Now You Know Canada: 150 years of fascinating facts By Doug Lennox (22)

This is a fun book just in tine for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.

The book is unique and its structure is as unique as its facts. I learned so much while reading this book in small portions. It can be difficult to read a book of facts like this. However, the good news is that it is a fun book and it gave me a greater knowledge of Canada.

This country has great athletes.  The top are listed in one of the sections of the book.

In addition, the book contains: who gave the word Canadian its modern meaning, what is the official motto of Canada, what does the true north mean in our National Anthem, how big is Canada’s newest territory, and so much more.

One fact that I found most interesting I would like to share with here. So, why are the colours of Canada red and white? Following the terrible ordeal of the First World War, King George V, wished to honour the gallant sacrifice made by his Canadian subjects. He therefore assumed Royal Arms of Canada, and in doing so he assigned red and white as the royal livery colours. Red presented the blood shed by Canadians in the war, and white represented the bandages that were associated with that sacrifice. Later when the national flag as adopted, it bore the red and white colours of Canada.

What a great book of Canadian facts!  I recommend it to anyone in the Canadian Book Club.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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