Happy Canada Day Published on June 30, 2016 Friday marks the 149th anniversary of Canada Day! In honor of the holiday, we decided to find a few fun facts about this special day. The holiday was originally known as Dominion Day because at the time Canada was titled the Dominion of Canada.The Dominion of Canada, now Canada, was made up of four colonies: Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.Different from America’s independence from Great Britain, the Canadian colonies requested independence from Queen Victoria and she granted them their freedom.The Dominion of Canada signed the British North American Act to declare independence and used it as their constitution until 1982.“O Canada” wouldn’t become Canada’s national anthem until July 1st 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. The full lyrics are below. O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Happy Canada Day from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning!