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Celebrating Canada Day

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Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Celebrations at Yonge - Dundas Square, Toronto

Today is 1st July and Canada celebrates another birthday, marking the anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 1867 and the birth of Canada as a nation.

Canada Day is about celebrating freedom of expression

I wake up everyday and thank GOD for giving me the opportunity to live in this wonderful country. We have the best of health care, the best of education and the nicest of people living in this country.

This blog post is a tribute to the people of this country for making it the best country to live on Planet Earth.

There are about seven billion people on this planet, Canada makes up about thirty four million of them. The odds of being a Canadian on this planet is about half a percent. Being one in half a percent is like winning the 649 jackpot.

You know you are in Canada when:

– Cars are parked on the driveway and the Garage is filled with junk.

– People on board start clapping and singing “ O Canada” as the plane lands on any Canadian airport.

– The temperature drops from 10 degrees to minus 10 degrees in less than 10 hours.

– You pay a $3 fare for a minimum and maximum bus ride.

– You start your day and end your day discussing the weather.

– Your boss comes to work on roller blades or on a bicycle.

– They tell you Canada has four seasons, but you feel there is just one season (Winter ) throughout the year.

– Minus 20 degrees feels pleasant.

– You hear someone at the nearby store say “ Double Double

– You drink Pop, not soda

– “Eh?” is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than, “Huh?

Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill and across the country start around noon on Canada Day. The National Capital Commission has a live web cam right across Parliament Hill, Ottawa so you can check in through the course of the day and watch the crowd grow.

If you live in Toronto here is what you can do on Canada Day

Have a Happy Canada Day πŸ™‚ God keep our land glorious and free!

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  • Omega 3 Supplements July 1, 2010, 10:55 am

    Happy Canada Day to all of my friends to the north. Enjoy your festivities!

  • viral marketing July 1, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Happy Canada day! Did not realize how young Canada was.

  • PPC Ian July 1, 2010, 11:56 pm

    ZK,
    Happy Canada Day!
    All the best,
    Ian

  • Uzi July 2, 2010, 4:22 am

    I liked it when you say people sing “O Canada” in the plane! πŸ˜›

  • ZK July 2, 2010, 10:36 pm

    Thank you for all your wishes on Canada Day πŸ™‚

  • Colleen July 3, 2010, 10:06 am

    Nice picture of you ZK! What a great day to celebrate eh. Didn’t know July 1st is Canada Day! Explains why my Canadian website company guy didn’t return an email! πŸ™‚

  • Laptop Briefcases July 6, 2010, 3:30 pm

    Happy Canada Day from a fellow Canadian. Good job showing some Canadian pride on your blog.

  • Melvin July 8, 2010, 6:34 pm

    Can you somehow explain why Southpark uses a different image to portray canadians? πŸ˜‰

  • Dany Event Planning July 10, 2010, 6:15 am

    How are you celebrating Canada day with your baby? (or upcoming 4th Of July in the US)?

  • used tires July 10, 2010, 4:50 pm

    I am a little bit late on this ZK, but Happy belated Canadian Day! Fun facts you’ve listed there about Canadians, I have a few Canadian friends who constantly use the word Pop, so I can relate to that, lol.

    Till then,

    Jean

  • smart metering July 29, 2010, 2:01 am

    Canada looks really good in this pic and 1st july is really great day for canadians. Be lated Happy Canada Day!

  • Seo Beaver September 11, 2010, 6:36 am

    Go Canada Go! this year I missed from celebrating πŸ™ I will recover next year though!