Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How I spent my Memorial Day Weekend

Of course since I am Canadian it wasn't a holiday.

Instead I was at this meeting

All. Weekend. Long.

OTOH< the girls loved going to the city and staying in the hostel.


  1. Is Armistice Day a big deal in Canada?

  2. Not as much as it once was (we call it Remembrance Day). Federally regulated employees get a statutory holiday. Legion services are held at 11:00.

    Canadian Legions mark what they call Decoration Day on the Saturday of MemorialDay weekend in the US. But here has never been an official holiday that I know of. We have a very different military history and tradition.

    Mind you Canada has a holiday honouring Queen Victoria which is generally the 3rd Monday of May.

  3. Nice summary Gord. I don't know about you, but that felt like the weekend that would NEVER end. Oy.