Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Canada!


Today we celebrate Canada Day, a commemoration of this day in 1867 when four colonies - the present provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec - united to become the country of Canada within the British Empire.

But how much do those of you who live in other countries really know about Canada? The video below was prepared for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. The target audience was Americans, but people everywhere will find it very enlightening.

Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans.

Happy birthday Canada!


Our PM loves kitties.


From Hermione's Heart

21 comments:

joeyred51 said...

Hermione,

Happy Birthday Canada. I hope you have a fun day celebrating.

My wife and I have vacationed in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Canada is a beautiful country with very friendly people. The US is very lucky to have such good neighbors.

Hug,
joey

Hermione said...

Thanks, Joey. We do indeed live in a beautiful country, and we are also glad to have you as our neighbours.

Hugs,
Hermione

sixofthebest said...

Dear Hermione, like your anthem. "O Canada". Canada is one of the world's most beautiful countries. Congratulations to you, and your family, on this historic Independence Day.

Spanky said...

Happy Canada Day! I have been to Montreal and Vancouver also. I agree that the US is fortunate to have Canada as a neighbor.

Penelope said...

Happy Canadia Day, Hermione! I hope your maple syrup tastes extra sweet today.

Hermione said...

Six - Thank you, although we didn't gain our independence until 1982 when the constitution was repatriated.

Spanky - Those are beautiful cities.

Penelope - It's always so yummy on pancakes.

Hugs,
Hermione

SNP said...

Happy Birthday Canada! We are glad to be your neighbors. And, we are also glad the World Wide Web can connect us, too!

ronnie said...

Happy Canada Hermione.

Canada is one place I've always wanted to visit. I've heard it's a beautiful country.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Canada Day!
2 girlfriends and I went to Canada during summer break one year. We met 3 guys that invited us to a party. Canadian boys are mighty fine, and I have very fond memories of Canada.

Kiki

Hermione said...

SNP - Three cheers for the web!

Ronnie - I hope you make it over here someday.

Kiki - Weren't you lucky! Canadian boys can be very friendly.

Hugs,
Hermione

sunnygirl said...

Oh, Canada - Happy Birthday Neighbors.

Hermione said...

Sunnygirl - thank you!

Hugs,
Hermione

Red said...

Hermione: Happy Canada to you.... MAY THE FIREWORKS BE NOT ONLY IN THE AIR, BUT ON YOUR BOTTOM.. fIRST A WHITE BOTTOM, AND THEN A RED ONE...CANADA'S COLORS N'EST PAS :)
bottoms up
Red

Hermione said...

Red - Ah, yes, fireworks are de rigueur for any celebration, and my favorite part of Canada Day. Enjoy yours on the fourth!

Hugs,
Hermione

SP said...

Happy Canada Day!
I've been to many parts of Canada and have fond memories of them.

SP

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Hermione, for reminding us what good friends we yanks have to the north. Happy, happy birthday, Canada!

cutiebootie said...

Happy Canada Day! This Canadian appreciates your blog and your linking to mine. Enjoy this long weekend. =)

bobbsroom said...

Happy Birthday Canada

We have skied in Kimberly a few times and stayed in Toronto and i have nothing but praise for the stunning country and the overwhelmingly friendly people.
Hope you all had a marvellous day

BOB B

ricky said...

I'm so overwhelmed with the good
wishes from our international
friends on the celebration of our
National Day.
And it was done in peace.
For this, we should all be grateful.
I know I am.

Hermione said...

SP - It's a pretty wonderful place to live.

Kiki - Thank you.

Cutiebootie - I hope you enjoyed some fireworks of your own.

Bob - I'm glad you enjoyed your visits here.

Ricky - Well said! I couldn't agree more.

Hugs,
Hermione

Terri said...

Watch out, get those kittens mad, and you WILL fear Canada. Their little teeth and claws are SHARP!

Happy canada Day for several days ago. And the kittens are ADORABLE