On July 1, 1867, our nation was born; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada, with John A. Macdonald as its first prime minister. The area of Upper Canada was called Ontario and Lower Canada was called Quebec. It is said while reading the Bible one morning, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, one of the original 36 Fathers of Confederation, was particularly inspired by Psalm 72:8, which states “He shall have Dominion also from sea to sea.” Tilley is known to have recommended the name “Dominion of Canada,” which was to be a tribute to the principles the Founding Fathers earnestly desired to uphold. Trade names like Dominion Steel and Dominion Sugar are testimonies to our early heritage. While the term Dominion is not widely used today, what does its significance mean to us as we consider our role as Canadians today? This Sunday, we’ll take a closer look at what it means to be a Canadian. Join us at one of our two services – 10:30 a.m. at Innis Town Hall or 2:30 p.m. at the World Vision Centre.