Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day/ Sepia Scenes

Canadian Flag
Today, July 1, is Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada). It's a national holiday celebrating the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the day Canada became a confederation of four provinces (in alphabetical order): New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. Canada is 142 years old today! YAY!

Since 1867, Canada has grown to ten provinces and three territories (in order of joining): Manitoba (July 15, 1870), Northwest Territories (July 15, 1870), British Columbia (July 20, 1871), Prince Edward Island (July 1, 1873), Yukon (June 13, 1898), Alberta (September 1, 1905), Saskatchewan (September 1, 1905), Newfoundland (March 31, 1949) and not but not least Nunavut (April 1, 1999).

More Trivia: Three of the above provinces and two of the territories were once part of the Northwest Territories (Manitoba, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut,) so most of Canada's land mass has been a part of confederation since 1870. British Columbia joined a year later and Newfoundland  60 years after that.

Happy birthday, Canada!
  To view other Sepia Scenes visit MaryT, theTeach at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com

37 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

EG, Happy Canada Day to you! Your photo is exquisite! Come visit me at Work of the Poet for a heartfelt greeting from us in the U.S.!

Lynn said...

As a neighbor to the south, Happy Birthday Canada!

EG, your photos are truly wonderful. :D

Cezar and Léia said...

Happy day! Fabulous idea for this post!
God bless you
Léia :)

Anya said...

Happy canada day :)
Great shot !!

kaye said...

Happy Canada Day, I love how the flag retains its red and white color.

SandyCarlson said...

Happy birthday! I love the place names. They evoke such a blend of here and Europe.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Canada!

cieldequimper said...

Bonne fête du Canada ! Très jolie photo !

Jacob said...

I shall reiterate, 'Happy Birthday'!

The photo is superb. Just very well done! Kudos to you!

ellievellie said...

Happy Canada Day! Great choice with the flag - one of most recognizable world flags. Building in sepia makes the atmosphere formal - perfect for national holiday!

Clueless in Boston said...

Happy Birthday Canada and Fête du Canada!

see you there! said...

Happy Canada Day. The colorful flag is great.

Darla

RuneE said...

Congratulations with the day - and for all the information that accompanied your post. I have been to Canada, but this I didn't know :-)

PS Thank you for the comments!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, Canada! Love your picture. Canada's flag is one of my favorites. Love that maple leaf motif.

Carletta said...

A very Happy Canada day to you!
This image is perfect with the flag highlighted in color on the sepia background. Well done!

Small City Scenes said...

Happy Birthday Canada and to all Canadians.
My big sis is Canadian. She lived many years in Lethbridge (actually Coaldale) Alberta where my brother in law was a doctor and a farmer and when his father died they moved back to Kelowna B.C. where he was raised on an apple orchard farm.

Nice shot. MB

Bryan said...

142 years old! Getting old, Canada.

Ralph said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful neighbor and friend, the beautiful confederation of provinces and territories. The longest undefended border in the world, this has not nor will ever be duplicated.

We in the USA should (like all Canadian citizens do)- stand on guard for thee!

George said...

I like the flag in the sepia picture. Thanks for the information about Canada's growth. Happy Canada Day!

Tammie Lee said...

Happy Anniversary Canada! I am only 1 hour from the border and I have noted Canadians are pouring in for a holiday! Fun.

Jarart said...

Happy Canada Day!!! Such a stunningly beautiful place.
Love the picture too.

Carver said...

Happy Canada day to you. Great post.

Becky and Gary said...

Happy Birthday Canada from all of us in the USA, and you've done a wonderful post EG.
B.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday Canada.... Hope you had a wonderful celebration today, EG.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tash said...

A really splendid photo. Happy Canada Day.

antigoni said...

Happy Canada Day from Greece!!!

Greyscale Territory said...

A very happy birthday Canada from way way down south in Victoria, Australia!

Loved your world when I visited Saskatchewan some years ago in Autumn!

B SQUARED said...

I'm sending a slice of "cyber-cake" your way. Happy Birthday Canada from your slightly older brother to the South!

Vita Stunder said...

Happy day to you a day after :)
Great post EG!

Anna

Dianne said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Canada

fantastic photo

Marie Reed said...

Seeing the Canadian flag always makes me crave Tim Horton's donuts! Hooray for Canada:)

Mojo said...

You know, I had a vague recollection of when Canada Day was, but I didn't realize the country was so much younger than the US.

It sure is beautiful, young or old.

Babooshka said...

Canada never gets over shadowed by the other countries day coming up. Very informative post and a belated Happy Canada Day.

Leora said...

Happy Belated Canada Day! Love how you set up the photo. Thanks for the history.

napaboaniya said...

Very lovely with just the colors of red and white on this sepia to highlight the Canadian Flag :)

lisaschaos said...

I love the photo! I like your treatment! Happy late birthday to Canada!

PERBS said...

Sorry I missed your special day but I do hope you had a great celebration. Ours is today, July 4th. I have always loved the design of your flag. Today was our birthday in the US and I love this special celebration time. . .

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