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Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution Under the federal Holidays Act, Canada Day is observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case July 2 is the statutory holiday, although celebratory events generally take place on July 1 even though it is not the legal holiday. If it falls on a Saturday, any businesses normally closed that day will generally dedicate the following Monday as a day off.

Diamond Jubilee The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years since her accession in 1952. Royal Jubilees celebrate significant periods in monarchs’ reigns and national life. In 2012, The Queen will become only the second UK monarch to mark 60 years on the throne. Celebrations were previously held for Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and Golden Jubilee in 2002.

While Accession Day is on 6th February, celebrations will occur throughout 2012, with a special extended bank holiday central weekend in the United Kingdom on 2nd5th June.

On Saturday 2nd June, The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby. On Sunday 3rd June the Big Jubilee Lunch and the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will take place. On Monday 4th June a concert will be held at Buckingham Palace and a network of beacons will be lit throughout the UK and the Commonwealth. On Tuesday 5th June a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which will be followed by a formal carriage Procession.

The Olympics By Slider69 The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete (although a woman Bilistiche is also mentioned as a winner). As long as they met the entrance criteria, athletes from any country or city-state were allowed to participate. The Games were always held at Olympia rather than alternating to different locations as is the tradition with the modern Olympic Games. There is one major commonality between the ancient and modern Games, the victorious athletes are honored, feted, and praised. Their deeds were heralded and chronicled so that future generations could appreciate their accomplishments.

Todays modern Olympics however are still held every 4 years also known as Olympiad, they alternate between Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics. Respectively every two years. Todays games also offer the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. The only awards received by the athletes in the early games were, wreaths of Laurel Leaves.

As times have changed since the beginning of the games, so have the athletes, the games themselves, and most noteable, the ceremonies. Each countries Anthem is played and their flag hoisted to honor the athlete and their home country whom they compete for. This year's Summer Olympics will be held in London, England. From July 27th to August 12th.

We here at Forge Magazine and WKIP/WDOS radio, would like to wish the best of luck and safety to ALL athletes and their respective homelands.

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day later, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

There is no question that July 4, 1776 is the date that the Congress approved the final official document, having voted to declare independence two days earlier. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had also signed it on that day. However, most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third president in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.

The Statue of Liberty was given to America from the French. This was a symbol that as long as she stood, the friendship between France and America held true. France lent help to America during the war for it’s freedom from England. France has a similar statue on their lands as well.

GEO Many creators on IMVU have different reasons of why they began creating. Most just enjoyed the idea of creating their own products, some did it to earn credits for their shopping addictions, and others because they couldn't find anything that they liked. Geo began creating for enjoyment. Geo is making a huge comeback to IMVU. She now offers meshes to derive off of that are affordable to you and are quite stylish. Geo's interactive book is what Forge will be using so we can offer the magazine to all of it's readers. Her innovation helps to inspire many.

Domestic Violence By Falariia Domestic Violence; It's EVERYBODY'S Business. Please join us in supporting Domestic Violence Awareness! The following information is not something most do not wish to hear or talk about, however, it's there, it's real and happening every moment. I won't go into the statics of things. Im sure most are aware that this happens all the time. It's time to take a stand and be aware of it. If you know of anyone that is or has been abused, have them read this. Pass it on, it could save a life or lives! Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. Period. But it does - and when it does, there is help. Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. Whoever you are, this book can show you how and where to get help. What is Abuse? - A Warning List Many people who are being abused do not see themselves as victims. Also, abusers do not see themselves as being abusive. People often think of domestic violence as physical violence, such as hitting. However, domestic violence takes other forms, such as psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse. Domestic violence is about one person in a relationship using a pattern of behaviors to control the other person. It can happen to people who are married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated, or dating. If your partner repeatedly uses one or more of the following to control you; ¦pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking, or biting ¦threatening you, your children, other family members or pets ¦threatening suicide to get you to do something ¦using or threatening to use a weapon against you ¦keeping or taking your paycheck ¦puts you down or makes you feel bad ¦forcing you to have sex or to do sexual acts you do not want or like ¦keeping you from seeing your friends, family or from going to work YOU HAVE BEEN ABUSED!! Remember threatened or actual physical violence may be illegal. Consider calling the police for help *********************************************** Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating. Examples of abuse include: ¦name-calling or putdowns ¦keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends ¦withholding money ¦stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job ¦actual or threatened physical harm ¦sexual assault ¦stalking ¦intimidation

Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence. The violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while. An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM! Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Most children in these homes know about the violence. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems. If you are being abused, REMEMBER 1.You are not alone 2.It is not your fault 3.Help is available Cycle of Violence Incident ¦Any type of abuse occurs (physical/sexual/emotional) Tension Building ¦Abuser starts to get angry ¦Abuse may begin ¦There is a breakdown of communication ¦Victim feels the need to keep the abuser calm ¦Tension becomes too much ¦Victim feels like they are 'walking on egg shells' Making-Up ¦Abuser may apologize for abuse ¦Abuser may promise it will never happen again ¦Abuser may blame the victim for causing the abuse ¦Abuser may deny abuse took place or say it was not as bad as the victim claims Calm ¦Abuser acts like the abuse never happened ¦Physical abuse may not be taking place ¦Promises made during 'making-up' may be met ¦Victim may hope that the abuse is over ¦Abuser may give gifts to victim The cycle can happen hundreds of times in an abusive relationship. Each stage lasts a different amount of time in a relationship. The total cycle can take anywhere from a few hours to a year or more to complete. It is important to remember that not all domestic violence relationships fit the cycle. Often, as time goes on, the 'making-up' and 'calm' stages disappear.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO BE PUT THROUGH THIS PAIN! HOTLINES: CALL! National Domestic Violence Hotline • Offers AT&T Language Line service free to victims 24-hours TTY (800) 799-SAFE (800) 787-3224


The owners of Forge, Angelic Leigh and Sin Leigh, were married in front of friends and family on June 21, 2012.

Standing for the Bride were:

Maid of Honor: Falariia Bridesmaids: Trinity DeAngelo Fyre DeAngelo Felicia Divine

Notorious Leigh, Angelic's sister, walked her down the aisle.

Standing for the Groom were:

Best Man: Ruthven Drakar Groomsmen: Adramelech Rose Slider69

Services were provided by Dakota Dawson and DJing was provided by Mar DeAngelo from WKIP/WDOS.

The song played during walk down the aisle was "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perry. Sin and Angelic extend their deepest thanks and appreciation for all those that shared the day with them.

A Thousand Years By Christina Perry Heart beats fast Colors and promises How to be brave How can I love when I'm afraid To fall But watching you stand alone All of my doubt Suddenly goes away somehow One step closer I have died everyday waiting for you Darlin' don't be afraid I have loved you for aThousand years I'll love you for aThousand more (Verse 2) Time stands still beauty in all she is I will be brave I will not let anything Take away What's standing in front of me Every breath, Every hour has come to this One step closer (Chorus)

Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe Goyte: Somebody that I used to Know Maroon 5: Payphone Katy Perry: Wide Awake Fun: We are Young One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful Nicki Minaj: Starships Rhianna: Where have you been Flo-rida: Wild Ones Justin Bieber: Boyfriend

Lia DeAngelo is the owner of WKIP/WDOS and also a DJ. While she is only doing shows now to help concentrate on the goals for the station, She still rocks the airwaves when she is on.

Mar DeAngelo is the co-owner and the Country Station Manager. She trains all of the DJs that join the team. When on air she concentrates on giving the listeners exactly what they want to hear.

Bun is an old soul with lots of experience behind the Mic. While listening to the good old days with Bun, you can learn some music appreciation.

Ruthven is the PR/HR person for WKIP/WDOS. While handling those duties he also doubles as the After Dark editor for Forge.

Any country party is not complete without a good old country boy. DJ Thor promises to give you a boot stompin good time with all types of country that will leave you wanting to swing all through the night.

Ben is the Techno DJ. Even though the beats will have your feet itching to hop up and dance, the mellowness of it will allow anyone to relax after a hard days work.

Trinity DeAngelo is the Mistress of Metal for WKIP-WDOS. She’s smart,sexy, and like to rock out loud. She loves music,art,animals,and so on. She comes from a long line of Mafia Vampries. She’s looking for that special someone to share her life with. But hasn’t found them yet. She longs for a time where she isn’t wondering this life alone. She doesn’t really care what people think about her. She’s a free spirit who love to run free in life.

