It's a big year for Canada. They celebrate all yearlong their 100th year in confederation. Montreal will host Expo67 in the summer of 1967. Canada is on the map this year. Expo67 will inspire a movement to bring major league baseball to Montreal. The team eventually were named The Expos after the world's fair of that year. Fans wanted to call the team, "Royals" after their Dodgers farm team, the name was already taken by Kansas City.
Ironically there were two other names chosen, "Voyageurs" and "Nationals." When the team was relocated in 2004, Washington chose "The Nationals" as the name of the team.