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01 January 2012

Welcome to AD 2012 (MMXII), a leap year. January 23rd is Chinese New Year and this is the Year of the Rabbit. In Christian calendars, Easter Sunday is April 8th in the West, a week later for Eastern Orthodox churchgoers. The lunar month of Ramadan, when many Muslims fast during daylight hours, is from 19 July to 18 August this year.

This year is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded her father on 6 February 1952. The RCMP Musical Ride are set to perform at the pageant in London.

The World's Fair is in Yeosu, South Korea from 12 May to 12 August this year. The Summer Olympics are in London, England from 27 July to 12 August.

From 20 August, there is an International Gathering of Clan Sinclair in Norway, in conjunction with 400th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Kringen. Check your latest issue of Roslin O Roslin for details.


Canada is 145 this year. It was 1 July 1867 that the British colonies of Canada (now Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined in Confederation. Canada now includes ten provinces and three northern territories.

The Calgary Stampede, organized in 1912, is celebrating its centenary this year.

The Canadian dollar continues to hover at close to par with the American dollar, and interest rates are expected to stay low through 2012.




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