Canada Day 2020 Virtual Celebration Plans

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The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, has recently unveiled the program for Canada Day 2020.

The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the official adoption of our national anthem, “O Canada,” and the essential role the Métis Nation played in Manitoba joining Confederation exactly 150 years ago.

Canada Day has always been an important national celebration. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration will be online.

There will be daytime and evening shows. Actors, musicians, and speakers will take turns performing and celebrating Canada’s culture. The celebration will conclude in virtual fireworks — highlights of the best Canada Day fireworks from previous years. You can watch all these from the safety and comfort of your own home.

A virtual Celebration Kit is now available with creative and educational activities for your family.

More information:

Word of the Day:

Confederation: the act of groups or parties being united in a league
Canadian Confederation: the union of three regions to create the independent country Canada on July 1, 1867. The three regions were the Province of Canada (nowadays Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. They were controlled by Britain before 1867. Manitoba joined Confederation in 1870, exactly 150 years ago.