Canada Day 2023. Celebration of our history, culture and achievements

Canadians across the country celebrate their history, nation, culture and achievements on July 1, every year. This day has been celebrated since July 1, 1868, when the British North America Act (now known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada.

In the past few years, with the Covid restrictions and the 2021 “cancellation” of Canada Day, official celebrations of Canadian pride were painfully reduced in size and visibility.

However, cancellations of Canada Day didn’t reflect how most Canadians felt at the time. This Postmedia-Leger poll from 2021 found that only 14 per cent believed that celebrations should be cancelled (see page 13), AND 69% of people would have liked to see the Canadian flag displayed in more places in Canada (page 12).

Let’s show our love for Canada. Let’s fly our flag proudly like we always did!

Photos: Canada Day 2023 / Halton Hills / Glenn Williams