O Canada!

pexels-photo-212085Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

July 1, 2017 Canada celebrates a milestone birthday, but as Countries go, it is really a young Country. Countries choose different occasions to mark their first day of becoming a Country of their own.

On July 1, 1867 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, four provinces – Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – signed the Act of Confederation.

Manitoba joined in 1870, British Columbia in 1871, followed by Prince Edward Island 1873, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905 with Newfoundland joining in 1949.
Canada also has three Territories, Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut.

Canada is part of the Commonwealth formed by 53 Nations now that were all former colonies of Britain, joined in interest to the prosperity of those Nations. They make up one third of the world population. The Commonwealth Games are held to compete and celebrate. They are held every four years, the next to be held in Australia in the State of Queensland, Gold Coast. The first were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Canada is a stunningly beautiful Country stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans and northward to the Arctic Ocean. The diversity of the landscape is so amazing with the majestic Rocky Mountains, the flat agriculture Prairie Provinces, the largest fresh water lakes in the world known as The Great Lakes and the beauty of the Maritime Provinces.
If you are looking to be blown away with scenery Canada has it all. And if big City life is your choice then Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver have that covered.

Canada is a multicultural, peace loving Nation.

So today for all Canadians, celebrate, have a barbecue, get together with family and enjoy the many fireworks across the Nation.

Raise a glass and give a toast to the next 150 years.

Happy Birthday Canada!