May 19, 2017.
Here it is...the "season opener"...the Victoria Day Holiday Weekend. This is a Canada-wide holiday, and starts the summer season in many locales.
Victoria Day is a recognition of the British influence in Canada...it is Queen Victoria that is being acknowledged.
Canada began as a British colony...along with (among others) Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, India...most former colonies now belong to the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth is also the queen of Canada.
This holiday weekend is a popular one. A time to open up cottages, pop boats onto ocean or lake docks, to switch from winter to summer mode.
The lovely thing about the great Pacific Northwest Coast: the lengthening days. In July, the sun sets at 10 p.m. The glow lingers into 10:30. Beautiful.
This weekend, on Salt Spring, it's the Round Salt Spring Sailing Race, the Art Auction (art sales in support of SSNAP (Salt Spring National Art Prize), the Saturday Market in the Park, the gallery openings (Steffich Fine Art, Gallery 8, Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art, Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art, ArtSpring galleries), farm gate stands, special menus at delicious restaurants (Piccolo's, Auntie Pesto's, Salt Spring Inn, Treehouse Cafe, Twig & Buoy, Rock Salt Cafe, Seaside, Moby's Pub, Hastings House Bistro)...enjoy! Live music? The 100 plus days of live music starts at Treehouse Cafe...a summer-summer Salt Spring feature.
It's a weekend to say hello to the season shift. Welcome almost-Summer.
How may I help you to discover special Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands? Call me!