On July 1, 1867 the British Parliament passed the British North America Act. This act of parliament officially joined Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into the new Dominion of Canada. On this same day, John A. Macdonald was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. To support the government there was a civil service of 30 people.
144 years, and a marginally larger civil service, later it was a busy day of celebrating Canada's birthday in Annapolis Royal. Unfortunately, this was also a working day for the author of this particular blog so I was not able to attend many of the events in town. I missed the street dance, I missed the flag raising, I even missed the free hot dogs and cake at Fort Anne. What I did manage to see were the fireworks at Fort Anne. These fireworks were a bit of a bonus because in Annapolis Royal we normally have firework displays on Natal Day weekend in August. As usual, it was a good display and everyone went home happy. In case you happened to miss the fireworks, here are some highlights. Happy Canada Day.
All for now,