Canada Day – 150 Years !

HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY NEIGHBORS

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

Amazing video!!

 

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Canadian Humor –ย 

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Farewell Salutes –ย 

Nelson Allen – Yarmouth, NS, CAN; RC Army, WWII

James Andrew – Vancouver, CAN; RC Army, WWII, Seaforth Highlanders

Douglas Brown – Ottawa, CAN; RC Army, WWII

Carl Carlson – Calgary, CAN; RC Army, WWII, radio operator

Robert Cook Manitoba, CAN; RC Navy, WWII

Arie Fox – Toronto, CAN; RC Air Force, WWII

Peter Hires – Calgary, CAN; RC Army, WWII, medic

Jack LaForet – Windsor, CAN; RC Navy, WWII

David Lee – B.C., CAN; RC Army, WWII, Lt., 12th Manitoba Dragoons

George Reddy – brn: India/ Vancouver, CAN; RAF, WWII

Thomas Riley – Winnipeg, CAN; RC Army, WWII, Gov.-Gen. Horse Guards, Royal Canadian Artillery & the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

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  1. Totally awesome video. I have a friend who was born in Highland Park, MI. His family moved to Canada because of his father’s job at Ford. When WWII started, he joined the RAF as a fighter pilot. He flew out of several bases in England. The ironic part is that he came home and became an Episcopal priest.

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  2. It’s been a long time since visiting our northern neighbors. It’s only a 3 1/2 hour drive from here to the capital of Manitoba at Winnipeg. Gotta get this on my list!

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  3. Hey GP! I added comments to the page https://professionalshealthconnection.com/fitness/exercises-for-seniors/ so you can let me know what you think.

    Be sure to read the blog first though – there’s some good advice in there too.

    Please let me know how you make out ok? I am working on larger fonts for the exercises – should have that pretty soon.

    Good luck GP !

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  4. Great you 2 video and I read a lot about 150 years

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  5. I am always a little behind in reading your work. I was especially interested in this post because I grew up near Niagara Falls New York and spent a lot of my free days in Canada. I remember when July 1st was called Dominion Day. Canadians are great friends to the USA, the best any country could ever have. You have written another fine post, this time in honor of our fine friends to the north, thank you.

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    • Certainly my pleasure, Kevin. No problem getting behind, I’m doing it constantly – I think I’m perpetually off-schedule!! Niagara is where I’ve been to Canada, like so many others. I found it beautiful and friendly.

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  6. I would like to visit Canada some time

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  7. Sorry, sorry, sorry! I forgot to reblog in time. But dont bash the Britains, they got Theresa May and the divorse of the European Union. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now in some month the cat in Downing Street 10 will not have anymore good food from Europe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. I have been through many Canada Day celebrations. I found this YouTube video especially touching. It captured the essence of what Canada is all about. Thank you GP!

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  9. Absolutely love the video and the joke about our navy hahahaha!

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  10. It was a great party all day! Thank you for showcasing our countries celebrations GP!
    W

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  11. Oh wow! What an awesome tribute! I’ve always admired the dignity of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • As I listened to various videos, I did remember you saying that once before as I saw this one. The video made me proud to have them as neighbors – I’m so glad you liked it too!!

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  12. Reblogged this on KCJones and commented:
    YES Happy Birthday Canada!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Canada! It’s great having you as a neighbor. โ€“Curt

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  14. Wishing all Canadians an amazing celebration. We are just in the early stages of planning our first visit to Canada next year. Thinking East & West Coast + the Maritimes. All hints gratefully accepted. Guess since we are coming from Oz it will be a 6-8 week trip – but not in winter. LOL. I’d have to invest in an entirely different wardrobe for that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Happy Birthday, Everybody !!

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  16. Happy Birthday Canada Day to Canada, and all my sweet Canadian friends!
    HUGS!!! Our 4th of July is almost here, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. O Canada! It’s one of those places I love to visit as there is so much to explore.

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  18. WOW … thanks for that.
    Still pretty young as countries go.

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  19. Happy Birthday Canada!

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  20. Thank you so much GP. It is a good day.
    Leslie

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  21. wonderful they are still
    our neighbors ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. This is Independence Day week, and I’m glad that Canada will share in the celebrations!

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  23. It sure is great being neighbors with Canada and having the joy of traveling there. 150 years, wow.

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  24. Happy Canada day to our neighbors and allies right across the border. May our relationship continue and grow stronger as a means to overcome the divisevness of the current time.

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  25. Excellent video! My family travels in eastern Canada and we’ve enjoyed every visit. And now I’m hooked on poutine.

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    • That one is unique, isn’t it?! It’s been awhile since I was last up there, can you think of other Canadian meals you like?

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      • If you like to eat fish, they have really good salmon, of course, but a lot of times, varieties you don’t see on menus around here, like pickerel, walleye, black crappie, etc. And this may sound weird, but I love pea soup, and the Quรฉbรฉcois have “habitant” yellow pea soup that’s the best. They have really good beef, too, from Alberta. Quebec City has any kind of good food, they must have more restaurants and bakeries per capita than anywhere I’ve been. Toronto has Polish and Hungarian. Ok, now I’m hungry again.

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        • You’ve got me hungry too! But I’ll have to go to the store and buy and some yellow peas !! I love pea soup and often make it, but I’m going to try and find a yellow pea recipe and see if different!! Thanks.

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  26. ใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™๏ผ๏ผ๏ผšD

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    • ็งใŸใกใฎๆœ€ใ‚‚่ฟ‘ใ„้šฃไบบใฎใŸใ‚ใซใ‚ใชใŸใฎ้ก˜ใ„ใ‚’้€ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚ใชใŸใฎ้žๅธธใซใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

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  27. Happy Canada Day, GP! That’s a great video!

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  28. I continue to be impressed that you remember so many of the patriotic holidays. I’ve RT this.

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  29. Though separate nations, we seem to be like close relatives. I enjoyed the video!

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  30. Nice tribute to some pretty good neighbors.

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  31. Happy celebrations ๐Ÿ‘

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  32. What a lovely idea, GP Cox! The video is awesome.
    โ€œOh ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ beautifuuuuuuul Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ! Happy Biiiiiiiiiiirthday to you!!โ€๐ŸŒนโค
    Hugs and warm greetings from much too sunny โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธNorway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด, (phew, I shouldn’t complain thinking about Florida in July… ๐Ÿ˜œ)
    The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Dina,
      I got on line this morning with my headphones, prepared to spend quite a bit of time listening to O Canada videos. It did not take very long for this one to come up and POW, it seemed so powerful – I knew right then and there it HAD to be the one for their 150th!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      GP Cox

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    • Greetings from us in Cley as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations O’ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ!
      Klausbernd, Siir and Selma ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿ‘ญ

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  33. Pride and Glory, Steel and Blood, I stand in attention in due respect.

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  34. I celebrate Canada Day each year, mostly because of my friends who live there or who were born there. I’m overdue for another visit to Canada.

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  35. hope they all enjoy their celebrations, they deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  36. Such a huge country, and many connections to the UK still of course.
    (Well, maybe not Quebec! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  37. Thanks for the reminder, and the wonderful video. I’m off to extend greetings to my north-of-the-border readers!

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  38. Not only an amazing video, GP, it oozes with pride! Really nice, strong

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  39. Pierre Lagacรฉ

    Thanks neighbour.

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