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

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rick Mercer Report CBC Television War of 1812 Lincoln Militia Re-enactment

The War of 1812 was a fundamental changing point in North American history. It was declared by the US on June 18, 1812 against the British Empire and the British North America (future Canada). The war ended on March 23, 1815. Along both sides of the border there are impressive re-enactments of the war skirmishes. We have attended several of them and I have to say they are quite impressive! Here is a video of Rick Mercer visiting the Lincoln Militia re-enactment in London, ON.




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