How do you blow out 145 candles at once?

Today is a very special day.  It’s Canada’s 145th birthday, commonly known as Canada Day.  Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st across the country and marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada – that’s the technical explanation, but Canada Day also means fireworks, parades, concerts, festivals, and basically the year’s biggest national party.  It’s extra special this year because July 1st falls on a Sunday which means the holiday is moved to  Monday, July 2nd which is MY BIRTHDAY!!!  Yay me, it’s almost like all the parties will be for me!! LOL

One of our national symbols is the maple leaf which you will find on Canada’s flag, so in honour of my great country’s birthday, I give you the maple leaf!

Happy Birthday Canada, and I hope all of my fellow Canadians have an awesome long weekend!!!  Mine started off great at Big Music Fest in Owen Sound, Ontario yesterday, and I will be posting photos in the next few days :).

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28 Responses to How do you blow out 145 candles at once?

  1. jmgoyder says:

    Oh Canada! We lived there for 5 years when I was a kid.

  2. Happy Canada Day – and thanks for the maple leaf!

    • You are welcome and Happy Canada Day to you too :). I hope your day was as wonderful as mine was! My hubby and I hopped in the car this morning and spent the whole day driving along the shores of Lake Huron photographing lighthouses.

  3. Happy Birthday to both you and Canada!

  4. zelmare says:

    Yay! Happy Canada day, but more importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! 🙂

  5. beckyday6 says:

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow! Woop woop! 🙂

  6. J. G. Burdette says:

    My grandfather lived up in Canada for a time. He had a fishing fleet there, but returned to the US later.

    Happy Birthday to you.

    • Thank you so much :). Where did your grandfather live in Canada?

      • J. G. Burdette says:

        We think it was in Alberta. I’ve been trying to track down where exactly it was he lived, but no luck. It was in the 1920s.

      • Have you ever tried checking census records? I have been working on my family tree, and the information available on Canadian census records is incredible.

      • J. G. Burdette says:

        I use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and a few other websites, but I haven’t run across his name. I only seen one person around that time living in Alberta with the name Burdett/Burdette and correct birth year, but their first name was wrong. Does Canada have a website that allows you to search its Census?

      • I’m not sure because I have a full membership to Ancestry, so I just use that. If you don’t have a membership I could look him up for you sometime if you want.

      • J. G. Burdette says:

        Oh, that would be wonderful!

      • When you get a chance email me at loonybin@sympatico.ca with his full name, his birth date, his date of death, wife’s name if he was married at the time – basically any information you have about him, and I will check it out. I love doing stuff like that!! I should really be in a research job of some kind LOL.

  7. Next year we’ll be joining in the celebrations with you!!! Happy Canada day & veeeeeeeery happy birthday!!! 😀 **

    • You will have so much fun!! There are fireworks in many towns and cities and people get really into the celebrations, painting red maple leaves on their faces and wearing Canada t-shirts. As you know, I got my birthday present early (my Canon Rebel T3i), and I put it to good use today. I took tons of photos!!

  8. Northern Narratives says:

    Happy Birthday to both of you 🙂

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