Canada Day festivities take many forms. The passing of the British North America Act in 1867 was followed the next year by a proclamation from the Governor General asking Canadians to celebrate the anniversary of the confederation of Canada. The group in this photo (ca. 1912) may have been celebrating Dominion Day or just enjoying a community picnic as the national holiday was not yet widely recognized. It’s now an official holiday and whether you choose to celebrate with a barbecue, a camping trip or a group picnic involving running across a field holding an egg in a spoon (made more difficult when wearing ankle length skirts,) appreciate the fact that the choice is yours. And that’s the nature of the federation.