Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IWSG Blog Hop

July 1, 2015: 

Today is Canada Day. Our nation’s 148th birthday. A day to put my writing and the insecurities of the writing life aside and celebrate all things Canadian. From the scenic wonders of the Pacific Rim Highway and Long Beach on the far side of Vancouver Island--where I’ve visited on several occasions, to the most easterly tip of Newfoundland & Labrador that I’ve only seen from the air. 

I live in the Niagara Peninsula which is slightly to the east of the middle, and on the edge of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes. Some of our claims to fame include Canada’s Wonderland, Niagara Falls with its world class casinos, golfer Mike Weir’s Restaurant & Winery, comedian/actor Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, a few miles away, comedian/actor Martin Short here in Hamilton, and Shania Twain in Windsor just across the border from Detroit. 

But there’s so much more to Canada than that—things like National League Hockey. Poutine, a popular snack composed of French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Then there’s Sugar Pie and Tourtiere (meat pie), our delicious Pacific salmon, and the wonderful fresh fruit and veggies that are grown right here in Ontario.

And on July 20, 2015 it will be ten years since Canada legalized same-sex marriages nationwide.

This is the IWSG blog hop and you can check out the other bloggers’ posts via this link:


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Coming soon from Amber Allure: No One’s Perfect – July 27, 2015. 





1 comment:

  1. And don't forget Anne's Green Gables! :) Sorry, it's almost all I know about Canada. But I've been in love with PEI since I was a kid and one of these days I'll get away to visit. When I was a college student I had friends from Canada. They made sure I knew "O Canada" and could sing with them when we went tunnel singing. Sadly it's been almost 20 years since I had a chance to sing with them and I've forgotten the words.

    Happy Birthday Canada!

    Visiting as one of the IWSG co-hosts.