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    Dear Canadian Citizens & wellwishers of CANADA ,

    1 July 1867 was a great day , for on that day , a great nation was born
    .... CANADA .....

    Celebrate & Enjoy the DAY ....

    with best wishes from , Jagat Shah - http://www.canadadelegation.com" rel="nofollow">LINK

    Canada Day.....

    It's July 1st and if you're Canadian your mind is probably on BBQs,
    fireworks, warm weather and the long weekend. Maybe a few of you are
    thinking about visiting relatives or have no plans. If you think Canada Day
    is just about food, fireworks and a great big birthday party - think again.
    There's a lot more to it than that.

    Canada Day has been called a few names in the past. It used to be known as Dominion Day, First of July, Confederation Day and July the First. Canada wasn't born on July 1st, but the holiday celebrates the events that took place on this day. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act created the Canadian federal government. This Act stated "one Dominion under the name of Canada," which is why Canada Day was originally called Dominion Day.

    In 1982 Dominion Day changed to Canada Day after a vote from Parliament.
    Not everyone was happy about this change. Some people felt that a 115
    year-old part of Canadian heritage was lost. The new name stuck and every July 1st, Canadians celebrate Canada Day. If the first is on a Sunday, it's observed on the following day .

    In celebration, Canadians have parades, fireworks, picnics, face painting
    and food.

    Interesting Canadian Facts

    1. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined - about 2
    million of them......wow

    2.Princess Juliana of the Netherlands gave Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs as a thank-you gift in 1945. The bulbs were for the safe refuge after Holland exiled the royal family during World War II and in recognition of the Canadian troops who helped free the Netherlands.

    3.The Bank of Canada issued the last $1 bill in 1989. It was replaced by
    the one dollar coin, known as the loonie, which came out in 1987.

    4.The world's only flying saucer launching pad is in St. Paul, Alberta. It
    was built in 1967.

    5.The largest mall in the world is the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta. It
    has over 800 stores and restaurants, a dolphin show, an amusement park, the world's largest indoor lake with four working submarines, 26 movie theaters, and a NHL sized ice arena.

    Have a nice day ,..... Jagat Shah - http://www.canadadelegation.com" rel="nofollow">LINK
     


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