20 Years Anniversary

…and we are, too!

Here are some important dates in Canadian history

July 1, 1867

The Dominion of Canada, uniting Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, comes into existence, with John A. Macdonald as first Prime Minister.

Nov. 7, 1885

Rail Director, Donald Smith, drives the ceremonial last spike home for the Canadian Pacific Railway, linking Montreal to Port Moody, B.C.

May 14, 1904

Canada competes in the Olympics, in St. Louis, for the first time. Canada’s Etienne Desmarteau poses with his Gold Medal won in the shot put event at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

Oct. 25, 1923

Sir Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod are the first Canadians to win a Nobel prize, for their work that led to the discovery of insulin.

June 6, 1944

Allied troops storm the beaches at Normandy – Canadians take Juno Beach in the largest amphibious operation in history.

April 28, 1967

Expo 67, a world’s fair built on the theme Man and His World, opens in Montreal.

June 30, 1987

The $1 coin, which quickly earns the nickname “loonie,” is introduced.

July 2017

Canada celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of Marketing Strategies & Solutions in London, Ontario