Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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.
  

3 comments:

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!