Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oh, Canada!

Hi friends of Textures!    

Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Confederation, when Canada became a country separate from the British Empire on July 1, 1867. 

On that date, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country independent from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom until becoming fully independent in 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday.

Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada's "golden" anniversary in 1917 that an official celebration was recorded. The next Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. 

The government's first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the colour on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada's 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread holiday it is today. 

Canada Day is now a national statutory holiday celebrated in all provinces and territories and it is a day off for most businesses, including the artisans of Textures Craftworks.

While we are taking a short break, why not check out our "Oh, Canada!" photo album on Facebook, and if you haven't already 'Liked' our page, why not do so while you are there?

In the meantime, if you are looking for something to do locally, check out the Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks in Hamilton. For more details on that, see:

Please note:

Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is also coming into effect on July 1, 2014.  This is being phased in over the next two years.  If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list, or are already receiving newsletters from us, we need you to confirm that you would like to receive/continue to receive our emails concerning future events.

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If you have any questions about this, you may Contact Us at the same email address.

If you wish to be deleted from our address book at any time, please click on this link to email Sandra with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.

Thank you for taking the time to assist us with updating our lists to be in compliance with the new law!


Sandra Rodwell
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