22nd Apr, 2009

Victoria Day coming up!

If you’re planning on a bit of travel over the Victoria Day weekend, consider stopping here in town. Our city is named after Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, and we know how to celebrate a birthday! There’s a parade, and all kinds of civic celebrations going on, the weather usually cooperates, and you can beat the Swiftsure rush, which this year is the following weekend – May 23-25 (the American Memorial Day weekend). In addition, this year the Canadian Pacific Ballet is dancing “Victoria & Albert” at the MacPherson Theatre. If you stay with us, let us know if you’d like to attend and we can reserve tickets for you to pick up at the box office. (May 16 and 17, $20-$35 per seat.)

To celebrate both Victoria’s birthday (the Queen’s, not the city’s) and to celebrate a wonderful dance company we’re offering a special that weekend:

for any 2 (two) consecutive nights between
May 15 and 18, you’ll pay only
per night.
Add a third night and you’ll pay only
(based on double occupancy and before taxes.)

Here’s a bit of history about the Victoria Day holiday:

In Canada, Victoria Day occurs on the Monday prior to May 25th. It’s the official celebration of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Victoria Day was established as a holiday in Canada West (Now Ontario) in 1845, and became a national holiday in 1901. Queen Victoria was born on the 24th of May, 1819. She was not orginally in direct line of succession, but by the time her uncle, William IV died, in 1837, there were no other heirs, so Victoria, at the tender age of 18, ascended the throne. She reigned until her death, at age 82, in 1901. 

We’d love to see you over that special weekend – so plan to come and visit and help us celebrate a grand old lady’s birthday!


The uncle was William IV not George IV

Thank you Glenn! George IV was immediately before William – 1820-1830, and William inherited from him from 1830 to 1837.

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