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Happy Canada Day..

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. lollygagger

    lollygagger Member

    That is a great song, though the only version I've heard is by (U.S.) country singer Bobby Bare.

    Spent one of the best vacations of my life on PEI a few years back. (And might go back when the exchange rate heads back the other way.) Happy Canada Day to all.
  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And I get to experience my first Canada Day north O' the border....

    Looking forward to it...

    JR... Huggy.... taking suggestions.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    ZGo to Harvey's.
    I've heard they make a hamburger a beautiful thing...

    Beer's OK... Take little scribe for a sightseeing trip in Windsor.... he'll never forget it...
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Go see the Jays - decked out in their Canada Day unis - take on the Phillies.

    And you can't go wrong with Harvey's burger.
  5. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Look up a guy named "sports nut." He's in the book.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Just look for ther trail of nachos and Pepsi.


    If in Windsor, you gotta go to the Tunnel Bar-B-Q....
  7. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Some recount crying upon hearing their national anthem at hockey games. Many speak of a strange compulsion to point out Canadian celebrities who, like them, have infiltrated American society. Mostly, however, they just blend in.

    "You learn to avoid words that will blow your cover, like 'processed' and 'out' and 'about,' " said Lavallee, a contractor at the National Park Service. "And when that doesn't work, you try to pass off as Minnesotan."
    Among them is Amanda Elliott, 27, who moved from Toronto in 2002 with a vision pasted together from TV shows and visits. "I came enamored with the whole American dream," she said. "I wanted it all: the house, the kids, the SUV."

    Now a kindergarten teacher, renting a home in Alexandria with her American husband, she keeps a maple leaf sticker on her car, Canadian art on the walls and a second fridge solely devoted to Canadian beer.

    At a Montessori school in Arlington County, she teaches a month-long unit indoctrinating her students in all things Canadian. The children, ages 3 to 5, memorize provinces off a giant map, play with a moose doll dressed as a Mountie, and paint flags to take home. "They don't retain everything," she said, "but at least it introduces them to their neighbor and biggest partner."
    This is a common concern among expatriates. "People worry about whether they've sold out," said Amit Saha, who works for a computer company in Silver Spring. "I do feel I've betrayed my country's socialism by moving here for the money and low taxes."
  8. Then what are you doing in the U.S. in the first place? Bloody hypocrite.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If in Windsor, the last thing you're going to worry about is food especially the overrated Tunnel BBQ; geez, what's next? Top Hat for a dinner show?
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I've never heard that version. Here's the one I know, which my dad has always believed should be our real national anthem:

    In Days of yore,
    From Britain's shore,
    Wolfe the dauntless hero came
    And planted firm Britannia's flag
    On Canada's fair domain.
    Here may it wave,
    Our boast, our pride,
    And join in love together,
    The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined,
    The Maple Leaf Forever

    The Maple Leaf
    Our Emblem Dear,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.
    God save our Queen and heaven bless,
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane
    Our brave fathers side by side
    For freedom's home and loved ones dear,
    Firmly stood and nobly died.
    And so their rights which they maintained,
    We swear to yield them never.
    Our watchword ever more shall be:
    The Maple Leaf Forever!

    (Repeat chorus)

    Our fair Dominion now extends
    From Cape Race to Nootka Sound
    May peace forever be our lot
    And plenty a store abound
    And may those ties of love be ours
    Which discord cannot sever
    And flourish green for freedom's home
    The Maple Leaf Forever.

    (Repeat chorus)

    Still a damned good version. Bobby Bare has always been terribly underrated.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It was the version Anne Murry lipsynched at the MLG closing ceremony
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The words were rewritten in the late 90's. I think it was an attempt to recognize that those of British descent are not the only Canadians. :D
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