Happy Birthday Canada! 🇨🇦
150 years young, and you’re going strong! I love being Canadian, and have always been proud to share that fact any time, any where, and to anyone. Originally known as Dominion Day, after the Canada Act in 1982, the celebration was renamed Canada Day. I remember it well. I remember all the changes that took place since, and all the debates, like wether or not we should continue pledging allegiance to the Queen. There were disagreements between friends and many discussions in classes across Canada (I’m sure). In 1982 I started grade 9; while it’s only been 35 years it feels like much more time has passed. A lot has changed and yet a lot has stayed the same. It sounds confusing but that’s not my intention. Compared to most countries Canada is still very young. There’s many ways in which Canada can make mistakes while “growing up”; however, Canada Day is a day in which we celebrate all of the good things Canada has done.
This July 1st, we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s going to be a BIG celebration, and I’ll be celebrating in the capital. My family (from BC) will be joining me and my daughter in Ottawa. What better way to celebrate this milestone? I can’t foresee the size of the crowds, or how dangerous it may be. I will be on high alert.
With all that’s happening around the world, I pray that we all remain safe. Friends, enjoy the festivities, have fun, and wish Canada a fabulous birthday but in large crowds/gatherings please stay vigilant and please report anything you find suspicious.