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The intention of this page is in part to celebrate Canada’s 155th birthday
First, what is Canada Day
Canada Day, formerly (until 1982) Dominion Day, is the national holiday of Canada. The possibility of a confederation between the colonies of British North America was discussed throughout the mid-1800s. On July 1, 1867, a dominion was formed through the British North America Act as approved by the British Parliament. It consisted of territories then called Upper and Lower Canada and of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The act divided Canada into the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and it included provisions for other colonies and territories to join in the future, which made possible the growth of Canada into its present form.
The act served as Canada’s constitution until 1982, and July 1 was celebrated as Dominion Day. Canada Day is celebrated on Friday, July 1, 2022.
By terms of the Canada Act of 1982, the British North America Act was repatriated from the British to the Canadian Parliament, and Canada became a fully independent country. At the same time, the name of the national holiday was changed to Canada Day. It is celebrated with parades, displays of the flag, the singing of the national anthem, “O Canada,” and fireworks. When July 1 falls on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on the following day.
SELFADVOCATENET.COM CANADA DAY MESSAGE 2022
Premier’s statement reflecting on Canada Day
Victoria Friday, July 1, 2022 7:00 AM
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to recognize Canada Day:
“After one of the most challenging periods in our history, many people are coming together again to celebrate Canada Day at community events and backyard barbecues across the country.
“As we do, it is important we reflect on this place we call home – its past and its future – to recognize all we have to be grateful for and all we must do together to build a better Canada that works for everyone.
“We are fortunate to live in one of the most welcoming countries on the planet. People from all over the world come to Canada in search of a better life for themselves and their families. But there is a lot more we need to do to break down barriers and end systemic discrimination that is a lived reality for many. Central to that work is confronting the dark truths of our colonial history so that we can move forward through reconciliation and partnership with Indigenous Peoples, many of whom have been on this land since time immemorial.
“At our best, Canada is a place where we take care of our neighbours, no matter who they are or how much money they have in their pocket. There is no greater expression of this than our universal public health-care system, which provides Canadians with the life-saving care they need without having to take out a credit card. A global pandemic has exposed underlying gaps and added additional strains. To ensure that strong public health care is there for future generations will require a renewed partnership between governments.
“As Canadians, we enjoy a vast landscape of natural beauty and resources, from mountains ranges and beautiful coastlines, to rich farmland and abundant forests. While a rapidly changing climate is putting these things we cherish most at risk, if we act now with the urgency required, we can reduce the most severe effects and become a global leader in the emerging clean energy economy.
“This is the country we celebrate today, a place that is special, not because we are perfect, but because we are always striving to make progress and life better for people.
“Over the past few years, we have shown how much we can accomplish if we reject division and work together in common purpose. That’s why I have never been more optimistic about our future than I am right now. Together, I know we will continue to build a stronger and more inclusive Canada – where everyone feels like they belong and no one gets left behind.”
This on BC Govt Website go to the link here
Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day
“Today, we celebrate the country we love, and the people we share it with. Canada is home to over 38 million people: Canadians who live in cities and towns – big and small; people who are indigenous to this land; and those who’ve been here for weeks, months, years, or for generations.
“Canada is strong because of our diversity. No matter what our faith is, where we were born, what colour our skin is, what language we speak, or who we love – we are all equal members of this great country.
“Today, we celebrate the place we all call home. I know for some, our country’s historic wrongs can make that difficult. But while we can’t change history, we can put in the work to build a better future; one that reflects our values of hope, resilience, kindness, respect, and generosity.
“Generation after generation, Canadians have shown that we can deliver on those values. We did it when we adopted our charter in 1982, we did it when we took care of each other during the pandemic, and we do it every day when we welcome refugees with open arms.
“Today is an opportunity for us all to recommit ourselves to those values – values that the Maple Leaf represents. Because our flag is more than a symbol, it’s also a promise. A promise of opportunity. A promise of safety for those fleeing violence and war. And a promise of a better life.
“As we come together today, let’s think about what this country means to us – and tomorrow, let’s challenge ourselves to find new ways to live up to the great promise of Canada. From my family to yours, happy Canada Day!”
This on Justin Trudeau website go to the link here
Hello everyone, and happy Canada Day!
Today, we celebrate the country we love, and the people we share it with.
Canada is home to over 38 million people.
Canadians who live in cities and towns – big and small.
People who are Indigenous to this land.
And those who’ve been here for weeks, for months, for years, or for generations.
My friends, Canada is strong because of our diversity.
No matter what our faith is, where we were born, what colour our skin is, what language we speak, or whom we love – we are all equal members of this great country.
And today, we celebrate the place we all call home.
Now I know for some, our country’s historic wrongs can make that difficult.
But while we can’t change history, we can put in the work to build a better future.
One that reflects our values of hope, resilience, kindness, respect, and generosity.
CBC special live coverage of Canada Day 2022.
101 Facts of Canada
The pathway we take on Canada Day 2022 shines a light on people in Canada, as well as on Canadian diversity, inclusion and youth.
Wherever you are, take part in July 1 activities and celebrate what makes you proud!
SELFADVOCATENET.COM CANADA DAY MESSAGE 2022
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.
Cake can be decorated and served right in the pan for easier transport. If removing the cake from the pan, frost the sides and add sliced strawberries around the edge for a nice presentation.
Raspberries can be used for the sides of the flag, but strawberries work best for the maple leaf.
You can find Maple Leaf templates for your cake online.
Store leftover cake, covered, in the refrigerator.
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.
Activities with Canada Day Theme
Canada Games and Puzzles
Canada Day Greeting Cards if want send a Card these are free
Canada Day – Word Searches