horse Show, 4-H Llama & Rabbit Shows, Demonstrations including Poultry, Reptiles, Exotic Animals, Sheep Shearing, Spinning & Weaving, Ambassador Competition, Special Children’s Area with Entertainment, Games, Pet Show and Tractor Pull, Musical Entertainment, Agricultural & Homecraft Exhibits, Live Auction of Prize Winning Baked Goods & Preserves, Silent Auction, Bossy Bingo & Cash Draw, Café & Lunch Booth.

Venue:  Chesley Community Centre
Location:  4th Ave. S.E., Chesley, ON
Website:  http://chesleyagsociety.ca/
For information contact:  Woodrow Reid - chesleyagsociety@rogers.com
Phone:  519-270-5549
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 9/2017
Cochrane, ON
Cochrane Fair
Highlights: Homecrafts, Children’s Activities, Livestock & Small Animals, Entertainment, Horses, Farmers Market (Saturday Morning), Auction, Horse Pull (Saturday)

Venue:  Fall Fair Grounds
Location:  Corner of 7th Street & 1st Avenue, Cochrane, ON
Website:  http://www.cochraneontario.com/events/
For information contact:  Sophie Moreau - rosy_1_ca@hotmail.com
Phone:  705-272-5307
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 9/2017
South River, ON
South River-Machar Fair
Highlights:

Friday Night: Opening Ceremonies, Variety Show, Hall Exhibits, Concessions & Food.
Saturday: Western, Light Horse Show (same day pay out), Heavy Horse Pull, Parade, Lumberjack Competitions,, Exhibits in Hall, Poultry Show, Livestock Displays, Concessions, Entertainment, Inflatables, Children’s Games & Activities and Food.

Venue:  South River Community Centre
Location:  1A Lincoln Ave (West off Hwy 124 & Ottawa Ave), South River, ON
For information contact:  Dale D'Allaire - srmasff@gmail.com
Phone:  705-386-0324
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Arthur, ON
Arthur Fair
Highlights:

Parade, Ambassador Competition, Homecrafts, 4-H Livestock Shows, Inflatables for All Ages, Welsh & Sport Pony Show, Western Horse Show, Lawn Tractor Pull, Children’s Activities, Kick-Off Beef BBQ and much more.

Theme: “Milestones - celebrating Canada's 150th & Well. Cty. 4-H's 100th”

Venue:  Arthur Community Centre
Location:  158 Domville St., Arthur, ON
Website:  http://www.arthurfallfair.com/
For information contact:  Jenny Bodz - arthurfallfair@gmail.com
Phone:  519-362-0597
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Bruce Mines, ON
Bruce Mines
Highlights: Vegetable Displays, Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Light and Heavy Horse Shows, Baking, Canning and Crafts. Opening Ceremonies (9), Dance, Demolition Derby, Light Horse & Tractor Pull and Heavy Horse Pull.
Admission is $5.00 ($10.00 for the derby).
Elementary school students – free

Location:  Off Hwy 17 at Intersection 17 & 638, Bruce Mines, ON
For information contact:  Arliss Klazinga - arlissklazinga@yahoo.ca
Phone:  705-785-3268
Categories:   Animals & Pets; Arts & Culture; Farming
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Dundalk, ON
Dundalk Fair
Highlights:

Theme: Red White & Farmin’.
Friday: Judging and Ambassador Competition.
Saturday: Dog Agility Show, Truck and Antique Tractor Pulls, Farmers Olympics, Canadian Open Square Dancing, Step Dancing & Clogging Competition.
Sunday: Lawnmower Races and Derby.

Location:  590 main St East (off Hwy 10 & Grey Rd. 9), Dundalk, ON
Website:  http://www.dundalkfair.com
For information contact:  Kimberley Stacey - lodalk@hotmail.com
Phone:  519-278-1615
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Farming; Animals & Pets
Sep 8/2017
to Sep 10/2017
Tavistock, ON
Tavistock Fair
Highlights: Ambassador Competition, Horse, Cattle, Hunter & Jumper shows, Local Talent show, Pet Show, Lawn Tractor Races, Antique Car & Tractor Show, Silent Auction, Tug of war , Inflatables.

