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 Post subject: CA-NA-DA
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:32 pm 
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Time for a little bit of fun. Anybody remember this? (or am I the only dinosaur on this site. :oops: )

http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-69-100-531 ... o_67/clip6

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So, what song means *Canada Day* to you?


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 Post subject: *nervous giggle*
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:48 pm 
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What does it mean that I know this song and was born in the mid-70s in Indiana?


ygg :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:21 am 
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I think that's great that you know this song! Many times we Canadians know quite a bit about the U.S. because of media etc. but many Americans know little about Canada. Challenge: Could you name all our provinces and territories?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:11 am 
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ygg - I'm not sure how much Canadian advertising you get in the US - but versions of the song have been used over the years in commercials.

Or, maybe it just means you're a Canadian at heart. :lol:

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soccermom, did you know we now have three territories? I didn't know that. :oops: Someone has to start sending me e-mails when they make these changes. :?


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 Post subject: The First of July
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:55 am 
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Does anyone besides me think Canada Day is the most undercelebrated holiday in this country? It would be nice if we could all do a little more flag-waving this time of year. After all, what other country has Shannon's Law? We are the best country (in my opinion) in the world!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:58 pm 
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Well, I'm doing my part. :D

I have a flag in my yard - just replaced because a ripped flag is like a slap in the face (in my opinion).

I sing songs like this one often enough to drive people around me crazy. :P

And this is my avatar at one of the boards I go to. Image

And for a few years, I kept my kids school in a Canada Day parade. And yes - we marched. (When I could no longer be involved in organizing it their school dropped out of the parade.)

We have a FABULOUS country here. We have snow and heat-waves. Sometimes in the same week. :lol: We have mountains and prairies and the maritimes. And yes - we now have Sabrina's Law. :) And, Canadian's have a great sense of humour. Many of the best comedians are *home grown*. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:25 pm 
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I agree that we should be a little bit more patriotic. I hate when I attend an event where they play the national anthem and I am the only one who is singing. I wish we could have as much national pride as the Americans do. We definitely have a lot to be proud about!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:24 pm 
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Canada Day undercelebrated??? You're not in Ottawa right? :wink: I have my yearly BBQ on Canada Day, but because of some neighbours, no flags :( (I respect them as long as they don't wave any Quebec flags in my face today :wink: ).

Mylène


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:25 pm 
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Seriously, between the fantastic budget that was passed last night and the same ** marriage legislation that's about to pass, I've never felt more proud of Canada. Wheee!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:58 pm 
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Audra - the same ** marriage legislation might need a whole thread of it's own.

Personally, I was supporting it previously. But, then these two guys in Toronto (married to each other, so obviously in support of the legislation) showed me the problems.

I do not want this rushed through. I want it done - but without the negative effects it's going to have.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:36 pm 
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I'm a dual US/Canadian citizen, constantly taking flack from my US family for choosing to remain in Canada, but I agree Audra, I'm really digging the progress in Ottawa lately. Plus, as someone who used to work in the restaurant industry, it's nice when the gay American crowd come up for Pride celebrations. Big tippers! :lol:

And BTW, I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I remember that song from somewhere. Where? I don't know, but I knew the tune and even some of the words!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:59 pm 
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We got married on Canada Day! (a few years ago) I always say We truly had fireworks on our wedding night :oops: .
I must tel my daughter at least once a week how lucky we are to live in Canada (and being a girl-but that's another thread)!
Remember when you would stand in the theater and sing the national anthem? Maybe we shoud bring some of that stuff back.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:15 am 
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Susan, I met my husband on Victoria Day. So, I can honestly say that I saw fireworks the day we met. :lol:

This year I couldn't go to any fireworks shows, because I was on crutches. Now that I'm walking again, I'm hoping to get to Wonderland for the Canada Day show.


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 Post subject: About Canada Day
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:21 pm 
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Wow! The conversations back and forth , speck for themselves. To each his own!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:58 pm 
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I just looked at this and my Husband sat there and sang the song and I did not have to put on the sound. The things you remeber from Childhood. Expo was really cool !
Thanks for the link we enjoyed it very much.:D
Kelly


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