So happy Canada day everyone! Did you know that you live in one of the most blessed countries in the world? We have so many rights and freedoms that many other countries can only dream of. Now it has been a long time since elementary school history, in which we students covered the history of Canada but there are some very special things I would like to share with you about Canada borrowed from the website ” 43 Interesting Facts About Canada.”
1. Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament.l
2.“O Canada,” originally named “Chant national,” was written by Adolphe-Basile Routhier (French lyrics) and Calixa Lavallée (music) and first performed in Quebec City in 1880. The song was approved by the Parliament of Canada in 1967 as the unofficial national anthem and adopted officially on July 1, 1980.c
3. It’s population density is 8.6 people per square mile, making Canada the ninth-most sparsely populated nation in the world.
4.According to the 2001 census, 42.6% of Canadians are Roman Catholic, 23.3% are Protestant, and 16% claim to have no religion.c
5. Ice hockey is Canada’s official national game.a The modern game of ice hockey was developed in Canada, based on games that have been played since the tenth century.c The rules were first published in the Montreal Gazette in 1877.a
6.Canada contains 9% of the world’s renewable water supply.m
7.Cryptozoologists claim that Canada is the home of several cryptids, including Sasquatch, a giant sloth-like creature known as the beaver-eater, a cannibalistic wildman named Windigo, and a number of lake monsters, such as Ogopogo in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia.c
9.Canadians have made many important inventions, including Kerosene, the electron microscope, the electronic organ, insulin, the IMAX film system, the snowmobile, and the electric cooking range.c
10.Newfoundland was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans. Ironically, it was the last area to become a province, in 1949.l
(Random Facts . “43 Interesting Facts About Canada.” Page 1. 2 Jul 2012. < http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/15_canada.html >. 22 Feb 2009.
Also, I would like to share with you some of my favorite Canadian Youtube Videos so enjoy;
I am Canadian Rant – http://youtu.be/pXtVrDPhHBg
Canadian Girls – Dean Brody – http://youtu.be/gvuHQkwMRmo
Shit Canadian’s Say 0 http://youtu.be/m0EsYiNA76Q
Happy Canada Day!
- Canada Day: Opening of the CFL (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Canada: Our Anthem (aimsphotos.wordpress.com)