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Jul 1, 2020 - 7:22:36 AM
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Paul R

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12931 posts since 1/28/2010

.. from the Great White North.


 

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:31:03 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13946 posts since 9/27/2007

Have a great day everyone! I did see that some parts of B.C, might get snow today!

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:31:44 AM
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lazyarcher

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7092 posts since 4/19/2004

Happy Canada from the sunny Ontario south !!

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:33:44 AM
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Owen

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Yes indeedy, Paul.    Speaking of TGWN, my mom said that during her lifetime in west central MB she had seen it snow in every month except July.... so I guess we're in for a stretch of "good" weather.

We normally take in the typical small-town celebrations in one [or both] of our neighbouring communities.  I guess this year it'll be "virtual" [a.k.a. I'll sit home and imagine it ??]

Edit: That surely is a snappy lookin' flag, ain't it?  yes

Edited by - Owen on 07/01/2020 07:34:50

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:05:05 AM
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bubbalouie

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13946 posts since 9/27/2007

I've got 2 new flags up!

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:09:40 AM
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I had no idea.
Congratulations!

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:17:06 AM
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rinemb

USA

12401 posts since 5/24/2005

Happy Canada Day. To all of you. Brad

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:25:50 AM
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Brian T

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16705 posts since 6/5/2008

It's a great day in my neighborhood. Thanks for your best wishes.

More flooding, more rain, more snow up top for more melt water flooding.
Do Not Consume, the tap water is too bad for even dogs & cats.
We have a big water truck from the city.
It's gloomy, maybe 50F/10C and rain in a big N wind.
People downstream on the Fraser River are in for a grand surprise in about 48 hours.

Other than that, shaping up to be a good Canada Day for foodie things.

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:30:42 AM
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GeorgeG

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19 posts since 9/13/2019

Given all of the crap happening in the US, I'd love to be a Canadian. Happy Canada Day to our northern neighbors. Just as an aside, I heard a report about another attempt to settle things between Israel and Palestine and their goal is to have a border like the one between the US and Canada. Kudos to all of us.

Jul 1, 2020 - 8:55:17 AM
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chuckv97

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Happy Canada Day from sunny Alberta !

Edited by - chuckv97 on 07/01/2020 08:56:38

Jul 1, 2020 - 10:42:51 AM
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chuckv97

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We used to sing this in elementary school in the 1950’s. Sometimes called Canada’s ‘unofficial’ anthem, it was written by Alexander Muir in 1867 , the year of Confederation. He was a member of The Queen’s Own Rifles and fought at the Battle of Ridgeway against the Fenians. Later he became a Toronto area school teacher.  One of the verses below :

I play it in a pseudo guitar-rag style.
youtu.be/UZELoQUoTnE 




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Jul 1, 2020 - 10:53:42 AM
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Paul R

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12931 posts since 1/28/2010

That's great, Chuck!

Keep in mind that it's "The Maple Leaf Forever", not "The Maple Leafs Forever". laugh

Jul 1, 2020 - 10:57:36 AM
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Paul R

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12931 posts since 1/28/2010

I went for my Canada Day ride today.


 

Jul 1, 2020 - 11:19:36 AM
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chuckv97

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Deadly, Paul. Bet you were fightin’ off the chicks....

Jul 1, 2020 - 11:45:53 AM
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donc

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6352 posts since 2/9/2010

Right you are Brian... So far this is the wettest July on record and there is only 30 more days to go..


 

Jul 1, 2020 - 1:18:07 PM
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I have traveled extensively through Canada from Ontario to the Alaska / Yukon border over the past 50 years, camping along the way. Never at any time did I feel I was at risk of becoming a crime victim. Always felt secure, relaxed and at ease.

Wish I could say the same about travel in the US. Traveling in the US I am ever vigilant for danger.

Enjoy your special day in your special place northern neighbors.

A little traveling music from Gord.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHSrKl_pdIM

Jul 1, 2020 - 2:51:36 PM
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2104 posts since 1/16/2010

Yes enjoy and celebrate your special day gents! Even though Canada has stood by our side and fought in every modern war that the US has...nobody around the world seems to dislike or talk smack about Canada.

Only folk with a grudge for Canada might be “Cajuns”! :) well...prob not...they’re a jovial group.

Jul 1, 2020 - 2:53:36 PM
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Paul R

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12931 posts since 1/28/2010

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Originally posted by chuckv97

Deadly, Paul. Bet you were fightin’ off the chicks....


Well, I did pass some farms along the way, but nothing attacked me. wink All I saw was porcupine road kill. frown


 

Jul 1, 2020 - 4:12:03 PM
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Paul R

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12931 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... Speaking of TGWN, my mom said that during her lifetime in west central MB she had seen it snow in every month except July.... so I guess we're in for a stretch of "good" weather. ...

"Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver." Gilles Vigneault




Jul 1, 2020 - 5:43 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

I have traveled extensively through Canada from Ontario to the Alaska / Yukon border over the past 50 years, camping along the way. Never at any time did I feel I was at risk of becoming a crime victim. Always felt secure, relaxed and at ease.

Wish I could say the same about travel in the US. Traveling in the US I am ever vigilant for danger.

Enjoy your special day in your special place northern neighbors.

A little traveling music from Gord.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHSrKl_pdIM


I've never been harmed traveling in the good ol' USA.

Jul 1, 2020 - 5:51:49 PM
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chuckv97

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Originally posted by Texican65

Yes enjoy and celebrate your special day gents! Even though Canada has stood by our side and fought in every modern war that the US has...nobody around the world seems to dislike or talk smack about Canada.

Only folk with a grudge for Canada might be “Cajuns”! :) well...prob not...they’re a jovial group.


Dow, they hold Acadian/Cajun reunions every 5 years in New Brunswick. The British kicked them out in the mid 1700's, long before Canada was an independent country. 
"The Expulsion (1755–1764) occurred during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War)[c] and was part of the British military campaign against New France." 




Edited by - chuckv97 on 07/01/2020 17:56:16

Jul 1, 2020 - 6:07:56 PM
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Vanjo

Canada

80 posts since 11/18/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

I went for my Canada Day ride today.


i had an early morning 40 k ride to presquile provincial park!

Jul 1, 2020 - 6:14:44 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13946 posts since 9/27/2007

I think the Acadians that fled to Louisiana did pretty good in their new surroundings!

I lived on the eastern end of P.E.I. & went to the Rollo Bay Fiddling Festival on the way home from the Magdalene Islands. I heard of a farmer that ploughed up some muskets the French hid before they were chased out.

They found an old church bell too. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-rollo-bay-historic-bell-1.4212844

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:01:58 PM
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chuckv97

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A few well known Acadians - J. P. Cormier who is a mult-instrumentalist and songwriter once played mandolin for Joe Sullivan ; Terry Poirier who played bass for The Little Roy & Lizzie Show ; Real Cormier, former relief pitcher for the Red Sox.

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:32:31 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13946 posts since 9/27/2007

It's funny the Muir's & Poirier's were pioneers in this region too! 

Jul 1, 2020 - 7:57 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13946 posts since 9/27/2007

We have a Poirier Elementery French emersion school here too.

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