Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Canada

   


      Tomorrow Canada will be 149 years old. I can hardly wait until next year when we celebrate our 150 th

      So Canada is a relatively young country. In 1867 the British North American act was passed and it formed Canada. At first,  there were four provinces New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario. Quebec and Ontario were only small areas on both sides of the st Lawrence and north of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It wasn't until the 1920's that they became the size they are today. 

     Where I live , Alberta did not become a province until 1905. Previously the Hudson Bay co owned all of western Canada. The Hudson Bay Co. traded  their land to Canada and Canada set up territorial governments

    Some people started to come to western Canada when the railroad was built in the early 1880's. There was a people rush around 1900 when many people came to get free land...homesteads. 

   So provinces were formed once enough people arrived. So some of us are younger than others...provinces. My province was formed in 1905.

    So we're a young country that occupies the top of North America. We're free and happy and I hope we contribute our fair share to the rest of the world to help others.

31 comments:

  1. Have a happy Canada Day celebration.

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  2. Have a wonderful Canada day!! I am proud to be Canadian and so glad my parents chose this country when they emigrated from England.

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    1. Thanks. I hope you had a great day too.

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  3. It was a settled area, but took a long time to get independence. I just thought about my weekend activities and want to watch a parade, fireworks and eat a picnic.

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    1. What better? Fireworks, picnic and parade.

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  4. Well-written! The kids are going downtown to Parliament Hill today. Next year will be crazy!

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    1. I find this part of our history interesting.

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  5. Happy Canada Day, Red. I love living so close to your southern border and can visit whenever I please (I have a Nexus pass). And I love having so many Canadian friends, too! :-)

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  6. To all my Canadian friends and you Red of course. Happy Birthday Canada!
    Unfortunately it always calls for rain and the fireworks usually is postponed. I do think July 4th the Americans have a better day of there fireworks and sunny weather. My Granddaughter has the American Birthday. So she is heading up to Toronto with brother and parents to see the Fabulous Mammals in the Aquariums. They say the tourist from the States love to come for that. My daughter is taking us in Sept when the crowds die down. You walk under the sharks and the other Fish and Stingrays above you.That would be cool. My Grand kids went twice. They said it was something to see twice.

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    1. We get most of our precip in June and July so we have a good chance of being rained on.

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  7. Happy birthday Canada, such a lovely country.

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  8. Happy Canada Day! We are very fortunate to live in such an amazing country. Next year it will be an exciting celebration with the 150th birthday. I am planning to be in Ottawa for that holiday. Hopefully it works out!

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    1. It's good that most of us realize what a good country we live in.

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  9. Hi Red, Happy Canada Day. You guys are awesome neighbors! Take care and be well!

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    1. Thanks. We've got some great neighbors to the south of us.

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  10. Postscript: Thanks for the reminder. I had to scramble to find something to post in honor of Canada Day ... think I found it. Let me know if you like it. Have a fine weekend too!

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    1. I appreciate the effort you put in to find a great greeting.

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  11. long may you remain free and happy, too.

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  12. Happy Canada Day to my friends up north!

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  13. The only comment I can make is that so far I haven't met any Canadians who weren't warm and friendly.

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    1. That's a great experience but you will find some of us a little grouchy.

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  14. Yay for Canada! I'll bet you'll be inundated with tourists for next year's celebration.

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  15. Very well said. It was very, very busy in the core yesterday.

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