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Numerous National Dog Day events planned in Chesterfield

Numerous National Dog Day events planned in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) – As the dog days of summer near an end, Chesterfield County has big plans for National Dog Day on Friday.

Representatives from the county will be out and about at six locations with free swag for your furry family members, as well as opportunities to get professional photos of your pup.

You can visit the following locations during the day:

  • Goyne Park (5300 Ecoff Ave.) – 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Midlothian Mines Amphitheater (13301 N. Woolridge Road) – 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Pack Walk)
  • Rockwood Park (3401 Courthouse Road) – 8:30-10 a.m. (Free dog photos with registration)
  • Harry Daniel Park – Playground/Shelter 3 (6600 Whitepine Road) – 5-6:30 p.m. (Free dog photos with registration)
  • Clover Hill Dog Park (13900 Hull Street Road) – 6-7 p.m.
  • Fest Biergarten (7044 Woodlake Commons Loop) – 6-7 p.m. (Live Music and Pet Supply Drive benefiting Chesterfield Animal Services)

Visit experiencechesterfield.com/woof for more details on the sites and activities.

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Kick Off The Semester With Numerous Welcome Week Events

Kick Off The Semester With Numerous Welcome Week Events

Penn State is obviously the greatest school in the nation, but it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the size of the campus and the number of opportunities that are available to you at first. Fortunately, Penn State’s Student Orientation and Transition Programs planned a jam-packed schedule of Welcome Week events that you can choose from.

Ranging from movie nights to ice skating to Jewish block parties, there’s something for everyone.

On August 17, folks can head to the HUB Lawn for a variety of ~glow games.~ Starting at 9 p.m., you can play glow-in-the-dark games of cornhole, ping pong, and mini golf.

Head to the Pegula Ice Arena at 7 p.m. on August 19 or 23 for a chance to ice skate on the varsity rink for free. Rental skates are included, too.

A photo booth will be set up at the HUB on the first day of classes, which is August 22. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you’re like us and can’t stop thinking about minions, August 25 is your day. There will be a free screening of Minions: Rise of Gru! at 9:30 p.m. in Thomas 100.

On August 27, Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) and Movin’ On will host a free concert on the HUB Lawn. The event, Lights UP, begins at 5 p.m. Another event on August 27 is the Lion DASH 5k that weaves through downtown State College. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Building, and it costs $15 to register.

In addition to these exciting events, there will be a number of welcome table events for the individual colleges. Penn State Hillel will host a number of events throughout the week, including a challah bake, a Jewish block party, and an open house. There are a number of events for international students, too.

A complete list of events and details can be found here.

Colleen is a senior biology major from York, Pa and is one of Onward State’s associate editors. She overuses the ~tilde~ and aspires to be no other than the great Guy Fieri. You can find Colleen filling up her gas tank at Rutter’s, the ~superior~ Pennsylvania gas station. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected] For the hijinks, always.

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Numerous events planned to honour airmen who died in 1946 plane crash near Estevan

Numerous events planned to honour airmen who died in 1946 plane crash near Estevan

Activities will happen from July 7-9 to pay tribute to the 21 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force – 20 pilots and one crew member – who died in a plane crash south of the city on Sept. 15, 1946. The event was to happen last year for the 75th anniversary of the tragedy, but plans had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ESTEVAN – Local residents are encouraged to attend events that will take place next month in honour of a grim moment in Estevan’s history.

Activities will happen from July 7-9 to pay tribute to the 21 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force – 20 pilots and one crew member – who died in a plane crash south of the city on Sept. 15, 1946. The event was to happen last year for the 75th anniversary of the tragedy, but plans had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Committee member Marie Calder said the efforts are coming together nicely. There is a committee of four people, with Calder joined by Allison Holzer, Lois Wilson and Wayne Younghusband. Additional people from the community are helping out. 

“I’m really hoping that the community, not just Estevan, but anyone who is interested in honouring those who served [will attend],” said Calder.

She cited men and women of the Canadian Forces, police officers and so many others as people who served. 

“Our safety and our freedom isn’t free, and we really have this opportunity now to show our gratitude through the 21 airmen. We’re hoping that people will come on out.”

The crash will be commemorated in Regina and Estevan. Family members of the crash victims will gather with Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty at Government House in Regina on July 7. Then the focus will shift to Estevan.

On July 8 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be tours of Lester Hinzman’s carved wooden monument and aviation collection. The tours will depart the Estevan Court House at 9:15 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. and are expected to take about an hour.

