Canada - It's Our Birthday

Posted by: exlabdriver

Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/12 04:36 PM

After a long cool spring, finally it's a beautiful day on Canada's West Coast - so appropriate for Canada Day.

I've enclosed some recent pics that I took in our Nation's Capital, Ottawa & our Provincial Capital, Victoria.

Similarly, Happy Birthday to all of our American friends on the upcoming 4th of July.

BTW, the famous 'BeaverTailS' pastries are the best thing about Ottawa, ha!!

TAM

Parliament Hill, Ottawa



Peace Tower



Our magnificent Parliamentary Library



The all important Royal Mint



The best ever pastries



BC Legislature in Victoria, BC



A wonderfully trimmed bush in Victoria depicting our local Orcas


Posted by: Ajax

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/12 06:41 PM

All the best to our neighbors and friends to the North on Canada day.
Posted by: FireGuy

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/12 07:42 PM

Happy Birthday Canada!!!!
Posted by: RickF

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/12 07:54 PM

Happy Birthday to you Canada!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/12 10:28 PM

Happy Birthday, Canada! But Tom, does this mean that you don't have a 4th of July in Canada?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 07:54 AM

Nope. The Canadian calendar goes from the third right to the fifth!

Happy Birthday, Canada! Nice photos Lab!

Shouldn't this be in the birthday thread?

I wonder, with Canada's and Americas birthday being so close together, if the U.N. combines them into one party and each get gyped out of presents?
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 02:30 PM

Happy Birthday Canada! Just wondering thou, how long have you been a nation?
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 02:50 PM

145 years is the official number, but that only included Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Other provinces joined over the next 85-odd years.

The announcement was immediately published on the internet :


Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 02:57 PM

Punk Kids.
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: bridgman
145 years is the official number, but that only included Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Other provinces joined over the next 85-odd years.

The announcement was immediately published on the internet :




Thanks for providing the info, on some Canadian heritage. smile
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver



BTW, the famous 'BeaverTailS' pastries are the best thing about Ottawa, ha!!

TAM








In the U.S., that is redundant!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/12 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: bridgman



"By the Queen," "...lawful for the Queen," "Privy Council," God Save the Queen"

Sounds like game rules for Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/03/12 07:28 AM

Had an awesome long weekend here. The weather stayed perfect despite the forecasts.

Friday night we went to a friends house who planked a salmon. Soooo Goood. Saturday, we sailed over to the beach on the island just off our bay. Spent the day in the sun and the on water.

Sunday, we went to the nearby community of North Rustico where Canada Day is bigger than Christmas. Starts with a parade at 10:30 in the am then bands and other entertainment all day down by the waterfront. Then we hopped on a lobster boat to take a part in the Parade of Boats. The prize for most decorated boat went to a boat that seemed to have more young bikinis on it than flags but it was definitely the most observed, so I guess that gave it extra points. Then a barbecue at our friends house and more music.

Monday was more relaxing. We enjoyed the sun on our deck and I got out again for a great afternoon on the item I'm not allowed to mention any more.

Cheers to everyone down South for your celebration tomorrow. I hope you all have as great a holiday as ours was. July 4th also my Mom's birthday so we will be celebrating again.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 06/05/13 05:00 PM

Thought I'd get an early start on recycling this thread by posting this little dollop of awesomeness.

Posted by: Murph

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 06/06/13 08:36 AM

Hahah I like it!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 12:53 PM

Happy Canada Day, friends!
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 01:08 PM

The west coast weather finally turned to summer thanks to the High Pressure System sliding up from the US Desert SW - the one that produced 54C in Death Valley yesterday. It hit 33C on my deck last evening - very warm for here.

This is what I'm doing this Canada Day Weekend while my wife is toiling away in our ER at our local hospital:



TAM
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 01:32 PM

Happy Birthday, you hosers!

And thanks for the pictures of Victoria's wonderfully trimmed bush!
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:11 PM

Resurrected thread - the bush actually from last year.

