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Old 06-30-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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ATTN: Canucks, What does Canada Day mean to you?

Since someone started a July 4th thread, I thought it only fitting to start one for Canada Day since it is tomorrow!! What does Canada Day represent/mean to you?

For me, it is a great big celebration of our great country which we should appreciate a whole lot more! I appreciate it, but it's nice to just let loose and show the Canadian pride in a loud and raucous way!! And yea, who doesn't enjoy a nice fireworks show?
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And yea, who doesn't enjoy a nice fireworks show?


July 4th, USA - Fireworks show

July 1st, CANADA - Firework show


I see Canada as a great experiment in progress; a country built on the inclusion and acceptance of all people from around the planet. It's also a great symbol of what the world could be like: A place of vast contrasts and divergent opinions that ultimately uses these qualities to forge a togetherness, common ground, and identity.

(I think it's also about a lot of Tim Horton's coffee and hockey.)
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Old 06-30-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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A paid holiday, WooHoo!!!


Actually, a friend of mine attended Saint-Jean de Baptiste Day in Quebec, followed by Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa and July 4th celebrations in the US basically within a week of each other. He was quite impressed with all three celebrations.

I just noticed that I overlooked along with most other Canadians I imagine, National Aboriginal Day on June 21st, and Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th. Saint Jean de Baptiste Day was June 24th.

Anyhoo, Happy Canada Day!!!!




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so will you cover yourselves head to toe in Maple Leafs like you do in Paris?
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I just noticed that I overlooked along with most other Canadians I imagine, National Aboriginal Day on June 21st, and Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th. Saint Jean de Baptiste Day was June 24th.

I just remembered Beaumont Hamel...can't forget the great sacrifice of the Newfoundland Regiment in France
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so will you cover yourselves head to toe in Maple Leafs like you do in Paris?
Who covers themselves with what wear?

I have never heard of this. Must be a French thing.
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^ gee, nice avatar








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Hey, I've had that avatar for over a year straight now.



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Happy Canada Day to a wonderfully inviting, wonderfully complex, absolutely beautiful country I admire greatly. You are a delightful neighbor and the only country I would consider giving up my own
citizenship for.

Oh, yeah. And hockey.
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happy day to all my pioneering friends in the arctic cold of huskey central. may your igloos insulate you throughout the summer!

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Happy Canada Day!
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I was born in Canada and lived there till I moved to Israel at aged 9, so you could say that I'm more Israeli than Canadian.

That being said, I have such wonderful memories of going into the city with my parents - places like Place Ville Marie, the train station diner where I first fell in love with grilled cheese, the excitement of Expo '67 and going on the rides with my parents, going to Quebec City and taking a carriage ride, visits to Belmont Park (an amusement park in Laval)....and so on.

Canada for me is my childhood and fond memories I will always cherish.
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on a more serious note, Happy Canada Day to our lovely neighboUr to the north!

have visited several times, and have always thought it to be a wonderful place -- home to some of the best cities in North America and some of the most open and accepting people on earth.
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Thanks, y'all

Hope all my fellow Canucks were feeling rightfully spent today lol.

I was born and raised in Montreal - many of the same memories as AchtungBono - so Victoria Day (in May) and Canada Day were always very low key. Driving around with a Canadian flag on your car would make you a target lol...seriously.

St-Jean-Baptiste (exactly a week before July 1) is the big Quebec celebration with mostly bonfires as opposed to fireworks.

When I moved to Toronto about 10 years ago it was cool to see these 2 Canadian holidays fully and patriotically celebrated as opposed to just being long weekends.
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