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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.

101 Facts of Canada

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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 Message

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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This on BC Govt website go to the link here

Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day

July 1, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day:

“Today, we celebrate our country and everyone who calls it home. We also reflect on everything we have accomplished, and look forward to what more we have to do.

“The pandemic has changed our daily lives, taught us hard lessons, and kept us apart. But through this challenge and crisis, Canadians were there for each other. We all – young and old – made personal sacrifices to help keep our communities safe and healthy. We put signs in our windows and banged pots and pans for our front-line health care workers. We ordered takeout and shopped at our local small businesses. And once vaccines became available, we got our shots as soon as possible, so our communities could return to normal.

“Hope, hard work, kindness, resilience, and respect. These are the values that Canadians have shown in the face of the pandemic, and today we should celebrate those values and what we’ve overcome. But while we acknowledge our successes, we must also recognize that, for some, Canada Day is not yet a day of celebration.

“The horrific findings of the remains of hundreds of children at the sites of former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan have rightfully pressed us to reflect on our country’s historical failures, and the injustices that still exist for Indigenous peoples and many others in Canada. We as Canadians must be honest with ourselves about our past. And we must recognize that here in Canada there are still people who don’t feel safe walking the streets of their communities, who still don’t have the same opportunities as others, and who still face discrimination or systemic racism in their daily lives.

“While we can’t change the past, we must be resolute in confronting these truths in order to chart a new and better path forward. Together, we have a long way to go to make things right with Indigenous peoples. But if we all pledge to do the work – and if we lead with those core values of hard work, kindness, resilience, and respect – we can achieve reconciliation and build a better Canada for everyone.

“What makes Canada special is not the belief that this is the best country in the world, but the knowledge that we could be. And whether it’s finishing the fight against COVID-19, tackling the climate crisis, or walking the path of reconciliation, I know there is no challenge too great, if we face it together. Because the progress we’ve made as a country didn’t happen by accident, and it won’t continue without effort.

“This Canada Day, let’s recommit to learning from and listening to each other so we can break down the barriers that divide us, rectify the injustices of our past, and build a more fair and equitable society for everyone. Together, we will roll up our sleeves and do the hard work that is necessary to build a better Canada.

“From my family to yours, happy Canada Day.”

This is on Justin Trudeau website go to the link here

PM Justin Trudeau delivers Canada Day remarks – July 1, 2021


And Live Streaming Events of Day here to

Canada Day 2021 | CBC News special


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.

Canada Day References and Related Sites,

Government of Canada: Canada’s History

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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

Canada Day Recipes
Canadian Flag Cake
Celebrate Canada Day with a flag cake! Vanilla sheet cake with a whipped cream cheese frosting, decorated with strawberries to make the Canada Flag. This will feed a crowd! Serve with extra sliced strawberries if desired. By WestCoastMom
prep: 45 mins
cook: 20 mins
additional: 30 mins
total: 1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 24
Yield: 1 11X17-inch cake




Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 11X17-inch baking pan with 1-inch high sides.

  • Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat one egg at a time into the butter mixture; beat in sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. With mixer at low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk just until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl and finish mixing with a rubber spatula. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to corners of pan and smooth top with a spatula.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes. To remove cake from pan, run a paring knife between cake and pan. Cover cake pan with plate or cooling rack; invert to transfer cake onto plate.

  • Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low; slowly pour in cream. Once cream is incorporated, turn mixer speed to medium-high; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.

  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over top and sides of cake, smoothing the top. Place 2 to 3 rows of overlapping strawberry slices parallel to short sides of cake for the two red stripes of the Canada flag. Trace out a maple leaf shape in center of cake with a toothpick; use points of strawberry slices to create points of maple leaf. Cut a strip of strawberry for the leaf stem; fill in the area of the maple leaf with sliced strawberries. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

Cook’s Notes:

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.

Nutrition Facts

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Easy Strawberry Cake Roll

This Easy Strawberry Cake Roll looks fancy but it’s so simple to make! Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch , Father’s Day dinner, graduation parties or casual BBQs, it’s the most lovely spring or summer dessert for any occasion.
And it’s a pretty cheap way to feed a crowd too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Resting time1 hr
Total Time26 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Myra


For Cake

  • 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*

For Filling

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries


For Cake

  • 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.

For Filling

  • 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).


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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