The Summer Months
June, July & August 2003
We will be spending the next three months on the road visiting Universities, Colleges and Independent Bookstores across Canada from Victoria to Ottawa. So if you recognize one of the revolving pictures on this page, we will have visited or about to visit this place.
Our Mobile Office
Can be found on the road somewhere between
Victoria and Ottawa.
Our Triple Tip
The month of June is named after Juno, who is the principal goddess of the Roman Pantheon. She is the goddess of marriage and the well-being of women. She is the wife and sister of Jupiter. She is identified with the Greek goddess Hera.
July originally know as Quintilis (then later as Julius) has always had 31 days. Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.
August was known as Sextilis an had 30 days, until it became Numa when it had 29 days, then Julius changed the system and it became 31 days long. Augustus Caesar clarified and completed the calendar reform of Julius Caesar. In the process, he also renamed this month after himself.