Friday, 29 June 2007

Oh Canada

The whole area here in the beach is a buzz with the anticipation of Canada Day Weekend. The exodus from the large cities has already begun and I can hear the traffic moving in. We are a very proud nation and we love our country. I just wish we would showcase more flags. I love to travel into the United States and photograph all the homes who hang flags. U.S. flags are everywhere. The big joke up here is that the rest of the world thinks we live in igloos and play hockey all day on the ice fields. Here is a little bit about our wonderful country:

Canadian culture has historically been influenced by British, French, and Aboriginal cultures and traditions. It has also been influenced by American culture because of its proximity and migration between the two countries. American media and entertainment are popular if not dominant in Canada; conversely, many Canadian cultural products and entertainers are successful in the US and worldwide. Many cultural products are marketed toward a unified "North American" or global market.
Canada's official national sports are ice hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer). Hockey is a national pastime and the most popular spectator sport in the country. It is the most popular sport Canadians play, with 1.65 million active participants in 2004. Canada's six largest metropolitan areas - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton - have franchises in the National Hockey League (NHL), and there are more Canadian players in the league than from all other countries combined
We just had a national contest to vote on 'The Seven Wonders of Canada'. You will enjoy reading and learning about them. Have an awesome, festive weekend. Signing out from Canada. I can't wait to read all your posts next week!

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