Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Will Be a Banner Year for Canada!

There was a symbolic striking of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa this week at the Royal Canadian Mint.

The medal will be created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. Sixty-thousand deserving Canadians will be recognized, and Canada Post will issue a number of stamps in her honour.

It got me thinking about other anniversaries which will be celebrated in Canada during 2012, and some of them are -

The Sinking of the Titanic http://titanic.gov.ns.ca Many of the victims are buried in Halifax. There will be a set of stamps issued by Canada Post to commemorate Canada's role in the sinking of the Titanic one hundred years ago.

The 150th Anniversary of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Regiment http://2012.blackwatchcanada.com Their motto is "HONOURING THE PAST - PROTECTING THE FUTURE"

City of Victoria, 150th Anniversary www.victoria.ca/cityhall/arts-victoria-150.shtml Celebrating one of Canada's major cities and cultural centres.

Town of Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador, 250th Anniversary http://torbaytoday.blogspot.com/2011/10/torbay-2012-celebrations.html Commemorating the landing of the English in Torbay in 1762.

Vimy Ridge 2012 95th Anniversary Commemoration www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/salute/article/759 There will be a list of events posted as April 9th gets closer.

Do you know of other anniversaries that will take place in 2012? If so, please post a comment, or send me a note with the details, and I will be glad to post them.

3 comments:

Malcolm said...

An anniversary in 2012? How about the US declaration of war with Great Britain on 19 June, 1812, a war which was fought, mainly, right here in N. America. 200 years ago this year.

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

Hello Malcolm,

Thank you for your great suggestion.

It completely slipped my mind, but people are getting ready to celebrate it as part of War of 1812 festivities next year.

Elizabeth

Forrest Drake said...

The Royal Canadian Mint prepares to mint a $500 pure gold coin weighing 5 ounces that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of minting the first gold coins in 1912.