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Labour Day 2020 Activities For The Family

Things have changed around the world this year and celebrating Labour Day 2020 for us will be mildly different.

What Is Labour Day?

Labour Day is a statutory holiday celebrated throughout Canada the first Monday of every September.

It was originated for workers to rally for better pay and working conditions although it has become more of a day of celebration and rest.

There will be no shopping for sales on labour day but lots of deals to be had if you’re willing to spend time looking.

When Is Labour Day 2020?

This year Labour Day falls on Monday, September 7th, 2020 as we slowly glide into a week of uncertainty.

Most businesses will be closed in Canada on Labour Day 2020 and families will have no labour day parades to attend.

Labour Day 2020 and Back To School

For us, our labour day 2020 will revolve around family time, chilling out, and mentally preparing for back to school next week.

For those kids that will be heading to school and for those who will be homeschooled everything will come with big changes.

I’m sure every parent has been scrambling to keep on top of their school board with updates every day.

Our back to school shopping is done although we didn’t buy much apart from 2 pairs of used jogging pants from Value Village for our son.

The Dollar Store took care of back to school essentials such as pencils, ruler, erasers, crayons, markers, and a duo-tang.

Our Typical Labour Day Traditions

Typically our Labour day traditions revolve around a full weekend of farms, apples, and Fall Fairs in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our son loves going to the carnivals, eating junk food, and watching Monster Truck races among so many other cool Ontario displays.

It’s his birthday weekend tradition that we’ve done since he was 4 years old but this year will be different and we’ve had to explain why.

The fair has been cancelled and there’s no games, rides, farm tractors, or animals to pet and make funny faces at.

A city-wide parade on Labour Day 2020 won’t be happening due to Covid-19 so we won’t be attending that either.

All that’s left for us is to find activities that we can do as a family that doesn’t revolve around our traditional labour day travels.

Creating New Labour Day 2020 Family Traditions

We’ve kept to ourselves since the Covid-19 outbreak around the world and always practice social distancing.

Since it’s our little guys’ birthday we plan on celebrating and making it as memorable as every other year.

We bought him the birthday cake that he requested as he has aversions to certain foods so it was his choice.

To start our Labour Day 2020 breakfast will be fluffy pancakes with butter and Canadian maple syrup with crispy bacon.

This is a traditional Labour Day breakfast that we make that the entire family loves. Mrs. CBB will have her keto pancakes though.

Most of the day will be spent outdoors at the local park playing soccer, family tag, and long swing sessions.

A nature trail walk along the river is also on the agenda as we will be collecting fancy rocks for our collection.

We’ll bring some home that we can paint on the front porch and put in our rock garden for sidewalk viewing.

It’s amazing how often we see this and so we planned to make it a new tradition for labour day each year.

Lastly, we’re returning home to make homemade pizza together, eating birthday cake, and opening birthday gifts.

The rest of the weekend will be spent cleaning up the gardening and getting ready for the leaves to take flight.

As the September weather blankets Ontario the summer herbs and vegetables will be laid to rest.

They all did wonderfully and produced a great harvest for our family something that we appreciate come during the fall and winter months.

Nothing Wrong With New Beginnings

Just because we won’t be going to the local fairs and labour day parades and other celebrations are on hold doesn’t mean we have to give up.

Make new labour day traditions with your family whether it’s day fishing, trail walking, foraging, or searching for stones like we are.

The idea of labour day has become a day of rest before the storm so enjoy it and make the best of it.

Happy Labour Day 2020 weekend everyone.

Discussion: What will you be doing for Labour Day 2020 this year? Leave me your comments below.

Recent Blog Posts You May Have Missed

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Below is a recap of the blog posts I’ve published over the past two weeks.

If you haven’t subscribed to the blog make sure to add your email to my list so you get my weekly blog posts and access to my Free Budget Resources Library.

Plus, now I also release a bi-weekly newsletter that comes straight to your email only for subscribers.

You’ll find exclusive updates about the blog and CBB home life including photos and exclusive contests.

Mr.CBB’s Finance Tip

It’s easy to throw in the towel when something doesn’t turn out the way we expected.

Budgeting is a process that takes time and comes with mistakes that you’ll learn from.

The key point to remember is doing something is better than doing nothing at all.

You’ll soon see the benefits of budgeting and tracking where your money is going and how much money you earn.

Is Budget Failure Your Fault? I wrote this as one of my first blog posts on CBB so go gentle on me.

