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Great Canadian Parties

Great Canadian Bashes: As everyone knows, Canadian winters are cold and dark and long. To relieve the monotony and tedium that this might inconvenience a lesser people, Canadians have risen to the occasion by using any possible excuse to throw a party and banish everyday cares from their minds. Below are some celebrated occasions when Canadians seized the opportunity to create or attend a bash that would banish their everyday blahs...

Great Canadian Parties & Bashes

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Great Canadian Parties Where When
Autoharp Music Pioneer Canada 19th-20th c
Beaver Hunting anywhere anytime
Capt. Grahame's 50th Birthday Bash St. James, Manitoba Mar. 18, 1885
Coronation Dinner of Edward VII & Alexandra London, UK July 5, 1902
Departure of Canadian Mounted Rifles for South Africa Halifax, Nova Scotia Feb. 20, 1900
Departure of Royal Canadian Regiment for South Africa Quebec City, Quebec Nov. 30, 1899
Fiddle Dance Pioneer Canada 19th-20th c
First 18 Pounder Shell Cartridge Manufactured Celebration Montreal, QC 1915
General Buller's Farewell Dinner Cecil Hotel, London, UK Nov. 30, 1900
Hart's River Anniversary Dinner Reunion Toronto, ON 1902
Highland Games Fergus, ON annually
Hiking the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve Southern Ontario annually
Hiking the Chilkoot Trail Yukon Territory annually
Lake Ontario Salmon Fishing Lake Ontario annually
Laying of the Great Eastern Transatlantic Cable Newfoundland, NF 1865
Marjorie Larmon Auction Simcoe, ON Sept. 2006
Migration - Song Birds Point Pelee, ON spring annually
Migration - Water fowl Presqu'ile, ON fall annually
Milton & Cheadle's Great Canadian Adventure Western Canada 1862
Plowing Match Ontario annually
Quebec Tercentenary Celebration of Canada at 300 Quebec City, QC July 20-31, 1908
Quebec Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Races Quebec City, QC February annually
Quebec Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture Competition Quebec City, QC February annually
Reenacting War of 1812 Ontario annually
Rodeo Ontario annually
Royal Canadian Regiment 100th Paardeberg Dinner Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, ON Feb. 2000
Victoria Bridge Last Pier Foundation Stone Laying Montreal, QC Aug. 13, 1859
Welcoming Home Riel Rebellion Troops London, ON 1885
World War II Wedding Erin, ON 1943