I saw a sign the other day that said, Happy Birthday Canada. Yes, it is Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1st. That not very old by other country standards for being the 2nd largest country in the world physically with 9,984,671 sq. km of land mass of which 202,080 km is coastline. I thought it befitting to remind you of some tidbits of our great country. Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Symbols for Canada are the Maple Leaf and Maple Tree. The national animals are the horse and beaver. O’ Canada remains as the national anthem with the royal anthem being God Save the Queen. Our motto is From Sea to Sea and the colours are red and white. We have two national sports; the winter sport is none other than Hockey with summer being Lacrosse. There was a project to declare our national bird in time for Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Selection of the Grey Jay was done in 2016 and currently there is lobbying taking place to make this the official bird before the end of 2017. Government; constitutional monarchy, representative democracy, parliament system, federal monarchy is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor General is David Johnston and the Queen is Elizabeth II.