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, July 2, 2010

The Old CBC TV Sign-off

Yesterday we celebrated the official Canada's 143rd Birthday.  For many Canadians including ourselves the celebration will continue on throughout the weekend.  Our celebration will focus on the four Fs - family, friends, food and fun along with the two Cs - Canada, community.  It is a wondrous time of the year to be thankful that we live in such a beautiful county, one of the richest countries in the world where our civil liberties are guaranteed, respected and defended.  Here is the old CBC television sign-off video with a few gorgeous clips of our amazing country, Canada!




1 comment:

  1. I'm not even Canadian and this makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up every time I see it. Wow!

    I'll even go so far as to say that your national anthem is far better suited to the task than ours, being written as such from the start rather than being a recycled British drinking song with different words. better yet, one doesn't need a four-octave range to sing it :)

    God has truly blessed Canada and her people.

    Sincerely,
    The Yankee Canadophile

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