There will also be presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Craig Bird at the Estevan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bird, who is the founder of the South East Military Museums, will speak on the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Rides on a Tiger Moth, Cornell and Harvard aircraft from the Brandon Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum will be available from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Rides must be pre-brooked by emailing lbarwil@yahoo.com.

Payment can be by credit card, cash or cheque on the day of the flight. Pilots and passengers must be fully vaccinated against COVID, including boosters where eligible.

A memorial dedication will occur at the crash site at 10 a.m. on July 9. It is located on the access road for the Woodlawn Regional Park’s Boundary Dam site. SaskPower, the City of Estevan and the Rural Municipality of Estevan provided support for the monument.

There will also be a community social with family and friends, plus the Estevan Flying Club’s annual fly-in. Lunch will be available. 

Banners for each of the airmen will be hanging up around the city, thanks to the support of Bird, who has had banners completed of veterans in the community. 

Calder noted that after the crash in 1946, there was tremendous support for a mass funeral for the 21 airmen.

“Literally, the people stepped right up to the plate. They hosted families. Often it was the wives, the newly-widowed women, who were trying to understand what had happened, and trying to deal with the change in their lives, and Estevan opened the doors to them,” said Calder.

Estevan didn’t have enough hotel rooms at the time to accommodate everyone coming to the community.

Thousands of people turned out to see the funeral procession for the airmen.

She also hopes that local residents are very welcoming to the families who are coming for the commemoration. 

While they won’t have families of all of the victims, there will be children of four people who died, along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

They hoped to have siblings of the airmen present, but age and travel costs kept them from coming. 

“We can’t put it off anymore. This has to be it,” said Calder. “In spite of all of the challenges, we are excited to have people coming out from the United States, and of course from all across Canada,” said Calder. 

Calder is the author of Together Forever in the Clouds, which was released last year and has profiles of each of the 21 airmen who died in the crash. She spent four years searching for their families. She was also on the committee for the Forever in the Clouds monument, carved by Darren Jones, that honours the victims of the crash. 

The organizers hope these men will never be forgotten, and that closure may come to families who thought their loved ones’ service to country had been forgotten.

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Legends Do Live, Ed ENT. presents Senior Fest 2022 with numerous events and activity for soon-to-be HISD grads

Legends Do Live, Ed ENT. presents Senior Fest 2022 with numerous events and activity for soon-to-be HISD grads

Sunday, May 15, 2022 kicks off Senior Week for graduating seniors in the Houston Independent School District, and one area nonprofit is helping with the celebration by hosting events intended to equip them for their next steps.

According to a press release sent by Legends Do Live, there will be educational panels, job fairs, and entertainment for graduating seniors from Madison, Worthing, and Yates High School.

Seniors were also invited to participate in events that support community outreach including a garden clean-up for Earth Day back in April.

Below is the list of the coming events seniors are invited to attend.

May 15 – All-star fundraiser basketball game

4 p.m. at The Pavillion Stadium

Senior fest will start off with an All-star Scholarship Basketball Game featuring senior star basketball players. Two male students and two females will be awarded for a college scholarship.


SENIOR FEST 2022′s Empowerment Forums, powered by My Brother’s Keeper, will feature a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers, job fairs, activations and scholarship giveaways.

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May 17 – CulTREverse ‘Pop culture’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

Worthing High School

9215 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77051

MAY 18 – CulTREverse ‘Tech & innovation’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

Yates High School

3650 Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77004

SENIOR FEST 2022′s Empowerment Forums, powered by My Brother’s Keeper, will feature a series of panel discussions, keynote speakers, job fairs, activations and scholarship giveaways.

MAY 19 – CulTREverse ‘Health is wealth’ Conference powered by MBK Houston

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401 Franklin Street, Houston, TX 77201

May 20 – Senior Fest Concert

Pavillion Stadium

7525 Tidwell, Houston, TX 77016

Student Performers, special guest performers, and members from the debut Educational Entertainment mixtape entitled “Field Day” will hit the stage in front of an audience of 1,000 students from Madison, Worthing, and Yates High School.

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May 21 – Senior Fest Community Block Party

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401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201

May 22 – Celebrating National Asian Awareness Month

Legends Do Live will partner with the largest AAPI, Have a nice day | HTX.

Farmers & vendor markets will be open to the city of Houston. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our literacy initiative (reading with a rapper) for underserved communities.

