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Title: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Steve, CDN on June 05, 2005, 09:11:19 PM
There are three dates in summer in Canada when statutory holidays are observed in varying degrees business closure, depending on local bylaws.

June 24  Quebec only  St. John the Baptist Holiday

July 1 Canada Day, Country wide

First Monday in August, Civic Holiday, all of Canada except Quebec.

Factoid:  Canada is the only Country with the highest number of Canadians.
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Karl on June 05, 2005, 10:49:19 PM
Steve,

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Factoid:  Canada is the only Country with the highest number of Canadians.

Is that like saying the Atlantic Ocean is the only ocean with the highest number of Atlantic Cod :-\
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Steve, CDN on June 06, 2005, 11:34:47 AM
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Is that like saying the Atlantic Ocean is the only ocean with the highest number of Atlantic Cod

Pretty Much, Karl!  LOL
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Len and Jo on June 06, 2005, 07:55:12 PM
Factoid:  Canada is the only Country with the highest number of Canadians.
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I thought it was Florida. ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Terry A. Brewer on June 06, 2005, 11:14:57 PM

>>I thought it was Florida<<

Oh...I thought it was Arizona.<G>


Terry
At Clark Fork, ID
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ron on June 07, 2005, 08:14:08 AM
MAybe your both right.  I always thought Forida was for Quebecies and Az was for Canadians. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Karl on June 08, 2005, 06:58:56 PM
Steve,

Just curious - do any Canadian provinces or cities celebrate Bastille Day, or doesn't that qualify as a valid holiday? Milwaukee celebrates it (no, we don't get the day off) even though we don't have a great number of French or French descendants, but then again we sieze any excuse for a party ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Wendy on June 08, 2005, 08:42:18 PM
Doesn't Milwaukee celebrate EVERYTHING? I thought you had a special celebration every week from April through October.....at least that's what the Convention and Visitors Bureau has been telling me.

Wendy
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Karl on June 09, 2005, 06:51:53 AM
Wendy,

Every week? Not even close! Here are but a few:
First Robin of spring.  Saint Swithen's Day (Nobody really knows who he was but hey, who cares?).  Spring migration of Canada geese.  Fall migration of Canada geese (large poop cleanup follows).  Milwaukee Brewers opening day.  Any Brewers win (few and far between).  Any Green Bay Packers game.  Any Minnesota Vikings or Chicago Bears loss.  First budding of trees (Last raking of fallen leaves.)  Repeal of colored margarine law.  Summerfest.  Germanfest.  Polishfest.  Festa Italiana.  Cinco de Mayo.  Saint Patrick's Day.  Opening day of deer season (also called Ladies Night Out).  End of road construction (We haven't had one of those yet, but we're hopeful).  Brat barbecue - almost any day; rain or shine.  End of kid's summer vacation (adults only).  Any day the Sun rises.  First snow of winter.  Last snow of winter (still waiting for that one). Drop in (fill in the blank______) prices; some ideas include beer and gasoline.   

Just let your mind wander; we probably celebrate it ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ned on June 09, 2005, 07:15:35 AM
And we pack all that into our 3 days of summer (in a good year) :)
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2005, 08:03:48 AM
And we pack all that into our 3 days of summer (in a good year) :)

How long has it been since you were there during summer? ???  Or haven't you been luck to be there those three days? ;D ;D ;D ??? ???
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: BernieD on June 09, 2005, 08:35:44 AM
Steve,

Just curious - do any Canadian provinces or cities celebrate Bastille Day, or doesn't that qualify as a valid holiday? Milwaukee celebrates it (no, we don't get the day off) even though we don't have a great number of French or French descendants, but then again we sieze any excuse for a party ;D

Karl

What do you do, cook your brats in French wine ??? ;D ??? ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Steve, CDN on June 09, 2005, 09:19:01 AM
Karl,

Bastille Day is strictly a French Holiday, to my knowledge celebrated only in France.   In my short life on this Earth, I have never known or read about it being celebrated in Canada and especially in Quebec, where I lived until a couple of years ago.

