Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

Remembrance Day Poppies made by my son

For another nostoglic song I found this song written in Canada's Centennial year (1967) called "Ca-na-da - A Centennial Song" (written by Bobby Gimby)

One of Canada’s most famous poems is “In Flanders Field” about World War I.  Check here for the poem:

Canada is in the northern part of North America. It is the world's second largest country by total area. The name Canada comes from the Iroquoian (aboriginal) word "kanata", which means "village" or "settlement"

Canada has a holiday called Canada Day which is celebrated on July 1st. It is a celebration of the anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act (the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada in 1867. 

Be sure to take out a globe or an atlas or even look on Google Earth to show your child where Canada is.

Here are a few sites that offer the history of Canada Day:


For another Canadian song for this theme day listen to The Maple Leaf Forever”  (performed by Michael Bublé at he Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics)


Or listen to a song from your favourite Canadian band or The Tragically Hig, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Corey Hart, great Big Sea, Jann Arden...  Who is your favourite? 

2017 marks Canada's 150 Birthday!

If you live in Canada use this theme day prior to, on or after the July 1st activities in your community celebrating Canada Day.  If you don’t live in Canada use this theme day as a way to explore another country at any time of the year.

Print out a Family Theme Day Planner and decide which activities you’d like to do and in what order.   

The Canadian National Anthem is “Oh, Canada.”  Check here for the history behind the song and also for the lyrics:


ThE "Log Driver's Waltz" is my absolute favourite Canadian Song from my childhood:

For an old national favourite listen to the old Hockey Night in Canada tune! 


Canada also has a Royal Anthem which is “God save the Queen.”  For the history behind the song and to hear the tune and see the lyrics check here:

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