Canada day is the national day of Canada, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 BNA Act or Constitution Act which united three colonies into a single country called Canada.
Tens of thousands of revelers began flowing onto Parliament Hill on Tuesday morning for the annual Canada Day show. Evan Solomon hosted a CBC News Canada Day special on CBC News Network and on CBCNews.ca. from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where festivities kicked off Tuesday. The events included a presentation by the Canadian Armed Forces of a selection of photos from the last 100 days of the mission in Afghanistan. Ryder, as well as country singer Brett Kissel and folk rockers Whitehorse highlighted festivities at the nation's capital that will culminate with fireworks over the Ottawa River.
Clara Hughes, the Olympic cyclist and speed skater who's been cycling across Canada to raise mental health awareness, was greeted with cheers as she cycled onto Parliament Hill amid Canada Day festivities, ending her long ride. Hughes has cycled more than 11,000 kilometers, passing through all 10 provinces and three territories since she kicked off her ride almost four months ago.
Each province, city and individual will celebrate, each in their own way, but there will be lots of entertainment, backyard barbeques and fireworks. (And yes - I'm Canadian)
Happy Birthday Canada!