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Sudbury should give Civic Holiday a name

Vicki Gilhula August 1, 2017 Vicki Gilhula No Comments

Sudbury City Council could give the August long weekend a name. Toronto has Simcoe Day. Other cities has named the holiday after their founders.

This from Wikipedia

The holiday was renamed Simcoe Day in Toronto effective 1969 in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada and the promulgator of the Act Against Slavery, but a motion at the Ontario Municipal Association to extend the name change across Ontario failed. According to a 2005 proclamation this name continues to apply in the present amalgamated City of Toronto. Civic Holiday is now known by one of a number of local appellations such as:

  • Colonel By Day in Ottawa,
  • George Hamilton Day in Hamilton,
  • Joseph Brant Day in Burlington,
  • Founders’ Day in Brantford,
  • McLaughlin Day in Oshawa,
  • Alexander Mackenzie Day in Sarnia,
  • James Cockburn Day in Cobourg,
  • Peter Robinson Day in Peterborough,
  • and John Galt Day in Guelph

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