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knitgal
07-01-2008, 09:33 AM
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! YAHOOO!!!!


Here's a few links about Canada in case anyone is interested:

History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Canada)

About Canada Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Day)

Why should you be proud to be Canadian? Or why should you be happy we're here?

- Insulin was discovered here

-The first wireless message was received here by Marconi

- A Canadian developed the first artificial heart

- A Canadian was the first female jet-fighter pilot

- We're the second largest country in the world

- We have two official languages

- Canadian inventions: basketball, the electric lightbulb, the electric range, standard time, the television, the telephone and the zipper

- Also invented by Canadiana: 5 pin bowling, the garbage bag, the goalie mask, IMax movies, the odometer, snowblowers and snowmobile (for obvious reasons), wireless radio and Trivial Pursuit.

- A few distinctly Canadian things: toque, poutine, chesterfield, butter tarts, Tim Horton's, "eh", "zed" not "zee", Winnie the Pooh, a Caesar, loonies, toonies, pop not soda, British spellings- like colour

Those are just a few things that make Canada and Canadians great!

iza
07-01-2008, 10:23 AM
:cheering: Happy Canada Day!!!

Here in Montreal, it's "moving day" today. :teehee: A lot of people rent, and the majority of leases end on June 30 for some reason. So on July 1st, thousands of people move! :doh:

sue in canada
07-01-2008, 10:39 AM
Happy Canada Day to everyone.

ritaw
07-01-2008, 11:09 AM
Happy Canada Day to you all :)

MommaG
07-01-2008, 08:19 PM
Happy Canada Day all. I was stuck at work. I work for a company that deals with Americans and since its not a holiday there I didn't get the day off. But I don't get the fourth off either. Grrr.

KniftyKnitterGal
07-01-2008, 09:07 PM
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!! :woohoo: