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