Time:  5:00 pm, September 8
Venue:  Queen's Park
Location:  Adam & Maria Street, Tavistock, ON
Website:  http://tavistockfallfair.com/events/
For information contact:  Mona Eichmann - Mona.Eichmann@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Phone:  519-462-2303
Categories:   Farming; Arts & Culture; Animals & Pets
Sep 9/2017
to Sep 15/2017
Vancouver, BC
World Environmental Education Congress - WEEC 2017
The 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15, 2017. The title of the Congress is CulturEnvironment: Weaving new connections. The Organizing Committee for the congress is BC’s Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) in cooperation with the WEEC Permanent Secretariat.

Hosted by SFU, the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) is a collaborative of researchers and practitioners committed to high quality environmental and sustainability learning in British Columbia. Our members come from a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, community groups, non-profit organizations, and provincial and regional governments.
The organizing committee in 2017 will embrace different approaches in both the conceptualization and implementation of EE worldwide.
Our theme in 2017 is Culture/Environment. This focuses on the multidisciplinarity nature of the congress and a developing view that Culture and Environment are inseperable and may even arise from within each other. Such a theme of environmentalism underscores a need to abandon notions that everything is measurable or under human control. The real paradigm of environmental thinking is uncertainty in the ways forward vs. the idea that ‘progress’ is unavoidable. Cultural change is also the necessary condition/requirement to rebuild and reinvent our relation with nature and live sustainably. Therefore, with this call for papers we promote NETWORK/ACTION/COALITION.

Location:  Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.environmental-education.org/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; Environment
Sep 12/2017
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
"As we mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, let us reaffirm our commitment to this invaluable means of achieving sustainable development and improving the lives of billions of people in the global South and beyond."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the UN Day of South-South Cooperation

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/southcooperationday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 14/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Darlington MD USA
The Crossroads
When we say kink is sacred, we really mean it!

Meet us at THE Crossroads to explore the darker side of sacred sexuality. From the same folks who bring you THE Beltane: A Sacred Sexuality Event, comes THE Crossroads: Where the Sacred and Profane Meet. Here, you can explore the places where spirituality and sexuality overlap, pushing the edges of the comfortable to find the places where the thrill may lie.

​Step outside of the everyday and look at your relationships in a whole new way. Explore bondage, power exchange, ordeal, sensual torture and all manner of dark delights. Come to THE Crossroads to find your own way. Choose your own path. Each day, choose from a variety of workshops. Each night, select a ritual or other experience to delve into. The choice is yours.

Location:  Darlington MD USA
Website:  http://www.turtlehilleventco.com/the-crossroads.html
Categories:   Religious; Sexuality
Sep 15/2017
International Day of Democracy
"The implementation of the Goals must be underpinned by a strong and active civil society that includes the weak and the marginalized. We must defend civil society's freedom to operate and do this essential job. On this International Day of Democracy, let us rededicate ourselves to democracy and dignity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Sep 16/2017
to May 17/2017
Washington, D.C.
People's Congress of Resistance
The United States Congress does not represent the people who live and work in the United States. Given the threat posed by the Trump regime, the people must take matters into our own hands, together, and claim the power we already have.

The Trump regime is threatening to destroy the social, civil, economic, and environmental reforms achieved at great cost from decades of grassroots struggles. It plans to intensify the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top, while scapegoating the most vulnerable. This is an agenda of capitalism without restraints in which the government helps Wall Street and corporate elites loot the rest of society.

Build a new People’s Congress of Resistance from the grassroots. No collaboration or compromise with the Trump Agenda! We will resist and resist and resist — until we overcome.

