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First what is Canada Day
Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is a federal statutory holiday celebrating Canadian Confederation. Originally called “Dominion Day,” the holiday commemorates the unification of the three North American British colonies: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada (which consisted of Ontario and Quebec).
On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act formally joined the colonies, creating the unified, semi-independent Dominion of Canada. Essentially, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.
In 1982, Canada became fully independent. Since 1983, July 1 has been known as “Canada Day.”
Since 1867, Canada has grown to include six more provinces and three territories—the most recent being the territory of Nunavut in 1999. The country is now made up of 13 provinces and territories.
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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
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Premier’s statement on Canada Day
Victoria Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:30 AM
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to recognize Canada Day:
“This year, Canada Day comes at a time when we have much to be grateful for and even more to reflect on. “By looking out for one another, Canadians have pulled through one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history. Now, we can finally see the end of the pandemic and a return to normal life. With BC’s Restart carefully moving forward, it is safe to come back together with some of the friends and loved ones we have been missing.
“This turning point is possible because people here in British Columbia and across the country stepped up in a common purpose. Canadians did the right thing by following public health advice and guidance. We made extraordinary sacrifices to protect our families and communities. And now we are being immunized in record numbers, because we share a belief in science and an understanding that vaccines are safe and effective.
“While we have seen the best of who we are as Canadians during the pandemic, we have also been recently reminded of the intergenerational trauma inflicted by colonialism and the systemic racism that remains a lived reality for too many. It is clear we have much work to do to ensure we live up to the ideal of Canada and our shared values of fairness, kindness and generosity.
“On Canada Day, let us reflect on the whole of our history and, for future generations, face these harmful impacts head on.
“Let’s commit to meaningful actions of reconciliation and to moving forward in true partnership with Indigenous peoples. Let’s pledge to do more to welcome and include people who come here from all over the world, recognizing diversity as one of our great strengths. Let’s have the difficult conversations and do the hard work, because a more just and inclusive Canada is worth the effort.
“By working together, I know we can build a country where everyone feels they belong, and no one gets left behind.
“We are also standing with the people of Lytton and all communities facing dangerous fires. Our emergency services are doing everything they can to keep everyone safe, and our entire government is focused on helping people and communities at this critical moment.”
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Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day
July 1, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario
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.
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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
Cake can be decorated and served right in the pan for easier transport. If removing the cake from the pan, frost the sides and add sliced strawberries around the edge for a nice presentation.
Raspberries can be used for the sides of the flag, but strawberries work best for the maple leaf.
You can find Maple Leaf templates for your cake online.
Store leftover cake, covered, in the refrigerator.
Easy Strawberry Cake Roll
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vinegar
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract*
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together milk and vinegar and set aside for a few minutes to sour milk.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a larger bowl, whip four room temperature eggs** until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix well. Add soured milk and vanilla and mix.
Add 1/2 the dry mixture, mix until just combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix again until just combined. Don’t overmix.
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Measure a piece of parchment paper to fit into the bottom of the pan, nestle it in and spray again with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour batter into pan and use an offset spatula to spread it evenly, right to the edges of the pan (thinner edges will cook faster and are more likely to burn).
Bake in preheated oven for 14-17 minutes. Watch edges closely to make sure they don’t brown. If they do, cake is likely done. If you’re not sure, insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean it’s done.
While cake is baking, spread out a clean tea towel and sprinkle it with icing sugar. When cake is done cooking, invert it onto the tea towel (while still hot) and gently peel off parchment paper.
Starting at a narrow end, gently and tightly roll the cake and tea towel together up into a roll. Set on a baking rack to cool completely.
Wash and slice strawberries into small pieces ans set aside.
Whip whipping cream with sugar and vanilla until still peaks form. Refrigerate if not using right away.
When ready to fill cake, first set aside 1 cup of strawberries and 1 cup of whipped cream to garnish cake later. Mix together remaining whipped cream and strawberries.
Gently unroll cooled cake and trim off any overcooked edges, if necessary. Spread filling inside cake and carefully roll cake up again.
Set on a platter with seam side facing down. Spread remaining cream on top and top with strawberries. Garnish with mint leaves (optional). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, slice into thin slices and enjoy! 🙂
*To make your own homemade vanilla extract and save some money, check out our easy recipe!
**To quickly bring eggs to room temperature, submerge them in a bowl of warm-hot water for a few minutes (drain and refill if water cools before eggs warm up).
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