Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Simcoe Day!

Yes, today is a civic holiday here in Ontario, dubbed Simcoe Day in the Toronto area for John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (southern Ontario, more or less), founder of Toronto, and abolisher of slavery in Ontario (take that, Lincoln!). I am staying out of the kitchen and staying on the beach down by the lake. Oh, how I love you, statuatory holiday!

5 comments:

Bianca said...

So that's why my calendar says "Civic Day- Canada". I got so jealous when I saw that this morning. Extra holidays are just one more reason why Canadians are so much cooler than us stupid Americans...sigh...

Fresh from the Source said...

I hope you enjoyed your holiday today. So happy that the name is catching on, so that people can remember/learn their history. I overheard somebody saying today, "Imagine, naming a holiday after a lake."

Vegan Dad said...

bianca,
I guess that makes Europeans the coolest people of all.

Katie said...

I have never heard of Simcoe Day but it sounds like a worthy holiday to me. Have a happy Simcoe Day! Great blog :)

Cravin' Veggies said...

Definitely need more summer holidays in the U.S...