Today is the civic holiday known as Saskatchewan Day for residents of Saskatchewan.

The Civic Holiday is commonly referred to as the August long weekend. It is probably the busiest day on highways as tens of thousands of families go camping, to cottages, to the lakes or many other various activities this weekend.

The Civic Holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of August and it's a public holiday in some provinces and territories. The Civic Holiday is not a statutory holiday, although it is a day off for many employees across the country.

It is known by many names in different provinces and municipalities. It's called Regatta Day in Newfoundland, Terry Fox Day in Manitoba, Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan, British Columbia Day in BC, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and PEI, Simcoe Day in Toronto, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Heritage Day in Alberta and Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, Ontario. It is also called Benjamin Vaughan Day in the City of Vaughan, Ontario.

Many people have the day off, but some people still have to work today. Myself being one of them.

All of the employees of the Saskatchewan public service have a day off today, as well as most government related jobs, many restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations and various other businesses that choose to close their doors for today. It is recomended to call the business you wish to go to ahead of going there today, as any employer can choose to remain open or not.

The weather is supposed to be quite nice for today. So if you do have the day off, make sure to take advantage of all the sunshine.

Nickle Lake in Weyburn is a great place to relax on a day like today.

Nickle Lake

Photo by Denis Conroy.

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