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  1. mso489

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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.

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  2. twiggy

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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.

    "If having your own opinion makes you evil, then I'm evil" - Marilyn Manson
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    Thank you, mso489.
    Happy Canada day.
    @twiggy - be careful, food will be subpar.

    Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate
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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.

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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!

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  6. agnosticpipe

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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.

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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.

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    Happy Canada Day to our brothers from the south

    Something only an Alaskan can say!

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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.

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    "O, Canada...." Greetings from another former colony, though where I live now wasn't part of the British colony. Happy day!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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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

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    Happy Canada Day! Lift a glass or two for us.

    “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    I will begin the day by singing my favorite ode to our neighbors...

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    I will begin the day by singing my favorite ode to our neighbors...


    lol cheers bud

    Canadians

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    Doncha love the way a day is really a long weekend! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and merci beaucoup!

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    Which is inaccurate, though. Canada extends further north than Alaska.

    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?

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    Alaskan, there is probably 6 people with Canadian passports living above Alaska! I think your comment fits

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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.

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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...)

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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.

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    Happy Canada Day!

    BTW, the Canadian government ripped off my family for about $5,000,000,000. With 30 years of compound interest it's now closer to $10,000,000,000. I think I could broker a settlement without military action. Just turn over Schwartz's Deli and we're good.

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    sable', I don't know if you can share, but it sounds like a huge backstory. Did Canada confiscate the family-run deli. Or I'll make up my own story.

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

    Haha! Well, I think there're more than 6 in Resolute. Thinking of which, reminded me of this man, the late Bezal Jesudason who wanted to be the first man to reach the North Pole by elephant. He certainly put many cold-fearing, southern-border-hugging Canadians to shame.

    Di—, er, Lumberman shanks' measuring aside, always wanted to visit Alaska. Bet the hunting is great there.

    Now, back to pondering on which blend is best to celebrate our national holiday with...

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    Hahaha, I'm sure living in Resolute would be quite an adventure. I've spent a good bit of time in villages on Alaska's arctic coast, and life there is certainly no picnic, but certainly a unique experience that not many people in the world can say they've had. I can't imagine living there, or somewhere like Resolute full time.

    always wanted to visit Alaska. Bet the hunting is great there.

    It certainly is. Just like Yukon/NWT Canada we have trophy moose, caribou, blacktail deer, bear, roosevelt elk, dall sheep, mountain goat, etc. Not to mention world class trout, char, grayling, king salmon, red salmon, silver salmon, halibut, ling cod, rockfish, etc. Like many parts of Canada, it is a sportsman's/outdoorsman's paradise for sure.

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    I think Schwartz's has changed hands a few times in the past little while. The place I miss in Montreal is Ben's, on the corner of Metcalfe and Maisonnuve I think.

    Ben's

    Anyway, today is Canada Day so again, Happy Canada Day to all!

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    Happy Canada day to our Northern brothers from Finland-scandinavia

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Happy holiday on the day itself! Beautiful cities and magnificent wilderness, what's not to like? With a maple leaf on the flag.

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    My family celebrated Canada Day with a BBQ, and then my father and I drank some canadian whiskey and smoked pipes together.

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    Looks awesome!!! Whereabouts in Canada?

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    ^ Niagara Falls

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    ^ Niagara Falls

    Ahhhh. Inniskillin Country! Cool, glad you are having a good holiday.

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