[Close It]

Bead Shak:

Its one stop shopping with Bead Shak! Click on the links below for all your beading needs!

Looking for awesome bead patterns?
We have many to choose from for every Holiday and every skill level!

Looking for beads?
Be sure to check out our
large variety!

Looking for beaded banner rods?
We have them! We have many sizes to choose from

Bead Shak Pattern Club
Come Join The Fun!

<Beaded Banners by Beadshak>

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner



Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

Coming Soon ...

 About Us



Bead Shak

License Agreement

Bead Shak Pattern Club

These Are Just A Few Samples Of Whats Been In The Pattern Club In The Past! Click Below To See What Else We Have To Offer!

Free Pattern Drawing


Beaded Banner Hanging Rods

Vinyl Caps For Rods

eBay Site


Contact Us!


  When emailing us replace
the AT with @ this helps
to cut down on spam

Don't worry we have beads for all your beaded banner needs!


Monday, August 07, 2006

Happy Civic Holiday Canada

Today is the Civic Holiday in Canada but the name for the holiday varies from Province to Province and not every Province celebrates this holiday. Its also known as Simcoe Day in Toronto, Ontario, after Lord John Graves Simcoe and the holidays's sole purpose is to provide a long weekend in August, a day of recreation and fun!

John Graves Simcoe, was the person who initiated the idea of this holiday, he was more than just a colonial governor, he abolished slavery, created one of the longest streets today in the world, Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and a lot more.

The idea of a day of recreation came before Toronto City Council in 1869 and in 1875 it was settled, the first Monday in August would be the official Civic Holiday, nothing much has changed from then to now for the slowness of things be settled in government! As time went on it became the first Monday in August that included a weekend would be the holiday, so today August 7 was declared the holiday.

After this was settled in 1875 other cities, towns and Province's came on board with the idea to have a long holiday weekend in August but the name of the holiday depending on where you are differs. In Ottawa, Ontario its called Colonel By Day, in the Province of Nova Scotia its called Natal Day, in Alberta Heritage Day and so on.

So where ever you are or whatever you call this Holiday, we hope that you have a fun and very safe Holiday today and don't forget to drop by and visit with us on this Holiday as we have tons of fun for your beading needs!

~Happy Beading~

Jenny and Jan

Copyright © 2003-2006 The Bead Shak
All Rights Reserved

The Bead Shak

The Bead Shak

Written By : -::-Jenny & Jan-::-   The Bead Shak

Posted by :Bead Shak - Fun & Original Bead Patterns,
We Love Beading - The Bead Shak Blog - "Beading Hints, Tips & Bead Shak Updates"