April 12, 1980- Terry Fox started his run for cancer
Terry Fox is well known and at this time he showed people of all ages that you can really do anything despite being told you cant. He influenced many people with and without Cancer as he fought for a cure, he wanted something to be done, not just sit around and wait for it to happen. He wanted to raise $1 for every Canadian in 1980 so around $24 million. Since that time over $600 million has been raised. He made many Canadians at the time come together as a community that we still are today.
December 15th, 1964- Canada has own new flag
Canada has its own and new flag! This a big deal and we wouldn't know Canada without it, Canada's flag represents Canada, it represents us and this is a big thing that happened in the 1945-1982 time era. Now back to when it was changed not many people were on board and there were other possible designs.
1982- New constitution with charter of rights and freedoms
This new Constitution Act completed any unfinished business of Canadian Independence, allowing Canadians to alter their own Constitution without approval from Britain.
April 1st,1949- Newfoundland joins Canada
When the depression hit in the 1930's Newfoundland gave up its independence to Britain for economic guarantees. Later down the road Newfoundland had to face a choice to be on their own, join confederation with Canada or stay with Britain. We all know the choice that was made as we all know Newfoundland as one of Canada's provinces.
September 1st, 1980- Terry fox’s run ends due to cancer coming back
When Terry ended his run in Thunder Bay Ontario due to cancer coming back in his lungs, everyone was shocked and the whole nation was sadden and devastated. Dispite the sadness, communities came together to keep his legacy going as his motive ans story moved people, and this is why we still celebrate him to this day.
Aug. 10th, 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights becomes law
At the time this was the first federal law to protect human rights and freedoms. Yes this meant for the first time Canadians had rights and freedoms and this was huge news. This gave many people the rights needed in certain situations such as in crime, immigration and so on.
June 26, 1959- The St Lawrence Seaway opens.
The system of locks, canals and channels connecting the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River with the Atlantic Ocean is the St Lawrence Seaway. This system played a great role in transporting goods to areas of in and out of Canada, it was good for the economy and has been an important system since opening.
Sept. 6th, 1952-Canada’s first television station, CBFT Montreal begins broadcasting.
This for sure changed the game for a ton of Canadians, television became family time and a good source of entertainment for families.
August 15, 1945- Japanese surrender ending World War II.
This had a big impact on Canadians. Their loved ones would possibly come home, no more deaths at the time. WW2 impacted Canada in many ways, the war effort was a lot compared to WW1 but WW2 had a longer lasting affect on Canada like food, direct cash contributions and munitions.