One of the reasons why we should be celebrating Canada is because of the invention of the sport basketball. James Naismith invented the game and, he was in fact Canadian. In 1891, at the YMCA International School, Naismith wanted to make an indoor activity by using knowledge of football. Instead of tackling and throwing the ball the football traditional way, he wanted players to use skill instead of force. Naismith's sport has increasingly impacted the world today, and it in the 1930s its been played by over 50 countries (Butler).
This is a part of Canadian history we should acknowledge. Basketball has become more than a sport. Thanks to a Canadian it has been a culmination of entertainment, popular slang, shoe industry, etc. It has also been made a official Olympic competition in 1926. In conclusion this is a factor of Canada that we should enjoy in Naismith's honor.