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Explore Volunteer Opportunities in Canada!

Top 10 Must-See Destinations in Canada for Newcomers

Did you know? Are you thinking of watching Dune 2 in IMAX? Did you know that IMAX, the groundbreaking film format renowned for its immersive experience, was invented in Canada? Developed by Canadian filmmakers Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, and Robert Kerr, IMAX revolutionized the cinema industry with its larger-than-life visuals and unparalleled sound quality. 

The first IMAX film, "Tiger Child," debuted at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, showcasing the potential of this innovative technology. Now, you can witness the legacy of this Canadian innovation by experiencing IMAX in theatres. (watch)

Volunteer Opportunities in Canada

Volunteering isn't just about giving your time; it's about enriching lives, including your own. Canada offers a plethora of opportunities, from the comfort of your home to the heart of your community. 

How can volunteering fit into my lifestyle?
Whether you're a newcomer to Canada or still overseas, there are myriad ways to contribute to your community while accommodating your unique lifestyle. From remote opportunities that allow you to volunteer from the comfort of your home to hands-on projects that align with your interests and availability, volunteering offers a flexible and fulfilling avenue to make a difference.

What kind of volunteering can I do?
Volunteering offers diverse opportunities tailored to your passions and skills, spanning environmental conservation, social justice, education, and healthcare. From leading initiatives to hands-on service, there's an array of roles suited to every interest, whether you're a tech-savvy strategist or a nature enthusiast.

Benefits of volunteering
Engaging in volunteer work provides opportunities to learn new skills, expand your social and professional networks, and enhance your overall well-being. Volunteering has been shown to reduce stress, combat loneliness, and boost self-esteem. Additionally, volunteering can serve as a valuable addition to your resume, demonstrating your commitment to social responsibility and civic engagement.

Finding volunteer opportunities

With a bit of exploration and a whole lot of heart, you'll discover the perfect volunteering opportunity to embark on your journey of making a difference.

As we approach National Volunteer Week (April 14-20) and celebrate this year's theme, "Every Moment Matters," we proudly express gratitude to Canada's 24 million volunteers.

Things To Do Around You:

Step into the enchanting JP Niagara Tulip Experience, opening its gates to the public on April 26th. Immerse yourself in a vibrant sea of one million tulips in 85 varieties. Have a picnic amidst the blooms and serenade your senses with live piano music by the NCJJ Music School. Get tickets

Discover the iconic Richmond Night Market in Metro Vancouver. This year's theme, "Summer Sweet Dragon," promises over 600 global eats, from Tomahawk Flying Cup Noodles to Kimchi Bacon Rolls. Don't miss the excitement starting April 26th! Learn More 

Step into the enchanting world of Disney Animation at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Hosted by Lighthouse Immersive, this immersive experience celebrates Disney's greatest hits like The Lion King and Frozen. On now until April 28th, 2024. Get tickets

Experience the latest in immersive entertainment at Casino Montreal's ARcade! Dive into interactive games projected on the floor—no screens or VR headsets needed. Join the excitement with friends for a unique blend of video games, sports, and fun! Learn More

Welcome spring with open arms at the Halifax Brewery Market's "Hello Spring" event on April 6th! Celebrate the seeds, sun, soil, and the joys of spring. Explore a variety of seed vendors, educational programming, and fun activities for kids. Embrace the season and learn more about gardening and sustainability. Learn More

Get ready for the return of BARKADA MRKT. in Toronto on April 21st at STACKT Market! Browse from over 30 vendors offering unique handmade items, Asian-inspired cuisines, clothing, jewellery, home decor, art, and much more—all under one roof! Learn More

Top 10 Must-See Destinations in Canada for Newcomers

As a newcomer to Canada, you're likely curious to explore the top destinations that make up your new home. From coast to coast, Canada offers a myriad of travel experiences just waiting to be discovered. We've gathered insights from travel experts at Narcity and MTL Blog to craft the ultimate Canadian bucket list of places for you to visit.

Victoria BC - Serenity on Vancouver Island
Escape the hustle and bustle with a trip to Victoria, Canada's quaint English-style city on Vancouver Island. Delight in the elegance of Hatley Castle, wander through the enchanting Butchart Gardens, or enjoy a scenic whale-watching tour along the coast. 

Peggy’s Cove, NS - A Maritime Gem
Immerse yourself in the maritime allure of Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Home to the iconic Peggy's Point Lighthouse, this picturesque fishing village offers rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and postcard-worthy vistas. Spend a day exploring the historic lighthouse, wandering along sandy shores, and soaking in the East Coast ambiance.

Old Quebec City, QC -  A Taste of Europe in Canada
Step back in time with a visit to Old Quebec City, where European charm meets Canadian hospitality. Lose yourself in the cobblestone streets, marvel at 18th-century architecture, and explore charming boutiques along Rue du Petit Champlain. 

Canadian Rockies: Nature's Majesty
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies, a must-see for any visitor to Canada. With five national parks this iconic destination epitomizes the essence of Canadian wilderness. Whether you're exploring Banff's stunning blue lakes or relaxing in Radium's hot springs, the Rockies offer an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature's majesty.

Canada offers a myriad of experiences for first-time visitors. Whether you're craving urban adventures or serene natural beauty, your Canadian escapade awaits.



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Members can save up to $1,2002 per year with Member Benefits – Canada’s #1 Telco rewards program.1

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Canadian Food Influencers We Love to Follow

With a plethora of Canadian food influencers gracing our screens, BYU has curated a list of our top picks to elevate your feed. Join us as we delve into the delectable world of these culinary mavens.

Angela Liddon - @OhSheGlows
With over a million followers across social media platforms, @OhSheGlows, led by Angela Liddon, is a force to be reckoned with in the vegan food sphere. Angela's blog, cookbooks, and apps have garnered a loyal following worldwide, thanks to her mouthwatering vegan recipes that bring ingredients like quinoa, kale, and chia to life in the most drool-worthy manner.

Jessica Emin - @EatWithJessie
Photographer, food stylist, and writer Jessica Emin, known as @EatWithJessie, captivates her audience with her impeccable eye for culinary delights. Based in Halifax, Jessica infuses her content with an East Coast flair, showcasing the vibrant food and wine scene of the region through stunning visuals that leave followers craving more.

Joanna Cismaru - @JoCooks
@JoCooks, helmed by Joanna Cismaru, is a go-to destination for busy moms and home cooks alike. With quick-to-make recipes that don't compromise on flavor, Joanna has amassed over 125k followers on Instagram. Her talent for bringing branded content to life and her renowned brownie recipe are just a few reasons why she's a household name in the food influencer world.

Yolanda Gampp - @HowToCakeIt
Who knew baking cakes could become must-watch content? Yolanda Gampp, from How to Cake It, did. Her #howtocakeit concept has grown from social content to books, online events, and her own product line Check out her YouTube channel to see why her cake creations are captivating audiences worldwide.

Here's what's filming in Toronto in April

Stars from popular series have descended upon Toronto, as filming ramps up for upcoming seasons and new shows. Netflix show, Ginny and Georgia, while the show is set in small-town USA, the series is filmed around Ontario, including in Coburg and Toronto. So keep your eyes peeled for your favorite characters from the show as they grace the streets of Toronto! 

Meanwhile, The Boys gears up for Season 5, with a star-studded cast including Anthony Starr and Karl Urban. Toronto's streets are alive with celebrity sightings and bustling film sets, showcasing the city's vibrant entertainment industry.

Here’s what else is being filmed in Toronto. (Narcity)