Canada 150th Birthday
The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150, occurs in 2017 (and just passed) as Canada marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation! Here are some fun facts you might not know about Canada 🙂
1. People in Churchill leave their car doors unlocked in case their neighbours need to make a quick escape from polar bears.
2. There’s also a prison for polar bears who break into people’s homes for food.
3. No cows in Canada are given artificial hormones for milk production.Which means no dairy products, like milk, cheese, or yogurt, produced in Canada contain hormones either!
4. For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be “extraterritorial” (international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen.
(A Dutch requirement for her to keep her princess title.)
5. And every year the Netherlands sends Canada thousands of tulips to show their gratitude.
6. Which inspired Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival.
Hate speech is a penalized offense by the federal and provincial government.
12. The Canadian Mint also created a $1,000,000 coin that is actually usable.
13. Canada is the most educated country in the world.
It allows an apology in court to be a sign of compassion and empathy, not guilt.
They then went on to win gold.