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Why does Canada celebrate July 1st as our annual day of national pride, instead of July 4th? This goes back to the formation of our country on July 1st, 1867 when the British North American Act under Prime Minister John A. MacDonald made the federation of four provinces “the Dominion of Canada”. The year after, the Governor-General declared that July 1st would become our national holiday to be celebrated every year.
Canada comes from the Algonquin First Nations word “Kanata” which means “village”. Although we began as a nation founded on British and French citizens, along with the First Nations indigenous peoples who were here before us, we’re now proudly multi-cultural. Here are some general facts about Canada you may not already know:
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Canadian Holidays and Traditions:
Specific Canadian Foods:
Some of our Similarities and Differences:
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All of this goes along with our Canadian reputation for being quiet, unobtrusive, and apologizing a lot. Our society isn’t “showy”. We’re proud of our country’s history even though we’ve made mistakes along the way, notably with our First Nations peoples. I hope you’ve learned something new about Canada. And if you’d like to read a story about Canada’s arctic tundra, you can find it in my book NORTHERN DECEPTION, out now with Anaiah Press.
Reunions can be deadly.
After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.
Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes crashing back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now, Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.
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I'm a military wife who's raised two wonderful special needs children to adulthood. We've lived all over Canada and are still on that journey. When I'm not writing, I can be found spinning, knitting, and hanging out with my dogs.