Labour Day Monday

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1900s Toronto Labour Day Parade” by Unknown  
(City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1568, Item 314 / Public Domain)

In Canada, Labour Day always takes place on a Monday.
It is on the first Monday in September.
It is a federal statutory holiday.

Labour Day celebrates workers.
It is also the last long weekend of the summer.

Summer stores may close after the weekend.
Soon, a new school year will begin.

(Source:©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Happy B.C. Day!

Bob Cotter

BC Day weekend boaters
(Photo: Bob Cotter / CC, Flickr)

We hope you have a happy B.C. Day!

B.C. Day is celebrated on the first Monday in August.
It is a civic holiday. Many businesses are closed.
People may take a vacation during the weekend.
The weekend is often called the BC Day long weekend.©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Happy Eid!


Eid Mubarak
(Photo: Hamed Saber / CC, Flickr)

We wish a happy Eid to our readers and their families!

Eid is celebrated by millions of people across Canada and the world.
It is an important holiday for the Muslim community.
It is a time for prayer, family, and festivity.©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader