Canada Day weekend

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In case you haven’t heard, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday this past weekend.  Although Mother Nature had to put her two cents in with a few thunderstorms and torrential rain, the party atmosphere was rampant coast to coast as Canadians young and old, rich and poor, lifelong citizens and new immigrants celebrated our wonderful country, together.

 

 

The fireworks lit up the skies across the country, although some displays were a bit rain delayed (and in some areas rescheduled)…

 

 

This video is just one of the many fireworks displays:

 

 

Even royalty showed up to help celebrate our country.  Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall attended the ceremonies on Parliament Hill and were escorted out of the Ottawa area Sunday morning by fighter jets and other military aircraft.  We heard the roar of the engines overhead as we came out of Canadian Tire (appropriately) and I quickly but blindly (into the sun and clouds) snapped a few pictures into the general vicinity of the noise…

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Some Canadians started the celebration Friday and had to return to work today, while others have today to recuperate.  Those of us who are self-employed have an extra long weekend! Regardless, I think it’s safe to say everyone had a great weekend!

 

 

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