O Canada! Happy Canada Day to all those of Canadian citizenship or heritage.

And not just any Canada Day – Happy 150th Canada Day!

Here’s the full text of the pic above:

The Queen, as the constitutional Canadian Monarch and Head of State, has a long and close relationship with Canada, and has visited 24 times during Her reign. Canada Day is celebrated annually on 1st July – 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Canadian Federation.

(Formerly, I should note – from 1867 to 1953 – the Dominion of Canada!


Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

One thought on “O Canada! Happy Canada Day to all those of Canadian citizenship or heritage.”

  1. “Formerly, I should note – from 1867 to 1953 – the Dominion of Canada”

    Canada is in fact still legally titled as a Dominion. From Wikipedia: “Dominion” was suggested by Samuel Leonard Tilley at the London Conference of 1866 discussing the confederation of the Province of Canada (subsequently becoming the Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into “One Dominion under the Name of Canada”, the first federation internal to the British Empire.[20] Tilley’s suggestion was taken from the 72nd Psalm, verse eight, “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth”.

    While its later usage to denote other self-governing colonies has muddied the issue somewhat the term was originally chosen as a synonym for ‘kingdom’. That the federal (or dominion) government has largely opted to use just ‘Canada’ as the country’s designation is rather unfortunate.


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