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Same as your July 4. It is a paid holiday so I don't have to work at the office today, but I am working at the gym. Kind of cool, I get paid to work 2 jobs, and I am only working one. Not too shabby
 

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Where is this Canada you keep talking about.
 

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QUOTE(Melly Jo @ Jul 1 2004, 08:59 AM)It is a paid holiday so I don't have to work at the office today
So, in other words, you get to take off, eh?
 

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Yepper, it's going to be a great day eh


Brief history...

Canada has a birthday on July 1st. Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada that is celebrated with family picnics, barbeques, and fireworks.

Canada Day is always observed on July 1st unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed the following day. (Though many people still celebrate on the Sunday).

A long time ago, Canada belonged to Great Britain. Over time, parts of the country joined together and wanted to form their own government.

On July 1, 1867, the British government (under Queen Victoria) approved a plan which allowed Canada to become an independent country with its own government. This new nation, which remained loyal to Britain, was called the Dominion of Canada. At that time, the new Dominion of Canada had only four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). These days, there are 10 provinces and 3 territories
 

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I am just curious, how many of you didn't know that July 1 is Canada's birthday? Isn't that part of what the International Freedom festival is all about? It seems so funny how Canadians know what is going on with the US, but a lot of the time Americans have no clue what is going on over here.


Even me being Canadian, I use the imperial system more then the metric. I guess living so close to the boarder you become "americanized"
 

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I knew it was Canada day, but I was shocked when I started dating a Canadian girl to learn that Thanksgiving is really in October :) (made it easy to do that "family" stuff though with the days being a month apart...)

PS Happy Canada Day!
 

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QUOTE(waxonwaxoff @ Jul 1 2004, 10:50 AM)Happy Canada Day!
I'm 25% Canandian, I should only have to work 75% of the day!
I agree, take part of the day off on me
 

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This should probably go in the song lyrics thread, but it fits here...

Coo coo coo coo coo....
Take off to the great white north
Its a beauty way to go
Take off to the great white north

Take off to the great white north
Its a beauty way to go
Take off to the great white north

(reapeat till end)
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Jul 1 2004, 11:22 AM)This should probably go in the song lyrics thread, but it fits here...

Coo coo coo coo coo....
Take off to the great white north
Its a beauty way to go
Take off to the great white north

Take off to the great white north
Its a beauty way to go
Take off to the great white north

(reapeat till end)
 

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Thank you for that info about Canada Day, MellyJo. I knew it was the independence day but didn't know the dates, number of provinces, and such. It's been a long time away from my Canadian roots
But we are planning a trip to Guelph, Ontario at the end of the month to introduce Greg to my 2 aunts and cousins
 
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