A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
~ Steve Berry
HISTORY OF HERITAGE DAY ALBERTA
Heritage Day is celebrated on the first Monday of August. It is an optional holiday celebrated by many Canadians in Alberta to honour their provinces’ heritage.
In the year of 1974 the Government of Alberta announced that on the first Monday of August is an annual holiday called Heritage Day, is to be recognized and celebrated because of the various cultural heritage of Albertans.
Companies and individuals residing in Alberta, can decide to use this day to commemorate their provinces’ heritage. Most people use this day to celebrate with their families and friends. Because this holiday lands on a Monday, many will go out of town for the long weekend.
HIGHLIGHTED AUGUST ACTIVITIES
- Our Lunch time BBQ’s for Residents by Unit continue into August. List of invited residents can be found on each individual unit. Don’t forget your hats and sunscreen.
- To all who helped with the Staff BBQ & Resident Brunch – Kitchen Staff, Facility Staff, Families & volunteers – you helped make it a huge success. Hats off to everyone!
- No Anglican or United Church services in August. All services will resume in September.