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It's Canada Day!

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Many of my countrymen are looking forward to celebrating our Independence Day this Friday, but if you're Canadian you get to celebrate a few days earlier!

July 1st is Canada Day. Sometimes also called "Canada's birthday", 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 (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom on that date, called the Dominion of Canada.

Mark and I took Petunia to Ottawa for her first international experience last summer.  Ottawa is a wonderful city with so much to see and so much to do!  I look forward to sharing more about that trip.  I will have to do a post (or more) just about their multiple world-class museums. For now, I'll share some of our pics from one year ago today.  Celebrating Canada Day in Canada's capital--a fun experience!

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The streets were packed! Lots of red and white, too!

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Petunia was quickly drawn to the street vendors and kept asking for a cape to celebrate the day.

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She got one! (But isn't she cute!)

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There was some pretty neat entertainment!

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And very friendly people!

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Lots was going on in many venues all over the city. We had a very fun day...

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...and ended the night with a stunningly beautiful fireworks show!