On July 1, the Embassy of Canada and our network of Consulates General celebrated Canada’s 155th birthday. As the first in-person Canada Day celebration in two years, the Embassy in D.C. hosted an outdoor Canadian breakfast with pancakes, bacon, maple syrup from Quebec (of course) and our classic Caesars, to over 550 guests.
Friends of the Embassy, staff and their families, and members of the C2C community listened to live music from Toronto-based singer Julie Kim, tried their hand at curling and enjoyed the ever-popular rooftop beach ball drop. Ambassador Hillman took to the stage to remind us how the pathway to each Canada Day is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect, share and celebrate.
This year, with so many of our American friends in attendance, we were excited to celebrate the unique and special relationship with our closest friend, ally and partner, the United States. We reflected on the millions of people-to-people connections across our shared border and our progress towards a number of key initiatives. As we bolster the defense and security of North America, combat climate change and address humanitarian crises around the world, there is no one else that we would rather be standing shoulder to shoulder with than the United States.