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Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 7:07 pm
by flamingfingers
It's grand to have a holiday in the summer to spend with family and friends or camping, fishing, hiking or just enjoying in every way our great province.

Thank you, NDP premier Dave Barrett!!!

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 7:14 pm
by Queen K
Even better, getting paid double and a quarter today! Thanks Dave!

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 7:59 pm
by Bsuds
One of the few things he did right.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 8:04 pm
by jimmy4321
Weather cooperated as well!

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 8:05 pm
by dirtybiker
Thanks for three days with Family, all in a row.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 8:56 pm
by bb49
I seem to recall the first one was August 5, 1974.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 5th, 2019, 11:21 pm
by oneh2obabe
^^^In 1974, Surrey MLA Ernie Hall, part of the BC NDP government of Dave Barrett (Premier from September 15, 1972 – December 22, 1975), introduced legislation in the provincial legislature to establish the day as a provincial statutory holiday.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 12:01 pm
by Btfsplck
I look forward to you thanking Christy Clark for Family day. [icon_lol2.gif]

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 12:03 pm
by OKkayak
Btfsplck wrote:I look forward to you thanking Christy Clark for Family day. [icon_lol2.gif]

:spitcoffee:

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 1:12 pm
by Urbane
    Btfsplck wrote:I look forward to you thanking Christy Clark for Family day. [icon_lol2.gif]
[icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif] [icon_lol2.gif]

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 2:08 pm
by flamingfingers
Nice thought, but no cigar:

It’s a move some in the province have been calling for since Family Day was established in 2013.

Starting next year B.C.’s Family Day holiday will be moved to the third week in February to line up with similar holidays in other provinces and the U.S.

“Moving Family Day is the right thing to do for businesses small and large, and is better for families who may be spread out across the country,” Premier John Horgan said in a press release Friday afternoon.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 2:11 pm
by OKkayak
flamingfingers wrote:Nice thought, but no cigar:

It’s a move some in the province have been calling for since Family Day was established in 2013.

Starting next year B.C.’s Family Day holiday will be moved to the third week in February to line up with similar holidays in other provinces and the U.S.

“Moving Family Day is the right thing to do for businesses small and large, and is better for families who may be spread out across the country,” Premier John Horgan said in a press release Friday afternoon.

If it wasn't for Clark and the Libs, Horgan wouldn't have had anything to move [icon_lol2.gif]

Ah political partisan, thou are entertaining [icon_lol2.gif]

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 2:24 pm
by Pete Podoski
OKkayak wrote:If it wasn't for Clark and the Libs, Horgan wouldn't have had anything to move [icon_lol2.gif]


That's a good point.

Horgan just can't leave well enough alone.

Horgan is moving B.C.'s economy into the toilet from the winner's pedestal, too.

Horgan is in fact a large pile of movement. A steaming pile of movement, one could say.

He's always meddling in that which works well, and destroying it with his New Destruction Party policies.

Dave Barrett didn't lose the 1975 election because he was a good Premier, that's for sure. Even creating new holidays didn't help him get re-elected.

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 4:53 pm
by normaM
wasn't it a holiday everywhere else? Fam Day in AB was because the Premier's kid was busted for dope :/
day after the holiday always the best - beach was beautiful. Fresh raked, quiet, water lapping on the shore
Almost happy I pay PST LOL

Re: Thanks for the BC Day holiday

PostPosted: Aug 6th, 2019, 5:10 pm
by bb49
Didn't Justin promise us another Statutory Holiday? It was going to be Indiginous Day or something like that. What ever happened to it?