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.
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
Today, Canadians across our great nation celebrate what it means to be Canadian. This is a time to gather with friends and family to enjoy time spent this holiday weekend around the pool, at the cottage or visiting one of our gorgeous beaches. Canada is one of the best, no it is the best country in the entire world! We enjoy a multitude of freedoms, an abundance of Canadian grown and produced foods, and some of the most amazing talent there is. Some of the finest actors, actresses, comedians, chefs and hockey players are home grown Canadian! We have top notch scientists and doctors who have significantly contributed to the world's knowledge base through their discoveries, many of which have improved the quality of life not only for Canadians but for those throughout the world for several generations. We are a peace keeping nation, quick to help those in need both at home and abroad. Yet, we remain polite, unassuming and for the most part a happy nation.
So today, we will hang my flag proudly, raise a glass of beer, chit chat about hockey and the latest toque I'm crocheting with homegrown Canadian wool. We will enjoy a wonderful dinner with friends consisting of Ontario beef and produce cooked on the outdoor grill. We will chat about our next planned vacation to the great Canadian semi-wilderness. Today, we give thanks to being Canadian!
We are proud to be Canadian - our homeland - the strong, proud and free northland, the best country in the world - eh!
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my way, free to stand for what I think is right, free to oppose that which I believe wrong, and free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and mankind. - John Diefenbaker (From the Canadian Bill of Rights, July 1, 1960)
I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.