Monday, 6 August 2012

Happy Simcoe Day

Today is a holiday here in Ontario.

It is 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

4 comments:

My Little Corner said...

I had no idea. Here it's just called "BC Day"
Thanks for sharing.

Sissym said...

Hi Tina,

Here in Rio de Janeiro we have many holidays. Some are criticized because they exist only a few years ago (as April 23, November 20). The next one will be September 7: Independence Day in Brazil.

Kisses

Masshole Mommy said...

I had no idea.

Teresa said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off.