Selfadvocatenet.ca Canada Day page 2023
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This page is about Canada Day and will highlight why Canada Day happens on July 1st .
As well you will see San Canada Day Message 2023 .
And we have some fun Activities online songs, cooking to celebrate Canada’s birthday.
Canada Day 2023 will celebrate the 156th Anniversary of Confederation.
Canadian National Anthem O Canada
This will be were you be able watch Canada Day 2023 Special here
Premier’s statement on Canada Day
Victoria Saturday, July 1, 2023 7:30 AM
“We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful, welcoming and peaceful country. People from around the world come here to build better lives, and we all benefit from this growing diversity. Yet many people continue to face barriers to fully participating in society.
“This Canada Day, I think of the Indigenous people who are driving change in their communities, the province and the country. I think of the more than 15,000 people who fled war in Ukraine and found peace in British Columbia. I think of them and all Canadians from coast to coast to coast who make this country a safe and welcoming place for all.
“Canada Day is also an opportunity to acknowledge the impact Canada’s colonial history has had on generations of Indigenous people and the importance of creating true and lasting reconciliation. Our government is dedicated to this work. Last year, we became the first jurisdiction in Canada to release an action plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and we’ve made significant progress on the action items in partnership with Indigenous Peoples.
“Canadian values of diversity, equity, inclusion and peace underpin our work on reconciliation and on other issues we’re addressing to make life better for people in British Columbia, Canada and around the world, from creating more homes for people and making life more affordable, to welcoming more newcomers and tackling climate change.
“As we come together today, let’s continue to listen and learn. Let’s reflect on the past, present and future of Canada, and what we can do to build a better country – one where everyone belongs and no one is left behind.”
This on BC Govt Website go to the link here
Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day:
“No matter where you are, July 1 is an opportunity for us all to celebrate the country we call home, the people we share it with, and the future we’re building together.
“We can – and we should – take pride in all those things. After all, Canada is the envy of the world: people fleeing violence and persecution dream of a life here, businesses open headquarters in our cities and manufacturing plants in our towns, and world leaders look to us for leadership in times of crisis.
“Wherever our flag flies, it’s recognized as a symbol of democracy, of freedom, and of hope. It represents the values we all hold dear. And it is a promise. A promise of a country where newcomers are welcomed with open arms, where differences are celebrated and diversity is embraced, a country where you’re free to be who you are and love whom you love, where everyone has a real and fair chance at success, and a country where we acknowledge historical wrongs and learn from the past in order to build a better future – for everyone.
“Canada has withstood incredible challenges throughout our history, and we’ve always made it through by working hard together and staying true to our values. We did it when our grandparents stood up to fascism on the beaches of Normandy and across Europe. We’re doing it now when we step up to help those affected by wildfires. And we do it every day when we take a stand against hatred and discrimination.
“We are from far and wide, but united we are 40 million strong – and there is no challenge we cannot overcome together. So today, let’s celebrate each other, and let’s celebrate as we continue to build this great country. And let’s continue to seize every opportunity we can to make this country even better for our children and our children’s children.
“Happy Canada Day, everyone!”
This is on Justin Trudeau website go to the link here
101 Facts of Canada
July 1 is a national holiday! Canada’s Capital Region comes alive with national celebrations. Across the country, Canada Day is celebrated by participating in activities organized in the communities.
Take advantage of July 1 to create memorable moments with the people around you.
Selfadvocatenet.ca Canada Day Message 2023
Canada Day Strawberry Pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1½ cups sliced strawberries
- Strawberry Sauce for serving
- butter for serving
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and oil.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients and 1 cup of the sliced strawberries, mixing with a rubber spatula just until combined. The batter will be lumpy. Do not to over beat the batter. Mix until it’s just combined but still lumpy, otherwise, you’ll get tough pancakes!
Place the batter in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until bubbles start to form all over the top.
Preheat the oven or your warming drawer to 200°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will be used to put any cooked pancakes on so they don’t get cold and soggy while you’re cooking up the rest of the batter.
Heat a griddle to 350°F or a large skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.
Add ¼ cup of the pancake batter to the griddle or pan to make each pancake. Add a few additional slices of strawberries to the pancakes. Once the tops are all bubbly and the bottoms are golden brown, flip the pancakes and cook until done. Repeat until the batter is gone.
- Buttermilk Substitute: Simply mix 1 cup of 2% or whole milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Whisk to combine.
- Can I use frozen strawberries? I wouldn’t recommend it. They will give off too much excess moisture and since they are so cold, the batter around they will have a hard time cooking and fluffing up. Stick with fresh for the best texture and flavor.
- How to freeze: Once cooked, allow them to cool and place them on a single layer on a sheet pan and put in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a freezer bag and squeeze out any excess air. Bake or microwave to enjoy from frozen.
- Nutritional information is an estimate based on a total of 16 pancakes and does not include toppings.
Canada Day Pasta
- 450 grams pasta shapes
- 400 grams mini bocconcini, drained
- 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups Italian Salad Dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 8–10 drops red food colouring
Divide the pasta into two equal amounts. Bring to a boil two pots of salted water. Add 8-10 drops of red food colouring to one pot of water.
Add half the pasta to the red water and the other half to the regular water. Stir both well using separate spoons and cook until just done.
Drain and rinse both pastas separately Run under cold water until pasta is completely cold. Set aside, but do not mix the two pastas together.
In a large mixing bowl, add the washed tomatoes, the drained bocconcini, the Italian Salad Dressing, and the salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine.
Add the “white” pasta to the bowl and gently toss to combine and coat.
If serving the pasta immediately, add the red pasta now and toss to combine. Otherwise, cover the red pasta and store it in the fridge. Cover the mixed pasta and store it in the fridge as well.
When ready to serve, add the red pasta to the mixed pasta and toss well. Serve immediately.
Festive Canada Day Cupcakes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 egg whites
- 2 eggs
- 2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Red gel food colouring
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 3 cup powder sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Red gel food colouring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
Add 1/3 cup flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3 cup of the buttermilk; add 1/3 cup flour mixture again then add 1/3 cup buttermilk mix on low-speed, add 1/3 cup of flour and add the rest of 1/3 cup of buttermilk mix in low-speed until thoroughly blended.
Divide the batter into two bowls. Add red gel food colouring to one bowl and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
Begin by spooning in some of the red batter then add the white on top of the red. Continue with the a spoon of the red again then the white all around the individual lined cupcake tins.
The batter will spread out in the cupcake tin but continue to layer the batter with the red then the white.
The batter should reach 2/3rd of the top of the lined cupcake holders.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled
Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
Add vanilla extract.
Add powder sugar with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down. If the frosting drops off the spoon, add more powdered sugar.
Divide the frosting into two bowls. In one bowl add several red drops of gel food colouring and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
Scoop individual colours of the frosting, one at a time, into a pastry bag. Start with the red frosting, second add the white frosting.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip. Test it out before applying the frosting to the cupcakes. The frosting should come out in a mixture of red and white.
Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edges of the baked cupcakes and with the frosting work towards the center of the cupcake.
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