Celebrating BC Day with Pictures...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Today is our Civic Holiday, a long weekend holiday, today we celebrate BC Day...We live in Western Canada, Vancouver, BC a beautiful place surrounded by Mountains, Oceans, Wild Life and so much more...I am having a quiet day after having my grandkids here all weekend, I have had my fill of picnics and parks, so I'm settling for gardening in my own yard, and will tidy up things here putting away the grandkids toys and craft supplies.
What do people do?
In British Columbia many people use the long weekend to make short trips out of town and into one of the areas of beautiful scenery in this province. Some go camping, while others walk, hike or plan canoe trips. As the first Monday in August falls in the middle of the summer season, many people incorporate BC Day into their summer vacation or a plan it as part of a longer trip. In urban areas, particularly in Vancouver, various celebrations are organized. These include firework displays, parades and cultural festivals. Events are held to mark the achievements of people from Canada’s west coast in the areas of sport, technology, cuisine and Canadian-Japanese culture.
Coat of Arms;
BC Steller's Jay;
BC Red Tartan;
Western Red Cedar
There are a number of symbols of British Columbia. These include the
Steller's Jay (a bird), the Pacific Dogwood (a flower), jade (a mineral), the
Western Red Cedar (a tree) and the provincial tartan, which contains colors to represent many aspects of the province. Two important symbols of British Columbia are the flag and the coat of arms. The top part of the flag consists of a union flag with a crown in the center. These represent the colonial links with the country and monarch of the United Kingdom. The lower part of the flag consists of a setting sun on a background of blue and white waves.
These represent the geographical location of the province on the west coast of Canada between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. These elements also appear in the coat of arms.