Monday, July 23, 2012

Canada Day 47, July 23, 2012

Today, we drove the Jeep down to the Charlottetown, PEI’s waterfront.  Our first stop was the visitor center in Founder’s Hall.  The museum in Founder’s Hall is all bout the 1864 meeting that took place in Charlottetown.  Initially, the meeting was to create a Maritime Colony Union.  Canada (the combined colonies of East and West Canada (Quebec and Ottawa)) also attended the meeting which resulted in an initial agreement to combine Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  As part of the union, Ontario and Quebec were split out of Canada.  On July 1, 1867, in London, the new Canada was formed.  2012-07-23 DSC02021  The rest of the afternoon, we just walked around.  We saw St. Dunstan’s Basilica.  2012-07-23 DSC02022  Then it was on to pictures of Province House where the legislature still meets.  We will take the tour later.  2012-07-23 DSC02024  Before we headed back to the campground, along with a grocery store stop, we were entertained by this young lady playing the marimba.  2012-07-23 DSC02025

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