Canada Day is a Canadian Federal holiday. Frequently called Canada's birthday, it commemorates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united three colonies into a single country (which was then named Canada), a part of the British Empire. This should not be confused with Quebec's National Holiday, which is June 24.
Today I'm working in my 7 Continents altered book. I have given up trying to glue many of those thin PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) pages together to make one that is manageable. Instead, I am using one of my used file folders as my substrate.
I tried to find as many provinces as possible, but of course I was limited by what I had on hand. Many of you know I don't copy images from the internet, but use images from travel magazines, calendars, encyclopedias, and geography books. This image is from a British Columbia brochure and showed a photo of the Rockies. This is Mount Robson and is the highest peak in all of Canada.
I have several internet friends who live in Canada, so I wanted to pay homage to their special day, which is always celebrated on July 1, unless it lands on Sunday, at which time it is celebrated on Monday.
I found this image of Moose in a Canadian calendar, and simply HAD to use it, especially for my internet friend Annette. She and I have a running joke about a moose she thought was a bear.
My friend Sally always attends Crime Stopper conventions (she's a standing member in Wichita, KS) in other countries. One year she was in Nova Scotia, so I got this souvenir I put to good use. Do you know the answer to the Trivial Pursuit question? Keep reading and I'll let you know at the end of the post.
Speaking of Quebec, this is an image from a travel magazine showing Quebec City. For those of you as geography challenged as I, Quebec is a province in eastern Canada. It is the only province where French is spoken almost exclusively and French is the official language of the province. What you are seeing is an image of Quebec City, which is the capital of the province of Quebec. Rather confusing until you know what you are looking for. It sits to the north and slightly west of Portland, ME., and northwest of Ottawa. It is located on the St. Lawrence River.
I created a two side spread, this time showing the provinces of Nova Scotia, British Columbia (Vancouver), and Alberta. All Quebec images are on the opposite side.
The Alberta Rockies include Mount Columbia, the tallest peak in Alberta. Alberta is famous for its alpine scenery.
It's hard to believe Vancouver gets this cold and barren, but apparently there are places it looks like this in winter.
On the opposite (eastern) coast is Nova Scotia. This province is located east of New Brunswick and to the south and west of Newfoundland. It is easiest to get to by ferry from Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. It is also accessible from Portland, ME, which offers daily trips in summer. Nova Scotia's capital is Halifax.
To answer the Trivial Pursuit question, it takes 5 crew members.
I couldn't stop there, though.
I had to create an IC for July 1 that honored the day, too. You'll see this and the rest of the week's entries on Friday.
Thank you for joining me for Canada Day. I had fun making this tribute to my friends to the north of me. I hope you enjoyed it and maybe even learned something, as I did.
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