Fyre DeAngelo holds true to her name. While this pistol rocks out on the main rock station every afternoon, she also does the Top 40 on the country station and the Sunday Morning show with Minister Ruthven. When she is not rocking it out on WKIP/WDOS, she writes the column, Burning Sheets, for After Dark.

Angel is the perky, happy-go-lucky DJ of WKIP/WDOS. Her charisma alone will draw you to listen to her when she does the top 40 for alternative and pop music. Native to Canada, she is just as loud and patriotic as the rest of WKIP/WDOS for her respective country.

Dj Panda, age 18, djs on wkip techno and is sub-dj that fills in for others. loves pandas and exotic animals. Female and lives in michigan. Likes to roleplay in her spare time and create/derive on imvu. Friendly and accepting of everyone. Loves to make new friends and will help whenever she can. Her real friends call her mama panda because she is so adult like and motherly. Carrys a firstaid kit on her at all times and can be aggressive.

Today we will talk about something different...Monochrome....can it work? Most fashion shows and magazines deal with flashy colors and matching. Color co-ordination by cool colors such as blue, green and purple. Color co-ordinate by warm colors such as yellow, red and orange. Keep similar palette colors and red together can be... highlighted by purple. Neutral colors can accentuate all other colors such as white, black, grey and brown.

MONOCHROME! But what about one color???? The following pictures will show.... Using one color is STYLE!!!! By adding patterns, showing skin effectively, adding frills and other attachments such as sarongs, patterned earings....anything is possible!

Many of the top designers study hard others works and they let thier imagination soar. Patterns that compliment the bodies curves and accent what you want them to see takes thought and talent. Drawing attention to the legs, bust, or rear more without making them the only focus is what you should be thinking.

The point of all my babble....Balance! Look at the over-all effect of your outfit and ask yourself.... Do I Look Good? Try everything out until your happy with it then get a second opinion.

Finally keep a couple of outfits with different colors ready. In a room with colors the same as what you are wearing you will fade out, then you can switch to a complimentary color for the room. If your prepared, then you will ALWAYS BE IN FASHION!

PS: Don't listen to your sister!!!!

Some of the pictures have a second color to show off a symbol or pattern, if you want to keep it monochrome, you can use a different shade to highlight a pattern....such as using 2-3 shades of red. I added

the extra pics to show off fun summer wear and ideas :)

Childrenswear by lCuppyCakel

Next month we highlight ChildrensWear: - MrsKitty - TinyTatorTots - lCuppyCakel - lCakeMonstal (Male)

This section is for Readers that want to share their artwork. This features artwork of Falariia, R.F. Crabb, and Angelic Leigh. I hope you enjoy.

Faith By Ruthven Drakar Faith is the belief that God is real and that God is good… Its is a choice to believe that the one who made it all hasn’t left it all and that he still sends light into the shadows and responds to gestures of faith…. Faith is the belief that God will do what is right. God says that the more hopeless your circumstances, the more likely your salvation. The greater your cares, the more genuine your prayers. If you need help or just need someone to talk to them call on me on IMVU, or listen to me on Sunday’s The Sunday Morning Reflection Show with Frye and Minister Wayne, as he gives you a message of Faith every Sunday at 8AM to 12PM EST. On WKIP/WDOS Radio. I am a real Minister since 2005 and Service in the US Army as a Chaplain ( Major) I am non-denominational Minister.

Aries New interests, projects, and learning endeavors are featured in June, dear Aries, and these may come about due to professional pressures or challenges. Career shifts can be sudden. More contact with family, siblings, and friends is pleasurable and helpful. This month, you begin a year-long trend in which teaching, authoring, and communications in general can bring great benefits to your life. Your work could involve more short trips or commuting, or you might work more heavily in the communications industry. Look for opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills set.

Taurus This month, you begin a year-long trend that brings more oomph to your earning power, dear Taurus. A significant gift or bonus may come your way. This is a good time to work with financial institutions, go for a raise, or apply for a loan. You may need to curb an inclination to overspend, however. You have opportunities to increase your income through education, travel, or by expanding your reach/ audience in business during this period. This month, some backtracking is necessary. After the 27th, youre ready to push your plans forward.

