On July 1, 2009
Canada will celebrate it’s 142nd year since Confederation.
Before 1982 Canada Day had been known as Dominion Day, First of July, Confederation Day, and July the First.
Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act created the Canadian federal government. The BNA Act proclaimed “one Dominion under the name of Canada,” hence the original title of the holiday, “Dominion Day.” Dominion Day was officially renamed “Canada Day” by an Act of Parliament on October 27, 1982. This change reflected the policy of successive governments to down play Canada’s colonial origins.
Canada’s national celebration is always observed on July 1, unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed the following day.
Fireworks and Picnics are part of the celebrations!
Are you a True Canadian Kid? Take the Quiz!
Do you know Canada? Find out Try this Quiz!
Try a Canada Word Search puzzle.
Check out the Canadian Themed .
Take a look at the Canadian Theme Posters.
Do you know your Canadian Provinces?.
Try this Fireworks Flash Jigsaw Puzzle.
Things to do for Canada Day Online Resources.
Do you know your Canadian Prime Ministers?
Canadian Provinces and Territories.
Happy Canada Day!
To all my fellow Canadians!
I hope you enjoy the day with family and friends and remember what a great country we have!