Today was Victoria Day, which celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837-1901. Victoria Day was first celebrated in 1953, as the first Monday before May 25th. It is also the official birthday celebration for Queen Elizabeth II, her great-great granddaughter. We visited there with Auntie Michelle and our cousins Chas and Ben. As you can see from the picture on the left, the Queen looks amazingly good for 192 years old!
|Can you figure out the number? |
See the bottom of the blog!
|Thanks a lot Glenn!|
|Ben, Chas, and us with our new top hats in front of the Burnaby trolley, which ran until 1953.|
|The soldiers fired off the cannons throughout the day. The first time they fired it off, we were nearby in the trolley house and it was LOUD! Daddy felt the rush of air go right by him.|
|A very British cake in the pattern of the Union Jack. The red parts were made of strawberries and the blue from blueberries.|
|This picture is for Mr. Ellis our music teacher.|
|On the carousel at Burnaby Village Museum with Chas and Ben.|
|Few things are more Canadian than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in their dress uniforms.|
|And nothing says "PARADE!" like a bagpiper!|
Did you get the right answer to the abacus number? If you said 37,925, go find yourself a piece of cake to celebrate Victoria Day with us!