Happy Canada D'Eh

 


JULY 1

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada (one colony consisting of Ontario & Quebec) into a federation of four provinces on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date.

Did you catch that? Canada was once a PROVINCE! Imagine if our forefather's liked the name of Nova Scotia instead of Canada. Our anthem would be a tad different, don't you think?


"O Nova Scotia. Our home and native Rock."
 

 
I am always mindful of how blessed we are to live in this country that stretches from sea to shining sea. With the distinctive maple leaf stitched to their uniforms, young men and women have given their lives so that we can enjoy ours.


O Canada
Our home and native land
True patriot love in all thy sons command

With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The True North strong and free

From far and wide
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

God keep our land glorious and free
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee 


2 comments:

  1. Interesting history. My dad was Canadian, and I spent a lot of time in Ontario during the summers. I remember Orillia and Couchiching and Toronto. I always feel part Canadian--and a lot Scot.

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    1. We've been up around Orillia, in the Muskoka Lake area. Absolutely beautiful. Come on up and see us again, Judy. You're always welcome, and I'll put on a pot of coffee, eh.

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