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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1967 International and Universal Expedition (Expo 67)

In 1967 Canada celebrated it's centennial year of confederation.  The 1967 International and Universal Expedition commonly called Expo 67 held from  April 27 to October 29 of that year in Montreal, Quebec was the main celebration.   Expo 67 set a lot of records becoming the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century.  Sixty-two nations participated in Expo 67.  Over 50 million visitors attended the exposition and it has the distinction of setting the single-day attendance record for a world's fair with 569,000 visitors on its third day1.  Canada's centennial celebration bilingual song was written by Bobby Gimby's who in 1971 donated all future royalties from the song to Scouts Canada2.  Here is a video clip of some great Canadian images set to his song. 


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