Venue:  Blackburn Center at Howard University
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Website:  http://www.congressofresistance.org/
Categories:   Politics & Political Organizations; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - East Elgin
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/East-Elgin.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Quinte West
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Quinte-West.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Belleville and District
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Belleville-and-District.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
"On this International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, let us remember how much has already been accomplished, and commit to do more to protect our atmosphere. By working together, we can build a safer, healthier, more prosperous and resilient world for all people while protecting our planet, our only home."

Secretary-General's Message on the International Day
for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Sep 16/2017
Halifax, NS
The Word On The Street, Halifax
For the past twenty years Word on the Street Halifax has been a community driven initiative providing an opportunity for authors, publishers, book sellers, aspiring writers and readers to join together to increase awareness of the importance of reading and writing skills, in addition to encouraging discussion on the value of literature and literacy.

There is no cost to attend the Festival, it is open to people of all ages, and we encourage you to visit the various author presentations, meet with publishers and booksellers. If you are an aspiring writer why not make it a point to “Pitch the Publisher!”

Word of the Street Halifax is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the written and spoken word.

Time:  10AM - 4PM
Venue:  Halifax Central Library
Location:  Halifax, NS
Website:  http://thewordonthestreet.ca
For information contact:  Lesley Dunn - halifax@thewordonthestreet.ca
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Information, Libraries, Research
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Minden Hills
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Minden-Hills.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Carleton Place
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Carleton-Place.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
London, ON
Doors Open Ontario - London
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  London, ON
Website:  http://www.londonculture.ca/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Niagara-on-the-Lake
During Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake, several sites of historical or architectural significance will be open to the public for free.
Come explore the heritage and architecture of this community, including some buildings rarely open to the public.

Location:  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Website:  http://www.notlcanada150.ca/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 16/2017
to Sep 17/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Waterloo Region
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/discoveringtheregion/doorsopenwaterloo.asp?_mid_=17305
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 21/2017
International Day of Peace
"Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
Categories:   International; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Sep 23/2017
Doors Open Ontario - King Township
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/King-Township.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 23/2017
Grimsby, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Grimsby
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Grimsby, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Grimsby.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 23/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Wellington North
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Wellington-North.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 23/2017
Lethbridge, AB
The Word On The Street, Lethbridge
The Word On The Street Festival is growing into a signature event in Southern Alberta, where we present established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, street performers, live music, and a bustling marketplace. We strive to create a festival that represents the diversity of our community, is accessible to all ages, and most importantly is well attended, lively, and fun.
There is always plenty to see and do at Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, and best of all, The Word On The Street and all of its events are FREE!

Time:  11AM - 5PM
Location:  Lethbridge, AB
Website:  http://thewordonthestreet.ca/lethbridge/
For information contact:  word@lethlib.ca
Phone:  403-795-4330
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Information, Libraries, Research; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 24/2017
Saskatoon, SK
The Word On The Street, Saskatoon
Each year in September, in the cities of Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the Canadian written word. Saskatoon became the fifth city to host the festival with a preview event held in 2010. The Word On The Street is Canada’s largest book and magazine festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy its author readings, storytelling, fun activities, and marketplace. All events are free!

Time:  11:00AM-5:00PM
Location:  Saskatoon, SK
Website:  http://thewordonthestreet.ca/saskatoon/
For information contact:  word@lethlib.ca
Phone:  (403) 795-4330
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Information, Libraries, Research
Sep 24/2017
Toronto, ON
The Word On The Street, Toronto
For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 28th festival on September 24, 2017.
Visit http://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/festival/schedule/ for the full schedule of events

Time:  11:00AM-6:00PM
Venue:  Harbourfront Centre
Location:  Toronto, ON
Website:  http://thewordonthestreet.ca/
For information contact:  toronto@thewordonthestreet.ca
Phone:  (416) 504-7241
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 26/2017
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
This Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It also provides an opportunity to educate the public—and their leaders—about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. Commemorating this Day at the United Nations is especially important, given its universal membership and its long experience in grappling with nuclear disarmament issues. It is the right place to address one of humanity’s greatest challenges, achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nuclearweaponelimination/
Categories:   International; Military; Science & Technology
Sep 27/2017
World Tourism Day
Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/tourismday/
Categories:   International; Tourism & Hospitality Industry
Sep 28/2017
World Rabies Day
It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.

