Remembrance Day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany in World War I. The armistice ended the hostilities on the Western Front, and it took effect at 11:00 am - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Originally it was known as Armistice Day, but in Canada the national holiday is officially called Remembrance Day.

Today, Canadians commemorate the day in remembrance of the nearly 100,000 Canadians that have given their lives in military conflicts, including over 100 who've died while serving as peacekeepers.

This Remembrance Day we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the men and women who serve Canada and put their lives on the line for us all. Please join us on November 11th in a moment of silence and remembrance.

Flu Update

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, especially older people, very young children, and pregnant women.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has made some recommendation for this flu season (2016 - 2017).

  • Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use this season.
  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
  • There will be some new vaccines on the market this season.
  • The recommendations for vaccination of people with egg allergies have changed.

A special note:
For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.
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Sweet Green Immunity Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that boost your immunity and can help you fight off that nasty flu.

1 cup roughly chopped spinach and kale, packed tightly
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
1½ cups frozen mix of mango, pineapple and kiwi chunks
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
½ lemon, juiced

Add the spinach and kale to a blender with the almond milk and blend well.

Add the frozen fruit, ginger and lemon and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

** If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, reduce the almond milk amount to 1 cup and slowly add more to make your preferred thickness. Or, add 3 - 4 ice cubes before blending.

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