Happy Birthday Canada

Today is Canada Day and Canadians from coast to coast are celebrating the birth of the land of the maple leaf 143 years ago. We even have Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visiting this week to celebrate with the common folk and taking in a visit to the race track. 🙂

Canada is a wonderful country with a diverse population and rich history of immigrants who helped to build this great country of ours. Toronto, its largest city, has perhaps the most diverse population in the world. Despite the recent problems during the G8 and G20 Summits we are mostly law abiding, and citizens aren’t allowed to bear arms (only the criminals and cops do) 🙂

Canada is one of the most tolerant countries and welcomes you whether you are gay or straight, Christian, Muslim, Jewish or any other religion, non believer, or ethnicity. So on its 143rd birthday I would like to congratulate Canada and say how proud I am to be Canadian.

Instead of raising a glass of champagne I’ll toast Canada’s birthday in typical Canadian fashion – with Canadian beer. 🙂


  • Happy Canada Day, ya’ll. Hopefully I’ll get up there for a visit someday. I was too young to remember last time.

  • Happy Canada Day, my fellow Canucks! 🙂

    Yeah, about that accent… it wasn’t until I’d lived in the States for a few years and was talking to my Mom on the phone. She said “aboot” and I thought, OMG, we do have an accent! ;P

  • Darwina
    What do you mean it’s a little early for beer. Are you on the west coast? 🙂 It’s never too early for beer on Canada Day – my neighbours are having a party right now.

    Thank you.

    You can’t party at Canada Place without showing your passport. 🙂 (that’s what they tell me every time I try to sneak in). 🙂

  • Happy Canada Day! I’ve only ever been to the west part of Canada (Victoria and Vancouver), but I was so impressed by the beauty of the countryside and coast! I’ve had family tour the Northwest Territories and they still tell stories about what an amazing place it is. 🙂

  • >>If you took a course about Canada you probably know more about this country than most of us. 🙂

    When I lived in Toronto, it became very clear very quickly that most Canadians knew far more about both the U.S. and Canada than most Americans knew about either; it was embarrassing.

    As for the accent, I picked it up quickly and it has been persistent – even after many years, people *still* ask me if I’m Canadian after hearing me speak. 🙂 Happy Canada Day!


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