Happy Canada Day!

Nothing like a monthly blog challenge to get me all fired up and writing daily again. I enjoyed the A-Z challenge so much so here I am again trying this one. Am I nuts? Maybe, but I am lovable! ;)

Today is Canada Day, a day to take pride in our country and celebrate in the great outdoors during our sweet, brief summer.

I love my country so much and feel such gratitude to have been born here. We have so much space and beauty all around us. West from the Pacific, North to the Arctic Ocean, out East to the Atlantic, we inhabit an amazing country of incredible diversity of landscapes and cultures.

The main two things I love about Canada are that we live in a freedom-loving and peaceful nation. We are so lucky. When I hear about the turmoil in other countries I am again reminded about how lucky I am.

Here is my favourite instrumental video post of O Canada made in 1979 with the Canadian Forces Central Band performing. Love the strings playing in this. 

They used to put it on TV to sign off late at night. I have seen it many times but never tire of it and still get a tingle of pride each time I see it.

I say Happy Birthday to Canada, 146 years young, strong, proud and free!

O Canada! Our home and native land.
True patred love in all thy son’s command
With glowing hearts we see thee rise
The True North strong and Free
From far and wide, O Canada we stand on guard for thee
God keep our land
Glorious and Free
O Canada we stand on guard for thee
O Canada we stand on guard for thee!


  1. I'm happy to meet such a loyal Canadian. You make Canada sound like some where I might want to live.

    1. Thanks for stopping by LCLinda. Much appreciated. Enjoy the challenge!

  2. Hey there Cate! Happy Canada Day to you too my fellow Canadian. Let's celebrate it in true Canadian style. Have a fantastic day! Cheers.

    1. Hi Edward! Happy Canada Day to another fellow Canadian. WOOHOO!
      Enjoy your day. I'm here in Ottawa but am planning to go to a smaller town to celebrate today. My son will venture in for the big celebration on the hill. All the best to you and thanks for stopping in. Looking forward to reading my fellow bloggers.

  3. Happy Canada Day! And good luck with the challenge - I'm in it too:http://kateeileenshannon.wordpress.com/ And this is my favorite how to be Canadian song, Canadian, Please!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw

    1. Hi Kate! Thanks for dropping in. I will have to check out the video link you posted. Have fun with the challenge!

  4. Happy Canada DAy to YOU fellow Canadian :)

  5. I hope you had a great Canada Day! I enjoyed your post and the great video. I have been so lucky to visit your beautiful country on quite a few occasions (honeymooned in Nova Scotia with my late hubby) and loved it so much we went back again. Winnepeg, and Montreal were other trips I got to enjoy as well. Oh Canada always makes me smile to hear it as I remember it each week when we watched hockey as a family. Thanks for the kind blog visit today!

  6. Yours is truly a peace loving country - you should be proud! :)


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