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post #1 of 29
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HAPPY CANADA DAYS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS UP NORTH! Tell me someone, what is the reason behind your holiday?
post #2 of 29
Canada Day used to be called Dominion Day, and it is the celebration of the confederation of our country (The Dominion of Canada). In 1867, the former British colonies got together and decided to form a new independent country. At the time of confederation, we were part of the British Empire, then the British Commonwealth, now it's called the Commonwealth of Nations

So, sort of like your Independence day, except we didn't bother to fight England to become completely independent.
post #3 of 29
Happy Canada Day, neighbors to the north! You guys rock!
Ryan, do you have a date to celebrate the occasion?
post #4 of 29
Thanks, and Happy Canada Day, everyone! I actually hate Canada Day because I'm not at all nationalistic/patriotic, so the celebrations don't excite me, so all that it means to me is that EVERYTHING is closed and I can't go anywhere .
post #5 of 29
You should be in the US!!! Its a big shopping day here along with the fireworks etc....
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Juniper
Thanks, and Happy Canada Day, everyone! I actually hate Canada Day because I'm not at all nationalistic/patriotic, so the celebrations don't excite me, so all that it means to me is that EVERYTHING is closed and I can't go anywhere .
Hey, I think Sneaky Dee's might be open. Wanna meet for a cold one?

I'm bummed that Loblaws, my one stop shopping centre, is closed.
post #7 of 29
Thanks, neighbours to the south!!! And Happy Canada Day to anyone else celebrating in style!

I have no plans because, as Juniper has said, everything is closed. Although it seems it just might be a decent day for getting out, so I might go for a long walk on the trail near my place.
post #8 of 29
It's a special day for our family. We are going to go pick up Lil Jasper's baby sister from the breeder. She is going to be with us until Wednesday morning when she flies to California to her new home with Meowmy Carol, Daddy Phil and Lil Jasper.

Unfortunately, tomorrow she has to go to the vet for her vaccinations and Health Certificate, but she'll have a few days to "chill" before her flight.

Exciting stuff for us!

Have a wonderful Canada Day everyone up North here, and a great 4th of July for our American friends.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
HAPPY CANADA DAYS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS UP NORTH!
Iร‚ยดll second that! ...... Happy day My Canadians Friends! ....
post #10 of 29
Happy Canada Day my northern friends. Don't you just love holidays?
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sammie5

So, sort of like your Independence day, except we didn't bother to fight England to become completely independent.
That just struck me so funny!

Happy Canada Day to all who celebrate! Maybe with all the closings, someone got the day off?
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Maybe with all the closings, someone got the day off?
Unfortunately, both me and my boyfriend still have to work. We've got some fireworks for later tonight, though.
post #13 of 29
My husband and I are going to celebrate Canada Day by drinking Moosehead with my parents on their deck and then ordering some prescription drugs for cheap over the internet!! (Well, we really will have the beer, anyway!)

He's from Toronto and would probably love to be at Sneeky Dee's tonight--he spent all of his undergrad weekends there when he went to U of T.
post #14 of 29
Happy Canada Day!!!!
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
That just struck me so funny!

Happy Canada Day to all who celebrate! Maybe with all the closings, someone got the day off?
I did!! I took yesterday off too, so I have a nice 4 day weekend!!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!!
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by HannahJ
My husband and I are going to celebrate Canada Day by drinking Moosehead with my parents on their deck and then ordering some prescription drugs for cheap over the internet!! (Well, we really will have the beer, anyway!)
I'll drink to that!
That gave me the biggest belly laugh I've had in a while
post #17 of 29
Happy Canada Day! Hope you all have a great weekend!
post #18 of 29
Happy Canada Day
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by HannahJ
My husband and I are going to celebrate Canada Day by drinking Moosehead with my parents on their deck and then ordering some prescription drugs for cheap over the internet!! (Well, we really will have the beer, anyway!)
Wow, that really gave me a good belly laugh! I guess I was thinking about the combo together.

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He's from Toronto and would probably love to be at Sneeky Dee's tonight--he spent all of his undergrad weekends there when he went to U of T.
Yeah, Sneaky's is renowned for cheap beer and nachos, absolutely perfect for starving students. They still have awesome nachos and still has that alternative vibe. Love it.
post #20 of 29
My friends screwed me over today, so im drinking alone. . . Suprise suprise.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Hey, I think Sneaky Dee's might be open. Wanna meet for a cold one?

I'm bummed that Loblaws, my one stop shopping centre, is closed.
Wow, there *is* something open?! You've made my day! I just went across the street to the bank machine, and was able to cross without going to the lights - this is YONGE STREET, one block up from a major intersection, mind you! - without having to wait at all, there were NO cars - the street is deserted, it's so bizarre!

I hear you about Loblaws! They're the only place that sells my cat litter, and I always go there and buy a fresh bag on Fridays so that I can change the boxes - I forgot to plan ahead (duh, forgot it would be closed today) and now I can't get any until tomorrow, and my litterboxes are going to be gross until then, ewwwwwww.
post #22 of 29
Hope all of our Canadian friends and their furbabies have a great holiday!

Happy Canada Day!!!!
post #23 of 29
Happy Canada Day
post #24 of 29
Here's a reason to be pround to be Canadian...

Bubbles!



From the Trailer Park Boys!
post #25 of 29
Happy Canada day to you all!!
post #26 of 29
Thanks for all the good wishes, and a somewhat belated Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians. It's still Canada Day here (just). Now if you'd been in Vancouver, you wouldn't have had to moan about not being able to shop -- we had Sunday hours most places: noon to 6.

And Happy (upcoming) 4th to all our American buddies!!
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Here's a reason to be pround to be Canadian...

Bubbles!



From the Trailer Park Boys!
post #28 of 29
Sammie, it was no bother at all.

Perhaps our giving them "what for" paved the way for their acceptance of the fact that people resent being under the thumb of "empire".

Leonard
post #29 of 29
Well Canada day has passed us. Fireworks all finished. I was all pumped up to get to the fireworks, posters everywhere, Charlottetown PEI BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOW IN CANADA 150th Celebration ya da ya da ya da.. Anyway,

Got to the site, my blanket, camera, hubby and son oh and a big bag of pop corn too. Then the first set of fireworks went off. LET ME TELL YOU...

This is all I have to say about the BIGGEST in CANANDA...
We got ripped off again dagnabbit..

Other then that it was a great day LOL
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