Thursday, June 15, 2017

O Canada, eh

I thought I'd share some fun and favourite Canadian things in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday.
First, the Canada 150 logo ... you can read about the logo here.

Red Canada 150 Logo

"The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories." source

Canada 150 Tulips

An official tulip has been created to celebrate our 150th birthday in partnership with the Netherlands.
Read here for more info. The bulbs are being sold through Home Hardware.

Canada 150 tulips

Two Minutes of Canada

Here's a great short video of the best of Canada, compiled of best travel experiences of people in Canada. I think all Canadians can relate to so much shown in this clip.

The Blackfly Song

Far too many of us know the perils of the terrible blackfly "pickin' our bones" in springtime. This entertaining song was written in 1949 by Wade Hemsworth after working in Ontario's north woods.

Log Driver's Waltz

Another song by Wade Hemsworth which is really catchy. I remember watching this short clip on TV when I was very young. They used to play these short films by Canada's National Film Board in the afternoons either before or after the show Sesame Street.

Loved this quote via source

Wondering what to serve on Canada Day for dessert? 
How about a toque cake :)

Toque Cake

Although you can't go wrong with the great Canadian Butter Tart!
(raisins IN please!)

Whatever you're doing on Canada Day, keep it RED & WHITE & HAPPY!!


  1. Well happy Canada Day. I didn't realize how new a country Canada was or that it started with only 4 provinces.

  2. Happy Canada Day! I am sorry that I haven't been around or in touch for ages, I will try and drop you a line sometime soon. Hope that all is well. Hugs! xx

  3. Happy Canada Day from me as well ! I would love to try the Canadian Day desert :-)

  4. That is the first time I have seen the 150 logo, and it is really clever and attractive. However I have read all about Canada's special relationship with The Netherlands, and have been to see the tulip festival in Ottawa, beautiful. The new tulip is really pretty. Long live butter tarts - we love them!

  5. Fabulous tribute to our Canadian heritage Wendy. I've created red and white planters and have stocked up on a few special things from Sobeys to celebrate. Isn't the touque cake amazing!

  6. Hello, Happy Canada Day! The desserts look yummy. The official tulip for the 150th celebration is beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  7. I love the red and the white. It's certainly a beautiful combination. Happy Anniversary to our neighbor country.
    xx Beca

  8. I am so with on "raisins in" - absolutely!!! I love that toque cake so much.

  9. You've been busy! Well done!!

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many of the Canada 150 tulips in this year's festival.

  11. It is a very special year in our country,Canada.

  12. Very nicely done. Here's to Canada!

  13. Happy Canada day Wendy, have a great weekend. :) xx

  14. To celebrate my retirement a few years back, we travelled from Vancouver to Toronto by train, and loved seeing a cross-section of your amazing country. Happy Canada Day!

  15. What a fun way to celebrate our country's 150th anniversary! The toque cake made me smile. Is that a real pom pom on top?!?

  16. I love being Canadian, even if we have lots of black flies here. lol Thanks for the fun post!

  17. A wonderful tribute to your beautiful country! Love the logo and the tulips. We, here in WA state, love our sister city, Vancouver. x Karen


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