Canada Day International

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The steps are empty now; wait till Monday...

Monday, July 1st is Canada Day. It celebrates the day in 1867 when Canada became a nation by the joining together of what was then the province of Canada (Now Ontario and Quebec) with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

But in London, Canada Day is an opportunity for the Canadians to take over Trafalgar Square for the day, show us how to play hockey, (a whole tournament is planned) cook Canadian food and party. And everyone is invited to join in the fun.

The day starts at 10.30 with pancakes with bacon, crème fraiche and maple syrup and lunch includes. In fact there is food throughout the day and our sister title, Just about Food, has listed the food treats available in more detail. The Mounties will be around on the day and they will probably do as much, just by being there, to promote tourism to Canada as the provinces will manage themselves!

Even the buses are queing already for a good spot!

A singer too infrequently heard in the UK, Jann Arden, will be singing during the day and then following that on Tuesday by appearing at The Borderline. She is joined by The Arkells, The Sheepdogs & Tragically Hip in Trafalgar Square from 18.30 to bring the whole day to an end. But in the afternoon – for those of you that can get there on a working day – there is a concert with Northern Cree, USS, Old Man Luedecke and Ben Caplan.

It all wraps up just after ten but I’d be surprised if the party ends quite as early. Nearby pubs can expect business to continue!

For more information about Canada Day, click here.

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