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Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to recognize Canada Day:
“Today, the Province joins people gathering together in communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada to celebrate Canada Day.
“Canada is known for its dynamic beauty, diverse cultures and the people who have chosen to make this country their home. Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our diversity by honouring the values of equality, inclusion and a welcoming spirit that unite us all as Canadians.
“As we work together to build a more inclusive and multicultural society, we must also recognize our responsibility to right the historical wrongs that continue to affect the lives of Indigenous peoples in this country.
“All Canadians have a role in advancing reconciliation, understanding our common history and supporting those who are leading this important work.
“On Canada Day, we promise to keep moving forward on this journey together – and together we will create lasting change and a better future for everyone in B.C.
“Happy Canada Day!”
For a traditional Chinese translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_CanadaDay_Chinese.pdf
For a French translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_CanadaDay_French.pdf
For a Punjabi translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/STM_PJH_CanadaDay_Punjabi.pdf
This on BC Govt Website go to the link here
Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day:
“Happy birthday, Canada!
“Whether you’re watching the fireworks, firing up the grill, or getting outside with your kids, today, we celebrate the amazing place we call home.
“This year, we have a lot to celebrate. In the last four years, Canadians have created more than a million new jobs. The unemployment rate is at its lowest since the 1970s. And across the country, 825,000 Canadians have been lifted out of poverty. There’s never been more opportunity, or more progress to share in. And that’s thanks to Canadians, like you.
“We’re an example to the world because of the way we treat each other. Canadians are neighbours helping neighbours, small businesses lifting communities up, and men and women in uniform keeping us safe. We’re families opening hearts and homes to newcomers in need – and friends who might as well be family. That spirit is at the heart of our success, and the story of Canada.
“We know we still have work to do. Not everyone benefits equally from Canada’s success. We need to change that, and make sure we all move forward, together. That means supporting Canada’s workers, creating more opportunity, and growing the middle class. And it means fighting climate change, so we can leave our kids a healthy world.
“I know we’ll step up to the challenges we’re facing, just like we’ve always done – because no challenge is too great, if we face it together. From my family to yours, happy Canada Day.”
This on Justin Trudeau website go to the link here
Here some of the things why Canada Day celebrated
Canada Day History
Canada Day celebrates Canada’s independence from Britain on July 1, 1867. Prior to 1867, Canada was a British North American Colony composed of present day Ontario and Quebec. On July 1st, 1867, Her Majesty Queen Victoria of Great Britain officially proclaimed the Confederation of Canada’s founding provinces, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the new Dominion of Canada became a self-governing body within the British realm.
Although it was a self-governing body, Canada did not attain legislative independence from Britain until the signing of the Statute of Westminster on December 11, 1931. July 1st, originally named Dominion Day, was renamed Canada Day and made an official statutory holiday in 1983.
Canada Day Facts & Quotes
- On July 1, 1980, O Canada was named the official national anthem.
- The Queen of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II, is sometimes in attendance at Canada Day celebrations held at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Although the Dominion of Canada began with 4 provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), it rapidly expanded in the years following Confederation. Manitoba and Northwest Territories (NWT) joined in 1870, British Columbia in 1871, Prince Edward Island in 1873, the Arctic Islands joined the NWT in 1880, the Yukon in 1898, Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905 and Newfoundland and Labrador in 1949. Finally, in 1999, the NWT were split in order to create the new territory of Nunavut.
In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.– Bill Clinton
Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad.– Arnold Edinborough
Canada Day Top Events and Things to Do
- Attend the International Freedom Festival by visiting Detroit, Michigan or Windsor, Ontario.
- Watch the large firework displays in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. Ottawa’s fireworks are located right near the Canadian Parliament and can be watched on boats in the Ottawa River or the Rideau Canal.
- Be sure to wear red and white and decorate yourself with as many maple leaves and possible.
- Attend a local parade in your home town.
- Get outdoors – go rafting, hiking, fishing, or just take a walk in the park.
This according to site go to the website here called WinCalendar
Here are some quotes for Canada Day
“I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world.” » (Prime Minister) John Diefenbaker.
“Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly let us be Canadian!” » John A. Macdonald
“Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. Like: “Keep it down, eh?” » Robin Williams
“Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes.” » Tommy Douglas
These below are website taken from DLTK Growing Together website a lot of Canada Day activities can do download go to their website here
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of printable children’s crafts, coloring pages, worksheets and activities including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children’s favorite cartoon characters.
Play music“O CANADA”