RIDGE MEADOWS DISH
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.