Spotlight on Canada!

Photograph taken by Jared Grove (Phobophile) with a Nicon Coolpix 3200. (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photograph taken by Jared Grove (Phobophile) with a Nicon Coolpix 3200. (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

July 1st is Canada’s national day, or Canada Day, celebrating the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867, which created the Dominion of Canada, a federation of four provinces:  Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Québec, within the British Empire.   Canada is the US’s largest trading partner, accounting for over 15% of our trade with the world.  In addition to the numerous Canadian businesses that have established branches here, there’s also a very cool Canadian tech accelerator (CTA)  in New York City.  Our neighbor to the North has been the birthplace of many artists we think of as quintessentially American:  Mary Pickford, William Shatner, Lorne Greene, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Shaina Twain (to name a very, very, few).  Additional Canadian contributions to our cultural landscape include South Park, Cirque du Soleil and hockey – the list goes on….

To keep up with what’s happening in Canada, or to find out about Canadian artists in New York, take a look at:

Canadian Consulate’s Facebook page:  

Quebec Government in New York’s Facebook page  

Canadian Association of New York’s website  lists social and cultural events, but also business luncheons with Canadian ministers

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