Sunday, July 01, 2007

Canada Day

I believe there is a distance I have wandered,
To touch upon the years of,
Reaching out and reaching in,
Holding out, holding in.
“Elsewhere” – Sarah McLachlan (Website ; WCid ; Wikipedia ; Encyclopedia of Music in Canada ; myspace)

1 July is Canada Day (Fête du Canada) [Wikipedia] a national holiday [Canadian Encyclopedia] – formerly known as Dominion Day – that commemorates the establishment of Canada as a dominion (i.e. a self-governing country that retains close ties to the British monarchy) on 1 July 1867.

We extend warmest greetings and best wishes to all of our Canadian readers, the wonderful folks who work in the thousands of cultural institutions across Canada – with a special shout out to our OCLC participating institutions and the WebJunction institutions in Canada – and our colleagues at OCLC Canada. (For more information on libraries in Canada, see, for example, the “Libraries” article in The Canadian Encyclopedia, or do a search in the WorldCat Registry).

Happy Canada Day!

3 comments:

Alane said...

Hey, Eric...to this expatriate Canadian, heading home...thanks!

Eric said...

Alane, Canada will be the better for having you back, and your neighbors to the south the less, but we will visit (Canada is already a favorite destination for moi! ;)

Janie L. Hermann said...

Thanks Eric! I wish I had read this yesterday when I was feeling homesick. Certain holidays make me yearn for the "True North" and Canada Day is one of them.

It was nice to chat with you both at the Blog Salon -- and thanks to the entire IAG team for putting on a great party. Best of luck with your move back to Canada, Alane.