Celebrating Local Culture

Canada’s Civic Long Weekend

For those of you new to this holiday, here is a bit of history:

“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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The holiday began in the 1970’s, and has now become a special day in Canada where we celebrate what we love about local community. Many festivals, fair and celebration BBQ’s with friends and neighbours are attended on this day.

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