Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 132: Canada Day

From Wikipedia - 
Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", and formerly known as Dominion Day, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces on July 1, 1867. 
Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.

Today we had a lovely adventure.  The kids and I attended our local Canada Day celebration. We started our day by walking 4.6 kilometers (2.9 miles) to catch a shuttle bus to the park. (truck is still stolen, Nick had to work) We waited for the bus for nearly an hour until a group of kind citizens came along and told us we were at the wrong bus stop. 
We followed them around the corner to the waiting bus.
Thanks, friendly Canadians!

Waiting for a bus that never came.
P.S I love the concert poster. Sound like a great show ;)

Finally made it!  
Cleverly disguised as Canadians, we infiltrate the festival...

First stop - ridiculously over priced and greasy food that probably set my sensible eating and gym-going back weeks.

Beer Garden? Check.

Obligatory face in the Mounty Moose? Done.

Spinny rides? You guys go ahead. I'll pass.

Canuck fun house! Yay!

And the best part? A concert featuring Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga...impersonators. Brantford is just not big time enough for the real thing, I guess.
Here are the children with fake Taylor Swift. Emma loves real Taylor Swift and sang  her heart out to every song. She says fake Taylor got some of the words wrong.
My favorite was fake Lady Gaga. 
(I suspect they may have all been the same person...)

I love people watching. I could sit for hours and watch interesting people. I had plenty of time while the kids stood in line for the rides. (also Tim Hortons sighting)

We're saved!
We tried to hold out and stay till dark to watch the fireworks, but too much sun, spinny rides, poutine and walking tired us out. We were done at about 6PM.
Thankfully Nick and Deven came to rescue us so we wouldn't have to take the bus again.


  1. Tattoos? Check.

    Looks like fun! I am so glad you guys are embracing the whole thing. XO

  2. So fun. People watching is my favorite past time.