Thursday, February 7, 2013

This is Family Day!

British Columbia is celebrating it's first Family Day,
Monday, February 11, 2013.
I'm sure thousands have submitted their holiday time
in advance to take advantage of a winter vacation.
Alberta was the first to hold this Family Day in 1990.
What's taken BC so long?
Government workers will be smiling, especially the teachers.

This is our oldest son, Jeremy when he was three years old.
It was a bit too early, but never the less we all have strong family memories
of skiing at Manning Park in their early years.
I can still remember the rope tows located up by the alpine meadows.
As the years moved along, Big White became the destination ski hill.

Last year's ski vacation is still a highlight,
when Christopher asked for Suzanne's hand in marriage.
Ski fashions and trends may come and go...but
 thirty three years later we are still enjoying a family vacation together
with young and old.
The only requirement:  "Young at Heart"

Thank You Premier Christy Clark for this new holiday!
We will milk it for what it's worth.


  1. What a wonderful cause for a holiday! I think it is time for your neighbors down south to create a new holiday, too!

  2. A great reason for a holiday!!

  3. A true Family Day indeed! Ours is on the 18th of February. Enjoy the hills!

  4. Well you just enjoy our first official 'family day' with your family! I know for a fact that you don't need a designated day to do that...and are good at having family days throughout the year.

  5. Wishing you a great Family Day weekend! Like Ellen, said, "A great reason for a holiday!"

  6. It's a great idea, but military, federal civil servants and those working in federal offices all received a reminder earlier this week that this is not a holiday for them - nonetheless, I can imagine how happy the school kids are!

  7. We call it "Islander Day" here on PEI :)and it's a week from Monday. Hope you and your family have a wonderful time together on your very first Family Day weekend!

  8. You are my young at heart friend, and I always enjoy the energy I feel through your posts. Family day.....a good decision.

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