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Happy Father's Day

Event Date: Jun 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is celebrated in Canada on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is not a federal public holiday in Canada. It is a day to recognize and thank fathers and father figures for the positive contributions they made. Father figures may include stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), brothers, uncles, and family friends.

Fun Fact: Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. However, it was not until 1972 (58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official) that the day honouring fathers became a nationwide holiday.

Happy Father's Day