June is Pride month. A sign of the times: This year, publicly funded Catholic school boards in both Ottawa and Toronto have approved displaying the Pride flag at their schools and other board properties.

REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE. June 5 is World Environment Day.

June 13 is Sewing Machine Day. A shout out to everyone who has taken advantage of the pandemic to dust off old sewing skills, or acquire new ones, in pursuit of the good-enough-if-not-perfect COVID-19 mask!

June 20 is the June Solstice — the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, and the entire month of June is National Indigenous History Month, celebrating the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

June 2021 marks 77 years since D-Day, when the Allied Powers stormed the beaches of Normandy. June also marks 37 years since the last American nuclear weapons were removed from Canada in June 1984, concluding our denuclearization.

June 30 is Meteor Watch Day. Look up, watch out!