Sunday, June 30, 2013

I AM CANADIAN!

Tomorrow is my beautiful Canada's 146th. Birthday.  For a country she is just a teenager.  I am very proud to be Canadian.  For those of you who are not Canadian and for some that are, I want to dedicate this post as a love letter to my country and here are some things you may not know about the 2rd. largest country in the world.



 


We are not just known for Tim Horton's coffee, our pretty colourful money, being the politest people on the planet (just don't push us) , Beavers and great beer, although that is all good stuff.



Despite having a Conservative government in power (for now!) we are a very Liberal country with Medical Marijuana laws and one of the 10 countries in the world to recognize Gay Marriage.



We have FREE Health Care!  I don't know what we would do without that.  Our Health Care System was created by Tommy Douglas who is the father of actress Shirley Douglas, former father-in-law of Donald Sutherland, one of the world's finest actors, and grandfather of Kiefer Sutherland.








We are a country bursting at the seams with talented people.  Walter Pidgeon, Mary Pickford, the original Tonto, Jay Silverheels, Faye Ray the first love of King Kong, boy she was really beautiful.  We are very funny too just look at John Candy and Dan Ackroyd.  For even more talent you should check out the Canadian Actors Page on Pinterest. 

I could go on forever about the Directors, writers, technicians, effects artists, makeup artist, all fabulous and many Award Winning (including my own gorgeous son who has won an Emmy.)



And we're not bad looking either.  Some of the most photographed models and actors are homegrown.



We don't just produce musicians we have produced legends.  Some of the most memorable lyrics that define the 60's and 70's have come from Neil Young and Joni Mitchel.  Tragically Hip are our true Canadian boys, they're lyrics tell our story.

Although just a figurehead in Canada now we do love our dear Queen.




We have mountains, lakes (Great Ones!), really big trees, Niagara Falls, and yes, snow.  Doesn't this look like a quaint little town in Europe, nope, it is Quebec.

 This is just the tip of the iceberg for a look at the hundreds of things that have come out of our great country check out this amazing article The Hamilton Spectator put out for Canada Day.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear sweet Canada, we love you and all you stand for.












4 comments:

  1. Happy Canada Day and one day I hope to visit your wonderful country.

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  2. I love Canada and my mom and 3 out of 4 of my grandparents were born there. One of my favorite places in the world.

    Happy Birthday Canada.

    xo
    Claudia

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  3. Sue, you rock! Fabulous post, makes me so very proud to be a Canadian, a citizen of the very best country in the world! Happy Canada Day from one Canuck to another xoxoxo Deb

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