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Sunday, February 19, 2012



February 19, 2012

Monday February 20th is 'Family Day' in Canada*. This newest public holiday in Canada is designed to refocus emphasis back on the family but sadly  only 60% of Canadians get to celebrate it.

*Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia. Monday is Louis Riel Day in Manitoba and Island Day in Prince Edward Island.* 

Australia, South Africa, Vanuatu, Vietnam and a couple of US States also have their own version of Family Day that take place at different times of the year.

The day is marked with 'Free Admission' into family type attractions like museums and even the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa. Check your local listings for Family Day Events in your area.

Spending time with family is always important and the government providing an 'Official' holiday is a nice way to reinforce it. Now, if we can only convince  the remainder of Canada to acknowledge the holiday by enacting it in their respective Province/Territory.  All Canadians should have the same opportunity to celebrate the family and have access to government funded programs.

So, tomorrow in honor of Family Day, spend time with family and show what really matters at the end of the day.

1 comment:

  1. I will spend it thinking of both my families,Canadian and American. Both are very important to me - one representing that which was, the other representing that which will be.

    Both are important because they are both a part of me. But the time grows near when it will be time to leave one to rejoin the other.


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