The Queen’s Plate History & Honourable Attendance on July 7

The Queen's Plate History - a Royal Tradition The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race. It is run at a distance of 1¼ miles for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses foaled in Canada. The race takes place each summer in June or July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. For safety reasons, since 1995 the race has been limited to a maximum of 17 starters. History The Queen's Plate was founded in 1860 by Queen Victoria. Victoria's son-in-law, The Duke of … [Read more...]

Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala – May 6 ( Ottawa, Can )

Their Excellencies to Attend Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala  OTTAWA — Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom), in Ottawa. “On the occasion of Mental Health Week, let’s come together as Canadians to break down the stigmas associated with this widespread health issue and to … [Read more...]

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