Fun Facts to Celebrate Canada Day!

There’s a lot of fun facts about Canada Day that we should know but may not.  So, here they are!

  • Canada Day is celebrated to mark the union of the confederation (joining Nova Scotia & New Brunswick and subdividing Ontario & Quebec on July 1 1867)
  • Canada Day was originally known as Dominion Day until October 27 1982. The Canada Act was inspiration to the name change
  • First official celebrations for Canada Day was in 1958
  • Cross-country television transmitted by the CBC began on Canada Day in 1958
  • “O Canada” became the official National Anthem in 1980
  • Some immigrants become new citizens of Canada on Canada Day
  • Color T.V. was first introduced in Canada on Canada Day in 1967
  • Most municipalities across the nation celebrate with concerts, fireworks, parades, BBQ and possibly even a bouncy castle

Cool inventions from Canada include:

  • Smarties, Crispy Crunch & Coffee Crisp
  • Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse & even baseball is Canadian
  • Apple pie
  • Standard Time
  • Jet-skis
  • Insulin & Penicillin
  • Zippers & Velcro
  • Telephone
  • Superman

And finally just to drop a few famous Canadians names:  Mike Myers, Jim Carey, Avril Lavigne, Wayne Gretzky, Celine Dion, Keanu Reeves, Michael J. Fox

From all of us at Par-T-Perfect have a wonderful Canada Day!