Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day!

here are some scenes of our Canada Day celebrations!!!! we had some awesome fireworks last night ... we watched it from our front deck ... and i took dozens of photo's ...

and we also had a parade march by our place!!!! with candy being thrown from the quaint little floats ...

it has certainly been a wonderful celebration of being Canadian! and all happening right outside our door in small town Manitoba!


Happy Canada Day, eh!

22 comments:

Rita said...

Happy Canada Day, Saija...

Mari said...

Happy Canada Day! Looks like you had a fun day, and I'm impressed with you fireworks photos!

Nellie said...

Happy Canada Day. I remember when Canada turned 100 years old in 1967. I even went to Montreal to "Expo 67" with classmates on a bus from school, and enjoyed it very much. Now I live in the States, so am hoping to go to the town parade on the 4th of July. I love seeing the Canadian Mounties in your picture of your local parade.

Catherine said...

Happy Canada Day, Saija! Your photos bring back memories for me. We used to travel from Moose Jaw to Regina for such festivities when I was a kid. :)

jel said...

hope it was a great day for ya,

very cool pictures!

how much candy did ya get? :)



hello to Leo!


huggs

passing-thru said...

HAPPY NATIONAL BIRTHDAY , SAIJA AND HOPE U ARE ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER OFF ----

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I hope you had a HAPPY CANADA DAY. It looks like a lot of fun. I hope you have a happy week. connie from Texas

Saija said...

rita ... thank you!

mari ... i was impressed that i was able to capture some of the light show too! :o)

nellie ... i remember 1967 as well ... i didn't live anywhere near montreal - but leo went to expo (i didn't know him back then) ... it was quite a party in canada - at that age i thought 100 was OLD, but now? well we sure are a young nation!

catherine ... i'm glad you have fond memories of canada! :o) ... moose jaw & regina are both lovely places ...

jel ... only a few handfuls of candy ... :o) ...

passing-thru ... i'm still enjoying! thanx!

connie ... it was one of the best canada days i can remember ... hope your 4th is fun!

Pat said...

What great pictures - sometimes those firework shots are hard to get, but you did a great job.
Love those red uniforms - looks like something out of a movie!
Happy Canada day!

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
loved to read your Canda Day report.
I did write something back about Norway, but it disappeared when I was about to paste in the adresses of three Finish poets I value highly.
You probably know them?
I thought it was interesting to find they were traslated to English.
If you like poetry they're woth reading.
My father recited many of them by heart and thus I became fond of them as well.
http://kirjasto.sci.fi/sodergra.htm
http://kirjasto.sci.fi/runeberg.htm
http://kirjasto.sci.fi/runeberg.htm

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Happy Canada Day..right outside your door!! How great is that? Hop on over to my blog..I have something waiting for you there. Sandy

Saija said...

pat ... well thank you ... i was hoping to capture atleast one! with the digi you have to anticipate and shoot before the action happens ... or so it works for me! and the RCMP with their red jersey's was a neat " real canadian " touch ... :o)

felisol ... i love the kalevala, but i don't read much finnish poetry since it can be quite dark ... finlanders seem to have that sad, pessimistic side to them ... i do love poetry tho' but haven't had as much time to enjoy it as i would like! thank you for sharing the sights ... i'll check them out! blessings on you!

Sandy ... well aren't you full of surprises! :o) that is a neat way of sharing different blogs, tho' your blog is certainly deserving of an award! thank you for considering mine ... :o)

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Saija...Just wanted you to know that my friend Betty passed away this morning at 2:15 am. She is now in the presence of our Lord and happy as can be!! Sandy

Jammie J. said...

Very nice. I'll bet Leo enjoyed that? :)

prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Dear Saija,
I have anonther word I would like to know how to say in Finnish: "ice". Oh, and how do you say "hockey"?
Kittos
prayingsensfaninmontreal

Saija said...

Sandy ... for those of us who love the Lord, there is no better place to be!!!

jeanette ... we both loved it, as we sat cuddled up to each other on the steps!

pryngfrsns ... it is jaa - pronounced ya ... and hockey is a longer word ... jaakiekko, pronounced ya-ka-co ... there are some accents over some of the letters - so they aren't totally correct in the spelling! terveisia!

Terry said...

Dear Saija...
It all looks so fun!
We didn't have fire works in Welland this year because of the dryness of the weather,

My most favorite part of fire works when I was a kid were the sparklers that we use to wave around...little magic wands that would light up the night.
There were so many of us children that we usally got only one each but in those days they lasted a lot longer than the ones you buy today.

Hope you and Leo had a great Canada Day...Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... hope you and Bernie had a wonderful day too! :o)

prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Kittos fo the traslation. You got me with terveisia. What does it mean? You had asked me were I learned terve, I learned it from our PC encyclopedia.

Prayingsensfaninmontreal

Saija said...

prysnsfnmntrl ... terveisia, just means greetings to you ... :o)

Maiju said...

Thanks for the Canada Day pictures. I enjoyed them! God bless Canada - and you!

Saija said...

maiju ... and i loved your olavinlinna pics!!! brought back nice memories, i loved that place!