Monday, August 04, 2008

150!

Burnaby may only be 116 but the united colonies celebrated their ceremonial union this weekend with today's holiday. Burnaby's celebrations were well attended by a variety of politicians, all of whom are up for re-election in the next three to 15 months.

Tributes were paid to B.C. at Heritage Village and the 55th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Outside of Burnaby, Bill Siksay and Bill Cunningham will out in force at the Pride Parade while Conservatives were out in Surrey with Stephen Harper.

On a side note, Gary Begin was wearing a wrist brace. It is not due to TEAM Burnaby supporters twisting his arm to return to the fold.

Nonetheless, Happy B.C. Day, Burnaby!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Burnaby may only be 116 but the united colonies celebrated their ceremonial union this weekend with today's holiday"

The aspect of 'ceremonial union' is incorrect.

Actually BC 150 refers to 1858, the year in which the HBC governed territory around here was formulated into the Colony of British Columbia.

The Colony of Vancouver Island (a seperate British Crown Colony) did not unite with the Colony of British Columbia until 1866.

British Columbia joined Confederation and in so doing became a province in 1871.

8/04/2008 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Gary Begin around for the original celebration?

8/04/2008 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Harry Bloy around for the
1866 celebration?

He was running the General Store in Yale in 1859 we figure.

8/04/2008 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the Corrigans ran the rest of town?

8/05/2008 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derek was busy being the hanging judge. he had Lee Rankin as his law assistant.

Kathy stayed at home and swept out the house.

8/05/2008 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy needs a new broom.
Apparently, the old one is cleaning house as well as it used to.

8/07/2008 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna Terranna could use a new broom
too.

Team Burnaby is getting a bit dusty.

8/07/2008 4:25 PM  

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