Canada Day, the national day of Canada & frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday" in the popular press, is 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 3 colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, & the Province of Canada [Ontario & Quebec]).
|60th Jubilee Celebrations on Parliament Hill, 1927|
Originally called Dominion Day, 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.
As a Nation we celebrate all things Canadian such as
|William & Kate 2011 Canada Day|
|Actor Paul Gross as Mountie Benton Fraser on TV's Due South|
|Still My Favorite Mountie Outfit|
As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, & later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the 1st national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927). The inauguration of the CBC's cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey's Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958)
The flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958).
The 1st colour television transmission in Canada (1966).
The inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967)
The establishment of "O Canada" as the country's national anthem (1980).
Contributions We as a people to World include some of the World's Finest Actors & Comedians.
|Rick Moranis in Little Shop of Horrors (1986)|
|Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie (1978)|
|Pam Anderson as Barb Wire (1996)|
|Keanu Reeves in the Matrix (1999)|
|Mike Myers as Austin Powers|
|Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern (2011)|
|Jim Carrey in Kick Ass 2 (2013)|
In Pop Culture, comic book artist Joe Shuster made a huge contribution as the Co-Creator of Superman, which launched the Superhero genre that now dominates Hollywood movies.
|Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013)|
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