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Our Canada Day

The sun is setting on Canada Day and the cold north wind blows

the clouds quickly across the sky. The rain and the wind hampered our outside celebrations but we carried on. Besides there was a Riders game on the TV so you know where most of our guests were.

Little A is now safely tucked in for the night; perhaps the start of another tradition to carry on. We did manage (between rain storms and naps); our yearly photo with the grandchildren showing how much can change in just one year.

I’ve been prepping A for Canada’s birthday for a while. We regularly wave the maple leaf and go “yeah”. Nan sings “Oh Canada” and we read a variety of Canadian books. We found, as you can see from the photo, the cutest shirts for our littles.

The bigger picture, and of course more long term, is to help our grandchildren realize how fortunate they are to have been born here. We hope to show them our values alongside the stunning beauty of this wonderful place we are blessed to call our home. That the positives of Canada need to be balanced with the work that the future generation must continue to do with Reconciliation, climate change and sustainability.

The rain dampened the party but it did nothing to decrease the joy this day brings. Surrounded by family and friends we celebrate.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

6 thoughts on “Our Canada Day

    1. Ah thanks. I guess I did end up striking the right cord! I had a tough time with the last paragraph and then finally it came. Happy Canada Day back to you! Thanks for stopping in to leave a comment.


    1. The weather didn’t cooperative but it was about more than just enjoying the patio. It was about the blessings. The pictures turned out quite good considering how windy, wet and cool it was

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