I never thought we’d see the day when British Columbians would have a statutory holiday in February. But that day has come — the second Monday in February — and we shall rejoice and be glad in it.
I don’t have any special plans for B.C. Family Day this Monday, other than sleeping late and periodically sticking out my tongue at my alarm clock. Nyah-nyah, Monday!
If you need more stimulation than that, the province is sponsoring a day of live performances at Ship Point on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Singers, drummers, dancers, comedians, poets, jugglers, and clowns are slated from 11 a.m. to 6:05 p.m., when Canada’s classic rock band Trooper takes the stage.
The day’s lineup of entertainers also includes:
- The Le-La-La Dancers
- Stuart Nemtin
- Ocean Rain Chinese Arts Academy
- Wontanara Drum and Dance
- Shane Koyczan
- Aidan Knight
- Current Swell
- Sharon Mahoney
- Alex Elixir
- Chris Molineux
For kids, there will face painting, Science World activities, and a scavenger hunt. And if you’ve always wondered what it looks like inside a Canadian Forces ship, HMCS Saskatoon will be in the harbour and open for tours.
Enjoy your day off! (And my sincere apologies to federal employees, who apparently aren’t eligible for the holiday. Sorry, folks. That stinks.)