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mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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To all our Canadian Forums members, Happy Canada Day on Monday. If there are festivities that might not occur to your friends from other nations, give us an idea of your holiday plans. I think of it as similar to July 4 Independence Day in the U.S. Do you do hot dogs and hamburgers, or something else? Parades? Fireworks? Speeches? Oh! Canada. Have a great holiday.

 

twiggy

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Jun 25, 2019
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Mandarin (a major chineese buffet chain) is giving all Canadian citizens a free dinner, just need to prove citizenship. I am going to try to take advantage of that, though the lines might be wrong.
There's usually fireworks and such, parades, the usual.
What I will be doing for sure is enjoying a nice glass of whiskey and a pipe with my old man.

 

ben88

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Jun 5, 2015
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Thank you, mso489.

Happy Canada day.

@twiggy - be careful, food will be subpar.

 

canucklehead

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Thanks mso! Canada day celebrations in most of Canada involve wearing flag themed clothing, attending public events such as parades, concerts, fairs, and fireworks, and for most, drinking copious amounts of beer while getting badly sunburnt.

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Thanks Tom!
Mandarin on Canada Day is a awful awful awful idea. My buddy tried going one year and the line was crazy.
We will probably sit by the in laws pool and have a BBQ there. Maybe I will polish up my Brigham!

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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Yes, Happy Canada Day to our brothers from the north. I would think the proper dish for this day would be Poutine. :mrgreen:

 

alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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Indeed, Happy Canada Day to our brothers from the south! I worked with quite a few Canadians in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in my younger days. Canada day was always quite the celebration in camp.

 

olkofri

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Sep 9, 2017
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Happy Canada Day to our brothers from the south
Something only an Alaskan can say!
Which is inaccurate, though. Canada extends further north than Alaska. :wink:

 

danimalia

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Sep 2, 2015
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Happy Canada Day!
When I went to Vancouver back in '08, I traveled by train from Seattle on Canada Day. After the train crossed the border, we passed by public parks and shoreline, and it was amazing. Everyone wearing red, and having picnics and BBQs, and people would stop and wave at the train as it passed them (even kids and teenagers). I remember thinking it was like some 1950's version of American 4th of July.
Here in the U.S., we throw rocks at trains and flip people the passengers the bird when they pass :nana:

 

alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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Which is inaccurate, though. Canada extends further north than Alaska. :wink:
This is correct! Parts of Canada do extend further north than Alaska. The vast majority of Canada though (both geographically and population) is to the south. Just like parts of Mexico extend further north than parts of the lower 48 US, but they are still our "neighbors to the south".....eh?

 

mikethompson

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Jun 26, 2016
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Alaskan, there is probably 6 people with Canadian passports living above Alaska! I think your comment fits :D

 

alaskanpiper

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May 23, 2019
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Haha, Northern Alaska is the same way, the North Slope Borough (our version of counties) of Alaska is the size of the state of Utah, and has a population of less than 10,000. And like 95% of those 10,000 have been there for 10,000 years.

 

elbert

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Mar 10, 2015
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Happy Canada day. Our family used to do an annual fishing trip to Lac Des Milles Lacs northwest of Thunder Bay. The northern pike would just about jump in the boat; a terrible nuissance to the walleye trollers, who preferred to avoid those slimy snakes and their y-bones, and great fun for us kids. Canada was for me a land of fox dens on the hillside, black bears in the midden, leeches in the water, and eagles on the wing. I should like to revisit those scenes as a man. Here's to the longest non-militarized border between nations in human history! (I guess peace broke out when nobody was looking...)

 

redglow

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Jan 7, 2019
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Happy Canada Day! I'm in Michigan. Just across the lake from Windsor Canada. Which technically is South of us here.