Happy Canada Day

By Glen
@glenniah (1252)
Mandurah, Australia
July 7, 2016 5:42am CST
On July 1st I was invited to celebrate Canada Day with some Canadian friends. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Would we play Ice Hockey or enjoy some Maple Syrup with Pancakes? On the evening of the event I was dressed up in Red and White, (well it was off white actually) but the closest I could get to white. There were around 50 guests, some ex pats and some Aussies. On arrival we were all put into different Groups which were named after Canadian birds and animals. I was in the Beavers Group and we had to make little Beavers from food items spread out on the table. Who knew Beavers (rodents) were an emblem of Canada? I learned a few interesting facts about Canada that I hadn't previously been aware of including slang words It is winter over here so there were no barbecues outside or fireworks, we enjoyed a lovely meal inside by the fire. It was a delightful evening celebrating the birth of a country with different cultures and making new friends along the way
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@dodo19 (25815)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Jul 16
It's nice that you did something for Canada Day. Honestly, I thought that the only place to have festivities for Canada Day was here in Canada, and the only people celebrating this day were Canadians. I have to say I am happy to be Canadian. It's a good place to live.
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
11 Jul 16
@dodo19 It was Canadians who organised it but it was attended by all and sundry. I'm coming to Canada next year and am a lot worried about the cold in March
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@dodo19 (25815)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Jul 16
@glenniah our weather has been strange the last few winters. It's been crazy, but if you're not used to it then I can understand. Which part of Canada will you be visiting?
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
17 Jul 16
@dodo19 Oh dear I did know the answer to your question now I have forgotten. I think Toronto
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@jaboUK (48861)
• United Kingdom
7 Jul 16
You were pretty creative with the beaver cakes. It's always nice to make new friends.
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
11 Jul 16
@jaboUK Hello. Some parts of the beavers were eaten but we managed to salvage some
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@jaboUK (48861)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 16
@glenniah Huh? - You didn't eat them all?
@garymarsh6 (11783)
• United Kingdom
7 Jul 16
It is nice to celebrate and learn about other cultures and interesting habits. Sounds like it was a nice evening.
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
11 Jul 16
@garymarsh6 Hi Gary, Yes it is great to meet new people and especially those from other cultures
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@paigea (19561)
• Canada
16 Jul 16
I love your little beavers!
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
17 Jul 16
@paigea. Thank you, I think some may have been eating along the way :0)
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@Inlemay (17077)
• South Africa
8 Jul 16
Well it is ironcially reading this after just watching a Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic beat Federer and now Federer is out of Wimbledon so I shall route for Milos! Go Canada
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
11 Jul 16
@Inlemay And here is another piece of irony for you. Just after I read your comment I heard the news that Federer was out. So yep, go Canada now!
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@JudyEv (88141)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
That would have been fun. I like Canadians. Of all the other countries, Canadians seem the closest in nature to Australians.
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@glenniah (1252)
• Mandurah, Australia
7 Jul 16
@JudyEv Yes I agree Judy they are quite similar.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
This is the 4th of July celebration we do here in the states, ours is 240 years old . . .