You are so not alone. Many of us are proud to have been born in Canada. I've lived all over this country and finally settled in oshawa after thrity years in Niagara Falls. It all started in Windsor. LOL
Not all of us. When I was in grade school, it was common to be asked "What nationality are you, where are you from"? We would always answer "I am Canadian - I was born here" A litany of questions would then ensue "Where were your parents born?" (Canada), Where were your grandparents born? and so on, going back until they finally found some ancestor born in another country, and that's what you were! Being "Canadian" simply wasn't good enough. Why the schools had to find our ethnic origins rather than accept our country of birth always escaped me - especially here, where we are descended from so many different cultures.
yeah, I remember trying to be as Italian as my last name and always bugging my dad to tell me about our Italian heritage and all the traditions of Italy etc, before he lovingly but firmly told me that I am a Canadian. Thats my heritage. Period.
I'm inclined to agree with this. I was once in the company of two children in West Island Montreal arguing over which of them was "Scottish." I quietly seethed (I lived in Britain till I was fourteen, so I knew damn well *neither* of them was Scottish!)
I finally accepted it. But it was kind of hard especially when I met my husband who is full Quebecker and full of traditions and culture. Its hard not to feel as if you don't really belong to anything. That nothing is really 'yours' so to speak. Its ok though. I know that being Canadian is wonderful. Its always been wonderful. Really can't complain over here.
I'm an American who recently came to British Columbia to live with my boyfriend. Don't know how long I'll be able to stay. We are going to Mexico for the winter. Not that I am afraid of the cold here... Anyone else from BC around?
I agree! Edmonton is cold! But so is Winnipeg. I lived there for a year and couldn't believe the temps. The wind was a huge factor there. Fort MacMurray in Alberta was at minus 51 last week with the wind chill. crazy weather.
Hi, so glad to have found someone who lives near me. I live in Waterloo, not too far from UW. I think we had a pretty mild winter this year, less snow for sure. March and April were both dry though the temps were high. Now, this month in May, we are getting some rain, finally, though I miss the sun!
If any of you fellow Canucks have written a travel hub about Canada, or any part thereof, I would love to include it in the hubtrails feeds - that is an initiative started by Ohma, Marisa, sunforged, sufidreamer, Cagsil and some others to promote travel hubs with RSS feeds and two external websites to provide backlinks.
I have created a Canadian capstone and have set up the provinces as well, so if anyone wants to be included please give me a shout.
I have linked up some of my older travel hubs and they have certainly perked up in views, score and rank...and, after the writing, it's about getting those pageviews...
To be included in the general feed, you must have no more than 15 tags, including these:
hubtrail, hubtrail-canada, hubtrail-americas
AND one of these:
For a hub on Canadian travel (not specific to any one province) add hubtrail-cantravel For a hub about BC, add hubtrail-westcoast For a hub about AB, add hubtrail-outwest For a hub about SK, or MN, add hubtrail-prairies For a hub about ON, add hubtrail-outeast For a hub on PQ, add hubtrail-belleprovince For a hub about NB, NS, PEI, add hubtrail-downeast For hub about NF-LB, add hubtrail-therock For a hub about the arctic - YK, NT, NU, add hubtrail-upnorth
If you have a hub about a city or an area in one of the provinces or territories, please add the appropriate province tag
For example, a hub about the city of Montreal would need these tags: hubtrail, hubtrail-canada, hubtrail-americas, hubtrail-belleprovince
...and a hub about Canada's parks or beaches would need these tags: hubtrail, hubtrail-canada, hubtrail-americas, hubtrail-cantravel
How simple could that be?!
Do join us - it could be a way to get to meet some more great hubbers, and get some more action for your travel hubs! Spread the news, and if anyone needs any help, I'll be happy to do what I can to get it sorted out!
The person's name was Harold Not Howard . The worst owner the Toronto Maple leafs ever had the misfortune of being owned by! A former Toronto Maple Leaf fan! One of the rare few that saw them actually saw the Stanley Cup when the league was comprised of the Original Six!
hey, while you're on the topic of hockey, can you do me a big favor? right now my town is in the running to be named Hockeyville, a contest run by Kraft Canada and CBC and we need all the votes we can get. We can win 100,000 dollars for arena upgrades (badly needed) and get to host a NHL game right here in our little town of Saint Raymond, Quebec. There are only a few hours left so please go to www.krafthockeyville.ca and vote for Arena Saint Raymond! It would mean so much to me and to our little town. Thank YOu
Lots of Canadians here...as you can see. I used to live in Toronto...moved about 120km (75miles) northeast a while back.
We're very proud to be Canadian, we just don't shout about it, usually.
Yes, it can be very cold in the winter, although not as often or as cold as it used to be (damned global warming). This is why hockey was invented...to give us something fun to do during those long winters.
It can also be damned hot in the summer, this year especially, it seems.
LOVE IT! ....and I like those men in black in the background.....geez...I wonder what year that is?....they didn't even wear helmets....waaaaaaayyyyy back then....LOL!....you must be really, really, really old....(oh excuse my age joke - that wasn't nice)....poor you.... can't lose your virginity and your team is probably 'rolling over in their graves'.....you darn Canadians!
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