On June 29, the Consulate General of Canada in New York hosted a Canada Day reception at the Chancery to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The reception brought together Consulate friends and partners for an evening of great conversation, music, and Montreal-style food from Mile End Deli in Brooklyn.
Speaking to the crowd, Acting Consul General Khawar Nasim encouraged guests to reflect on Canada’s progress over the last 150 years, as well as the work ahead on the journey to truth and reconciliation. Deputy Consul General André Frenette thanked guests for supporting a strong Canada-U.S. partnership, while Canada’s Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae asked the crowd to reflect on what it means to bring Canadian values to the global stage.
Since 1868, Canada Day has been celebrated as a national holiday, commemorating the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867 which established the Confederation of Canada. On this day, Canadians are encouraged to come together to reflect on and celebrate the people, land, culture, and diversity of the country.