Faces of Canada Day

Last Monday, I went to the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association's Canada Day party. The cloudy weather actually made it more enjoyable because it wasn't too hot. A great time was had by all. , including me, and not have a lot to do with

The festivities started off with a rousing rendition of Oh, Canada (in both national languages) and This Land is Your Land

Everyone was wearing the flag in different ways

This little guy wasn't sure about it all

The requisite speeches by politicians (blessedly short). Here the president of the SLNA introduces Pam McConnell, our City Councillor

Some people brought their friends

Kids having fun with the flag

People talking to their neighbours

and laughing with them 

Faces that had done some living

new (and not impressed) faces

Time travelers from the War of 1812

Even Mother Nature showed up

And then there was cake

We came to this country. 31 years ago and have never regretted it. It's become our new home and we have put down roots just as deeply as our Danish ones. One of the things I love the most about Canada is how welcoming everyone is. We may all come from different places, but we are all neighbours.


AlisonH said…
I LOVE this! What a joyful post!
Birgit Ballantyne said…
Really nice, Lene! I feel the same way about my Canada. Love this country and my life in it.
Irving said…
This is fantastic!