Monday, June 30, 2014

ONE CANADA, ONE MAPLE LEAF


July 1st is our national holiday to celebrate the confederation of provinces into one nation, one Canada. Currently there are 10 provinces and three territories. 
The tiniest province P.E.I. joined in 1873 yet its capital, Charlottetown, was the birthplace of the Confederation in 1864 when it held the Charlottetown Conference the began the porcess.
The actual Confederation took place July 1, 1867. The provinces of New Brunswick, Nova 
Scotia, Quebec and Ontario formed the first union at that time. All the rest joined at their own pace.
Initially there was a Canada West, Ontario and a Canada East, Quebec. To get a handle on internal rivalries of these growing colonial areas it was thought unification might help, hence the idea of one Canada.l
Today Il find myself living in an area of peace and relative prosperity in a very multicultural environment in Ontario, Canada and it feels good. 
It's time to celebrate. Let more red and white flags be raised with pride for the occasion.
Happy Canada Day !!

5 comments:

Sandra said...

i never realized how close your date is to ours ... Happy Canada day..

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains –where we celebrated our anniversary… I’ll be blogging about this time for awhile –since it was so special.

Happy Canada Day!!! We celebrate America's Birthday on Friday!!!!

Thanks for all of your nice comments on all of my blog posts... Hope you are feeling good these days...Tell Buddy HELLO from a friend here in TN.

Hugs,
Betsy

Arkansas Patti said...

I didn't realize our nation's "birthdays" were so close. Very interesting.
Happy Canada Day.

LC said...

How ignorant I am of Canadian history. Thanks for this timely lesson.

Marie said...

Canada is beautiful...diverse and fascinating! Happy July 1st if a bit late! :-) Glad you got home safe and sound. We also have just returned from a trip. Posting lots of pictures! :-)