Open Family Day is a day set aside by the City of Ottawa in honor of the families that make the City of Ottawa and its communities thrive, to build awareness and recognition for the open family inclusive relationship model. Open Family Day runs from June 20th – June 22nd, 2018.The basic idea behind Open Family Day is to normalize open families in our community, recognizing that families are diverse, that some families are single-parent, same-sex or co-ed and some don’t have any biological children. Sometimes people may be confused about what exactly ‘open’ means; but it’s really about a family unit in which no biological or legal relationship exists between parents or children and where ongoing relationships are built between all members of the family.Open Family Day encourages open communication with your children so they grow up knowing how to deal with all different types of families and relationships. By celebrating these different family forms with other community members on Open Family Day, we hope to raise awareness about the fact that there is no one right way to build a family, and we can all learn from each other’s experiences.
Are grocery stores closed on Family Day ontario?
Yes, grocery stores are closed on Family Day in Ontario. Family Day is a statutory holiday that falls on the second Saturday of August each year.The following celebrations are also included on the list of statutory holidays in Ontario: A Day for Science, Wellington Cider Festival, National Chocolate Sundaeg, Pasqua d’a Quaresima Italiana Italian Easter, and National Child Nutrition Day.Grocery stores will not be open on Family Day in Ontario, and other businesses may also be closed on this day. If you have something special planned for Family Day in Ontario, you should check with the company before hand to make sure that they are open on the day you want to go to the store.
What is open in Ottawa on Family Day 2022?
In 2018, Family Day is a holiday in Ontario and British Columbia. In 2019 and 2022, the holiday will be observed on August 22 in all provinces except Newfoundland and Labrador.In addition to free museums and attractions, there are free fitness programs, free activities for children, free yoga classes and free health screenings. Free fitness programs include healthy eating programs, walking programs, dance programs and parkour classes. Free activities for children include toddler programs, arts and crafts, kid-sized water parks and bounce houses. Free yoga classes include beginner yoga classes for adults. Free health screenings include preconception checkups and health risk assessments for pregnant women.