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.

So if you’re fortunate enough to have the Honda Civic Holiday off… perhaps heading down to the U.S. is something you want to do. Our Dollar is pretty strong right now!

Shopping Malls
Polo Park Shopping Centre: Noon – 6:00 PM
St. Vital Centre: Noon – 6:00 PM
Kildonan Place: Noon – 6:00 PM

City of Winnipeg Offices
All civic offices will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2011.

Recycling/Garbage Schedule

Single-family homes
There will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, August 1. Collection will resume on Tuesday, August 2 – Day 3 on the five-day cycle.

Multi-family apartments
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

Brady Road Landfill hours of operation:
Saturday, July 30 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 1 – 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visit for the Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and information on Brady Road Landfill.

Libraries are closed Monday, August 1. Visit for online services of Winnipeg Public Library including online renewals, and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Call 311 for library hours and locations.

Animal Services Agency
Animal Services will be closed Monday, August 1. Regular weekend hours are in effect for Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Visit for more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency including how to purchase or renew your dog license and a list of dogs available for adoption.

Leisure Centres
All Leisure Centres are closed Monday, August 1. Regular hours of operation are in effect on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Visit or call 311 for more information on City leisure centres.

Golf Courses
Regular hours of operation are in effect at all municipal golf courses. For more information, including how to book a tee time, visit


Indoor Pools
All indoor pools will be closed Monday, August 1.

Outdoor Pools
All outdoor pools will be open Monday, August 1. Hours of operation vary with most pools. Visit Community – Pools or call 311 for more information on City swimming pools.

Wading Pools
The following wading pools will be open Monday, August 1:
Amherst Park
Brock Cordova Park
Bronx Park
Central Park
Dakota Park
J.H. Bruns Park
John Steele Park
Keenleyside Park
Machray Park
Norquay Community Centre
Pascoe Park
Pirates Park
Roblin Park Community Centre
McKittrick Park
Shaughnessy Park
Vimy Ridge Park

Hours vary, however most are open 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For schedule information, please call 311.

Spray Pads
All spray pads are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and include:
Fort Rouge Park
Lindenwoods Community Centre
Provencher Park
River Heights Community Club
St. Norbert Community Centre

Winnipeg Transit
Monday, August 1, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule. For Winnipeg Transit route and schedule information, please visit or call 311.

Cemetery grounds will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk throughout the long weekend at Brookside, St Vital and Transcona cemeteries. Offices will be closed Monday, August 1. For more information on City Cemeteries, visit

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