Sir John A. Macdonald Day, January 11
Photo: Sir John A.
Source: Library and
Sir John A. Macdonald Day is held every year on January 11. The Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and one of the architects of Confederation.
Every January 11, Canadians organize activities and events in his honour. Teachers and youth leaders often use this day as an opportunity to teach young people about our first prime minster and the founding of our country.
Sir John A. Macdonald Day was established as an Act, the Sir John A. Macdonald Day and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day Act, which came into effect in March 2002.
This web page includes links to different organizations that have a wealth of information about Sir John and provide information about Sir John A. Macdonald Day activities. We invite you to visit these sites for ideas on what you can do to celebrate Sir John and learn more about Canada.
ABOUT SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD
Sir John A. Macdonald Day Activities
To access the Portable Document Format (PDF) version you must have a PDF reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous PDF readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:
Please note that all saveable and fillable PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8.1 or higher.