Do You Know That...
...the origin of the name "Canada" is Huron-Iroquois? "Kanata" was the Huron-Iroquois name for village or settlement.
...What is a Canadian? A Canadian is a fellow wearing English tweeds, a Hong Kong shirt and Spanish shoes, who sips Brazilian coffee sweetened with Philippine sugar from a Bavarian cup while nibbling Swiss cheese, sitting at a Danish desk over a Persian rug, after coming hoe in a German car from an Italian movie . . . and then writes his Member of Parliament with a Japanese ballpoint pen on French paper, demanding that he do something about foreigners taking away our Canadian jobs.
...The design of the Coat of Arms reflects the importance of the four founding nations of Canada. The shield of the Arms of Canada features the three royal lions of England, the royal lion of Scotland, the royal fleur-de-lis of France, and the royal Irish harp of Tara. The Coat of Arms is supported by the lion of England holding the Royal Union Flag and the unicorn of Scotland carrying the flag of Royal France. At the base of the Royal Arms are the floral emblems of the four founding nations: the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the French fleur-de-lis, and the Irish shamrock.
...National symbols of Canada include: the maple leaf, coat of arms, the beaver and the royal union flag.
...In the colonies that would later form Canada, only a small part of the population could vote. The privilege was reserved mainly for affluent men. To be eligible to vote, an individual had to own property or other assets of a specified value. Paying a certain amount in annual taxes or rent could also qualify an elector. Women were excluded from the right to vote, as were various religious and ethnic groups. Nelly McClung was the first female to make voting for female's legal.
...Canada's first Prime Minister was Sir John A. MacDonald.
...Before 1982, Canada Day had been known as Dominion Day, First of July, Confederation Day, and July the First. Canada's national celebration is always observed on July 1, unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed the following day.
...Canada is the second largest country in land mass (second only to Russia), but is thirty-first in population.; Canada extends from 42N - 83N; Canada has two official languages - French & English; Canada's population is 30, 677,000; There are 49.53% males and 50.47% females; the death rate is 1/1000; the life expectancy for males is 74.0 and 81.2 for women.
...The longest street in Canada is Young street in Toronto, Ontario.
...The longest highway is the TransCanada highway which extends from the west coast to the east coast.
...Our new territory is called Nunavut (1998).
...Canada is the largest producer of grain.
...Canada covers 6 time zones.
...Alberta gets the most sunlight in Canada.
...Alberta is the largest producer of oil in Canada.
...The West Edmonton Mall is the world's largest mall.
...CN Tower in Toronto is the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
...Native Canadians - Kwakiutls displayed their status on posts carved with animal and human figures called totem poles.
...The largest hug in the world took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At least 9,000 people showed up for the hug.
...Shania Twain, the famous country singer was born in Canada.
...The national sport of Canada is lacrosse.
...The Canadian, Dr. James Naismith, invented the game of basketball.
...The brother of Pavel Bure, Valerie Bure, plays hockey for the Calgary Flames.
...The Montreal Canadians hockey tea was sold to a U.S. group who own 70% of the team. A Canadian group only owns 20%. The Montreal Canadians were one of the first NHL teams.