Happy 136th, Canada!
July 1, 2003 7:33 PM   Subscribe

You say this coming, I'm sure. It's Canada's 136th birthday. Come up to Ottawa for the biggest, and I mean BIGGEST party of the year. Enjoy free live shows from The Guess Who, Leahy, Daniel Lanois or La Bottine Souriante, to name a few. Watch the parade. Oh, and fireworks. Be proud of the Maple Leaf!
posted by ashbury (8 comments total)
Or ogle Captain Canuck, eh? [via defectiveyeti.com] IMHO, Canada acts way more like a 125-year old.
posted by Frank Grimes at 8:17 PM on July 1, 2003

For all you expats (like me): 136 reasons to come home
posted by seanclarke at 8:21 PM on July 1, 2003

You say this coming,

Be proud of the Maple Leaf!
Be ashamed of the spelling!
Fear the hockey team!

Next, on Fox!
posted by Ryvar at 8:37 PM on July 1, 2003

Or even better...spend the day in Montreal and go to the jazz festival at night.

Of course, the Expos are on the road.
posted by ?! at 9:01 PM on July 1, 2003

My impressions of the celebrations in the capital:

The Canadian Armed Forces demonstrated their underfunding by providing a military ferry across the ottawa river which broke down around PM

I have only seen larger crowds twice, both in Toronto.:The Gay Pride Parade and Carribana.

The entertainment lineup was pretty weak but nobody cared. Daniel Lanois was interesting but he wasn't on the main stage. The Guess Who's last hit song was before most of the audience was born.

Ominous clouds and a 15 Minute downpour around 8:30 had very little impact other than perhaps making some women regret wearing their white Canada t-shirts.

Impressively long fireworks display.
posted by srboisvert at 10:11 PM on July 1, 2003

hooray canada! i send my love to all our great white north neighbors. happy confederacy day.

except you.
posted by fishfucker at 1:02 AM on July 2, 2003

Canada Day isn't Canada Day without being able to look out over Lake Ontario and watch the Benson and Hedges Symphony of Fire.

Damn you tobacco advertising restrictions, damn you all to hell!
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 5:21 AM on July 2, 2003

Happy belated birthday to Canada, and happy belated birthday to me!!!!!
posted by Bag Man at 4:09 PM on July 2, 2003

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