Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!


I love being Canadian - I love our country, our landscapes, our food, our multi-cultural & multi-lingual heritage, our attitudes and our people! It's a great place to be!

Our Amercian neighbours celebrate their birthday in a few days too - so Happy July 4th to you as well!

What's your favourite thing about your country?


46 comments:

Mary said...

Happy Canada Day, Jemi! Love Canada--great country with fabulous people!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Happy Canada Day to you!! I love the "idea" of Canada. I love sharing our lakes with you and having a border we can comfortably cross with ease. As the heat progresses, Canada beckons!

Jemi Fraser said...

Mary - thanks! I think so too :)

Yvonne - I agree! But we're heading up to temps of 100 too *sigh* Maybe further north!

Beth said...

Happy Canada Day to you, too (from Toronto)! Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Jemi Fraser said...

Beth - I bet there are some great fireworks tonight there on the waterfront! Have fun! :)

klahanie said...

Hey Jemi,
How's it goin' eh? :) Here's wishing all my friends and family, a most peaceful, positive Canada Day.
Rejoice in the beauty and the diversity in the awesome land that is Canada.
Of course, being from Canada, I miss the warmth of the people, the amazing landscapes and the beautiful wildlife. In England, I love their sense of humour and irony.
Have a fantastic, safe and peaceful Canada Day!
See ya' later, eh Gary :)

Harvee Lau said...

I like all the things you mentioned about Canada. The food is tremendous and the variety too.

Jemi Fraser said...

Gary - there's a lot to love about Canada! My parents emigrated from Scotland years back and I'd say they share that love of irony with the English! :) Enjoy the day!

Harvee - the diversity makes us so rich and vibrant. We're so very lucky!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy Canada Day.

I love that in America we are still free to gather in numbers, worship how we want, and enjoy our freedoms. Many countries don't allow any of that.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy Day to our beloved allies to the north. Good on ya, Canada.

Old Kitty said...

Happy Canada Day!!!!!! Yay!! Take care
x

Jemi Fraser said...

Diane - we are so lucky in our 2 countries to have all those freedoms and rights. I wish the world would follow our examples!

Susan - thanks! It's always great to be Canadian - but it's fun to celebrate it loudly once in a while!

Old Kitty - thanks! It's a good day! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Canada Day!

Jemi Fraser said...

Golden Eagle - thank you!! :)

Leslie S. Rose said...

I lived in Toronto for awhile when I was 14. I remember sweet people, a super cool science museum, and a sparkly clean city. I raise my glass to Canada.

Lynda R Young said...

Happy Canada Day to you!!
What's my favourite thing about Australia? It's home :)

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Happy Canada Day!

JeffO said...

I love Canada!

DEZMOND said...

hey, me didn't know you was a Canadian! That makes you third of fourth Canadian among my regulars :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Leslie - I've visited Toronto quite a lot and it's an awesome city. LOVE the Science Center :)

Lynda - I had an exchange teacher from Australia a few years back. Vegemite wouldn't be my favourite thing :P but everything else sounded awesome!

Teresa - thanks! It's been fun :)

Jeff - me too! It's an awesome country!! :)

Dezzy - I am! It's a fabulous place to be!

Kela McClelland said...

Happy Canada Day to you. :)

I've never been to Canada, but I so want to. I know quite a few people from Canada now, and you're all awesome!

Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Kela - thanks! You're a sweetie. I do think we have awesome people here - it's an awesome place to live ... or to visit :)

Elsie said...

Happy Belated Canada Day =)

I hope you enjoyed your day...you deserve it my dear!

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy belated Canada Day! That's a lovely graphic, by the way.

Jemi Fraser said...

Elsie - thanks! It was great - and we've got today off for the stat. Good weekend :)

Medeia - thanks! I loved it too - Niagara Falls in the background makes it awesome!

nutschell said...

Happy Canada Day!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jemi Fraser said...

Nutschell - thanks! It's been a great weekend :)

DL Hammons said...

Happy Canada Day!! :)

Lisa Gail Green said...

Yay for freedom!! Happy Bday to both countries!

Jemi Fraser said...

DL - thanks! Happy July 4th to you in a few days!

Lisa - definitely! We have 2 of the best countries in the world :)

Ciara said...

Happy Canada Day!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Happy Canada Day!

Thank you Jemi for being such a faithfull follower and commenter on my blog :)

LD Masterson said...

I'm a day late but Happy Canada Day.

Miss Jack Lewis Baillot said...

HAPPY CANADA BIRTHDAY! Canada is very cool, I agree. I want to visit there someday.

Deniz Bevan said...

Happy Canada Day! Hmm, my favourite thing? Being so close to the US and yet with ties to Europe, and having our own identity. We get the best of them all!

Jemi Fraser said...

Ciara - thanks! :)

Shelli - you're very welcome - I love visiting your blog!

Linda - thanks so much! :)

Jack - I think it's the best country in the world ... but I admit to being just a little bit biased! :)

Deniz - I think you're exactly right! We've carved out a very special place in this world!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I hope your celebration was fabulous, Jemi. Your country is a winner in so many ways. I've been in Quebec, Montreal, Niagra, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver and spots in between. It's all grand!

I love the national parks in the U.S. They are so varied and beautiful and important.

Jemi Fraser said...

Tricia - I think our 2 countries do a great job with our national parks. There are so many beautiful places that need to be preserved. People need those spaces!

Talli Roland said...

Happy Canada Day, lovely Jemi! I miss the homeland... sigh!

Jemi Fraser said...

Talli - thanks! I bet you do - but you've also got a lovely new homeland that I know you love as well. I bet these days bring lots of nostalgia for you :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Happy Canada day to all my Canadian friends. I'd say it in Canadian but I don;t speak the language.

Jemi Fraser said...

Stephen - teehee! Tu parles bien en anglais - mais tu peux parler en francais aussi! It's okay - I speak American :)

cleemckenzie said...

Hope your celebration is fantastic, Jemi.

I love my country because it works to keep me safe in a world that isn't, it gives me a chance to become whatever I want, it lets me criticize it all the time and never jails me when I do.

Jemi Fraser said...

Lee - we are very lucky to live in countries like that! We had a wonderful bbq with all kinds of family and great fireworks to watch! :)

Lynn said...

I like that in Ontario, you have fireworks on Victoria Day and on Canada Day! I love the diversity of landscapes in our country--from the smallest desert in the Yukon to the marsh land of the Maritimes. It is all beautiful and not too condensed with population. I guess it is a blessing that many people in other countries think Canada is too cold to live in. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Lynn - I agree! I like not being densely populated - there's a lot of nature out there to enjoy! The diversity of the land and the people is awesome!