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BS: Happy Canada Day!!!

CarolC 01 Jul 03 - 10:51 PM
Bardford 02 Jul 03 - 12:38 AM
gnu 02 Jul 03 - 06:18 AM
black walnut 02 Jul 03 - 08:14 AM
Steve Parkes 02 Jul 03 - 10:44 AM
Metchosin 02 Jul 03 - 11:27 AM
Metchosin 02 Jul 03 - 11:45 AM
hesperis 02 Jul 03 - 03:37 PM
Raptor 02 Jul 03 - 04:09 PM
Steve Latimer 02 Jul 03 - 04:45 PM
Ebbie 02 Jul 03 - 05:01 PM
Bill D 02 Jul 03 - 09:56 PM
Jon Bartlett 03 Jul 03 - 09:44 PM
hesperis 03 Jul 03 - 09:59 PM
Neil D 01 Jul 24 - 10:23 PM
Mrrzy 02 Jul 24 - 11:18 AM
Charmion 02 Jul 24 - 03:36 PM
Charmion's brother Andrew 03 Jul 24 - 09:43 AM
Backwoodsman 03 Jul 24 - 10:29 AM
Backwoodsman 03 Jul 24 - 11:31 AM
Neil D 04 Jul 24 - 10:23 AM
Charmion's brother Andrew 05 Jul 24 - 08:40 AM
Stilly River Sage 05 Jul 24 - 10:58 AM
Little Hawk 09 Jul 24 - 08:43 AM
robomatic 09 Jul 24 - 06:32 PM
sciencegeek 12 Jul 24 - 06:04 PM
meself 12 Jul 24 - 07:12 PM

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Subject: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 10:51 PM

We hung a Canadian flag outside our apartment, and JtS took me out to dinner to celebrate.

How was yours?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Bardford
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 12:38 AM

Happy Canada Day back at ya, adoptanuck!

My sweetie and I drove down to the Millarville (Alberta) Racetrack for the Canada Day Horse Races and market. Listened to the Barra MacNeils in the car for some CanCon. At the market I tried on some butter-soft deerskin gloves hand-made in the Indian tradition by an Asian woman. Bought a hotdog from the Anglican Church concession booth. Lost a buck at the Crown and Anchor wheel. Had a Budweiser in the beer garden ("Budweiser on Canada Day?" I ask. "It's brewed in Canada", the fella says.) Picked a horse to place in the first race. Bingo! Up forty cents on my 2 buck bet. My triactor came in on the next race, if you start from the bottom up.

Watched a group of Australian youths cheer on their Aussie-flag-draped compatriot in a foot-race.

Sat next to an older gentleman in the bleachers. He introduced himself to me by writing his name in his race program followed by "Can't talk. No voice." Cancer of the larynx. I thought I recognized his name as a writer of newspaper columns from a while back, and he confirmed my query. I did a little Google search just now and discovered he was also a highly decorated commander in the SAS in WW2, as well as a politician at both the local and provincial levels. Just goes to show. The rangey old guy in the well-worn straw cowboy hat sometimes ain't always been a cowboy.

Took the long way home, south to Black Diamond, back through Turner Valley, Millarville and Bragg Creek, through the foothills south and west of Calgary. Lush and green, lots of different greens, where the grass meets the aspen meets the pines. Beautiful drive. This is a good country.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: gnu
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 06:18 AM

Mowed, pruned, trimmed, scraped, painted, washed, and BBQ'd. To make all that truly Canehdian, I drank beer and cranked up The Guess Who, April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Rawlins Cross, Emile Benoit, etc, ...even Anne Murry. Mum snuck Anne into the blaster while I was taking a pee. Anyone seen Anne ? She seems to have disappeared from the selection.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: black walnut
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 08:14 AM

Spent the day at Harbourfront (TO). Free folk music all day! Gorgeous day out, too.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 10:44 AM

We missed it! Our Canadian friends were over here last week, and they never said ... other things on their minds.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 11:27 AM

Took my auld mither for her 83rd Birthday to Gorge Road Park, to listen to my brother Russ play with the Walter Bodega Band. Lots of fun, did a little dancing, loved WB's version of Bill Gallaher's Shadow Boats, complete with the drum of the dragon boats on the Gorge, in the background.

