Let’s party it up this July 1! As Canadians we tend to be a bit shy about flag waving compared to our neighbours from the south. Our country’s birthday is around the corner, let’s make the Beaches community the most flag waving place in Toronto, and maybe even the Country!
Just as a reminder, Canada ranks right at the top of the list in terms of Quality of Life (according to an annual United Nations survey). We have the most educated people and the highest literacy rate in the world. Plus Canadians live longer than anyone on the planet, except people in Japan and Iceland.
For history buffs, Canada became a nation in 1867 with the passing of “The British North America Act.” We became fully independent of Britain in 1982 and got our own flag in 1965.
So let’s all show some Canadian spirit and together celebrate this great country. Oh Canada! Flag Waving Together!
How to Celebrate Big this July 1st
- Displaying a flag on the front of your house, your apartment window, or the back window of your car!
- Hold an All-Canadian Barbecue, with BBQ flank steak, corn on the cob, Chippewa fried bread and a locally grown salad with a dressing of cider vinegar and Canadian maple syrup.
- Delight friends and family with a Canadian flag dessert. Make a rectangular cake, with white icing. Add a wide red stripe at each end and a maple leaf in the middle. You can use red sprinkles, cherries or sliced strawberries.