The only difference in Holidays in Quebec and other Canadian Provincs is St. John th Baptist on June 24 in Quebec  (St. Jean Baptiste).
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ned on June 09, 2005, 09:26:51 AM
How long has it been since you were there during summer? ??? Or haven't you been luck to be there those three days? ;D ;D ;D ??? ???

We're here every June-Aug so usually catch the day or three of summer.  Sometimes we're out of town when it happens, however :)  We're on day 3 of this summer right now.  Went from heat pump to A/C virtually overnight.  Typical Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Tom on June 09, 2005, 11:04:54 AM
Saint Swithen's Day (Nobody really knows who he was but hey, who cares?).

Now do Karl. From Encyclopedia Britannica:

(July 15), one of the several days from which, in folklore, the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it will rain for 40 days, but, if it is fair, 40 days of fair weather will follow. St. Swithin (b. c. 800 near Winchester, Hampshire—d. July 2, 862) was bishop of Winchester from 852 to 862. At his request he was buried in the churchyard, where rain and the steps of passersby might fall on his grave. According to legend, after his body was moved inside the cathedral on July 15, 971, a great storm ensued.
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2005, 07:15:44 PM
We're here every June-Aug so usually catch the day or three of summer.  Sometimes we're out of town when it happens, however :)  We're on day 3 of this summer right now.  Went from heat pump to A/C virtually overnight.  Typical Wisconsin.

Gee it is nice when you get to experience those 2 or three dayts of summer.  We were blessed once when while we were in Seattle area they experienced a whole 4 or 5 days of summer. ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Tom on June 09, 2005, 07:30:16 PM
while we were in Seattle area they experienced a whole 4 or 5 days of summer

LOL Ron, that sounds like what I affectionately refer to as "sunny South Wales". Aka "it rains 366 days a year".
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2005, 07:39:57 PM
Fortunately we only lived in the Seattle area a couple years but based on that experience I would say they run a close second to where you mentioned in Wales. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ian H on June 09, 2005, 07:47:33 PM
Just spent a week in Ontario arond the lake erie area and every day was a hot one just like sunny cornwall this time of year (not)
Niagra Falls was great but my co pilot didn`t go much on the rest of the week at all.
now heading to chesapeake bay Virginia for a few weeks.
Sadly our tour is nearing its last month
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Steve, CDN on June 09, 2005, 07:53:09 PM
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Just spent a week in Ontario

Ian and Doreen

Hope you enjoyed your visit to our Country.  Will you be coming back or is the remainder of your journey in the U.S.?
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Tom on June 09, 2005, 07:54:28 PM
Hi Ian, glad to see you checking in. Yes, Niagara is well worth a visit. The Canadian falls are IMO the more spectacular of the two, and they're the ones you see on postcards.

Ah sunny Cornwall. I recall a number of camping trips cancelled half way through the first week because we were rained out and tired of slopping around a muddy campground. Of course, that was before we owned an RV.

We've had a couple of Brits drop by the forum the last week or so looking for info on importing an RV back into the UK. Would you mind having a nose around and seeing if you could help answer their questions? One specifically related to the costs and VAT and I believe this is something you researched. Here's (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=1226.msg11739#msg11739) one such message.

Thanks
Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Karl on June 10, 2005, 12:33:01 AM
Bernie,

The recipe calls for beer. Wine, no matter where it comes from, is not tolerated (unless it's a '61 Lafitte Rothschild), but then we'd have to drink the wine an throw away the brats! Tough choice to make ;D

Tom,

Without disrespect to Encyclopedia Britannica, we've been using groundhogs for the very same purpose for many years with similar accuracy. Granted, 40 days of steady rain is probably a smidge worse the 6 additional weeks of winter. ;D ;D 

Re Ned: He was being overly optimistic with his 3-day  summer ;D ;D ;D










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Title: Re: Canadian Summer Holidays
Post by: Ian H on June 10, 2005, 07:08:41 AM
Hi Steve
the remainder will be in the states ,i am now arranging shipping back home.Hopefully we will be back next year with transport in tow and do a longer visit to Canada