Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day!!

Canada Day - Montreal 1987

Canada Day, commonly called "Canada's Birthday", is always celebrated on July 1st, unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case July 2 is the official holiday. This day celebrates the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with the Provinces of Canada - Ontario and Quebec, into one federation on July 1st, 1867. It was originally called Dominion Day and officially changed in 1982 to Canada Day.

Small Town Dominion Day parade 1908

So, today is Canada Day - time for parades, picnics and fireworks, a fun day to celebrate everything that is great about Canada

*our freedom


*vast, varied and beautiful landscape

*quality of living



*recognize diversity of lifestyles

*Tim Horton's coffee :)

*and so much more......

I wish everyone in this fabulous country of ours a safe and joy filled Day


pinkglitterfae said...

they should add a pic of Tim Horton's coffee on our currency,lol!
Happy Canada Day, have a safe one (hope it's not pouring rain where you are)

3rdEyeMuse said...

wishing you a happy, happy Canada Day!!

Sea Gypsy said...

Happy Canada Day! I love how you tell us about these things! I have never been to Canada, so it is all very interesting to me!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Happy Canada Day Sue....

Renee said...

Happy Canada day to you my dear Canadian friend.

Love Renee xoxo

Zan Asha said...

Happy Canada Day!

KV Creative Designs said...

Happy Canada Day to you!!! (a day late)

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