"From Russia with Love"
The aim of the project
The participants
Russian students
Canadian students

Discovery of Canada

History
Political System
Geography and Nature
Population
Economy
Culture
Education
Industry
Health Insurance System
Sports
Ecology

Welcome

Here you find
Canadian proverbs and sayings

Interesting facts
Do you know that...

Here you find the story about the great Russian writer Alexander Pushkin

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General Facts about Canada

Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, each with its own capital city.

Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament.

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canada constitution contains a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which sets out certain fundamental freedoms and rights that neither Parliament nor any provincial legislature acting alone can change. These include equality rights, mobility rights, and legal rights, together with freedoms such as speech, association, and peaceful assembly.

National Emblem

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.

The Canadian Flag

Several people participated in designing the Canadian flag. Jacques St. Cyr contributed the stylised maple leaf, George Bist the proportions, and Dr. Gunter Wyszechi the coloration. After lengthy debate, the new flag was adopted by Parliament. It officially became the national flag on February 15, 1965, now recognized as Canada's Flag Day.

National Anthem

"O CANADA" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, a century after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallee, a well-known composer; French lyrics to accompany the music were written by Judge Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The song gained steadily in popularity. Many English versions have appeared over the years. The version on which the official English lyrics are based was written in 1908 by Robert Stanley Weir.

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Video
Video from Canada
Video from Russia

Canada in Pictures


Canada and Calgary


Holidays


School

Links
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Tom Baines' School
Canada Information Office
Alberta Online


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