Celebrate Canada Day with some of our favorite stories about Canadian Latter-day Saints

by | Jul. 01, 2021

July 1 is Canada Day! Similar to the Fourth of July in the United States, this day commemorates when the Constitution Act in 1867 joined three provinces into one country. To celebrate, we're sharing some of our favorite stories about Latter-day Saints in and from Canada.

A divine Indigenous heritage: How one Latter-day Saint family combines Cree and gospel teachings

“Culture is a way of life,” Harry says. “That’s really what culture is. And for us, our way of life has been both our native upbringing but also because we became members of the Church . . .  I don’t distinguish. They’ve become one. It’s like the air we breathe.”

This 101-Year-Old Latter-day Saint was born during the 1918 Spanish Flu. He's now survived COVID-19

“Living through a pandemic is something many of us will remember for the rest of our lives, but for Justiniano Anibal Ulloa from Scarborough, Ontario, this will be the second time he’s lived through a pandemic—and this time he also recovered from the virus.”

3 Missionaries with Down Syndrome who have made a big impact in the Church

On his first day of missionary service in Vancouver, Canada, Elder Sloan was up at 6:00 am, showered, had his tie on straight, his scriptures in tow and was ready to serve! But as they dropped him off at the skytrain station, alone for the first time in his life, his parents admitted feeling anxious. “Joshua wasn't afraid. He flung his backpack over his shoulder, gave a wave, a big smile, and then he was off.  He walked with such confidence and purpose. “All that I could do,” said Sister Sloan, ”was look up and give thanks that our prayers had been answered.”

Watch: Sister Nelson shares how the Lord brought her and President Nelson together despite difficulty

"The heavens opened," Sister Wendy Watson Nelson says of the revelation she received to marry then-Elder Russell M. Nelson during a trip to southern Alberta. "I knew in three different ways that the Lord's will was for this potential relationship with Elder Russell M. Nelson."

How a Hollywood fashion designer stood for her faith and helped shape modern temple garments

Canadian-born designer Rose Marie Reid’s popularity grew immensely after the introduction of her swimsuits in the United States. Joan Crawford, Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, Marilyn Monroe, and Rita Hayworth all wore Reid swimsuits in their respective movies or pinup pictures. Marilyn Monroe gave Rose Marie “almost as much credit as Mother Nature for her pinup popularity.” 

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