Canada Day

800px-Flag_of_Canada.svg[1]Today is Canada Day.  Every July 1st, my amazing country Canada celebrates our people and our heritage from the northern Arctic Ocean to the Great Lakes to the east coast Atlantic Ocean to the west coast Pacific Ocean.  My country is SO incredibly large that I’ve only seen a smidgen of it!

On Canada Day, large cities and small communities celebrate with parades, activities, and fireworks.  My sister Faye and I were in the small nearby village of Merrickville today when the parade began with a march of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Colour Party.  Community groups, local small businesses, and the fire trucks frequent these parades to the delight of the local citizens.

'Hopetown Hillbilly' Canada Day Parade float taken by Maureen Sinclair

‘Hopetown Hillbilly’ Canada Day Parade float.  Picture taken by Maureen Sinclair

The biggest celebration of all is held in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.  All day today, bands played in front of the Parliament Buildings where a giant stage has been set up.  And they will continue until 10 p.m. when the sky will be filled with colourful fireworks.   It’s an amazing spectacle that I’ve had the pleasure of viewing on several occasions when my kids were younger.  These days though, I’d prefer to avoid the crowds and just stay home.

I gladly celebrate my Canadian citizenship.  I love my country and I am proud of the people who make up the fabric of our society.   HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

Map of Canada, eh

Map of Canada, eh

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Sinclair
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 22:37:27

    Love the Blog Linda, The picture looks great. We had a fun day & Beautiful Fireworks tonight, Take care.

    Reply

  2. Wild_E
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 09:10:09

    love the photos in there, seen the one of the Canada map and love it, the other one.. well #2 is an issue as well !

    Reply

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