Canada Day in Canada, JULY 1

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day. What do people do? In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day – MAR 17

St. Patrick's Day in Canada St Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year. It remembers St Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland's inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture. St Patrick's Day, which is an official holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, celebrates Irish culture, history and traditions. ©iStockphoto.com/Garth … [Read more...]

CANADA DAY 2014, What to Do & Where to Go

Canada day in 2014 is on a Tuesday - will you take Monday off? Many people have asked if they can simply "swap" Canada Day this year so it's on Monday instead: no you cannot. If you work for a small business then you may be able to negotiate a special agreement with your boss but legally Canada Day is on Tuesday in 2014. Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the … [Read more...]

PMO of Canada on National Acadian Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day   August 15, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Acadian Day: “On National Acadian Day, Laureen and I join with all people of Acadian origin in celebrating their unique history, language, culture and traditions, as well as their invaluable contributions to Canada. “From the early days of the first French settlement in North America over four … [Read more...]

Rideau Hall, Celebrate & Enjoy Summer Concerts 2011

2011 Governor General's Summer Concerts   Come Enjoy Summer Concerts at Rideau Hall July 13, 2010 OTTAWA—Everyone is invited to hear the sounds of summer at Rideau Hall, during the 2011 Governor General’s Summer Concert Series, being held in partnership with the Music and Beyond Festival 2011 and Ottawa Chamberfest 2011. Visitors are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic and enjoy these free outdoor concerts on the beautiful grounds of Rideau Hall, the governor general’s official … [Read more...]

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