Posted by: trashee | June 29, 2007

Happy 140th!

Me, I love Canada Day! Those of us who are lucky to reside in the nation’s capital have a bit of a different perspective than the rest of the country. My family and I try to make it down to the Hill every few years just to re-experience the atmosphere. You and 300,000 others are crowded into the area in and around the Parliamentary Precinct and everyone is celebrating loudly and proudly. For those who have never experienced Canada Day in Ottawa – make it one of those things that you vow to do before you die. Trust me – it’ll be worth it!
And because Canada Day wouldn’t be Canada Day without gleefully comparing ourselves to the jingoists to the south, I thought I’d add a great quote from a man that many of us wish were a Canuck but isn’t – Michael Moore:
“I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a ‘deserter.’ What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar and a functional illiterate. And he poops in his pants.”
There are more of these nuggets in the The G&M today


  1. I have to agree… Canada Day in Ottawa is an experience.

    If you ever get a chance, get a ride in a small plane around Parliament hill for the fireworks. You have to get in the air early because the planes get stacked up and there’s realistically only so many “spots”… but it’s really cool to watch the fireworks come up and burst beneath you!

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