Happy Canada Day from Berkeley! 🇨🇦

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Happy Canada Day!
Dear Michael,
On behalf of our team at Canadian Studies, I wish you and your family a wonderful Canada Day. Today, Canadians show our pride in our nation’s accomplishments, reflect on its history, and honor the values for which it stands in the modern world.
This year, I invite you to take this day to reflect on what defines Canada as a modern nation. Today’s Canada is a strong voice for democracy, human rights, and the acceptance of human diversity; it’s a country that defines itself through peacefulness and inclusivity. In a world that has in many ways seen substantial regression into authoritarianism and injustice in recent years, we believe that this example is more important than ever. As a program, we are proud to support research and scholarship that uplifts these values.
This year’s Canada Day celebrations are almost back to normal. Locally, there will be a flag-raising at San Francisco City Hall while our friends at the Digital Moose Lounge are hosting a (sold out!) Saturday picnic. For those in Canada, Canadian Heritage has compiled a list of celebrations happening across the country. And for those who can’t make it, the festivities in Ottawa will be streamed live online. Whether you’re attending a festival or just barbecuing with the family in the backyard, we wish you a joyous celebration.
In friendship,
Irene Bloemraad
Director and Thomas G. Barnes Chair
Canadian Studies Program
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

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