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Read On: Celebrate Canada Day 2020 on July 1st

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Message for Canada. Trout Lake. Photo by Sophia Han

BY SOPHIA HAN

What is Canada Day? ***

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1, which is the anniversary of the founding of Canada’s original constitution in 1867.

In the past, cities around Vancouver have celebrated the day with fireworks. This year, it is important to maintain social distancing rules while celebrating the occasion.

The Government of Canada and the city of Surrey have websites with information to help you celebrate the occasion virtually.

Celebrate virtually **

The Government of Canada has a website where you can download pages for children to colour. You can also watch video performances by Canadian artists.

Canadian Heritage activity packs
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/celebration-kit.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day.html

Canadian Heritage YouTube channel
The city of Surrey also has a website.
https://www.surrey.ca/canadaday/node/1

The city of Surrey is asking people who are residents of Surrey and the Lower Mainland to send videos of themselves wishing Canada a happy birthday or singing Canada’s national anthem.
https://www.surrey.ca/canadaday/submit-your-video-win

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Celebrate Canada Day with a picnic *

In the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood, there are many outdoor places where you can celebrate Canada Day with a picnic.

Everyone should bring their own food and keep 2 metres apart. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and hand sanitizer!

Renfrew Ravine Park and Renfrew Community Park are nearby parks where you can enjoy a picnic and feel close to nature. Central Park, Trout Lake Park and Deer Lake Park are large parks that are also close by.

If you want to picnic and enjoy a good view of the city, you should go to Queen Elizabeth Park. From this park, you can see Vancouver. If you want to enjoy a good view of the sunset, you should go to English Bay or Jericho Beach. Lighthouse Park is in West Vancouver but it is also a beautiful place to share a meal and enjoy the sunset.

There are many ways to celebrate Canada Day. You can stay safe while enjoying the local scenery.
Happy Canada Day!

Vocabulary

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Anniversary – the date when an event took place in a previous year
Founding – the beginning

Original – the first

Constitution – a set of rules that guide how a country should be run
Maintain – to keep doing

Social distancing – rules to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease

Occasion – special event

Virtually – something you do using a computer

Download – to move or copy a file from a computer

Performances – shows

Residents – someone who lives in a place

Lower Mainland – the city of Vancouver and the areas around Vancouver

Anthem – a song that celebrates a country

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Celebrate – to do something special for an important event

Picnic – a meal you enjoy outdoors

Apart – not close together

Sunscreen – something to prevent sunburn

Hand sanitizer – something you put on to kill germs

Nearby – not far

Close by – not far

View – things you can see from a place

Local – things or places that are nearby

Scenery – things you can see around a place

Word Search

https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1251020/celebrate-canada-day/

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Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday at Youth Celebrate Canada Day – July 1!

 

Youth Celebrate Canada Day at Renfrew Park, July 1

 
On Friday, July 1, 2016, at Renfrew Park Community Centre, Youth Celebrate Canada Day will once again host a spectacular celebration to commemorate Canada’s birthday.

This youth-organized event features fabulous performers of all cultures. There will be many exciting activities to do at the event, so bring your family and friends for a fun and lively time filled with entertainment! From arts and craft to food stands to games, there are many ways for people from all ages to participate in the event.

The fun festivities will start at 1:00 pm and will continue throughout the afternoon at Renfrew Park (at East 22nd Avenue and Renfrew), so come join along with everyone to celebrate Canada Day!