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Canadian Association Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Did you know that...

  • Canada became a country on July 1, 1867
  • Canada has a population of about 34.4 million
  • 19 percent of Canada's population is made up of immigrants, only Australia surpasses this
  • Canada has 10 provinces and three territories
  • Canada's capital city is Ottawa
  • Canada has two official languages: French and English
  • The first Prime Minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald
  • Canada's current Prime Minister is Stephen Harper
  • Life expectancy in Canada is 80.7 years
  • Canada's official sport is Lacrosse
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63 degrees Celsius (that's -81 degrees Fahrenheit!) at Snag, Yukon, on February 3, 1947. This was without wind-chill!

Cool Canadian Inventions:

  • Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell (1874)
  • Basketball - James Naismith (1892)
  • Five-pin bowling - Thomas E. Ryan (1909)
  • Insulin (as diabetes treatment) - 1921
  • Snowblower - Arthur Sicard (1927)
  • Electron Microscope - Late 1930s
  • Snowmobile - Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1937)
  • Antigravity suit - Wilbur R. Franks (1940)
  • Canadarm (robotic arm on the International Space Station) - 1981
  • And many more...