Thursday, July 13, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
1867 - 2017
The official emblem of Canada's 150th Birthday - a Maple Leaf with 13 diamonds representing Canada's Provinces and Territories. The 4 red diamonds represent Canada's initial provinces at Confederation. (Following several constitutional conferences, the 1867 Constitution Act officially proclaimed "Canadian Confederation" on July 1, 1867, initially with four Provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.)
|BAR ROAD TO MINISTERS ISLAND NB|
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA !
Jack is all set - let the Celebrations begin :)
House is ready....
Yardkidz are ready....
SaucyKod is almost ready, I will be dressed in RED and White tomorrow :)
HAPPY JULY 4th TO MY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS!
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
"RMR" (Rick Mercer Report)
Rick Mercer, born in a small town In Newfoundland, is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist and author. He is best known for his work on CBC Television comedy shows....."This Hour Has 22 Minutes".....and "The Rick Mercer Report". He is the author of three books, based on content from the television shows.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
DECEMBER 31, 1929
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play the New Year's Eve celebrations at New York's Roosevelt Grill, beginning an annual tradition that would last thirty-three years.
The broadcast of the Royal Canadians' yearly performance at the Roosevelt Grill (and later in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria) became a traditional part of New Year's Eve festivities throughout North America.
At the time of Lombardo's death in 1977, he and his Royal Canadians had released over one hundred records, with recordings of "Winter Wonderland," "Easter Parade," and "Humoresque" selling over one million copies. However; no song was more enduring than "Auld Lang Syne." Lombardo's version is the one that still plays in Times Square after the ball drops on New Year's Eve.
AULD LANG SYNE -
JANUARY 1, 1947
The first official Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, in January, 1947. The Canadian Citizenship Act comes into effect under Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's Government.
It was the first Nationality Statue in Canada to define its people as Canadian rather than as British subjects. Among other things, the Act guaranteed all Canadian citizens right of entry into Canada, regardless of their country of origin, and gave married women full authority over their nationality status, independent of their husbands. Subsequent legislation would standardize and modernize the processes and rules for gaining citizenship.
With the passing of the Act..... Children born abroad to Canadian fathers or unwed Mothers were given Canadian citizenship. Immigrants of "good moral character" who knew some French or English could apply for citizenship after five years in Canada. Immigrants who had served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the First or Second World War could apply for citizenship after one year in Canada.
The first citizenship ceremony took place on January 3rd, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King was among the first twenty-six people to receive their certificates.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
The Mother had cleaned her small house the best she could finding cobwebs in corners although she had missed a few. The tree was placed lovingly in the corner of the room and the olde Mother admired it, with the little bit of paper ornaments the children had made. She hung their socks on the fire place and retired to bed.
As the family slept, a group of spiders spread the tale to their friends and upon hearing about the plight of the widow and her sons, decided to decorate the tree themselves.
They spun their fine webs and made the tree even more beautiful. In their excitement to finish, they scurried up and out along each branch. They were filled with happiness as they climbed amongst the beautiful tree. But alas, by the time they were done, the tree was shrouded in their somewhat dusty grey web. They had done their best.
That's the story of Tinsel on trees and why every Christmas tree should have a Christmas Spider in its branches.