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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

BC Day 2010

The Monday of the August First long weekend here is called BC Day. Its main reason for existence is to provide another long weekend during summer. However, it also celebrates British Columbia so it was fitting that the event I attended was held on the grounds of the historic St. Ann's Academy, which opened in 1858. The couple enjoying a peaceful picnic above are on the grounds just to the right of where a large crowd was enjoying the music of some truly stellar performers, including Zinnia (left) with the band Momentum. There were food and information booths and activities for the kids including face-painting (right).
Below, some young girls dance to the music of Ed Peekeekoot, Alan Moberg and Ms. Peekeekoot. This trio really reminded me that we have some great musicians in Canada writing and performing genuinely Canadian music.


JoJo said...

Happy Belated BC Day!!

Sheila said...

Thank you for another picture that took me "Home Again". I graduated from St Ann's Academy. There is will be a reunion combined St Ann's/St Louis reunion next weekend but it will be held in another location. The grounds were wonderful. There were tennis courts, walking paths and a gazebo. Did you know there is a Heritage garden behind the school?