As a nation Canada celebrated its 151 years of independence this past July 1, 2018 throughout its ten provinces and three territories. These many celebrations across the country help to bring us together and show our pride as a nation. Today, the focus will be on three major Canadian cities: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia and some of their Canada Day celebratory events that took place.
Halifax, Nova Scotia: There was Canada Day Family Fun Fest that provided families with free entertainment such as, food trucks, face painting, and a special flying show by The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The Skyhawks. Daytime events were followed by a night time fireworks show at the Halifax Waterfront.
Toronto, Onatario: Family friendly events in Queens Park that included face painting, games, and performers. The Queens Plate Festival had free Canada Day celebrations such as Canadian flags, birthday cake, and Canadian themed food in all concession areas. Celebrations ended with fireworks that were displayed at nine separate locations within the city.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Although Vancouver was no longer hosting a Canada Day Parade there were many events still left to enjoy. A Citizenship Ceremony was held to welcome 60 new Canadians, which is a great source of pride to its existing citizens.
Family friendly events included food trucks, a picnic area, and daytime musical performances that featured Canadian country artist JoJo Mason. Along with these events there was a firework display later on in the night to conclude the festivities.
Canada Day is the one day a year that all Canadians show their patriotism to each other and people all around the world. We sing our national anthem with and wave our flag with pride. It gives family and friends the opportunity to spend time together and to strengthen bonds. As a tradition all festivities end with firework displays to mark the end of another sucessful Canada Day.