Happy Canada Day!

Today is July 1st, also known as Canada Day north of the border.  Here are some things you may not have known:

Canada turns 147 years old this year.

Canada’s name is derived from an Iroquois word “kanata” meaning “village”.

Canada is comprised of ten provinces and three territories.

In 1867 the British North American Act was signed merging Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, & New Brunswick into a single country.

The holiday was known as Dominion Day until 1982.

Most stores are closed meaning we are pushing our town trip back a day this week.

Celebrations are similar to our Independence Day with parades, BBQs, and fireworks.

We celebrate Canada Day with a Maple Creme Cookie eating contest.  Cosmo always wins.

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