28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.

Today, safe and efficacious animal and human vaccines are among the important tools that exist to eliminate human deaths from rabies while awareness is the key driver for success of communities to engage in effective rabies prevention.

Website:  http://www.who.int/rabies/WRD_landing_page/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International
Sep 29/2017
Vancouver, BC
Beyond Words: Kate Evans presents Threads
For British-based cartoonist, artist, activist, and author Kate Evans, the only proper response to the refugee crisis now facing Europe (and the rest of the world) is action. In her latest graphic novel, Threads, she faces the situation head on; telling the stories of those marginalized and unwelcome in today's EU with heartbreaking clarity. The book's compassionate and moving dispatches from the camps that Evans visited in Calais, France, combine reportage and art to bring attention to the squalid conditions faced by people in search of a place to belong.

Alongside projected imagery from Threads and accompanying live music, the evening will feature a moderated talk with the charismatic author whose work The Guardian has called "utterly brilliant."

Time:  7.30pm -
Venue:  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Telus Studio Theatre
Location:  6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC
Website:  http://www.versobooks.com/events/1638-beyond-words-kate-evans-presents-threads
For information contact:  chan.centre@ubc.ca
Phone:  604.822.9197
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language
Sep 29/2017
World Maritime Day
"The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today's global society makes it indispensable to the world, and to meeting the challenge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/maritimeday/
Categories:   International; Transportation & Travel
Sep 30/2017
Burlington, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Burlington
Doors Open Burlington takes place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit our heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations - FREE of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities during the day.

In our city, Doors Open is presented by the Museums of Burlington and is part of Burlington's Culture Days celebrations from September 29 - October 1.

Doors Open is a program of Ontario Heritage Trust. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities.

Location:  Burlington, ON
Website:  http://www.doburlington.com/
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Orillia and Area
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Orillia-and-Area.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Markham, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Markham
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Markham, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Markham.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Oshawa, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Oshawa
Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration that provides a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in cities across Ontario - all free of charge!

Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore different heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa. Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage.

Location:  Oshawa, ON
Website:  http://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/doors-open.asp
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Doors Open Ontario - St. Marys
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/St-Marys.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
Timmins, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Timmins
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Timmins, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Timmins.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
to Oct 1/2017
Brampton, ON
Doors Open Ontario - Brampton
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Location:  Brampton, ON
Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Brampton.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Sep 30/2017
to Oct 1/2017
Doors Open Ontario - Halton Region
From April to October, communities open the doors to some of Ontario's most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! And the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these treasures first-hand.

Website:  http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Halton-Region.aspx
Categories:   Architecture; Arts & Culture
Oct 1/2017
International Day of Older Persons
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons. In 2014, Governments around the world adopted a resolution at the Economic and Social Council that recognized ageism as “the common source of, the justification for and the driving force behind age discrimination.”

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Seniors
Oct 2/2017
International Day of Non-Violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 3/2017
World Habitat Day
"On this World Habitat Day, I urge national and local governments, city planners and communities everywhere to keep “Housing at the Centre”. Guaranteeing dignity and opportunity for all depends on people having access to affordable and adequate housing. I look forward to a successful Habitat III Conference that will help us advance our sustainable development agenda for the benefit of all humankind."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Oct 4/2017
to Oct 10/2017
World Space Week
This year's theme celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race.

By Resolution 54/68 of 6 December 1999, the General Assembly proclaimed World Space Week, to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/spaceweek/
Categories:   International; Science & Technology
Oct 5/2017
World Teachers’ Day
It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff shortages, poor training and low status.