I don't know if it is still there this year...

TAM
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:12 PM

Happy Birthday, fellow Canucks and thank you to all the best wishes from all our friends here!

How am I "celebrating" Canada Day? first day of marriage starts today!!...got home at 3:00am this morning from our ceremony, perfect weather for our outdoor festivities beside the Credit River in Terra Cotta.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:38 PM

Congrats, Adrian!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
Resurrected thread - the bush [is] actually from last year. TAM

I noticed. Guess it's not Victoria's Secret any longer!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:47 PM

Hey- Congratulations, Adrian! Did you figure on the wedding date so you'll always remember your anniversary?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 02:52 PM

I came here to post this. It seems less important now that Adrian is all married-ee and stuff!

Posted by: Adrian

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Did you figure on the wedding date so you'll always remember your anniversary?


Actually, it was so Linnie could remember our anniversary, lol!

The fireworks will be a bonus for us every year.
Posted by: onn

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
The fireworks will be a bonus for us every year.


Don't the fireworks happen every evening?

Edit: Happy Canada Day
I lost my train of thought there for a minute or two.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 04:32 PM

I'm celebrating by listening to the two Axiom mixes I've received from Murph. A little CanCon to brighten the day. smile
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 10:24 PM

Adrian, congratulations!

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian members!
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/01/13 11:23 PM

I kinda like this pic:



TAM
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/13 07:48 AM

Me too. That's a beautiful Spit.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/13 08:10 AM

Thanks, JohnK!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/02/13 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By: onn
Don't the fireworks happen every evening?


Hah!! good one Mel!
Posted by: fredk

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/04/13 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Adrian
Happy Birthday, fellow Canucks and thank you to all the best wishes from all our friends here!

How am I "celebrating" Canada Day? first day of marriage starts today!!...got home at 3:00am this morning from our ceremony, perfect weather for our outdoor festivities beside the Credit River in Terra Cotta.

Congrats Adrian!

Tam. I went through the Air & Space museum a couple of days ago. Among other things they had a nice display of older plane engines. The engines in those fighters were HUGE!

I spent Canada day hanging out in Ottawa with the kids. We watched the fireworks from the Museum of Civilization (across the Ottawa river from the parliament buildings).
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/04/13 10:27 PM

Our Air and Space museum (unsurprisingly) also has a nice display of old plane engines. This one is my favorite: http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19781379000

Go big or go home.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/04/13 11:54 PM

Yup, they were huge, heavy & complicated & they ran them to their limits when required - amazing engineering actually.

The big radial engines in fighters like the Thunderbolt & Sea Fury resulted in a fat front end, whereas the V12 types in the Spitfires & Mustang type fighters made for a much more slender profile.

The beauty of today's turbines is there is really just one big smoothly moving part instead of pistons, cams, valves, crankshafts, superchargers, etc, etc all trying to vibrate the whole mess apart. The trouble is, jets like to be at very high altitudes in thin air to make them efficient fuel consumption wise. That's probably why we don't have them in our normal land bound vehicles yet...

TAM
Posted by: Murph

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/15/13 02:49 PM

I'm late. However for my friends from down south who brought us well wishes, I return them to you with a gift. A well known little recipe for Canadian Lasagna
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/15/13 09:47 PM

Chrysler did try Turbines back in the early 60's.

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/turbine-photos.html
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/15/13 09:57 PM

The turbine in cars story is fascinating.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/24/14 01:08 PM

http://www.brainfall.com/quizzes/how-canada-are-you/

Thanks to all of you, my geographical proximity to BC - and, I assume, my correct pronunciation of "sorry" - I'm 90%!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/24/14 01:29 PM

40% here.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/24/14 04:51 PM

My house hippo ate my homework.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Canada - It's Our Birthday - 07/24/14 05:52 PM

I've lived from one end of this country to the other & many places in between. I got only 60%.

It shows how I'm out of touch with the 'BrainFall Staff' - who ever they are. They must be from a different generation from mine...

TAM