Celebrating Canada

on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I have said it before and I'll say it again. I believe that Canada is a great country and a great place to live and that Canadians are so darn fortunate. I just love those liberal, ice hockey loving, tree-huggers.

Tomorrow, July 1st, is Canada Day. I used to enjoy going to watch the multi-cultural concerts all over Ottawa when I was there. These concerts showcase the Canadian mosaic of cultures which celebrate the differences of all cultures and the richness it adds to the Canadian social tapestry. Finally, I'd be there on Parliament Hill to watch the fireworks. Some of the most enjoyable experiences of my life and I find it hard not to feel fortunate to have been there.

To a great nation and its peoples, I say "Happy Canada Day!" I was going to get you guys a present but I am a bit swamped by work at the moment. For the same reason, I did not have time to be creative with this post which is why I had to purloined three videos from youtube to make my point.

Video 1 just makes you proud to be Canadian. Video 2 explains the history of Canada, kind of. Sort of. And Video 3 is a very Canadian self-depreciating way of celebrating their country (plus Malaysia is also mentioned). Happy All Things Canadian.


VioletSky said...

Why thank you.
I'll link to you for my Canada Day Post.

kat said...

Hail Canada!

Beavers and Maples!

jmb said...

Thanks you LGS. Once I was in Ottawa for the summer. 1967. Canada's centenary. That was a July 1st to end all.

It is a big country.

Marja said...

My mum always wanted me to immigrate to canada instead of NZ because that's only halfway but I didn't like the cold. Having seen your video I accept my mistake They are a proud, funny and interesting lot

the walking man said...

Canada is not the 51st state no matter what Americans think. That makes it OK to be Canadian.

blackcrag said...

Thank-you LGS.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the birthday cheer and thanks for stopping by...love all the videos....it was really hard to choose one when I was checking out YouTube. Have a great week.

Owen said...

I've definitely liked the small bits of Canada I've seen so far, would love to see alot more... after reading Robert Service poems about the Yukon or with references to places like Lake Athabaska, one just wants to pack up and go there...

Ummm, just saw a video posted on CNN that you may want to take a look at, given the prominent place of squirrels in it....


Am wondering if this was you, or maybe someone you know, in there ???
Enjoy !

Dr.John said...

What a nice Canada day tribute.

Lorac said...

This gets funnier all the time! I love the first video. It is hilarious, but what is really funny is that my son is a graphic artist and that is a logo he did for Molson's Canadian shown at the end, The "I AM CANADIAN" It's a small world!
I have a couple of videos on my post you may enjoy.

Jo said...

So, it's official. We have just made you an honorary Canadian.

Happy Canada Day!

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Lone Grey Squirrel said...

And Why thank you right back at you! :)

.....and the northern range of the grey squirrel.

That would have been quite a celebration!

perhaps there isn't a lot different between the two countries.....except the number of sheep!

As is often said, Canadians don't really know who they are but they know they aren't the 51st state of the US of A.

I had a great time in Ottawa as a student. Canadians are great people and great hosts. I mean this ever so sincerely.

Thanks for popping in. Have a great week yourself. i have always wanted to visit Haida Gwaii. As this is most unlikely to happen, I intend to visit via your wonderful blog regularly.

You are incredibly well traveled whether physically on the planet earth or virtually in cyberspace. I will check out the video. Squirrel cleavage is certainly an intriguing topic.

Dr. John,
Thanks. You should pop over the border for the festivities.

Well, it's a pleasure to meet the mother of the guy responsible for that particularly famous graphic!

Thank you. As honorary Canadian, do I get a plane ticket to come over? How aboot (<- not a spelling mistake) a ticket to watch the Canucks?

meggie said...

Great Post! Canada is my dream destination!! One of these days!!

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Happy (belated) Canada Day, LGS!

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