Gemini This month, you begin a fabulous year-long trend that boosts your self-confidence and brings personal opportunities to advance into your life, dear Gemini. It can be easier to find a close relationship, and for partnered Geminis, a partner has their best interests at heart and is especially supportive. Problems that have been holding you back in the past are likely to lift in the year ahead. However, this month there may be some disruptions to a friendship. Its not the best month for lending money or collecting on loans.

Cancer Your private life is especially animated in June, dear Cancer. You are beginning a year-long trend that brings great benefits from helping others, volunteering, and other forms of service. Spirituality is strong and your innate compassion is highlighted. However, you could experience conflict between the demands of a partnership and the demands of career this month. Finding a balance between the two, instead of pushing or rebelling against either, is the challenge now. You should also guard against hasty or impatient actions, which can make you more accident-prone.

Leo This month, you are beginning a year-long trend that brings great energy and many benefits to your social life, dear Leo. Wonderful opportunities can arise for new friendships and through current friends and connections. Some of you may find romance through friends, groups, and associates. Some might bring creative energy or skills to a group setting. However, some drama is likely with a friend this month, which may not be resolved until after the 27th. Your ambition to improve your income is strong. Romance is emotionallycharged and exciting in June.

Virgo Although career matters can be tricky this month, dear Virgo, youre beginning a year-long trend that will boost your professional life, and your reputation, to new heights. This can be a time of career advancement and success in business. Business-related travel or the reaching of a wider audience is possible during this cycle. Your status is set to change for the better, and a family member could receive an honor. However, this month you may be dealing with temporary problems with cash flow. A romantic relationship can be difficult to define.

Libra You are beginning a year-long trend in which opportunities to travel, study, and otherwise expand your personal horizons are likely to present themselves, dear Libra. Teaching, writing, publishing, promotional activities, travel, legal matters, and studying are all well-starred in the period ahead. However, this month you could be facing some challenges balancing the needs of a partnership and the demands of family. You can be pulled in many different directions with less time to pursue your own personal goals. Tame restlessness and tend to your responsibilities as best as you can.

Scorpio You are beginning a year-long trend that brings more support from others, financial gain, and stronger opportunities to grow a deep relationship, dear Scorpio. Your sense of security or wealth can increase through a relationship with a partner. Sources of income might also come through counseling work or the handling of others' finances and resources. This month, however, your schedule may be hectic, particularly on a social level, and there can be some challenges organizing your finances. Avoid jumping into new endeavors that require big outlays of cash.

Sagittarius This month, avoid risky financial moves, dear Sagittarius. Unsettled money matters may need your attention now. While close relationships can be tricky until after the 27th, you are beginning a year-long trend that brings great energy for forming or enhancing warm close relationships and partnerships, whether personal or business-related. Good publicity may come your way. Resolutions are likely to be found for long -standing problems in relationships. You are taking charge of your career in June, as your ambition is stimulated and others are taking note of your competence.

Capricorn While work can involve some minor frustrations until after the 27th, dear Capricorn, you are beginning a year-long trend in which you can improve your working life considerably. Work tends to be very available to you, and possibly too available at times, so that you may have to choose between alternatives or you could take on too much. Overall, however, work is likely to be very rewarding. As well, health is likely to improve in the year ahead. Home life may be unsettled in June, but should calm down by July.

Aquarius While your romantic life may be on the tricky side until after the 27th, dear Aquarius, you are beginning a year-long trend that brings wonderful opportunities to boost your social life, explore your creativity, and find new avenues for entertainment and self-expression. For some of you, a friend could turn into a romantic partner, or could introduce you to one during this cycle. Even so, watch for a tendency to misplace your faith in someone this month. Be strict with yourself and others when it comes to your money.

Pisces You are beginning a year-long cycle in which your home life is set to improve considerably, dear Pisces. You may be working from home, with family, or in real estate and domestic fields during this cycle. While its a strong cycle in which to invest in real estate and in your home, this month, idealism may cloud your judgment. There may be some tense undercurrents or conflicts over money that disrupt a friendship in June. Relationships are lively and moving forward. From the 19th forward, romance and recreation figure strongly.

July 2012