Victoria Day in “The Great White North”
On this Victoria Day weekend, it was great to have the sun and to spend some time with family. I met with some of my aunts, uncles and cousins from Victoria, Kamloops, Penticton, Cariboo, and Seattle. It was nice to catch up.
I wondered how the rest of Canada would be celebrating Victoria Day and found that in Quebec, it’s not even called Victoria Day, it’s the Journée nationale des patriotes – commemorating the patriots of the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion. And in some parts of Canada, Victoria Day is known as May Two-Four because the holiday is on the Monday before (or on) May 24 and two-four is slang for a case (24 bottles) of beer which many people imbibe on a holiday weekend.
And for your two-four and other alcoholic purchases please remember to shop public* – and support our BCGEU sisters and brothers who work in public (government) liquor stores. Privatization isn’t good for consumers or communities.
*Shop Public is the name of a BCGEU Component 5 (Retail , Stores and Warehouse) campaign.