For Your Holiday Celebrations
Here's a menu of ten By George articles sure to add to your Canada Day celebrations
1. Facts about Canada Day
Did you know that after the original declaration in 1867, there is no record of organized ceremonies until 1917 - the 50th anniversary of Confederation? http://bit.ly/m4sJ8R
2. Happy Efisga Day, er, Canada Day!
Have you wondered where the name 'Canada' comes from? Can you believe that one of the other names considered for our country was Efisga? http://bit.ly/iOMFHO
3. Ten Fascinating Facts about Beavers
So, you might have know that the modern beaver is the second-largest rodent in the world. Did you know that it is not factual that male beavers bite off their own testicles if provoked? http://bit.ly/mH4sLn
4. CANADIAN, eh!
Here is a list of inventions and happenings that Canadians can proudly boast about. http://bit.ly/ja1Cuq
5. Top-10 Canadian Icons
AskMen.com listed the top 10 Canadian icons "that have been branded as our global symbols and that define our Canadian identity." We also took up this challenge... http://bit.ly/mKHfzJ
6. Canadian Mottos
Here are the top ten finalists' entries in the National Post's contest to define 'Canada' in six words or less. In just six words - define Canada! http://bit.ly/k47Sq9
7. Hockey is the glue that binds our Nation
What do we have in Canada to unite us? What will provide that sense of nationalism that can pull us together and have us share moments in time - that can become our peoples' common memories and source of pride? Here's our argument - it's hockey... http://bit.ly/kr14dq
8. So this is Canada, eh?
Interested to know what the world thinks of Canadians? Here's the country's portrait as painted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. You may be surprised how others view us... http://bit.ly/lZ5gDK
9. Quotes on Canada
Here are our favourite quotes on Canada and Canucks - so you might spice up your toasts on Canada Day! (Like Tommy Douglas' quip that Canada is like an old cow...) Cheers! http://bit.ly/lV7dNa
10. Great Quotes of Sir John A. Macdonald
Here are poignant observations, humourous quips and wonderful quotes from the Father of Confederation. Nobody says it like Sir John A.... http://bit.ly/mODUEZ and here's more http://bit.ly/lVY28G
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