Whip out your new day planner, it’s 2019! A new year means a fresh slate, New Year’s resolutions that you may or may not follow and many exciting upcoming events. There are some fascinating, significant and promising things coming this year. Let’s enjoy them together.
1. Harry and Megan's royal baby
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. On October 15th 2018, Harry and Megan announced they are expecting a baby. Although the family has been discrete on the exact due date, they are expecting the baby in Spring this year!
2. Disney goes full remake
Disney returns with live-action remakes of our childhood favourites. In 2019, get ready to see The Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo on the big screen again. Your 7-year-old self will be thrilled this coming year.
3. More restaurants eliminating plastic straws
In 2018 local restaurants such as RustiCo and Snooty Fox and even chain restaurants such as A&W and the Coffee Mill stopped offering plastic straws to their customers. This year, more restaurants are also making this progressive step. One of Canada’s biggest restaurant companies, Recipe Unlimited Corporation, will also be eliminating straws from their restaurants. Plastic straws will cease to exist in restaurants such as Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, East Side Marios, St. Hubert and more.
4. This one’s for you, astronomy lovers
2019 will be a big year for star gazers and space lovers. 2019 will feature five eclipses, a rare planet transit, multiple meteor showers and a super blood wolf moon, but the fun doesn't stop there. The new year will also bring three supermoons, a blue moon, multiple meteor showers and a close approach by the moon and Jupiter!
5. Another Super Bowl
Get ready for chilli, nachos and beer! The 53rd annual NFL Super Bowl game will take place on February 3rd, 2019. And if you’re like me, you’re probably more excited for the infamous halftime show. Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show and will be joined by hip hop star Travis Scott and Big Boi.
6. Reunions & final tours
Get one last chance to rock out with your favourite 70s band as the band Kiss embarks on one final tour. “One Last Kiss” is a North American tour beginning at the end of January, with 44 stops across Canada and the US.
Elton John will also be embarking on one final tour this year. “Farwell Yellow Brick Road” will include more than 300 shows across five continents. Get your tickets now to see the legend for the last time.
The Spice Girls will be spicing up your life one last time, as the 90s girl band host a reunion tour this year. Although Victoria Beckham won’t be joining the other girls, it will nevertheless be a great tour!
7. Significant historical milestones
2019 is the year for history buffs. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality. July 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. July 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first two men on the moon.
8. Finding out how our favourite shows will end
Some of our favourite TV shows are throwing in the towel in 2019. The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones will air this April, and The Big Bang Theory’s 12th season will also be finishing by the end of 2019. Some of our Netflix favourites, like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, are also ending this year. What TV character will you miss the most?