Happy 139th birthday, Canada!

On this Canada Day, we have pomp and ceremony in Ottawa, parades, musicals events and fireworks in many communities and many vacationers at cottages and campgrounds. We’re at home awaiting family guests, some from the US too. The weather is too hot, body and brain feel mushy, so I leave you with a few links to peruse about Canada.
About Canada’s national anthem
How Canada got its name
Garry Gaudet’s irreverent look at our marriage of convenience with US , who is also celebrating a birthday on July 4th.
“some sobering reading for both Canadian and American alike on this holiday weekend” by Thunder Bay, Ontario blogger Peter.
LATER: Erika writes about a special CBC-TV documentary: The Canadian Guitar. I forgot about that, so thanks for the reminder, Erika.
Guess what language this Canadian anthem is – thanks to mirabilis.

July 1, 2006 in Canada and BC, Culture, History by Marja-Leena