Happy 150th Birthday Canada | Mr. Locksmith Richmond
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, it will be the sesquicentennial of Canada becoming a country, which occurred on July 1, 1867. On that day 3 British colonies – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada – were united into the Dominion of Canada. At the same time, that large existing Province of Canada was divided into two provinces – Ontario and Quebec. Canada started as a country of four provinces which eventually expanded West, East and North until it became what it is today; comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories.
The last province to join Confederation was Newfoundland when the then Dominion of Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. The last territory to be created was Nunavut, which in 1999 was divided from the existing Northwest Territories.
On Saturday, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. I hope all Canadians, home and abroad are able to celebrate this milestone of our great nation.
Happy Birthday Canada!