September 1st - The Labour Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Canadian workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of Canada.
The maple leaf has been associated with Canada for some time: in 1868, it figured in coats of arms granted to Ontario and Quebec; and in both world wars, it appeared on regimental badges. Since the 1965 introduction of the Canadian flag, the maple leaf has become the country's most important symbol.
May 24 - Victoria Day is celebrated in Canada on the Monday prior to May 25th each year. It is the official celebration in Canada of the birthdays of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(The RCMP) is Canada's national police force, and it is also a part of the Canadian mythology.
L.M. Montgomery achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. A prolific writer, she published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels.
Stephen Leacock was a shaggy, handsome, colorful, Canadian who proved to his countrymen that humor was almost respectable and certainly profitable.
Throughout the world, Canada is respected for its achievements in the arts. In music, dance, literature, theatre, cinema and visual arts Canadians are held in high regard.