We have a wonderful suggestion that was sent in by Doreen Braverman. We would welcome any comments that you send to us about this and the idea of making a formal proposal to the City of Vancouver.

In 1929, June 13th was declared Vancouver Day by the City Council.  June 13, 1792 was the date that Capt. Vancouver entered Burrard Inlet and on June 13, 1886 when most of Vancouver was destroyed by fire. We don’t have any official holidays in June although Flag Day is June 14th this year.
 
Vancouver Day was declared to be “in perpetuity” by mayor Louis Taylor but was not celebrated in the forties, during the war.
 
I have suggested to Council more than once that the special day should be recognized, not just for historic reasons but also for communities to celebrate.  We all have so much to be proud of! No complaining on June 13th