Happy Birthday Canada
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Time for Family
Time to Commune with Nature
Tribute to Hardworking Canadians
A Fitting Celebration to a Great Day for All Canadians
Center Island, Toronto Islands, Ontario
In case you were asked: (answers from some website I forgot to bookmark) :)
1. What is Canada's national animal? Beaver.
The beaver is a large aquatic rodent and appears on the Canadian nickel. So, it's not a noble creature like the bald eagle, but it's pretty damn cute none the less.
2. What term meaning "a specially large sofa with upholstered arms", are Canadians known to use? chesterfield.
The word chesterfield came into use in Canada around 1903 and originally referred “specifically to a couch with upright armrests at
3. What is Canada's national winter sport? ice hockey
Hockey originated in Windsor, a small town in the province of Ontario, in the early 1800's. To truly be Canadian you must love ice hockey :) The summer national sport is lacrosse.
4. What food do Canadians consume per capita more than any other nationality on earth? macaroni and cheese dinner.
The majority of that percentage comes from my household.
5. The Canadian Government has turned its small bills into coins commonly known as "loonies" and "toonies". True or False? True
The term "loonie" originated as a result of the loon being on the one dollar coin. The two dollar coin consists of two "loonies" hence the term "toonie".
6. What alcoholic beverage do Canadians usually prefer? Beer. Yes we Canadians sure like our beer.
7. Canada has a small population, and a majority of the people dwell in igloos. True or false? False
Statistics Canada states that: Canada has 9,976,100 square kilometers with a population of 31,260,388 (April 2002). A majority of Canadians do dwell in houses, however the Inuits do dwell in igloos up north.
8. Canada's national police force are the Mounties. Yes or No? Yes
Although Mounties are known for their ensemble, the red uniform is only worn on ceremonial occasions.
9. Canadianisms are said to be our own language of slangs. Which of the four is NOT considered a Canadianism? a 2/4. toques, hoser or bloke
A two-four is a twenty four case of beer, tuques (or toques) are winter hats, hoser is a term we call each other and the word bloke is an English term meaning guy.
10. Which month is Victoria Day celebrated in? May
Queen Victoria's birthday, the 24th of May, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of Canada in 1845. Victoria Day is only celebrated in Canada.
11. Canada's groundhog: Wiarton Willy is brown coloured, and like America's Punxsutawney Phil. True or False? False. Our furry beast named Willy is albino and hails from Wiarton, Ontario.
12. Canada's most populated city is ____________.
Toronto has a population of 2.48 million people and holds the world's largest tower: the CN Tower, which stands in the heart of downtown Toronto.
13. Which day is Boxing Day celebrated on? December 26th. Boxing Day is a statutory holiday and lies on the day after Christmas.
14. What is the name of Canada's most famous sailing vessel? Bluenose.
The Bluenose was built in 1920 and appears on the Canadian dime. It competed in races with other famous fishing schooners and was known for its victories.
15. Which of these hairdo's is stereotypical of a Canadian hockey player? A mullet.
This hairdo, or should I say hairdon't seems to be coming back...unfortunately, although not all hockey players sport them. Other words for the mullet are: shorty-longback, business upfront-party in the back, a yup-nope and a Kentucky waterfall.
The rest of the Canada Day pics are here
You know what's another cause for celebration? the NEW Issue of PinoyExpats!!!! It's BACKKKKKKKK!