Notes from a bemused canuck
Posts Tagged “I am Canadian”
11 11 2016admin in uncategorized, tags: I am Canadian, I will remember
John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
The only thing missing is a hockey stick and a Tim Horton’s double-double.
The majestic Canadian beaver riding a goose while wearing a maple leaf bikini.
And yes, you can get the t-shirt.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, which was first established in 1996 by the governor general at the time, Romeo LeBlanc. National Aboriginal Day is held every year on June 21 to coincide with the summer solstice, a day that holds cultural significance in many aboriginal cultures.
The day also falls at a time of year when many First Nations, Inuit and Metis people celebrate their heritage.
National Aboriginal Day is meant not only to acknowledge Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities, but to recognize their shared history – good and bad – with the rest of Canada.
17 06 2016admin in uncategorized, tags: I am Canadian, land of cheese and chocolate
Original artist: Jennifer Adomeit
Canadian Provincial and Territorial Animal Symbols
BC: Spirit Bear