After the evening fireworks on Dominion Day
, three drunk teenagers relieved themselves on the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
While the general story of the trek and its violent termination in Regina on Dominion Day
, 1935, is well known, Bill Waiser provides the first substantial history of those events in this compelling and well-written narrative.
On July 1, Dominion Day
, the Corps played host to Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden, the Duke of Connaught, General Pershing, and thousands of Allied soldiers at the Corps Sports Meet.
In 1982, the name of Dominion Day
(1 July) was changed to Canada Day.
This year, like every year, the "best loaf of bread" contest at the Dominion Day
Hawley rode his final race on Wednesday - the 31,455th of his career - in the $138,375 Dominion Day
Stakes at Woodbine (Toronto) and placed third aboard Terremoto in the field of nine.
In 1887, he again won the coveted Dominion Day
race in Calgary, as well as several others that summer.