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Events for the month of August 2019

Aug

5

Heritage Day in Alberta

Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August each year.

Although it is not a statutory holiday, and businesses can choose whether or not to recognize the day as a general holiday, many Calgarians use this day...
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Aug

5

Civic/Provincial Day (regional holiday)

The first Monday of August is a holiday for people in many parts of Canada. It is a statutory holiday in some provinces and territories but in others it has another legal status.

British Columbia (British Columbia Day)
New...
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Aug

5

New Brunswick Day

New Brunswick Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on the first Monday of August.

In June 1976, the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick adopted the New Brunswick Day Act, making the first Monday in August the...
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Aug

5

British Columbia Day (BC)

The first Monday of August is a legal holiday to be observed and known as British Columbia Day, BC Day or B.C. Day, in the province of British Columbia.
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Aug

5

Natal Day (Nova Scotia)

Natal Day is not a statutory holiday but many people in the province of Nova Scotia have a paid day off work.

Several of Canada's provinces observe a holiday on the first Monday in August. In Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, and...
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Aug

5

Terry Fox Day (Manitoba)

The August civic holiday is renamed for a Winnipeg-born national hero.

Terry Fox, born in Manitoba on July 28, 1958, started his Marathon of Hope to raise funds for cancer in 1980, not long after he lost his leg to cancer. He...
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Aug

16

Gold Cup Parade (Prince Edward Island)

Public holiday in: Prince Edward Island

Gold Cup Parade Day on the third Friday of August in the province of Prince Edward Island.

The Gold Cup and Saucer Parade has been in existence since 1961.
The is the...
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Aug

19

Discovery Day (Yukon)

Discovery Day is a statutory holiday in Yukon commemorating the discovery of gold that set off the Klondike Gold Rush and led to the formation of the territory. George Carmack, the son of an American forty-niner, and his partners and...
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