Canada’s 150th Birthday Party and Metro Vancouver

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As 2017 dawns, Canada’s 150th anniversary will be celebrated this summer. There are a few folks among us that will remember the 100th anniversary, with Expo 67 in Montreal, and every school child in Canada getting a bronze coin with “1967” on it. There was also musician Bobby Gimby with his song “CAN-NAH-DAH” which seemed to be mandatory for every school child. Here is a link to the official song video, if you missed that party.

School children then had to learn the word “Centennial”. Today its a new word for 150 years, “Sesquicentennial”. While Pierre Trudeau was Justice Minister in 1967, his son Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister in 2017 for this event. At a time where there is a lot of commentary about world politics, governance, and place, there is a lot that we as Canadians can be proud of.  As this article in the…

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