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Month: July 2012

Travelling About: July-August 2012
Travelling About

Travelling About: July-August 2012

Five Things To Do And See in July and August 1. Party In The Nation’s Capital On Canada Day There’s hardly a better time to visit Ottawa than on July 1—Canada Day—when citizens from across the country crowd onto Parliament Hill to celebrate our country’s birthday. There will be concerts by performers of every stripe, ceremonies galore and, of course, tremendous fireworks. And this year, there will be a special War of 1812 theme to the celebrations. Come join the huge red-dressed crowd at the nation’s biggest birthday party. Canada Day in the Capital When: July 1 Where: Ottawa www.canadascapital.gc.ca/celebrate/canada-day 2. Immerse Yourself In History At The Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo Bagpipes, highland dancers, acrobats and a huge serving of military tradition—the Royal N...
1812 Journal – Then & Now
War Of 1812

1812 Journal – Then & Now

The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events of the war in the same two-month time frame as 200 years ago. The “Now” portion highlights existing memorials, museums, battlefields, fortifications and other sites as well as various commemorative events. Space does not permit us to list every event, and so we encourage you to investigate what may be happening in your area or any event that may be of interest. THEN July 2: The Provincial Marine captures American schooner Cuyahoga Packet on Detroit River, carrying personal papers of Michigan Territory governor Brigadier-General Wil...

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