Civic Holiday Today

As we said last year on the first Monday in August:

Slaw will be quieter than usual today: it’s the August civic holiday here in most of Canada, which, as befits our particular federation, goes by various names across the land —

Alberta (Heritage Day)
British Columbia (British Columbia Day)
Manitoba (Civic Holiday)
New Brunswick (New Brunswick Day)
Northwest Territories (Civic Holiday)
Nova Scotia (Natal Day)
Nunavut (Civic Holiday)
Ontario (John Galt Day + Simcoe Day + others)
Prince Edward Island (Natal Day)
Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan Day)

[source: Wikipedia]

– or is not celebrated at all, as in Newfoundland & Labrador, Quebec, and Yukon.

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  1. “or is not celebrated at all, as in Newfoundland & Labrador, Quebec, and Yukon.”

    The city of Gatineau, Quebec, (city workers only as far as I know) have this day off. I don’t fully recall but I think the union bargained this day off for them. They had a choice of following the civic holiday or some other one. They chose the Ontario civic holiday.

    So:
    “or is not celebrated at all, as in Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon, and 99 percent of quebec”. ;)

  2. Further to the first comment:

    While not a great big deal for those outside of the Avalon Peninsula, the August holiday in St. John’s is Regatta Day, which is on August 4 this year.

    According to Collections Canada, it is “the oldest organized sporting event in North America.”

    And good luck trying to call St. John’s on Regatta Day.