Cue the music folks, it’s time to celebrate! July 1st marks the official observance of Canada’s “birthday.” The country will be 144 years old this year! We’d like to extend cheers to our customers of the great north and their country during their National Holiday!
Happy Canada Day!
~Your friends at TEAM Industries Aftermarket
No National Holiday post is complete without a few fun facts, right? Read on…
Facts courtesy this website.
A Country Is Born
Britain’s North American colonies - Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland - grew and prospered independently. However, with the emergence of a more powerful United States after the American Civil War, some politicians felt a union of the British colonies was the only way to fend off eventual annexation. On July 1, 1867, Canada East, Canada West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined together under the terms of the British North America Act to become the Dominion of Canada.
The government of the new country was based on the British parliamentary system, with a Governor General (the Crown’s representative) and a Parliament consisting of an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate. Parliament received the power to legislate over certain matters of national interest, while the provinces were given legislative powers over matters of “particular” interest (such as property and education).
Did you know ...
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, Ontario.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is Canada’s Head of State and the Queen of Canada.
Canada’s land is divided into ten provinces and three territories.(Can you name them?)
Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States does.
Canada’s national animal is the beaver.
Canada’s two official sports are lacrosse and hockey.
Canada’s national colors are red and white.
Canadians consume more Kraft Dinner (aka Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)per capita than any other nationality on earth.
Canadians should be proud of ...
Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp
The size of our football fields, one less down, and bigger balls
Baseball is Canadian - First game: June 4, 1838 - Igersoll, ON
Lacrosse is Canadian
Hockey is Canadian
Basketball is Canadian
Apple pie is Canadian
Tim Hortons beats Dunkin’ Donuts (a US company)
In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back ... past their White House. Oh, did I mention that we also burned their White House?
The Canadian civil war was fought in a bar - it lasted a little over an hour
A Canadian invented Standard Time
The Hudsons Bay Company (aka ‘The Bay’) is the world’s oldest company
The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes
Canadians invented: Ski-doos, jet-ski, Velcro, Zippers, Insulin, Penicillin, Zambonies, and the telephone
A Canadian invented Superman