It’s July 1, 2017, the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of our great nation. As Canadians, we have much to celebrate and remember on this special Canada Day.
The history of Canada is unique, strong and proud. There are few places in the world where a day of somber recognition can take place at the same time as a celebration of who we are and have become as a people. On this day in 1916, hundreds of Newfoundlanders fought and died at the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. And while we take the time to recognize this sacrifice as part of Memorial Day in Newfoundland, it is because of those heroic efforts that we are able to celebrate being part of such a special place known as Canada.
With this being the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are taking a little extra time today to reflect on what it means to live in one of the greatest nations in the world. Since the start of this year-long celebration in January, it’s easy to see the growing pride in the faces of our people.
If you have recently visited Marine Atlantic, you will have noticed Canada 150 themed murals, signage, ads, and activities. As a special recognition of our country’s impressive milestone, this Canada day we will be providing $150 travel vouchers to customers who travel with us on July 1. This promotion will provide one travel voucher per reservation. There will also be prize draws on board during each crossing. This is just a small token to demonstrate that we are proud to serve, connect and provide Canadians with a vital transportation link 365 days a year.
Whatever your plans this Canada Day, or wherever your travels take you, there are over 35 million unique stories to be shared. By celebrating together, we are further strengthening our country and what it means to be a Canadian. Whatever your plans, we wish you a safe and enjoyable Canada Day.
Here’s to continuing our journey together for the next 150 years!