COMMEMORATING CANADA: A Personal Journey – By Cyril Dabydeen

COMMEMORATING CANADA: A Personal Journey – By Cyril Dabydeen

Written in June 2017 for CONFLUENCE Magazine – August 2017 – Page 3

My sense of being Canadian is marked every year on July 1 when Ottawa –the nation’s capital– where I’ve lived for four decades becomes a transformed city. This year marks the special 150th commemoration from the time of Confederation in 1867 when the country declared “Dominion Day” codified in the British North America Act. Then Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick became politically unified; later, the prairie and western coast became part of the Dominion via the Canadian Pacific Railway.    

 “Canada Day” this year goes beyond the usual celebration when hundreds of thousands will assemble on Parliament Hill. Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will participate. Musical performances by the country’s finest, and speeches by the Prime Minster and the Governor General, as well as parades and panoply of other activities will feature prominently. Snowbird jets—Canada’s planes—will do acrobatic dives demonstrating national hubris. Flag waving will be ubiquitous. Spectacular fireworks will crown it all on July 1!

Read more: CANADA–CONFLUENCE Magazine – August 2017 -David Dabydeen Article

 

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  • needybad4u  On August 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Dear Editor,
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