Our view: Enjoying Family Day

It was great to see families out enjoying time together over the past weekend in celebration of the B.C. family day holiday.

It was great to see families out enjoying time together over the past weekend in celebration of the B.C. family day holiday. There were families out skating, playing hockey, snowboarding and skiing. Some would have started the day out with the whole family making pancakes to enjoy with maple syrup and one another.

We pity the poor federal and retail workers who live in Rossland and did not get to relax with the rest of their family because their workplace agreements do not allow them a day off. Since this is not a federally established holiday, federal workers had to work on family day.

Why can’t the whole country simply agree upon a common list of statutory holidays? This is a good indicator of just how overcomplicated our laws are.

Rossland has many attractions for visitors and we don’t just depend on shopping as the main draw card. We have diverse experiences that do not rely on people to deliver the experience. In closing our retail stores we are not missing out on visitors.

One would think we have enough common sense to get ourselves organized and plan what we may need from retail stores prior to them closing for just one day! Get out of the store and enjoy some time with those who support us through thick and thin.

 

As consumers family day is a great way to slow down and take some time to appreciate our families.

 

 

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