Friday, July 1, 2011

Oh Canada!!!!!

Happy Canada day to my Canadian-blogger-friends! Canada is a great country and I am proud to be Canadian!

We are known and made fun of for being too polite and too nice.  Well I don't see nothing wrong with being nice, we could be called worst things.  We do say please and thank you a lot though, that is true.  Recently Forbes ranked the friendliest countries in the world and guess who came in first?  OH CANADA!!!

Hockey is our religion.  The last Olympic Games proved it; 2 Gold medals, cannot do better then that.

Here are some interesting facts about Canada:

Canada is the second largest country in the world behind Russia.
Population of Canada: 34,502,000 #36 in the world.  There are more people living in California (37.3 millions) than in Canada.  (USA: 311,664,000. #3 in the world).

Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles

Basketball was invented by a Canadian: James Naismith in 1891.
The Zipper Invented by Canadian Gideon Sundback in 1913.
Le Cirque du Soleil is Canadian ( from Quebec)

the Game Trivial Pursuit is Canadian.

Famous Canadians you should follow: (sorry if I forgot some)
 Neil, Anne, Laura, Jenn, Marlene, Shawn, Andrew and the unexpected runner

A few Other Famous Canadians
Terry Fox, Wayne Gretzky, Bryan Adams, Jim Carrey, Pam Anderson, Michael J Fox, James Cameron (Titanic dude), Steeve Nash, Gordie Howe, Matthew Perry (Friends), Ryan Reynolds, Michael Buble, Paul Shaffer (Dave Letterman Show), Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Shania Twain, Sidney Crosby, Celine Dion, that Justin Bieber dude, Neil Young, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, The Shuterlands, William Shatner, Mike Myer, funny dude Norm MacDonald and the late Peter Jennings.



Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Canada Day

Caroline said...

thank you!
you are fast!!!!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

Happy Canada Day. I usually lurk here, sorry! I read this in a blog and thought of you, ha ha (it was a baseball blog)

Today is Canada Day, when the great nation to our North marks the unification of three British provinces into an independent country. To celebrate this holiday, Canadians drape themselves in their national colors, drink gallons of Labatt's, and pay homage to their country's founding father, Bryan Adams. This is in contrast to Independence Day in the United States, when Americans drape themselves in their national colors, drink gallons of Budweiser, and debate the finer points of the latest season of Jersey Shore.

The important lesson is that there is one thing that unites our two nations, besides a border and a language and an economy: our love for country, alcohol, and B-List celebrities.

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Laura said...

Happy Canuck day and thanks for the shout out!

Caroline said...

@Kristin: I would not compare Bryan Adams (so not B list) to the cast of Jersey Shore (so D list)
but that is just me.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Happy Canada Day, mon amie!

Michael said...

Happy Canada Day to you!! The pics are just beautiful. I would like to visit Canada someday!

Anne said...

Merci Caroline :) Bonne fête du Canada à toi!
Nous on célèbre plutôt la fête du déménagement aujourd'hui ;) avec notre grande fille.

Lucy said...

Happy Canada Day to a fellow Canuck!

Black Knight said...

Happy Canada day!
A very good post about your beautiful Country.

Kristin @NyceLife said...

ha ha, agreed for sure! I actually have never seen Jersey Shore, does that make me un-American?

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Happy Canada DAy to my fav French Canadian! Love ya Caro!

Pam said...

Happy Canada Day!

Still Running said...

Love these videos. They make me tear up every time I see them.

Kate said...

I'll have you know that I actually wore red and white yesterday. Ok, it was just a coincidence, but still...

@Kristin, I've never seen Jersey Shore either!

Chris K said...

Happy Bryan Adams day. Did you say Canadians are known to be too nice? Um, really? So you, Neil, and Andrew are too nice, eh? Um, no.

Jill said...

Canada was one of my very favorite vacations when I was little!! :)

Jenn said...

Happy belated Canada Day, my fellow Canadian blogger! Good luck with the race!!!!!

RoseRunner said...

love this post, so cool -- and WHERE is that waterfall!? I will definitely be making a trip there one day. looks breathtaking.

Canada seems lovely. I was only there briefly in vancouver when I was 12.

The Unexpected Runner said...

A Happy belated Canada Day to you! Thanks for the shout-out!Wow! I feel famous now ;-D
I brought my boys up to Toronto to stay with their cousins for a week and had a GLORIOUS run along the Toronto lakeshore...I do miss it sometimes! I grew up in Ottawa and the photo of Canada Day on the Hill brings back memories...thanks!