This year I are going to be celebrating Canada Day inside Maritimes. Air Canada were built with a wonderful Mother’s Day Seat Sale and I just couldn’t resist!
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is referred to as the birthplace of Canada. From September 1 to September 9, 1864 meetings were held go over the possibility of Confederation. Originally the one ones who had been to participate were Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. These three were seeking to have more political and economic independence from England in addition to military power for the American Civil War.
Newfoundland along with the Province of Canada which consisted on Ontario and Quebec back then also wished to participate from the talks which the Maritime provinces planned and for that reason joined in.
A real problem occurred whenever a circus was a student in Charlottetown throughout the same days because conference. This attracted many attention, filled accommodations and limited Warf personnel. As a result, many delegates needed to remain on the ship that brought them or perhaps be transported to shore uninterruptedly boat.
The talks that began having a handful of delegates triggered Confederation 3 years later in 1867.
I accept it as true will be fun to wait some on the historic tours and plays that could tell the storyline of our nation. PEI has apparently developed their sightseeing opportunities with this in mind.
Throughout my school days we sang “O Canada” and “God Save the Queen” each morning followed by recitation in the Lord’s Prayer. We were taught to square as straight as soldiers without fidgeting with arms straight by our sides and eyes facing top. We sang out with gusty pride and thankfulness. The same thing occurred at community meetings, ceremonial services and sports entertainment.
Today I am sad in the event the national anthem is noticeably absent from gatherings. Sometimes I find that I am one on the few who’s going to be actually singing out of the words. I see athletes that are chewing gum, gawking around and crowds that begin moving and cheering before we are through the last line! That is sad!
This year Canada Day is over a Sunday so unless you are a shift worker, you will possess lots of time to honour our country.
What have you been planning to do? Will you remain true in front of your family members and proudly belt out your whole song while you “stand on guard for thee”? Will you hang a Canadian flag on the property? Will you read a manuscript about Confederation or do a web search to know about those who built our country?
Canada Day is far more than a holiday from work. It is an chance to recognize that we have a home in one on the best countries from the world where everyday is filled with peace and freedom and blessings.