Another B.C. Day Rant

Hello, and welcome to my yearly B.C. Day rant.

British Columbia joined Canada on July 20, 1871. When is B.C. Day? The first Monday in August. Say what?

I grant that the colony of British Columbia was created August 2, 1858, but it was only about one-half the size of the modern province.

I do not recall any big hoopla in 2008 for the 150th anniversary of the colony. There was big fuss in 1971 for the centennial of the province.

While Canada Day is a statutory holiday that is always on July 1st, B.C. Day is not always on August 2nd.

But Happy B.C. Day however misdated it is.