There are some excellent points that I share all of which helped us to pay off our debt using a budget.

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Seasonal Frugal Recipe Box

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Apples, Apples, and more apples! We know the feeling as we have a massive crab apple tree in our back garden.

Fiona at Just So Tasty has this Apple Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that’s worth a look at.

Since apple season is in full swing during the Fall in Ontario it’s a great time to think, apple cake, apple crisp, apple everything!

What are some of your favourite apple recipe ideas? Share your ideas below as I’d love to read about them.

Frugal Gardening Tips

Winter vegetable garden

I enjoyed reading this blog post about 15 No-Fuss Plants For The Fall and Winter Garden.

If I can grow it or find it for free foraging I’m all for it but winter garden growing has never crossed my mind.

To be honest we typically stick to a summer garden that we begin in March.

Angi at Schneider Peeps gives us a glimpse of what we can plant even living in a cold winter climate such as Canada.

Vegetable gardening doesn’t have to end with the first frost, you can grow fall and winter vegetable gardens in almost any climate. By planting frost-tolerant plants you can extend your harvest well into the fall and winter.

Do you grow anything over the winter months? Leave me your comments below.

CBB Motivational Corner

All you have to do is try and keep working towards your goals even when you’re dragged through the mud.

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Home And Blog Update

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Home Update

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In the last two weeks, I’ve been working on finishing my University paper which I’ve worked on all summer.

I was so reluctant to hand it in because I wanted to make sure it made sense and worthy of an excellent mark.

The courses are paid out of pocket but my employer requires them to be completed for me to reach the highest pay grade.

Thankfully, I received a high review from my teacher and am ready to take on the last two courses before I finish for good. 🙂

Most of my spare time has been spent with my family, blogging, and cleaning up the yard getting ready for the Fall.

Once school starts back up I’ll begin to put away the summer decor and bring out the Fall decor.

Other than that we’ve been reflecting on our summer and what we did and didn’t do.

What we do know is that we made it through with some pretty funny stories for our son to share with his friends.

How was your summer? Leave me your comments below.


Blog Update

The blog has been doing well and my focus has been redoing old posts and cover photos.

There has been SO much that I’ve learned about blogging since the first days that I look forward to sharing in my How To Start A Blog series.

One thing I’m trying to do is build my Pinterest account so if you’re on Pinterest and not following me Follow Me and then message me.

Let me know that you’re a CBB blog fan and I’ll follow you back.

Help CBB me get to the next level on Pinterest by pinning my blog posts, recipes, and quotes for the Pinterest world to see.

Other than that I’m waiting for my designer to get well as she has been ill the last month and unable to work.

Make sure to subscribe to Canadian Budget Binder so you get my bi-weekly newsletter in your inbox.

It’s filled with photos from the CBB house behind the scenes.

As well you’ll get to see the food and recipes we’ve been creating before it goes LIVE on the blog.

What would you like to see on Canadian Budget Binder?

Leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear your feedback.


Saturday Search Term Giggles

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These are keywords that readers typed into their search engine and landed on this blog.

I get thousands of these every single day and pick some of the best to feature right here.

  • P.O Box 666 Station A, Oshawa – Hmm, that’s an odd one
  • Traditional Scottish Maps – Haha, you mean Scottish Baps.
  • Spiced Rum Raisins – Snacks for work. Haha!
  • Living On CBB- Ok!

Thanks for your continued support of CBB and for listening to me ramble about our financial journey.

I’ll see you back here in two weeks for the next edition of The Saturday Weekend Review.

Be well,



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  1. I’m sad that the apple festival and the cranberry festival are cancelled. Especially since I need to buy more cranberries. Instant Pot applesauce is what I do with the apples. Often making it Instant Pot cran-applesauce! Easy and no reason to buy the jar or can of either of them ever again.

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      Everything about the Fall that is cancelled we’ll miss. We love this time of year as a family. I think because it’s our son’s birthday as well he’s used to going to the fairs as a tradition we started a few years back. Today he asked us if shopping was open and if the bug was gone.
      We have a brand new instant pot that Mrs. CBB won early in the year and still haven’t opened it. We really need to.

  2. Good traditions start at home and your Son will always remember them as he grows and has a family of his own! You are also showing him how to adapt to different situations and have a positive outcome! Say happy birthday to your son, We share a birthday weekend! I’m celebrating with a campfire and sharing a favorite meal with my husband. I will also be harvesting and preserving my garden.

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