The 80s

  • Terry Fox Run Begins

    Terry Fox Run Begins
    Terry Fox began his run across Canada in St. John's Newfoundland to raise money for cancer reasearch.
  • John Lennon assassinated

    John Lennon assassinated
    John Lennon, memeber of the Beatles, was fatally shot by Mark David Chapman.
  • The Royal Wedding

    The Royal Wedding
    Prince Charles and Lady Diana got married. It was broadcasted for the whole world to watch.
  • Canadarm Launched into space

    Canadarm Launched into space
    The Canadarm was launched into space for the first time on the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-2
  • The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    The charter came into effect outlining all of the fundemental and legal rights Canadians now have
  • The Canada Act Passed

    The Canada Act Passed
    The British House of Commons passed the Canada Act of 1982. The Act ended British legislative jurisdiction over Canada.
  • Brian Mulroney Wins Leadership

    Brian Mulroney Wins Leadership
  • Canada Day named

    Dominion Day becomes Canada Day
  • Rick Hansen starts Man in Motion

    Rick Hansen starts Man in Motion
    Hansen left for his around the world man in motion tour to raise money for spinal-cord research
  • Expo 86 Opens

    Expo 86 Opens
  • Canada wins Canada Cup

    Canada wins Canada Cup
  • Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the US Goes into Effect