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, April 2, 2010

Ceremony to Honour Word War I Veterans


image courtesy of National War Memorial


A ceremony will be held April 9, 2010 at the National War Memorial located at Confederation Square in Ottawa, Ontario. The ceremony will honour the men and women of Canada who served in World War I. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 68,000 Canadians lost their lives in the conflict and more than 170,000 were injured. A special tribute will be given to John Babcock, the last remaining veteran of that war who died in February at the age of 109. Similar services will be held across Canada in honour of Vimy Ridge Day.


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