Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day 2009 , Canada's 142nd Birthday,


Well it's Canada Day here and I thought that I would show a few postcards , indicative of Canada. Normally the postcards that I send of to people are regional in type , either of Calgary or Alberta. so without further ado , let's have a look at Canada .First up is the Canadian flag card. Here in Canada, we refer to our flag as simply , The Maple Leaf. It was raised for the first time on February 15, 1965. Our flag is the symbol of the nation's unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion.
Next card shows the Parliament Building of Canada, in Ottawa.The current building was completed in 1922 , while the Peace Tower was completed in 1927.
The next card shows The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. The first ride took place in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1887, while the first public display of the ride took place in 1901.
The Polar Bear card is a great card , reflecting our great northern territories. If you want to see polar bears in Canada, your best bet would be a visit to Churchill, Manitoba.
My last card for this Canada Day is one with a red maple leaf , shown against a blue sky and between two red strips as on our flag. The Maple Leaf has been a symbol of Canada since 1867 or possibly even earlier. The Maple Leaf is one of the most widely recognized National Symbols of Canada. It was added to the Canadian Coat of Arms in 1921.

That's my history lesson for this day, other than to mention a few of the things that make me proud to be a Canadian. These would include Hockey, Our Democracy, The Maple Leaf, Peace Keeping, Lester Pearson, Tim Horton's, and The Montreal Expos (sadly they are no more) .
Before signing off today, I want to wish all Canadians here at home and all Canadians abroad, a Very Happy Canada Day.
Take care.

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