Happy Canada Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Mike Kennedy

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    Fly the maple leaf,get out to see the parade,have a BBQ with friends & family,watch (photograph) the fireworks. Take a moment to remember the men and women far from home,just doing their jobs,in some very dangerous places.
     
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    Its a lovely country and deserves it's own day -- is this like a birthday?
     
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    Yup July 1st,1867.
     
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    Happy Birthday Canada.
    Great Country Great people.

    Thank you for having me! I'm enjoying your hospitality and just got may visa renewed for a bit longer.
     
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    Happy Canada Day everyone!!!

    I have to work in the morning but I plan on catching the wonderful fireworks in the evening. My son and I go every year and park where my darkroom is and walk down to where they have the fireworks.
     
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    Aren't you the clever one, Canada is clearly the place to be.

    Happy Canada day to all :smile::smile::smile:
     
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    Hey, congrat's! Happy Canada Day to one and all. Never been to Canada when I didn't come home saying. "Now that's how things should be!"

    If you could just move it all a little closer to the equator???
     
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    We're having about a dozen friends out to the lake. Sauna, swim, burgers, beer, shore fire, lots of lies and laughs. Fireworks when it gets dark (around 11:30 PM). All of us are shooters, so the empty fireworks are passed around so we can enjoy the smell of blackpowder. I know, it's weird.
     
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    Happy Canada Day from an ex-pat.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Happy Canada day from one with close ties and warm thoughts... I saw this cartoon the other day & thought it was hilarious... consider it a birthday gift! :D
     

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    Two great neighboring countries separated by a common language (to paraphrase Churchill). Happy Canada day. What was Canada before that auspicious date? Frozen tundra? A vacuum? I can't find anything in my histories about what it was before that date in 1867.

    I gather Hollywood is moving to Vancouver bit by bit. Canada is becoming quite the center for entertainment. Pretty soon you will have all of those movie stars living up there. Then you can really celebrate.

    PE
     
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    Here on the prairies it is going to be sunny and hot, so one or two "cool ones" will be in order later in the afternoon. Then it's all about a BBQ, outdoor stage shows and fireworks!

    http://www.linksnorth.com/canada-history/discovery.html
     
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    I hear there's a buzz in the air today!
     
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    Our daughter is in the parade with the gymnastics club, then it's off to the food fair. Kitimat's a culturally diverse little town and there's going to be foods from all over the world, but I'm going for the Indian 'full plate'. Then it's off to a barbecue with family, friends, and a thundering herd of seven to four year old kids. I'm on holidays so I'll be able to imbibe freely :D

    Murray
     
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    Ahh, Potuguese wine, Spring Salmon from the Kitimat, or trout when they can't be found. Crab sandwhiches at the Hotel. I haven't been to Kitimat for 27 years, but you live in one of th most beautiful places in Canada.
     
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    Happy Canada Day!!! Thanks for your major part of liberating The Netherlands back in WWII and getting food to the starving Dutch in the nick of time to end the "Hunger Winter" of 1945. If not for you, I wouldn't be here. I love Canada!

    Marc
     
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    Thank You!

    That's great! Thanks for the birthday wishes, from the country that invented beer boxes with handles that are big enough that you can pick them up wearing mittens!
     
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    Just the same as the US was prior to the American Revolution, British colonies and lands belonging to First Nations. Of course Quebec or Lower Canada pre-confederation was once a French Colony.
    Certainly not a vacuum for instance Canada was crossed overland a decade or more before Lewis and Clark's expedition. But at that time much of present day Canada belonged to a department store :smile:(Company of Adventures Trading in the Hudson's Bay)

    Going to be dry and hot here today but not as hot as yesterday.

    Everyone enjoy themselves today
     
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    Happy Canada Day. It couldn't be a nicer day, sunny, warm and a strong north wind for some sailboarding. Here's raising a cold one to you.

    Cheers.
     
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    I should be watching fireworks right now, but instead I'm watching a five-week-old baby while my wife gets some well-needed rest. Hope everyone else had a great day!
     
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    If it makes you feel any better Jordan, our family also stayed in - with a 3.5 year old, a 9 month old who is sick, and two dogs, it can be hard to get out for fireworks. There is always next year.....

    It sure was a beautiful day though!!
     
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    Had to work this morning and evening, but got to the park for ice cream and a concert during the afternoon. Took some digisnaps just to give the poor little Nikon D some excercise.
     
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    Kitimat's shrunk since then and the valley is pretty much clear cut, but we're still perched on the edge of paradise :smile:

    Murray
     
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    A belated Happy Canada Day!

    I love threads like this, I always end up in Google Earth looking up the places mentioned!
     
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    Happy Dominion Day!

    Don't you mean Dominion Day?

    I had a very happy Dominion Day; I was up on Parliament Hill, at the Cenotaph and in the Market area of Ottawa, photographing. It's always interesting when you are stopped by a photographer, usually an older person, who looks at your cameras, and says words to the effect of, "Nikon Fs! I haven't seen those in years!" I had that happen yesterday no less than five times; it would seem that my two motorized Nikon Fs still command attention.