TGCBB will run from June 25 - July 1 - that gives you a week to hop around the different blogs, find out some Canadian facts and enter all of the great contests going on!
A few Canadian Facts:
- Canada did not have a national flag until February 15, 1965 when the Maple Leaf was adopted by parliament
- Newfoundland was the first area explored by Europeans, and the last to become an official province (1949)
- Basketball was invented by a Canadian, James Naismith
- Winnie the Pooh is based on a black bear from Winnipeg (he was donated to the London Zoo)
- one of MY favorite books, Anne of Green Gables, was written by Canadian Author Lucy Maude Montgomery
As a family, we host a bbq for our friends every year. It started off our first Canada Day living in this house, and has continued as an annual tradition. Over the years, the party has changed - what used to start in the evening and continue to the wee hours of the morning has now evolved into an afternoon get together and bbq, with most of our friends heading home between 8 and 10pm - things change when everyone starts having families - and of course we want the kiddo's to get in on the celebrations!
|Canada Day 2010 - Jules all tired out from a long day|
|Canada Day 2011 - the boys playing on the deck|
|Canada Day 2011 - hubby ready for a party!|
And now - onto the prize! Kernels Popcorn has generously donated a $30.00 virtual gift card for one of MY readers. That means that YOU (well, all the Canadian YOU) have the chance to win it! Just use the rafflecopter form below to get your entries in - and remember, it is only open to Canadians (check out the Kernels Sponsor Spotlight)!
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