Website:  http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/internationa
Categories:   Education; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 9/2017
World Post Day
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/postday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 10/2017
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide

Website:  http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 11/2017
International Day of the Girl Child
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing girl-focused, girl-relevant and sex-disaggregated data, and using these data to inform key policy and program decisions, can we adequately measure and understand the opportunities and challenges girls face, and identify and track progress towards solutions to their most pressing problems.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women
Oct 13/2017
International Day for Disaster Reduction
The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 15/2017
International Day of Rural Women
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/ruralwomenday/
Categories:   Farming; International; Women
Oct 16/2017
World Food Day
On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system.

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

Website:  http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/home/en/
Categories:   Food & Beverage; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 17/2017
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
"Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights [...] Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/povertyday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 20/2017
World Statistics Day
"On this World Statistics Day, I urge all partners and stakeholders to work together to ensure that the necessary investments are made, adequate technical capacity is built, new data sources are explored and innovative processes are applied to give all countries the comprehensive information systems they need to achieve sustainable development."
Ban Ki-moon
The UN General Assembly decided with resolution 69/282 to celebrate the day every five years from now on.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/statisticsday/
Categories:   Information, Libraries, Research; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
United Nations Day
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/unday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
World Development Information Day
"[...] Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion [...]"

General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/65/141 PDF document)

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday/
Categories:   Communications Industry & Technology; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Oct 24/2017
to Oct 30/2017
Disarmament Week
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disarmamentweek/
Categories:   International; Military; Social Change, Social Justice, Alternatives
Oct 27/2017
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
"The stories told by this heritage are powerful expressions of culture and place, weaving together personal and collective experience, reflecting the search for meaning shared by all. This heritage provides an anchor in a world of change, especially for local communities, providing records of cultural activities, reflecting the great diversity of expressions."

Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/audiovisualday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; International
Oct 31/2017
World Cities Day
"Cities are increasingly the home of humanity. They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/citiesday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 2/2017
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
"I pay tribute to the courage of all media personnel who put their lives on the line for the sake of truth. And I call for immediate action to secure justice in cases where journalists were attacked, harassed or killed."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/journalists/
Categories:   International; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 5/2017
World Tsunami Awareness Day
"Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy price." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/tsunamiday/
Categories:   International; Tourism & Hospitality Industry; Urban Issues, Transit, Housing, Public Space
Nov 6/2017
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
"On this International Day, I urge governments, businesses and citizens around the world to prioritize environmental care and the sustainable management of natural resources for preventing conflict, building peace and promoting lasting prosperity."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/
Categories:   Environment; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 9/2017
Toronto, ON
Canadian Wildlife Federation Goose Gala
The CWF Goose Gala supports Canada's wildlife and wild spaces. Proceeds from the event help ensure a bright future for Canadian wildlife. Thanks to the generosity of corporations and philanthropists, the gala has channeled $500,000 into the CWF Wild by Nature campaign. As we mark Canada's 150th anniversary, the 2017 Goose Gala theme of "Nature for All" reflects our ongoing effort to make nature accessible to Canadians of all ages from sea to sea to sea. This year's feature performer is Alan Doyle. The actor, producer, best-selling author and musician is best-known as lead singer for four-time Juno Award Group of the Year nominees, Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea. Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993. More information, tickets and sponsorship information are available at goosegala.org.

Time:  6-10 pm
Venue:  Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Location:  25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto, ON
Website:  http://goosegala.org
For information contact:  David DeRocco
Phone:  905 975-4672
Categories:   Education; Environment; Performing Arts
Nov 9/2017
to Nov 15/2017
International Week of Science and Peace
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was informed of the preparatory activities and the final summary of events that occurred during the week. The organizers sought to encourage the broadest possible international participation in the observance.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/week.shtml
Categories:   International; Science & Technology; Security
Nov 10/2017
World Science Day for Peace and Development
Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world to recall the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).

