Fun Fact Friday – Happy Birthday Canada!
Posted on July 1, 2016
Today, and for the rest of #FunFactFriday posts in July, I will offer holiday and vacation fun information facts. As many of us take a well needed break from work activities to recharge our batteries, spend time with family and friends, and generally chill when it’s too hot outside to do anything else. We’re doing the same thing here at Hunter Knowledge and Insights, LLC.
Happy Birthday Canada!
As the Google Doodle seen in the United States and Canada shows us, today, July 1 is Canada Day. Commemorating July 1, 1867, when three British North American provinces joined to create the confederation of Canada – it is interesting this date was celebrated for the first time 50 years later in 1917. As a native of Detroit, Michigan in the USA we celebrated the US Independence Day, July 4 1776, jointly with our Windsor, Canada neighbors to the immediate south of Detroit, during a day between July 1 and July 4 with fireworks and outdoor festivals. Both the US and Canada were celebrating their independence from England. Today I find myself visiting England during these holidays and nary a peep about these holidays celebrated to the west across the Atlantic.
Nevertheless, have a fun and safe holiday as you celebrate, and enjoy family and friends.
And the fun fact this Friday?
The only place in the United States where you go SOUTH to reach Canada – our neighbor to the north is Detroit, Michigan. Windsor, Ontario, the city easily viewed from downtown Detroit across the Detroit River can be reached by traveling south across the Detroit – Windsor Tunnel, or the Ambassador Bridge. Walk along the Detroit Riverwalk and enjoy the view of the Windsor skyline. After you’ve had your fill of the history, music, food and drink, museums, cars, and culture in Detroit make sure you grab your passport and head south to visit our neighbors to the north. In addition to having a safe and walkable downtown with an abundance of its own history, culture, shopping, dining, and nightlife, Windsor offers some of the best views of the Detroit skyline.