As you know July is our nation’s birthday month. If you are like me, you celebrate it daily. You are undoubtedly familiar with how it all started:
On July 1st 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Quebec.
The Name Canada Day wasn’t formally adopted until October of 1982.
Wikipedia explains it this way:
“However, Canada was not completely independent of England until 1982.
The holiday called Dominion Day was officially established in 1879, but it
wasn’t observed by many Canadians, who considered themselves to be
British citizens. Dominion Day started to catch on when the 50th
anniversary of the confederation rolled around in 1917. In 1946, a bill was
put forth to rename Dominion Day, but arguments in the House of
Commons over what to call the holiday stalled the bill. The 100th
anniversary of the nation’s official creation in 1967 saw the growth of the
spirit of Canadian patriotism, and Dominion Day celebrations really began
to take off. Although quite a few Canadians already called the
holiday Canada Day (Fête du Canada), the new name wasn’t formally
adopted until October of 1982”.
“With glowing hearts we see thee rise The True North strong and free, From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee”.
Beautiful famous words. Those words really come to life for us when you consider the idea of owning real estate, especially your own HOME.