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.

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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