“It’s a party Jo-Ann!”
“It sure is Percy.”
It’s going to be a heck of a party Saturday July 1st, 2017, our country is 150 years young. All 36,626,086 of us are celebrating. Our country is 99,984,663 km (3,855,100 sq. miles), in size. In fact, we’re the second largest country in the World, that means there is only 13.7 people per square kilometre. So, we have lots of room here for more people to invite to our party. Everyone is welcome to join in.
“Let’s share a few fun facts with everyone about Canada.”
Well, talking about room for more party dudes and dudettes, Canada has fewer people than Tokyo’s metropolitan area.
Our money is just so fun. Each bill is colourful and there is Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
We love our doughnuts. Canadians consume the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the World.
Canada is an Iroquoian language word meaning, “village”.
Our official phone number is 1-800-0-canada, how fun is that!
We might feel a little light headed during the celebrations, and not just from the party cheer, large parts of Canada has less gravity than the rest of Earth, the phenomenon was discovered in the 1960’s.
We’ll have one heck of a street party, with 1,896 km, (1,178 miles), Yonge Street in the Province of Ontario, Canada, is the longest street in the World.
We’re a high flying people, in 2015, a Canadian man was arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta.
High flying balloon dude aside, we’re pretty smart cookies. Canada is the world’s most educated country, half of our residence have college degrees.
If your party ideas include a swim and some boating, Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.
We sure get a lot of mail in December. Every Christmas, 1 million letters are addressed to Santa Claus, he has his own postal code; ‘H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada”.
We do hope you’ve enjoyed a few fun Canada facts. Both Percy and I wish Canada, all Canadians and everyone who can join us, a very happy, healthy and prosperous 150th birthday. And remember, if you’re in Churchill, in the Province of Manitoba, residence leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for anyone who might encounter Polar Bears.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA, OUR TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE
Jo-Ann L. Tremblay
“Everyone you meet has a story to tell.”