July 1st is the
birthday so it was a federal holiday yesterday. In 1867, Canada became a
kind of separate country instead of being a colony, although some powers
remained with the British parliament until 1982. There were daylong celebrations
all over Canada .
First, there was a 21 gun salute at Toronto (actually three guns
fired seven rounds each). One gun seemed a vintage from the Second World War
and it was being manned by veterans. Queens
Audience was given earplugs for the spectacle.
Then the orchestra played the ‘Looney Tunes Overture’. I am still unable to find the relevance but Uncle Dan says that is because we are a nation of loonies. (By the way, Dan is my neighbor here at Victoria Park and he believes in all kinds of conspiracy theories).
Afterwards, there were musical programs and other activities in the grounds of the legislative assembly of
Then there were fireworks in the evening as usual.
Overture, cut the lights
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing or nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, night of nights
This is it, we'll hit the heights
And oh what heights we'll hit
On with the show this is it!