So Manitoba has a long weekend in February, still relatively new, called Louis Riel Day, named for the only Father of Confederation hanged for treason.
It’s a provincial holiday, not a federal one, which means the mail still comes. Which means that today, I got a package of chocolate chip cookies from my sister in Alberta.
Woo hoo, happy Louis Riel Day to me!
(If you’re interested in Louis Riel, this graphic novel is a pretty solid introduction.)