Canada Day 2014

Posted: Jul 01 2014

July 1st is the national day of Canada, a statutory holiday in Canada celebrating the anniversary of the  British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. During the process, the colony of Canada was divided into two, Ontario and Quebec. They were joined with two further British North American colonies, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to make four in total and making Canada a Kingdom in its own right.

We welcome teachers coming to work in the UK from Canada and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Canada Day. Although there are no official celebrations here in London, there may be local events or you might be organising your own. Whatever is the case, we join you in celebrating the confederation of Canada and it’s history. We are also approaching the sesquicentennial (150 years) in 2017.

Are you taking the opportunity to share this history in the classroom? It could be an ideal opportunity for children to learn about Canada. There are lots of crafts and worksheets online to really bring the occasion and what it represents to life. To our teachers from Canada, we hope the day is filled with fond and happy memories from back home in Canada and that this day is a chance to share them.