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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 2nd

* 1956 – Ontario town of Wiarton starts the Wiarton Willie Groundhog Day Festival. * 1897 – Clara Brett Martin first woman barrister in the British Empire. * 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed. * 1996 Gene Kelly dies. * 1882 James Joyce is born.

It’s Friday! TGIF – Happy Groundhog Day! Did You Know…

* 1956 – Ontario town of Wiarton starts the Wiarton Willie Groundhog Day Festival.

Wiarton Willie is the title given to that of an albino Canadian groundhog who lives in the community of Wiarton in Bruce County, Ontario. Every February 2, on Groundhog Day, Willie takes part in the local Wiarton Willie Festival. His role is to predict whether there will be an early spring. Although the original Wiarton Willie died, the Wiarton Groundhog Day celebrations continue each year with successors of the original Willie, also referred to as “Wiarton Willie.” Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 2nd”