Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Upper Canada Village is set to open early!

Upper Canada Village, one of Ontario’s premiere museum, will be opened for its 55th season on May 6th.

It will also be celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Canadian Year of the Horse.

This horse was brought to New France in 1665 when King Louis XIV of France shipped 2 stallions and 20 mares from his royal stables. Eight of the mares perished on the journey, but the remaining horses survived the journey. They arrived in New France on July 16th, 1665.

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75th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in Québec

It was on April 25, 1940 that it was sanctioned by law that women were able to vote and to run for elected office in Quebec.

Women had been able to vote in federal elections since 1919, but Quebec was the last Canadian province to pass the right to vote for women.

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