Canada 150

• There are 11 points on the Canadian flag’s Maple Leaf
• Lacrosse is our National Summer Sport
• Ice Hockey is our National Winter Sport
• The lowest recorded temperature was -63OC in 1947
• We have more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined
• Canada has the largest coastline in the world
• Every Christmas over 1 million letters are addressed to the “Santa Claus” at his own address North Pole, Canada, H0H 0H0
• Yonge Street is the longest street in the world
• The Trans Canada highway is the longest highway in the world
• Canada’s flag became official in February 1965, almost 100 years after Canada became a country
• The Canada/US border is the longest international border in the world
• After Paris, Montreal is the largest French speaking city in the world
• Canada is the most educated country in the world with over ½ of Canadians having post-graduate degrees
• 60% of the world’s polar bear population lives in Canada
• Insulin, AM Radio, the cardiac pacemaker, alkaline batteries, the foghorn, the snowblower, the jolly jumper, the snowmobile, walkie talkies, the goalie mask, IMAX, and Superman were all invented by Canadians

This is an excerpt from the June/July edition of “AROUND THE 16 MILE – celebrating our town”, the monthly newsletter by Saunders, Saxton & Winter focusing on Oakville, Ontario.  If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter automatically via email just fill in the form below.  To receive this specific newsletter please contact and be sure to include the title of this post so we know which newsletter to send you.