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Canada Day – Westmount Park

Canada Day - Westmount Park

Camping in the park during Canada Day. I wonder how many of us understand the holiday’s full origins.

From Wikipedia:

“Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called The Dominion of Canada within the British Empire.

Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.”


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