Cel­e­bra­tions from coast to coast

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Even though Ottawa, our na­tion’s cap­i­tal, is the hub of the Canada Day fes­tiv­i­ties, Cana­di­ans right across the coun­try will be cel­e­brat­ing their pride in this beau­ti­ful coun­try of ours.

In Ottawa, cel­e­bra­tions will start at 9 a.m. on the morn­ing of July 1st, cul­mi­nat­ing at 10 p. m. with a breath­tak­ing fire­work dis­play on Par­lia­ment Hill. Through­out the day, en­ter­tain­ing buskers, mu­sic con­certs and out­door ven­dors will help to cre­ate a fes­tive at­mos­phere at var­i­ous sites in down­town Ottawa. Else­where in the coun­try, the cel­e­bra­tions will take on many dif­fer­ent forms, re­flect­ing the di­ver­sity which is Canada.

Cana­di­ans have been cel­e­brat­ing the cre­ation of their coun­try for many years now. It was in 1868 that a procla­ma­tion urged all of Her Majesty’s sub­jects to cel­e­brate Con­fed­er­a­tion. In 1879 a Fed­eral law was passed mak­ing July 1st a pub­lic hol­i­day. Spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions were held for the 50th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion in 1917 and for the 60th an­niver­sary in 1927. Since 1958, a lit­tle more than 50 years ago, the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment has organized the yearly Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions in Ottawa. More­over, since 1980, a na­tional com­mit­tee has given fi­nan­cial sup­port to lo­cal fes­tiv­i­ties across the coun­try. In 1985, Canada Day com­mit­tees were es­tab­lished in ev­ery prov­ince and ter­ri­tory and are sup­ported fi­nan­cially by Cana­dian Her­itage.

Con­tact the Cana­dian Her­itage Re­gional Of­fice in your prov­ince or ter­ri­tory for more in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing Cel­e­brate Canada ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place where you live, or visit their Web site at www. pch. gc. ca.

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