So another Empire Days has come and gone with very little fanfare. Some of the comments on the DN story of the 19th are very amusing though and worth a read. Three letters at this point have been published including mine in response to Diane Denton's of the 21st. I think it but just a matter of time before there is a change to the naming of the weekend in Nanaimo though it will not come soon enough for me.
Time to rename long weekend celebration
Philip Wolf, The Daily News
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Letter: May 21, 2011
Empire days volunteers deserve more praise
Wanting new name is no dishonour to volunteers
Honouring Victoria at least gives us a day off