Ability and Community

Family Day

“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer.”- Gertrude Jekyll (British Horticulturist, 1843-1932)

With the holiday season behind us, we now look forward to spring. However, there is still a bit of winter around to enjoy. That is how I see the month of February.

And, of course, we celebrate Family Day on Monday, February 18.

Family Day had its beginnings in Alberta in 1990. It is a statutory holiday across our province – a chance to have a long weekend. There are many family orientated activities happening in Edmonton, including Silver Skate, free admission to the Art Gallery of Alberta, and several more. Listings can be found at the City of Edmonton website.

And don’t forget the Family Day skating party at the McCauley Rink! The community of Boyle Street/McCauley is close knit and supportive. I consider my neighbours and friends here my family! Any holiday/observance is a good time to reflect on appreciation that community brings.

From our family at the Boyle McCauley News to all friends and family, enjoy your day, today, and every day!

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