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Canada’s 150th on Canada Day 2017

This year’s Canada Day theme was Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

This year’s Canada Day theme was Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canada has 150 years of hard work and accomplishments to celebrate.

Some of Canada’s successes were achieved at a high cost. Many of our achievements came from Canadians who dedicate their time and efforts freely.

Canada became a very strong nation – early in our history. On April 9 this year, we paid homage to the Canadians of our WW I generation and our success at Vimy Ridge. Following the victory at Vimy Ridge, the world recognized the capabilities of Canadians and the large contribution Canada brings to the international community.

From the time of Canada’s earliest years we have been known as rugged hard-workers. We had to build our nation “from the ground up.” The promise of prosperity for our children and grandchildren and those to follow was and continues to be, why we are willing to work hard. Many parts of the world marvel at our capabilities in our cold northern climate. They also remark on our friendliness, politeness, humble tone, and famous sense of humour.

Canadians from across the country gather together every July 1 to celebrate with pride what it means to be Canadian. Canada Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the outstanding people, places, and events that are part of our history.

Canada’s men and women in uniform have courageously fought tyranny and evil around the world throughout our history. Canadians have always protected and promoted the values of: freedom, democracy and the rule of law.

Every day, hard-working and generous Canadians from coast to coast to coast contribute to the Canadian experience. Canada’s future is bright, and on July 1, our government is proud to celebrate Canada – the best country in the world!

Happy Canada 150th and Happy Canada Day!

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