celebration of light starts off with China tonight

pride parade tomorrow - happy pride!

"British Columbia i/ˌbrɪtɪʃ kəˈlʌmbɪə/ (B.C. or BC) (French: la Colombie-Britannique, C.-B.) is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is known for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without Diminishment"). Its name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858. In 1871, it became the sixth province of Canada."

happy BC day! 

august 1st is also swiss national day!

"The day of independence is typically celebrated at a local, municipality level though certain events draw nation-wide attention. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen has illuminated its 25 meter high waterfalls for special events. Beginning in 1920, the waterfall has been regularly lit for the national holiday and since 1966 is now lit only for this holiday. At the historic location of Rütli Meadow above Lake Lucerne, a representational celebration is staged in the location where the legendary pledge of alliance, the Rütlischwur is said to have taken place."

...sounds beautiful and since half of walrus is swiss we like to celebrate it all.

run out quick - the sun's shining in vancouver.

please note we'll be closed on monday, august 1st.  let's face it, we'll be recovering from these festivities.

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