Standing Proud as the 148th Canada Day Approaches

Riverside Brass is proudly Canadian, and we will proclaim it from the rooftops! As the 148th Canada Day nears, we want to give a historical look back at the day’s significance.

Canada Day on July 1st is a day full of celebrations, whether you are here in Ontario or elsewhere in the country. The national capital Ottawa will have concerts and other activities on Parliament Hill that pay homage to the federation.

This year, the federal statutory holiday will mark the 148th anniversary of the enactment of the British North America Act (today its name is the Constitution Act). The year was 1867, and the important date was July 1st. It was an occasion that many people now refer to as “Canada’s birthday.”

The British North America Act joined together three British North American colonies (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada) into four provinces. Ontario was formed from the Province of Canada, as was Quebec.

Canada Day falls on a Wednesday this year. Here at Riverside Brass we will close our New Hamburg facility on Friday July 3rd to give our employees a long weekend. Our operations will reopen Monday July 6th.

As well, we offer brass, bronze and aluminum plaque making services within a specialized division of our facility for festivities such as the July 1st holiday. For celebratory, cemetery or memorialization markets, we are happy to provide top-quality, customized plaques.

At Riverside Brass, we seek to improve the quality of life locally, within Canada, and internationally. We are proud to be based in Canada right from our beginning, over four decades ago, and are a part of many local organizations.

We are excited for the 148th Canada Day and will join you in singing “O Canada,” while waving our red and white flag, as we celebrate the growth and unity of our glorious country!