Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ron James on Tim Hortons

Most people south of the 49th parallel do not understand the Canadian fixation for Tim Hortons® one of Canada's national icons. For those who do not know Tim Hortons® is a national chain restaurant that specializes in doughnuts and coffee although they are now serving lunch time foods as well. Most of them have drive throughs. However, Tim Hortons® is not just about the coffee and food. It is a social experience! It is the way many Canadians start their day. Timmy's is where the senior citizens meander to to meet up with their friends to while away the morning hours. It is where you go if you want to catch up on the current gossip. It's where hockey Moms and Dads get their double double to keep their eyes open and hands warm during those early morning practices. Timmy's is the meeting spot as in "I'll meet you at Timmy's". It is the focal point for directions as in "You know where Timmy's is" [as if anyone wouldn't know where Timmy's was] followed by "Turn left just past Timmy's". It is so much more than just coffee and food! Now you understand a bit better what Timmy's means you will have a greater appreciation for Ron James on Tim Hortons®. I hope you enjoy the video and it gives you a chuckle.


  1. Not sure if this is the right place to do this, but I'd love to be part of your blogroll. My blog is the Newfoundland and Labrador BlogRoll and is located at http://nlblogroll.blogspot.com.

    I have another entertainment blog as well called Understanding Eli at http://eliharris.blogspot.com. If I can only list one though, I'd prefer the NL Blogroll one as that's more Canadian focused.

    Thanks! Great place you got here.

  2. Hi Stephen, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoy it. I have added both of your blogs to my blogroll in the sidebar.