Rendez-Vous #34: Honor Canadian History and Culture
February 15 is Heritage Day. It was established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation, and is celebrated the 3rd Monday of February to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada’s nationally significant historic, architectural, natural and scenic heritage.
Canada is rich in historic sites, special places and events that tell its story and delight visitors from near and far. From the Francophone roots, Aboriginal Pow Wows, music halls, traditional fishing villages, historic lighthouses, old stone mills, prairie festivals to botanical gardens, we can’t begin to cover it all. For more info about Heritage Day, visit Heritage Canada Foundation’s Web site here.
And if you don’t live in Canda, find a “piece” of Canadian territory in the country you reside in, like the Vimy Memorial in Pas-de-Calais, France. This monument is the most impressive tribute that Canada made to its citizens who fought and died during World War I. Vimy Memorial is also the most prestigious Canadian monuments in Europe, “a gift of the French nation to the Canadian people”. More info here.
Newsletter #34 – Honor Canadian History and Culture