A Little Canadian History
On July 01, 1867, a new nation was born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province. It was later split into two, Ontario and Quebec.
Canada Day, observed on July 01, marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982 as Canada Day and is a national statutory holiday.
Ottawa Parliament. Government Hill Ontario. Ottawa is Canada’s capital, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border.
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At first Canada Day wasn’t observed by many Canadians, who considered themselves to be British citizens. In 1946, a bill was put forth to rename Dominion Day, but arguments in the House of Commons over what to call the holiday stalled the bill. Today, Canada Day is celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses.
Canada Day celebrations include parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues, and other get-togethers. Many people wear red and white in honor of Canada’s national colors.
Canada Day Fireworks were held at: Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan ON, Mel Lastman Square Toronto, Ashbridges Bay Park East York, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver, New Westminster, West Vancouver and White Rock just to name a few.
Barbeques are usually done in the backyard, parks or cottages etc.
There wil be no fireworks tonight but the CN Tower will be celebrating Canada Day with a 15 min light show at 10 p.m. July 1st. It will be streamed @ cntower.ca. You can watch the live stream from the comfort of your home.