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Canada’s Wonderland opens Saturday with numerous events on tap this summer

Canada’s Wonderland will feature fireworks, summer festivals and world-class, live entertainment in 2022

NEWS RELEASE

CANADA’S WONDERLAND

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Canada’s Wonderland opens to the public this Saturday, April 30 in what will be the first day of a full and exciting season.

Along with 200 attractions, including 17 roller coasters and a 20-acre water park, Canada’s Wonderland this year will feature fireworks, summer festivals and world-class, live entertainment.

With more to be announced, the 2022 live show schedule currently includes:

• WoofJocks Canine All-Stars (May – June, dates TBA): These amazing dogs will wow with their tricks, flips and athletic skills in a fun, choreographed show.

• Tundra: A Cirque Experience (June 24 – Sept. 5): This magical show themed to a humorous tale of Canadian exploration returns to Canterbury Theatre, bringing mesmerizing displays of acrobatics, aerial artistry, and bike stunts.

• Victoria Falls High Divers (June 25 – Sept. 5): Brave divers gracefully leap from the top of Wonder Mountain over the falls to a pool more than 18 metres (60 feet) below.

• Fall Out – Stunt Dive Show (June 25 – Sept. 5): These divers take competition to a whole new level in a fast-paced, energetic stunt show that pits athlete against athlete on trampolines and high-dive towers.

• Shows with The PEANUTS Gang (various dates): Kids can join Snoopy and friends in a returning show “Charlie Brown’s Jungle Journey,” dance with favourite characters at the Peanuts Block Party or see Snoopy conduct a fountain orchestra at Snoopy’s Symphony of Water.

This year, Canada’s Wonderland also features an extensive lineup of events and festivals:

• Fireworks (May 22, July 1, July 31, Sept. 4) – Witness spectacular fireworks display of explosive light and colour high over the park skyline choreographed to a lively soundtrack.

• Splash Works Opening (May 28) – Get back to poolside fun at the 20-acre water park, with 17 slides, cliff jumping, water playgrounds, the Lazy River and more! • Brew & BBQ (June 24-26) – The annual BBQ festival returns with foot-stomping live music, dozens of craft beers and ciders, plus a mouth-watering summer menu featuring ribs, gourmet burgers and BBQ chicken.

• Celebration Canada (July 1-17) – It’s Canada’s biggest birthday celebration! Join us for lively music, street entertainment and see the impressive skills and antics of the West Coast Lumberjacks. Then indulge in Canadian foods like beef sliders, poutine, mac’n cheese and more.

• KidZfest (July 23-Aug. 7) – This party is perfect for families and kids with special guest appearances by Marvel superheroes, dance parties with the PEANUTS gang, interactive games, activities, live entertainment and more.

• NEW! Taste of Portugal (Aug. 13-14) – Step into a festival celebrating the time-worn charm of Portugal, with lively street entertainment and traditional foods including succulent roast chicken and the sweet, rich and perfectly crisp Portuguese custard tarts.

• NEW! Taste of Ireland (Aug. 20-21) – The flavours and spirited culture of the Emerald Isle arrive at Canada’s Wonderland with lively Celtic music and dancers and hearty Irish fare featuring Guinness BBQ Pork Ribs, Irish Shepherd’s Pie and sweet desserts like Chocolate Guinness Cake and Butterscotch Apple Cake.

• NEW! Taste of the Caribbean (Aug. 27-28) – Enjoy island flavours from jerk chicken to specialty seafood, rum cake and coconut sweets, plus fruity summer drinks while the sounds of steel drum music fill the air.

• Oktoberfest (Sept. 10-11, 17-18) – For two weekends, guests will be treated to German-themed food, drink specials and traditional festival bands in the castle courtyard of Medieval Faire. Enjoy classic sausage, schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels, and a tall stein of refreshing lager.

• Camp Spooky (weekends Sept. 24-Oct. 30) – This family-friendly Halloween event returns with trick-or-treating, costume parades, live shows with The PEANUTS gang, interactive games, rides and more!

• Halloween Haunt (select nights Sept. 23 to Oct. 30) Featuring hundreds of monsters, scare zones, mazes and terrifying live entertainment.

• WinterFest (select nights Nov. 18 to Dec. 31) Step into a world of holiday magic, featuring iceskating, live shows, millions of lights, festive food and so much more.

Guests get unlimited access to four seasons of fun, including all shows and events, with a 2022 Gold Pass. On sale now for seven payments of $16.42. For more information about shows, events, tickets and Season Passes please visit canadaswonderland.com

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