Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day, eh

As is our custom, we went into Sidney to watch the Canada Day parade this morning.

Megan took part, as a last-minute banner-bearer for the dog training club.
Along the road where we usually sit, the proprieters at a little corner cafe give out free popcorn and lemonade. The empty popcorn cup comes in handy to stash candies dished out along the way. They give out stickers too, like this maple leaf that Matthew is wearing.

Hmmm...I think I've got one of these in my back yard!

It was cold this morning, especially with a breeze coming off the sea, but the sun came out in the afternoon so we could make use of our newly-painted deck, and that great Canadian icon - the battleship-sized barbecue!

Happy Canada Day.


  1. Happy Canada Day to you too! Enjoy the long weekend!

  2. Happy Canada day!!! Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend! It will be noisy here- already has been but we have to do things in big way here you know.

  3. Belated Happy Canada Day. I suppose the nearest we get in the UK are St George's Day for England, St Andrew for Scotland etc. Street parades (apart from protesters) are pretty rare here!
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  4. Thanks Cinette and Danette. Yes, this is a big weekend south of the border too - have a great Independence Day.

    Bazza, it's difficult to pin down an equivalent for the UK because it's not a (relatively) newly-formed country. Street parades are big here for Canada Day and Christmas. The ones we've seen are marvellous family affairs too.

  5. Happy Canady Day and Independence day!! I loved the pictures. Looks like you guys had fun.

  6. Thank you Laila, we did. Altogether it was an active and fun long weekend.


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