Information About Civic Holiday:
Civic Holiday in Canada. The intent of the Civic Holiday is to “not work”. So please don’t work on Civic Holiday! In Canada Civic Holiday is in most cases the first Monday of August unless another civil or provincial holiday exists on a different date, in which case the local holiday is used.

Civic Holiday in Canada is not statutory holiday. A bill has been attempted to be passed in the house of commons but it has always been unsuccessful. If an employer wants you to work, it is a work day.

What you will often find, however, is that its name Civic Holiday changes from province to province, and even amongst different regions within provinces in Canada. This tells us that Civic Holiday is not as important as some other holidays, but still it is celebrated as a statutory Canadian holiday.

Unlike in Canada, Civic Holiday in United States (US) is called Labor Day.

Here is what’s open and what’s not this August long weekend.

* Polo Park Shopping Centre: Noon – 6pm
* St. Vital Shopping Centre: Noon – 6pm
* All City of Winnipeg civic offices will be closed Monday
* There will be no home garbage and recycling collection on Monday. Collection resumes Tuesday (Recycling Day 2)
* Brady Road Landfill is open 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, 5:30am to 8pm on Monday
* Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday
* Millennium, St. Boniface and Sir William Stephenson Library branches are open on Saturday. All branches are closed Sunday and Monday
* The Assiniboine Park Zoo is open 9am to 6pm all weekend
* All pools run regular schedules Saturday and Sunday. All indoor pools are closed Monday except Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, which is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm. All outdoor pools are open on Monday, weather permitting
* Regular hours run at all centres Saturday and Sunday. All centres are closed Monday
* All golf courses are open dawn to dusk for the long weekend
* Manitoba Liquor Marts are open regular hours Saturday and Sunday, closed on Monday


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