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A Family-Friendly Day

By Linda Tancs

Public holidays generally bring families together–at least in theory. So it may seem strange to have a public holiday called Family Day. Yet in certain Canadian provinces, today marks that celebration. On the third Monday of February, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario observe Family Day. Of course, the day would lack meaning if you didn’t spend it like a family. So find some family-fun things to do. How about spending time at the Toronto Zoo or the ice rinks? According to the Calgary Herald, Alberta is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of the statutory holiday. Surely, that’s cause for celebration. Only two years’ strong in Saskatchawan, the province nonetheless has the most public holidays in the country. Hopefully that translates into lots of family time.

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