150 Years Canada – O Canada ! 


Welcome to Canada 🇨🇦! 
Happy 150 years Canada, as we take this year ( 2017) to celebrate the birth of the Canadian Confederation by our founding fathers of Federation. 

It all started on July 1 1867, when just four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) formed the new Dominion of Canada.  

  • A time when Upper and Lower Canada was the heart of Canada 🇨🇦 
  • A time ruled by the French and the English. 
  • A time when NWT (the Northwest Territories) filled Western Canada. 
  • A time when the Hudson Bay Company ruled the fur trade. 
  • A time when the Dominion Police formed (1868), quickly transforming itself into the bigger picture for Canada, the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP) founded in 1873. 
  • A time when King Edward VII ruled. 
  • A time when the population of Canada was only 3,463,000. 

150 YEARS LATER 

Today Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Our honourable Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau. Today we are protected by the RCMP. Today we have a population of over 36 million, ten times that of 1867. 

Our identity is Canadian. 

Our love for Canada is the vastness of this beautiful rugged country, from our National Parks (such as Banff and Jasper) to each Provincial regional parks, holding fast to its everlasting beauty.  

O Canada —–> 

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Ô Canada!

Terre de nos aïeux,

Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,

Il sait porter la croix!

Ton histoire est une épopée

Des plus brillants exploits.

Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

I’m proud to be Canadian. I am proud to live in a country that allows us the freedom of choice. O Canada 🇨🇦 Strong and Free ! 

Happy 150 YEAR Anniversary Canada!

by Bari Demers

The photo above I captured while boating on Kalamaka Lake, Vernon, B.C. in the sunny Okanagan Valley.

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