Monday, August 06, 2007

Happy Simcoe Day!

Today is a holiday named for Col. John Graves Simcoe ...
  • Hero of the American Revolution
  • Commanding officer of the Queen's York Rangers
  • Founder of Toronto
  • First Lt. Governor of Upper Canada
  • Builder of Yonge Street
  • Abolished slavery in what's now Ontario 30 years before the rest of the British Empire did it and 60 years before Abe Lincoln did it

2 comments:

Fleur de Lisa said...

But the big question is: do you get the day off work??

Teena said...

Yes, we get the day off. Yay!!!!