Friday, June 29, 2012

Wishing Everyone a Safe, Active and Healthy CANADA DAY Weekend and 4th of July CELEBRATIONS!

The Canadian parliament in 1982 changed Dominion Day to Canada Day and now on every July 1st Canadians celebrate the country heritage with parades, picnics, face paintings, barbeque's and fireworks.

For all those that might be interested in knowing, Canada came from the Iroquois and Huron Indian word Kanata which means village. 

Canada supplies the world with over 75% of maple 
syrup and has three million lakes scattered across the country with over 30,000 of our lakes larger than three square kilometers.

In 1945 the Netherlands gave Canada 100,000 tulip bulbs as a thank you gift for keeping the Dutch Royal Family safe during the Second World War as the Nazis occupied the Netherlands until Canadian soldiers liberated their country in 1944/45. 

In 1987 our Canadian lonnie a one dollar coin replaced the one dollar paper bill as the last paper one dollar paper bill was issued two years later in 1989.

The world’s only flying saucer launching pad was built in 1967 in St. Paul Albert Canada. 

Canada has the world’s largest indoor mall in Alberta, known as the west Edmonton Mall with over 800 stores, restaurants, 26 movie theaters, a hockey ice arena and an amusement park with the world’s largest indoor lake with four working submarines.

I believe that as Canadians we must encourage different cultures NOT to live separate or segregated lives within Canada but come together as Canadians,within the laws of Canada,in support of equality for all and universal human rights as guaranteed under our Canadian constitution.     

Have a safe, active and healthy Canada Day weekend and enjoy also the July 4Th Celebrations of our USA neighbours.

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