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Who Joined the Party?

04 Jun

We are approaching Canada Day, on July 1st.  As we celebrate, I thought it would be interesting to note when the provinces and territories joined our great country.

  • 1867 – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec (July 1)
  • 1870 – Manitoba and Northwest Territories (July 15)
  • 1871 – British Columbia (July 20)
  • 1873 – Prince Edward Island (July 1)
  • 1898 – Yukon (June 13)
  • 1905 – Alberta, and Saskatchewan (September 1)
  • 1949 – Newfoundland (March 31)
  • 1999 – Nunavut (April 1)

When Canada was first seen by the Europeans, they were governed by their Kings and Queens.  Both French and English have had a significant influence on our country’s development.  So here is a list of these royals.  First, the French:   crown

  • 1515 – 1547  Francis I
  • 1547 – 1559  Henry II
  • 1559 -1560   Francis II
  • 1560 -1574   Charles IX
  • 1574 – 1589  Henry III
  • 1589 – 1610  Henry IV
  • 1610 – 1643  Louis XIII
  • 1643 – 1715  Louis XIV
  • 1715 -1774   Louis XV

Second, the English:

  • 1760 – 1820       George III
  • 1820 – 1830       George IV
  • 1830 – 1837       William IV
  • 1837 – 1901       Victoria
  • 1901 – 1910       Edward VII
  • 1910 – 1936       George V
  • 1936                 Edward VIII
  • 1936 – 1952       George VI
  • 1952 – present   Elizabeth II

Just a little bit of trivia for the day!

 

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18 responses to “Who Joined the Party?

  1. Rosh

    June 15, 2014 at 1:13 am

    These tidbits about Canada are so interesting! Great idea for a blog!

     
    • tkmorin

      June 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Thank you! 🙂

       
  2. Jacqui Murray

    June 7, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    That is interesting. Thanks for sharing that.

     
    • tkmorin

      June 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you, Jacqui. It’s always nice to hear such words! 🙂

       
  3. Wendy Macdonald

    June 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I remember making a poster in school to celebrate the centennial anniversary of BC joining Canada. Time flies when you live in beautiful BC.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

     
    • tkmorin

      June 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

      I’ve heard that it truly is beautiful in B.C. I hope you have a big bash planned for July 1st! 🙂

       
  4. purrfectkitties

    June 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    We love your posts! They are always so informative and interesting! Keep posting so we can become experts on Canadian history… 😀 Have a great weekend! 🙂 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • tkmorin

      June 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! And I hope you have a great weekend as well! =^.^=

       
  5. seeker

    June 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    What country did NF and Nunavut before? I’m so confused!

     
    • tkmorin

      June 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Prior March 31, 1949, Newfoundland was part of the British Dominion; prior April 1, 1999, Nunavut was a part of the Northwest Territories. It can get confusing, I know.

      Have a great weekend, P! 🙂

       
  6. danceofdemocracyindia

    June 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    The amazing thing about Canada we like is the fact that it is made up of immigrants from all over the world but all call it their home. All the best in advance for the ‘Canada Day’.
    By ‘dod’ Rangers

     
    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you, “Dod” Much appreciated! 🙂

       
  7. weggieboy

    June 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

    My two Persian cats, Andy and Dougy, turn three years old on Canada Day. They feel honored, as well they should, to share this birthday with your country!

     
    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

      🙂 so I hope you’ll all join the party!

       
  8. Maurice A. Barry

    June 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    We here in NL prefer to think that Canada joined us 🙂

     
    • tkmorin

      June 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

      🙂 I like that.

       
  9. Cher Garman

    June 4, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Interesting as always, dear! Cher xo

     

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