The beaver is Canada's national animal.
The long weekend has started for many and that means travel. So if you are 'out and about' ride safe or drive safe!
Canada is 146 years old on July 1st. We are a country built on diversity, equality, and love our wild and woolly northern identity. Canada was born July 1st, 1867. We have 10 Provinces and 3 Territories. We are the second largest country in the world in terms of land mass.
Our flag is a red and white with a maple leaf in the centre.
Our head of state is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and our countries political system is based on the British Parliamentary system. The Governor General is the Queen's representative in political affairs. We spell things differently and speak the 'Queen's English'.
We are famous for our breathtaking scenery, maple syrup,
and Tim Horton's double double (coffee with room for double sugar & double cream) and Canadian Maple doughnuts <-- **Canadian spelling - others spell it donut. Lacrosse is our national sport - not hockey (although we love it). Some people think we live in igloos (nope) and that we have winter all year (nope).
Our National Police force is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and they are famous for their red serge tunics and the musical ride and they always get their man, ask Snidely Whiplash the villian from Dudley Do-Right Mountie extraordinaire.
We are a hospitable people with our warm welcoming attitude to those who visit our country or wish to make it their new home. We are a land of peacekeepers. We aren't perfect, but who is.
Most importantly Canadian's don't say 'Eh' and we are not Bob and Doug McKenzie........
HAPPY 146th BIRTHDAY CANADA!!!!!!!