On July 1st, the Embassy of Canada and our Consulate Generals across the U.S. celebrated Canada’s birthday! To kick off the day here in D.C., the Embassy hosted a delicious pancake breakfast with Canadian maple syrup. Families and friends dressed in red and white enjoyed live music from Nova Scotian Celtic duo Cassie and Maggie, a rooftop beach ball toss, and a reminder from our Deputy Ambassador that Canada made history this year: a Canadian team, the Toronto Raptors, won the NBA Championship!
While birthdays are certainly great times to throw parties, they are also a chance to look back at important milestones and reflect on what’s ahead. This year we commemorate both the 70th anniversary of NATO and the 75th anniversary of D-Day, important milestones in our security partnership with the U.S. Looking forward, the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Washington just showed us the strength of our relationship with the U.S. and progress on a number of key issues. Whether through a modernized trade agreement, initiatives aimed at making our border safer and more efficient, or working together to make the world more secure and prosperous, there are no better friends and partners than Canada and the U.S. While we may disagree on some things – like Kawhi Leonard’s contract – we know we are stronger together.
Happy Canada Day! And for our American friends, happy Fourth of July!