Monday, June 30, 2008


It's Canada Day tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Canada is celebrating 141 years.
June 20 1868 - 2008!
We have so much to be thankful for.

We may not always have the patriotic spirit
like our neighbors next door,
Rah! Rah! Rah!
We will be thinking of you as you celebrate
July 4th , Independence Day.

But us Canadians definitely feel it in our hearts!

O Canada!

(Click to listen to anthem)

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


  1. Happy Canada Day to my new found Canadian friend! Celebrate. I am curious as to what you do on Canada Day. The 4th of July is almost my favorite holiday. We will have a cook-out with our friends and family. I will make homemade ice cream and at night we will watch the fireworks ~ my favorite part.

  2. AnonymousJune 30, 2008

    Happy Canada Day.

    I love the anthem of Canada. It makes me cry every time I hear it. And, I love that when it is played at an event, everyone joins in to sing. It makes me proud.

  3. I always wondered what Canadians do on Canada Day. Last year I found out. It is a pretty laid back holiday up there! I thought at the very least everyone would serve maple leaf cookies with red frosting...but I was wrong. Maybe this year someone will be inspired? Maybe even just cut maple leaves out of watermelon slices? Ahh, the culinary celebrational opportunies are endless.

  4. What do we do?
    Big Family, Big Food, Big Fun!
    Everyone's coming to my house and we get to eat the traditional foods that my mom used to make. She has passed on)
    We all bring our Canadian Lawn chairs, put up some flags and have fun. Oh of course, we all need to sport the color Red.
    Fire works are optional for those in the evening.
    This year because it is extremely hot, there will be a real water fight and I can warn you that no one will be dry!! So I have 5 brothers, so there is never a dull moment.

  5. Oh yes, We do eat Watermelon and Rollkuchen!! Definitely it's RED!

  6. Love your post...loved your comments back to our southern friends even better. You know...we Canadians do NOT celebrate like the Americans do. But you are right...there is a stubborn kind of patriotism there....we are more reserved but I think for the post part...every bit a s patriotic! Anyway...Happy Canada Day! I am going to make my traditional canada day cake with strawberries and blueberries...maybe I'll post it later...ciau!

  7. Marg .. . I love your Canada Day Post. . I am as you are so thankful to be a Canadian. . your collage says it all. .
    Have a wonderful holiday.

    You should be very proud of your beautiful and free country!

    I love our northern neighbor and I've visited many times and hope to visit again many times.


    Hugs, Pat


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