Happy Canada Day – 2016


It is hard to believe that summer is officially here and 2016 is half over. I’m sure we say this to ourselves EVERY year, but where has the time gone?


As Canada celebrates another birthday, we would like to take this time to wish all of our clients, friends, family and associates a very Happy Canada Day! In celebration of the holiday, we thought it would be fun to list some facts about Canada:


  • John Cabot was the first to explore Canada in 1497
  • We became a country on July 1, 1867
  • We are the second largest country (Russia is the first)
  • We have the largest coastline of any country
  • Newfoundland was the first area explored by Europeans, and the last to become a province in 1949
  • Our national emblem is the Maple Leaf
  • Our national animal is the Beaver
  • Our national sport is Lacrosse, despite Hockey being the most popular
  • “O Canada” was approved by Parliament as the unofficial anthem in 1967 and was officially adopted July 1, 1980
  • Our national flag was first used February 15, 1962
  • The Mounted Police were formed in 1873
  • The CN Tower was the tallest in the world until 2007
  • Canadians consume more mac & cheese than any other country
  • Canadians have been responsible for many inventions over the years, including the game of basketball, kerosene, insulin, paper made from wood pulp, snowmobiles and more!
  • And our personal favorite: The story of Winnie the Pooh originated in Canada! A black bear cub from Canada named Winnipeg (Winnie for short) was donated to the London zoo in 1915. The bear was a favorite of Christopher Robin Milne and inspired his father A.A.Milne to write the stories of Winnie the Pooh.


Please note that our Office will be CLOSED on Friday July 1st in honor of Canada Day.  Our office will be OPEN on Saturday July 2nd for all of your insurance needs!


We wish you and your family all of the best today and throughout the rest of 2016!


Thank you,

The Costen & Associates Team