Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hey Canada - let's celebrate with #TGCBB

The Great Canadian Blog Bash (TGCBB) is here! Brought to you by Whispered Inspirations, Positively Pampered Patty, Kats Confessions, Mom vs. the Boys and Good Girl Gone Green -  I am teaming up with them and a great group of bloggers to help celebrate Canada, our awesome country,  in a BIG way!  Each blog is celebrating Canada Day - and there are lots of great giveaways going on - open only to CANADIANS!


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)!





a Rafflecopter giveaway

101 comments:

  1. We spend Canada day outside, in the sun and then enjoy some fireworks at night.

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  2. We have an annual bbq and pool party.

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  3. Heading to the beach and having a BBQ with the family!

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  4. I go camping every Canada Day long weekend and we go down to the beach and set off fireworks and have a midnight swim! So fun! :3

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  5. We spend time with family and watch the fireworks
    thanks

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  6. We'll be traveling to Ontario from Alberta to watch fireworks and celebrate with our family :)

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  7. Probably working for Canada Day :(

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  8. We spend Canada Day watching parades and fireworks. There are lots of shows nearby so we have lots of options to choose from!

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  9. There was no extra info box for the GFC option; my name is MommyKat

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  10. I always spend Canada Day outside with friends and family!

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  11. We celebrate with a BBQ

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  12. We will be having a backyard BBQ with our family to celebrate Canada Day

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  13. this year we will be building a fence!

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  14. Our community has a whole weekend of fun and we try to get to the parade and the pancake breakfast.

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  15. For the past few years (and weather permitting we will again this year) go out to Banff and hang out there for the day. They have a bunch of stuff going on there.

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  16. Jennifer Barata AllenJune 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    BBQ with my family

    jmbarata21@hotmail.com

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  17. Celebrate Canada Day by celebrating my daugher's birthday, she shares her birth day with Canada, we have an ice cream cake and go see the fireworks

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  18. No box in the form to put my GFC name,
    following via GFC ginette4

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  19. We celebrate Canada Day by having a neighbourhood barbeque!

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  20. Usually at community celebrations on Canada Day. Fireworks are great!

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  21. We BBQ and then head to the fireworks

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  22. This year I think we'll do a picnic and take our daughter to see the fireworks.

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  23. we usually watch fireworks at the bayfront

    Amber Y

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  24. We go to our local festivities and then our town has fireworks!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  25. gfc follower breej23

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  26. We're usually very low key and watch the fireworks from our backyard, occasionally have a few friends or family members over. :)

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    1. I'm your GFC follower Rae T. (Auqakuh) :)

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  27. We'll go down to the waterfront and watch the fireworks

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  28. GFC follower

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  29. We celebrate my son's birthday on canada day


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

    belinda mcnabb

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  30. Going to see the fireworks!

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  31. We go to a friends place and they have swimming, fireworks, a live band and tons of people. We look forward to it every year. Great giveaway, I LOVE Kernels popcorn!

    I follow you via GFC (Journeysof TheZoo).

    Regards, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  32. We always attend our city's celebrations.

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  33. Our family goes up to our trailer for Canada Day!

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  34. We celebrate Canada Day with a barbecue
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  35. We celebrate Canada at our community event.

    tinalee351 at gmail dot com

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  36. Watch fireworks from the balcony

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  37. This year, we are having a barbeque for family and friends. I am going to make a Canada cake for dessert.
    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
    dod@rogers.com

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  38. Watch fireworks at local park

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  39. Picnic in the park!

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  40. At Princess Island Park..with a bunch of Calgarians, Great Music, Yummy food..AND RED & WHITE FACE PAINT :)

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  41. hubby is home from work so hopefully we are able to find some fireworks for the kids to watch (but probably not as he has to be up at 4am the next morning to go to work)

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  42. Going to watch fireworks and bbq
    Marla

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  43. its my birthday so cake and ifreworks

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  44. We're driving to Ottawa to celebrate in the capital.

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  45. BB-Q and fireworks on TV.

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  46. For as long as I can remember, my mom's side of the family has held a reunion on July 1.

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  47. Spending the afternoon at park, then waiting till dark for the fireworks.

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  48. We celebrate Canada Day by having a cookout.

    brutbarb (at) yahoo . ca

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  49. We go to Jasper National Park for their celebrations every year!

    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  50. isn't it funny how parties change as we get older! lol we like to go the city to take in the parade!

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  51. Just hanging out with my family.

    bulbshift (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  52. Fireworks & family time! DS turns ONE! YAY!

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  53. BBQ and fireworks of course!

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  54. I love taking it easy and just enjoying the day quietly.

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  55. we celebrate Canada Day with a family BBQ

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  56. We usually end up at the inlaws having burgers, bonfire, and fireworks!

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  57. Watching the fireworks with friends probably screaming alot. Hehe.

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  58. We celebrate with a family & friends barbecue.

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  59. We go to our local fairgrounds for some town fun and then fireworks.

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  60. Probably BBQ and pool fun with my cousins.

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  61. We are celebrating a birthday with a BB-q, and then fireworks!

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  62. keugree at yahoo dot ca

    Going to Canada's Wonderland

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  63. we go to the fireworks the night before, then the parade and whatever activities for the little one!! then a bbq.
    nathania.a at gmail dot com

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  64. parade, fireworks and fun with friends!

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  65. visiting our local parks that have events going on all day!

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  66. this year I'm going to go to a street festival and maybe keep my 4 year old up to watch the fireworks!

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  67. Checking out the local events in our city at the park

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  68. Checking out the local events in our city

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  69. Usually staying at home. Hoping for a BBQ this year.

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  70. We are going to our local city celebration to watch a concert

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  71. Normally we have a bbq, make smores and just enjoy each other! Thanks so much for participating in TGCBB, we are very happy you took part! And MMMMMM I love Kernels Popcorn!

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  72. I will be spending the day with my family and working at night.

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  73. I am staying home, letting the kids flop around in their pool and eating tonnes of ice cream!

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  74. We celebrate simply by being awesome!

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  75. Water fun with sprinklers, pools, take in a parade, BBQ and end with fireworks display

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  76. This year we will likely go down to the river and spend time at the cabin!

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  77. We have a nice family get together, supper, a Canadian dessert, then if the weather is nice, we have a fire and make smores, or we got to the fireworks. Whatever we do we always have a nice time. Thanks for joining #TGCBB!

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  78. We usually join the Canada Day celebrations in Wascana Park in Regina, SK. This year, we are going to Moose Jaw for a 10 km race I am doing..then a pancake breakfast afterward and checking out whatever else is happening in Moose Jaw tomorrow.

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  79. We usually spend Canada Day with a picnic in the park or BBQ.

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  80. We don't normally tend to do anything special right on Canada Day.

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  81. We usually just hang around the house and maybe watch some fireworks later.

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  82. we go down to the marina for live music and yummy fatty treats for the whole after noon till night time then we watch some fire works!

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  83. I celebrate by watching fireworks!

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  84. Have to say great giveaway hun! Love the pic of you and your babe, so sweet. Stopping in from TGCBB!

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