Celebrating Canadian Anniversaries in 2006
100th Anniversary of "The Atlas of Canada"
In 2006, The Atlas of Canada is celebrating 100
years of mapping Canada's geography and history. Over the course of the
year, many events will be celebrated, including -
The website is <http://atlas.gc.ca>, and it is available in both French and English.
- 100th Anniversary Conference. To be held in June in Ottawa
- Concise Atlas of Canada, 100th Anniversary Edition. This is a free collection of maps of Canada which will be available for download from their website in January 2006.
- A Population History of Canada in Maps, 1906-2006. Coming April, 2006, it is a time series of maps linking population maps from all six editions of the atlas.
- Commemorative Stamp. To be issued from Canada Post in June, 2006.
- The Atlas of Canada Story. There is a short story about the atlas from 1906 to 2006 on the website.
60th Anniversary of the Arrival of the War Bride
Between January and December, 1946,
45,320 dependants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax. In July and
August of that year, over 12,000 arrived in Canada. Nearly one in 30
Canadians can say they have a War Bride in the family.
To commemorate the year, it is hoped that each
provincial government will pronounce 2006 as the Year of the War Bride.
To keep up with the festivities surrounding 2006, be sure to check with the website <http://canadianwarbrides.com
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