What is Canada Day?
Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1th, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867(Then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day (french Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad.
Although still a British colony, Canada gained an increased level of political control and governance over its own affairs, the British parliament and Cabinet maintaining political control over certain areas, such as foreigh affairs, national defence, and constitutional changes. Canada gradually gained increasing independence over the years, notably with the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931, until finally becoming completely independent with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1982 which served to fully patriate the Canadian Constitution.
Canada Day First of July
Canadian Govenrment is hosting on canada day a huge National Day on the 1 of July which any Canadians living near the Parliament Hill (Ottawa), can attend to celebrate. All day long there’s activities for children as well, as DIY, games, and fun activities to do. It is a fun free activity-packed day!
Later in the evening there are guest artists, singers to party and they give a big show and, around 10 O’clock at night we have the most amazing spectacular fireworks.
Many families spend the First of July at Parliament Hill but a lot of family stay home and all together, they have barbecues, and fireworks. Below are some ideas of how you can quickly and easily create Canada Day fun hunt activities for all ages.
Great Activities for the First of July!
1: Treasure hunt
Print a picture of the Canadian flag,(2 flags) cut in five pieces. As the hunters search for them to collect and save the pieces. When find all peaces set out a blank sheet of paper and have them reassemble the two flags together and glue it on the paper.
2: Puzzel Map of Canada
Take a map of Canada Print the map (2 copies) keep one copie for original and after cut one and separated all the Provinces and try to reassemble them as a puzzle. Each Provinces need to be place at its original place between this province and this one. And if it is to easy add capital (city) of each provinces. Have a fun finding where they go!!!!
Best game of Canada Day !!!
Everybody love that game. It is the Canada Day game of all if you stay at home and because it is usually a very hot day it,s the Water Balloon Fight.
Give Award to them with a cool treat you can prepare the night before
Recipe: 12 Fruits Popsicles
Take the Fruits that you want Peach Strawberry Yogurt popsicles (or Blackberry, lemon, watermelon and mango). side. Clean blender, puree sliced peaches with two teaspoons of honey, set aside.
Layer the popsicles as follows:
- 2 teaspoons strawberry puree
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 2 teaspoons peach puree and repeat. Make a fruit puree your last layer
- Tap the mold on the counter to make sure all of the layers settle. Use a small spoon to drag vertically from the bottom to the top of the mold a few times to create a swirled pattern.
- Gently tap the molds on the counter top to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Run briefly under warm water to remove the popsicles from the cups.
If you prefer a easier way to do popcicles you just need Gaterate drink and pour it in your popsicle tray and freeze it over night.
Unfortunately du to COVID19, Canada Day 2020 clebrations will be hosted virtually. We hope to see you in Canada,s capital on July 1st ub 2021 and in years to come!
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