HAPPY CANADA DAY

Today Canada turns 144 so here are 144 reasons why I love Canada

  1. Our international stereotype is being “nice”
  2. Free health care
  3. Lorne Michaels is Canadian!
  4. It’s so special Wills and Kate came to celebrate on their first official royal visit together.
  5. Lacrosse is one of our national sports (and the Rock is one of Toronto’s only winning sports teams)
  6. Tim Horton’s
  7. Rich indie music scene
  8. Poutine
  9. Anne of Green Gables
  10. Fashion Television
  11. …and host Jeanne Beker
  12. William Shatner
  13. our beautiful landscape
  14. K’Naan
  15. Paul Anka
  16. Calgary Stampede
  17. Steamwhistle
  18. TIFF
  19. We eat more mac and cheese than any other country
  20. Winnie the Pooh was from Winnipeg
  21. Canadian Gideon Sundback designed the modern zipper
  22. The first frozen food was invented by another Canadian, Archibald Huntsman
  23. Christopher Plummer
  24. Mike Myers
  25. Moosehead
  26. Neil Young
  27.  Leonard Cohen
  28.  Rush
  29.  Bryan Adams
  30.  Joe Shuster
  31.  Canadian cheeses!
  32.  Native American culture
  33.  The Rockies
  34. Louise Arbour
  35.  Terry Fox
  36.  Trivial Pursuit was invented by Canadians
  37.  …so was basketball
  38. …and five-pin bowling
  39.  Curling’s just cool
  40.  Sir Frederick Banting was one of the discoverers of insulin
  41.  Wolverine’s Canadian
  42.  Dan Aykroyd
  43.  John Candy
  44.  SCTV
  45.  Kids in the Hall
  46.  East Coast kitchen parties
  47.  Michael Cera
  48.  Ellen Page
  49.  Q with Jian Ghomeshi
  50.  Hillside Festival
  51.  Michael J Fox
  52.  Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert
  53. Swiss Chalet
  54.  Paul Gross
  55.  Molly Johnson
  56.  Paul Haggis
  57. The Tragically Hip
  58.  Eugene Levy
  59.  Lainey Gossip
  60.  The Notebook couple, Rachel McAdams…
  61.  …and Ryan Gosling
  62.  George Stroumboulopoulos
  63.  James Cameron
  64.  John Fluevog
  65.  Regina Fold Fest
  66.  Russell Peters
  67.  Our Mounties
  68.  Rockin the Fields Festival
  69.  Norma Shearer
  70. Martin Short
  71.  Donald Sutherland
  72.  …and son Kiefer
  73.   Osheaga
  74.  Who is Alex Trebek?
  75.  Rufus Wainwright
  76.  Shambhala
  77.  The Group of Seven
  78.  …and Emily Carr
  79.  Newfoundland’s George Street Festival
  80.   Loonies
  81.  …and calling our two dollar coin Toonies
  82.  timbits
  83.  Colm Feore
  84.  Glenn Gould
  85.  Folk on the Rocks in NWT
  86.  Todd McFarlane
  87.  we actually do say “eh”
  88.  St Lawrence Market
  89.  Trans Canada Trail
  90.  Cottage countries
  91.  The Beauties
  92.  Steppenwolf
  93.  Degrassi
  94.  diversity
  95.  Catherine O’Hara
  96.  Barenaked Ladies
  97.  Sam Roberts Band
  98.  David Cronenberg
  99.  Our beer ads rock
  100.  Allanis Morrissette
  101.  Sarah Polley
  102.  Sidney Crosby
  103.  Free the Children
  104.  Tommy Chong
  105.  Strange Brew
  106.  Linda Evangelista
  107.  Ice wine
  108.  Toques
  109.  Colourful currency
  110.  Alan Thicke
  111.  Beavertail
  112.  Just for Laughs
  113.  CNE
  114.  Anna Paquin
  115.  Kardinal Offishall
  116.  Luminato
  117.  Brendan Fraser
  118.  Margaret Atwood
  119.  We invented velcro
  120.  Nuit Blanche
  121.  Shad
  122.  Glenn Ford
  123.  Bryan Lee O’Malley
  124.  O Canada
  125.  Zambonis
  126.  Kim Cattrall
  127.  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae who wrote “In Flanders Fields”
  128.  Blue Rodeo
  129.   Pacey…I mean Joshua Jackson
  130.  Back bacon
  131.  Patrick Cox
  132.  Wayson Choy
  133.  Celine Dion
  134.  Jim Carrey
  135.  CocoRocha
  136.  Self deprecating sense of humour
  137.  Fay Wray
  138.  Drake
  139.  Mary Pickford
  140.  Traditions
  141.  Celebrations
  142.  My friends
  143.  My family
  144. It’s my home 🙂

*list was in no particular order

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2 Responses to HAPPY CANADA DAY

  1. AND RYAN REYNOLDS….’ abs.
    that can replace backbacon 😛

  2. I forgot to include caesars on the list….

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