It’s Victoria Day weekend/May 2-4/May Long/The unofficial kickoff to Summer in Canada. Whatever you call it, Monday is a stat holiday on the calendar.
It’s a federal public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25th in honour of Queen Victoria‘s birthday. The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845. Canada is the only country that commemorates Queen Victoria with an official holiday.
A reminder that there is an alcohol ban at Wheatley Provincial Park and CM Wilson Conservation Area (Rondeau is closed because of flooding) and police will be out in full force this weekend looking for drunk drivers.
The Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club Youth Group 4th Annual Fireworks display is Saturday at dusk.
Everyone is welcome to come out to the club (9092 English Line, Chatham) for free fireworks. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages are also available.
The Royal Wedding is tomorrow, and all the major broadcasters will be covering it. CTV, CBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, E, TLC will all dedicate airtime to the wedding early tomorrow morning. Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are covering the Royal Wedding for HBO.
Over 1 billion people are expected to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.
The wedding is going to cost $83 million. Security alone is going to cost between $32 and $40 million. British taxpayers are expected to pay for half of the wedding expenses.
Michael Jackson will get a street named after him in Detroit during Detroit Music Weekend next month. Four of his brothers will perform at the festival; Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, will also receive a key to the city.
A section of Randolph in downtown Detroit will be renamed Michael Jackson Avenue during a June 15th ceremony.
There’s a petition on Change.org to get rid of the word “no” and replace it with “yesn’t.”
And that petition has gone viral, and it’s up over 27,000 signatures.
Yesn’t comes from Urban Dictionary, where it was posted 10 years ago with the meaning, “a conjunction meaning maybe yes and maybe no.”