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


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!!!!