Tuesday, July 01, 2008


To all my canadian friends its your day. ENJOY .... here in the UK we dont get the day off but I will be thinking of you all.
Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press,the occasion marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. However, though Canada is regarded as having become a kingdom in its own right on that date,the British Parliament at first kept limited rights of political control over the new country, which were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were ended in 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution. Canada Day thus differs from Independence Day celebrations in other countries in that it does not commemorate a clear-cut date of complete independence


Shirley Goodwin said...

Thanks for that info on Canada - I didn't know that stuff.

The Idaho Beauty said...

One of my Wisconsin quilting friends' birthday is July 1st. Every year her extended family spends the first week of July in Canada at what she calls "Fish Camp" - cabins on a secluded lake. They usually goes into the closest town on July first and she jokingly comments - I certainly do appreciate the Canadians putting on such a fuss over my birthday - fireworks and everything!