The holiday

The first Monday of August is really unique. It is different in various provinces and cities across the country.

The first Monday of August is a holiday for people in many parts of Canada. It is a statutory holiday in some provinces and territories but in others it has another legal status. It is often called the August Holiday, Civic Holiday, Provincial Day, or other local names, such as Terry Fox Day in Manitoba.

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I can remember when it was called Simcoe Day. It’s a historical thing and this older article is interesting and explains why.

Unlike other holidays where things are closed so that family can get together, we’re all over the map on this one. That doesn’t stop places from having a number of events on the go. There’s lots to do on this long weekend in our county.

It’s also a weekend for softball tournaments, impacting our plans as we are dogsitters for the duration. We can leave Jaimie at home but don’t want to risk it with another dog in the house. For us, it will be a stay-at-home holiday and there are a lot of positive things that go with that.

Social media is ready to help out – #LongWeekend has been trending on Twitter since Thursday! July has been such a warm and dry month, and it looks to continue at least around here.

I wish all the readers a relaxing and refreshing long weekend, whatever your plans might be.

OTR Links 08/01/2022

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