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Celebrate Father's Day

Whether you’re daddy’s little angel or a pain in the you-know-what, today is the day father’s across the globe are celebrated.

From homemade ashtrays to ties and macaroni art, the third Sunday in June sees Dad showered with all kinds of gifts.

2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day.

In 1909, a Spokane Washington woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, came up with the idea after listening to a church sermon. She wanted to honour her father, William Smart, who was a civil war veteran and left to raise the family on his own after the death of her mother.

The following year, Smart Dodd took the idea to the local YMCA who endorsed and spread it, thus resulting in the first official Father’s Day.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with dad besides the usual fare, there’s plenty going on in and around the city.

If your pops is the sporty type, the Jays continue their series with the San Francisco Giants down at the Rogers Centre at 1pm.

Also, the sunshine means great golfing weather. A day spent out on the links with dad is sure to be a hit.

Habitat for Humanity Toronto is holding a Father’s Day build. What better way to celebrate than by giving back?

And finally Casa Loma is holding a special Father’s Day brunch. Enjoy!