As well as Family Day in the province of Ontario, it is also Heritage Day in Canada.
February 18 kicks off a week of celebrating our heritage in Ontario, according to Ontario Heritage Trust.
The site offers online exhibitions, including about John Graves Simcoe.
A blog reader was astute in noting 2013 is the 220th year since the official founding of London.
Simcoe traveled most of February from Newark to Detroit and reached the Forks of the Thames on his return trip in March.
It was in 1793 that Simcoe chose the Forks as the future capital of Upper Canada. It didn’t come to pass.
Still we have a lot of history to celebrate in London and in Ontario.
If you want to check out the Heritage Trust site, here is the link. http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca
Happy Heritage Day (week) and Family Day.
What will you be doing on the holiday?
Our family is probably going to take in the South East Winter Fest with free activities at the Youth For Christ centre on Adelaide St. S and free skating at the Glen Cairn arena.