The purpose of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/scienceday/
Categories:   International; Science & Technology
Nov 14/2017
World Diabetes Day
"Let us focus both on prevention and strengthening health services so that everyone who has this debilitating disease can receive the support he or she needs." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/diabetesday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 16/2017
International Day for Tolerance
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 17/2017
World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO to honour philosophical reflection in the entire world by opening up free and accessible spaces. Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/philosophyday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; International
Nov 19/2017
World Toilet Day
"Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right — the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the economy." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toiletday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
Africa Industrialization Day
The Day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.

The important contribution of inclusive and sustainable industrialization in helping Africa to overcome its critical development challenges is clearly recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goal 9 calls to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/africaday/
Categories:   Economic Development; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
Universal Children’s Day
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, Universal Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/
Categories:   Children & Youth; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Nov 20/2017
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/trafficvictimsday/
Categories:   Automotive & Cars; Health/Health Care; International
Nov 21/2017
World Television Day
The UN’s TV producers report from locations around the globe – from peacekeeping missions such as South Sudan and Haiti; from political missions in countries like Afghanistan and Colombia; and from the UN’s vast network of operations worldwide.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/televisionday/
Categories:   Arts & Culture; Education; International
Nov 25/2017
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal; Women
Nov 29/2017
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
"This year, the number of demolitions of Palestinian houses and other structures by Israeli forces has doubled, compared to 2015. Gaza remains a humanitarian emergency, with 2 million Palestinians struggling with crumbling infrastructure and a paralyzed economy, and tens of thousands still displaced, awaiting reconstruction of homes destroyed by conflict."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/index.shtml
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 1/2017
World AIDS Day
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic." — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/aidsday/
Categories:   Health/Health Care; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 2/2017
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
"The UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery helps restore the human rights and dignity of thousands of victims and their families by awarding grants to projects providing rehabilitation services. I urge Member States, businesses, private foundation and other donors to increase their contributions. Together, we can accelerate our efforts and rid the world of this heinous practice."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryabolitionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 3/2017
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
"Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/
Categories:   Disability Issues; International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 5/2017
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 5/2017
World Soil Day
"On World Soil Day, I call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/soilday/#
Categories:   Environment; Health/Health Care; International
Dec 7/2017
International Civil Aviation Day
The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in helping States
to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/civilaviationday/index.shtml
Categories:   Aviation & Aerospace; International; Transportation & Travel
Dec 9/2017
International Anti-Corruption Day
"On International Anti-corruption Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to ending the deceit and dishonesty that threaten the 2030 Agenda and our efforts to achieve peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/anticorruptionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 9/2017
International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”).

The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/genocidepreventionday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 10/2017
Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 11/2017
International Mountain Day
Mountains host communities with ancient cultures and traditions, and are places of religious worship, pilgrimage and rituals all over the world. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often traditional lifestyles that determine the way people make a living and subsist.

Mountains are also the sources of springs and rivers and have been revered as the home of deities throughout history.

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday/
Categories:   Environment; International; Nature & Outdoors
Dec 18/2017
International Migrants Day
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Dec 20/2017
International Human Solidarity Day
"Global problems require collective solutions. At a time of divisiveness on many key global issues, from armed conflict to forced migration, people need to turn toward each other in common cause, not away from each other in fear." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Website:  http://www.un.org/en/events/humansolidarityday/
Categories:   International; Human Rights, Law, Legal
Mar 22/2018
to Mar 25/2018
Everett WA
BDSM Writers con
BDSM Writers Con is dedicated to writers and readers of Dominance and submission. We are the ONLY conference in the world to offer writers and readers the ability to discover the complexities of Dominance and submission through workshops, live demos, and fascinating hands-on experiences while you interact with your favorite–and soon-to-be favorite–BDSM authors.

Our host & founder, Dr. Charley Ferrer a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator provides you with the secrets you need to know that's got erotic authors like Cris Anson exploring and the Rolling Stone Magazine taking notice.

Due to the nature of this event, ALL participants must be 19 years of age or older!

Location:  Everett WA
Website:  http://bdsmwriterscon.com/
Categories:   Sexuality; Journalism, Writing, Literary, Language