Returned to Russ's for a BBQ, a Birthday Party for Mum and a few old songs. Happy Birthday Mum! aren't you glad that this wonderful land has declared a national holiday for your birthday! Happy Birthday Canada!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Metchosin
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 11:45 AM

and they just announced that we got the 2010 Winter Olympics here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: hesperis
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 03:37 PM

I spent the day researching about housing laws and poverty. Was rather appalled that this much stupidity is happening in Canada. We're supposed to be the good guys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Raptor
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 04:09 PM

I spent the day canoeing around Minesing swamp looking for Beavers.

Raptor


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 04:45 PM

Played in a golf tournament in Aurora. Saw the Canada's Wonderland Fireworks display on the way home. It was a perfect day for my first round of the year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:01 PM

A segue here: A tourist from Calgary told me yesterday that not all Canadians are happy about the Winter Olympics selection, that every community goes heavily into debt, using money that is urgently needed elsewhere, and that other than the notoriety, there is really no long term benefit.

We agreed that what should really be done is to make Greece the permanent home of all the Olympics Games with each nation putting in money for maintenance, innovation and security issues.

What do you think?

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 09:56 PM

a fascinating 'article' in the Washington Post a couple days ago on the occasion....filled with the obligitory humor, but pretty flattering mostly. I know I'd consider moving there if this is the only information I had...*grin*...


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 09:44 PM

Sang shanties with the crew at Steveston BC Salmon Festival, then went to Andy Vine/Danielle Arcand's yearly Canada Day Party. A good day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: hesperis
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 09:59 PM

Can't read the article.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Neil D
Date: 01 Jul 24 - 10:23 PM

To our friends up north!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Jul 24 - 11:18 AM

Indeed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Charmion
Date: 02 Jul 24 - 03:36 PM

Why, thank you. We had lovely weather and just enough junk food and fireworks. It was perfect.

I hope Thursday goes as well for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 03 Jul 24 - 09:43 AM

Bill D., your link to the WaPo article does not work. Could you give us the byline and headline?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jul 24 - 10:29 AM

A photo popped up on my FarceBook feed from Canada Day 1015, showing Mrs Backwoodsperson and me on Whistler Mountain BC. Happy days! <3


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Jul 24 - 11:31 AM

Of course I meant 2015 - even I am not THAT old! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Neil D
Date: 04 Jul 24 - 10:23 AM

Brother Andrew, Bill D posted that link 21 years ago. I'd be very surprised if it still worked.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Charmion's brother Andrew
Date: 05 Jul 24 - 08:40 AM

Fair enough, Bill D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Jul 24 - 10:58 AM

I can't pull up Bill's article either, and I subscribe. It appears to date back to 2003. Not so bad as 1015, or even 2015, but still, not easily reached by the search engine.

My Canadian cousins (up and down Alberta and one in BC) always made it clear that they knew a lot more about the US than we knew about Canada. That taunt always stuck with me and I try to stay abreast of news, but it was easier when I lived in a Northern Tier state and it was actually talked about in the local news more. Now I need to reach out and look for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jul 24 - 08:43 AM

Well, it was like usual. Some fireworks going off in the distance. Mariposa Folk Festival happened this past weekend in Orillia, as it does every year since 2000. I didn't go this time, but a few friends of mine did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: robomatic
Date: 09 Jul 24 - 06:32 PM

Many years ago I was in Boston College's main library, a unique place because it's built like a cathedral yet it was designed and built to be aa library. Anyhow, I was after a set of books that I could find nowhere else but I stumbled as I would often do, on found left-out books, and one was a book of Canadian history, and the thought went through my ignorant noggin: "HEY! Canadians have history!"

Oh, Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: sciencegeek
Date: 12 Jul 24 - 06:04 PM

found this title reasonably price at Thriftbooks

Sea Dogs and Men at Arms: A Canadian Book of Songs
by Jesse Edgar Middleton
Edition Details
Format:        Paperback
Language:        English
ISBN:        1286349877

original published in 1935


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Canada Day!!!
From: meself
Date: 12 Jul 24 - 07:12 PM

According to Wiki, Jesse Edgar Middleton wrote the lyrics to The Huron Carol, which has become well-known in Canada, at least. A journalist and musician from Toronto; (November 3, 1872 – May 27, 1960).


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