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In 1994, what were declared our national winter sport and our national summer sport?

On May 12, 1994, the Parliament of Canada declared ice hockey and lacrosse as the national winter and summer sports of Canada.

Who designated Canada's official colours to be red and white?

On November 21, 1921, red and white were designated Canada's colours by King George V in the proclamation of the Royal Arms of Canada.

What important day was originally known as Armistice Day?

Remembrance Day (November 11). It replaced Armistice Day throughout the Commonwealth in 1919.

Did more Canadians serve in the First World War or the Second World War?

The Second World War. More than one million Canadians served in the Second World War, whereas 620,000 Canadians served in the First World War.

What does the word Canada mean, based on its Huron-Iroquois origin?

The name Canada was established from the Huron-Iroquois word for "village" or "settlement".

What percentage of Canada's boundary with the United States is composed of water?

40 percent of the border between Canada and the United States is composed of water.


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