Let me start by saying this:
I freaking love my country.
Seriously. We have Tim Hortons, beavers, and maple syrup. What else does a country need?
So to show how much I love my country, here, as Canada day comes to a close, are some of the most Canadian things that have happened to me in the last month or so.
At the dragonboating festival there was a giant Tim Hortons coffee cup and it was glorious.
It was everything I ever dreamed it would be.
My mom gave me and Connor this as a present.
Only a Canadian would think that 4 litres of maple syrup was an acceptable, practical gift and not at all excessive.
I met a triceratops and listened to its feelings instead of judging it.
The museum of nature had free admission on Canada Day so Hillary and I went to see the dinosaur exhibit!
In all seriousness, though, one of the things that I love most about Canada is that we really do appreciate and support minorities. We’re not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but Canada is truly a multicultural country, and that doesn’t only include ethnicity. That includes cultural and religious minorities, too, and I think that is so neat.
Everyone went crazy for Canada Day!
Seriously. Look at my sister.
(Yup. She got a 4 litre jug of maple syrup, too)
I love how proud Canadians are of their country without tearing down anyone else. I love how non-defensive we are about Canadian pride–if we hear someone else talking about their country, we don’t feel like we need to prove that we’re the best, since it’s really not a competition! (The only time we get super defensive is after we’ve heard one too many “aboot” jokes.) Canada is a very unassuming and happy country, even though that is such a stereotype I really love that it is true for the most part!
There was a giant Molson Canadian downtown Ottawa today.
I don’t know why festivals like giant inflatable drinks so much (or why I love getting pictures of Connor or myself next to them), but if any of you know any Canadian stereotypes, odds are you’ve heard about our affinity for good beer. (NOT getting drunk. Getting drunk = no fun.)
If you don’t understand the Molson reference, watch this advertisement: (I cry laughing every time!)
We took pictures outside of parliament on Canada Day
Undoubtedly the most typical Canadian thing ever. And we were wearing red and white.
So there you have it. I hope this made you smile. However, no post about Canada is ever complete without a visit from the best pop star to ever come from Canada:
Robin Sparkles, everybody.
Happy Canada Day, everyone!
I am honestly blessed to be a part of this country.