Showing posts with label Canada Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada Day. Show all posts

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!!!

Next year will be the 150th birthday of Canada, and we will all celebrate it in our own way, but celebrate we will. Are you starting to plan your Canadian vacation for next year? There are so many places we can choose from - each province has its own historical significance.

One thing we can think about attending now are the genealogical and historical conferences that will be held in 2016. Be sure to keep your eyes open for them!

So happy birthday to us, and we will see you next year as you travel across our country!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canada Day at the Museum

Today is Canada's 148th birthday!

If you want to do something different this year to celebrate Canada's birthday, how about going to the events being held at the Canadian Museum of History today, located right across the river from Parliament Hill in Ottawa?

They are planning a whole day of FREE activities from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Fun with Music
At 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. in the Grand Hall

Family Fun with Crafts
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Canadian Children’s Museum

Adventures with Odysseus
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the exhibition, The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

The website is

And right cross from the museum is Jacques Cartier Park, where you can also take part in Canada Day activities

Enjoy yourself, and above all – Have fun!

Canada Day Contest

This year, for the annual Canada Day Contest sponsored by the Canadian Week in Review, the skill-testing question is -

This year, Canadians celebrate the birthday of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The question is - When was his birthday, and where was he born? Hint: Like a true immigrant, he wasn't born in Canada!

One winner will be drawn from the correct entries.

The lucky contestant will get a free consultation with me in which they will be told of some of the places they can look to hopefully discover the year in which their Canadian ancestor immigrated to Canada, or some other detail.

The contest will close at the end of Canada History Week at midnight on Wednesday, 07 July 2015.

Place 'Canada Day Contest" in the subject of the email to

Good luck to all, and Happy Canada Day!

Monday, June 29, 2015 is FREE!


It is Canada's birthday on July 1st, and will be FREE until Midnight July 1st ET. 

And that is FREE access to all Canadian records.

You will need to register for free with with your name and email address.

Once registered a user name and password will be sent by email.

After July 1, 2015, you will only be able to view these records using an paid membership.

Go to

Happy Researching!


Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed this week’s edition, it is at

  It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Canada Day lineup of performers

With the theme Strong. Proud. Free. Canadian Heritage will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald and the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag on Canada Day – July 1st.

There will also be nods to the "Year of Sport" in Canada and the Franklin expedition, which uncovered in the Arctic one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships from 1846.

Here is the Canada Day lineup so far-
  • Reggae-inspired band -- Magic!
  • Quebec pop singer and songwriter -- Marc Dupré
  • Country singer -- Gord Bamford
  • Rockers -- Jonas and the Massive Attraction
  • Pop up-and-comer -- Francesco Yates
  • Pop singer and Star Académie finalist -- Andee
  • Iqaluit alt-band -- The Jerry Cans
  • Elite high school marching band from Calgary -- The Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts
  • Winnipeg singer/songwriter -- Cassidy Mann
  • Pop and hip-hop artist -- Karim Ouellet
There will also be programming at Major's Hill Park in Ottawa and Jacques-Cartier Park in gatineau right across the river.

The day ends with the traditional fireworks around 10 p.m. on Parliament Hill.

They say that 350,000 people take in the festivities on Canada Day and one third are tourists.


Need help finding your ELUSIVE Canadian ancestors???
As a nod of the hat to the Ontario Genealogical Conference being held in Barrie, Ontario from May 29 to May 31, may we offer a month-long discount on our research and consultation services of 15% (ends 11 June at midnight).
Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services website at, or send an email with the subject "special" to to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
Research Tip! While you are in Ottawa, if you have ancestors who lived here, a good place to check is the Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society at

Check the Canadian Week in Review every Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!


Friday, June 29, 2012

A FREE Concert in Ottawa on Canada Day!

The Central Band of the Canadian Forces will perform a free outdoor Canada Day concert, July
1st, 11am - noon, on the National Arts Centre Terrace, corner of Elgin and Queen. 
In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the main lobby of the NAC.
The National Arts Centre is honoured to be displaying the seventh Book of Remembrance in Le Salon at the NAC from 10am - 5pm.
Visitors will be able to view this unique work of art, containing the names of all Canadians who have
died in service since the end of the Second World War. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012 is FREE!

To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, is offering FREE access to more than 40 million historical records that is available now to July the 2nd.
Free access includes -
 Canadian Passenger Lists and Ocean Arrivals - outlining the masses of people who arrived by ship -- the only form of international travel available to people at the time -- at port cities across Canada
The 1871 Census of Canada - the first Census Canada conducted as a nation, which gives a snapshot of the life of the people living at the time, including who they lived with, their ages, their jobs, the birthplaces of their parents, their neighbours and more
Vital records (i.e. birth, marriage and death records) from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia - outlining the significant moments in the people’s lives like children born, marriages and deaths.
Visit to search all of the records being made available for free this weekend.