Canada Day

On July 1, 2017, Canada celebrates its 150 anniversary.

Canada has lived a long history, from its colonization to its independence, and continues today with Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister. Canada was founded in 1867 with the passing of the British North American Act, or the Constitution Act. Its anniversary is celebrated on July 1 every year beginning in 1868, though before it was called Canada Day it was called Dominion Day.

This year, the 150th anniversary of America’s neighbor to the north will be celebrated all year long. These include sporting events, concerts, and cultural events. These cultural events are hosted by the majority of the foreign embassies in the capital city of Ottawa and are an attempt to create some cultural awareness. Main celebrations will begin on June 30 and end on July 2, with the main events on July 1, including a 20 minute long fireworks and music display.

I will be in Canada for a month beginning on July 1, and I am so proud to be able to celebrate Canada Day with my family.

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Madison Lazenby
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