rusty_armour: (cancon)

Happy Canada Day! Today marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation and Canada's 150th birthday!

This is one year when I know I can't stay home. As it's me, I'll be engaged in suitably nerdy activities. I'll be attending a lecture on Toronto history at 11:00 at St. Lawrence Hall and then I'll be going on Muddy York's two-hour Canada 150 history walk at 1:00. We'll end up at Nathan Phillips Square, so maybe I'll take in some of the festivities there, though I'm not really into crowds or partying. A huge shock, I know.

If I manage to snap any interesting pics, I'll post them here. In the mean time, here's an absurdly Canadian vid that celebrates Canada's 150:

Date: 2017-07-01 04:20 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] grondfic
grondfic: (FuchsParadise)
Have a great Canada(150)Day; and Yays for any pics!

(and don't eat too much poutine, unless it's served with lobster!)

Date: 2017-07-01 06:14 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] crimsoncorundum
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Sounds really interesting. You are so lucky that there are such interesting events on your national day. We only get a bit of flag waving and the singing of our national anthem. Of course the right wing extremists want people to dance traditional dances and wear special costumes that the farmers used to wear in the old days...

Date: 2017-07-01 09:27 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] crimsoncorundum
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How odd about the Netherlands. Here in Sweden we'd definitely stand up for the national anthem.

Date: 2017-07-01 06:18 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] crimsoncorundum
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Oh, I forgot. I think I've mentioned that my great-grandfather (on my mother's side) was in Canada for several years, building railroads. He wanted to settle there and built two cabins in Nova Scotia, but since his wife didn't want to come, he had to give up and go home again. I wonder what my life would have been like if I'd been born in Canada?

Date: 2017-07-01 09:34 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] crimsoncorundum
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Yes, if my great-grandfather had stayed in Canada on his own, I wouldn't have been born, but maybe if his wife had agreed to bring the children to Nova Scotia. Of course I'd have been a different person because my grandparents probably wouldn't have met, or my parents.

Date: 2017-07-01 07:45 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] smallhobbit
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Happy Canada Day!


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