Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Canada!

Our family's activities on Canada usually include a trip to Millenium Park in Cloverdale. We packed a picnic lunch, some sunscreen & our patriotic gear!

For those of you who haven't been - Canada Day at Millenium Park is a large field with two bandstands set up like a country fair. There is a huge grassy area lined with community & commercial booths giving away information and swag, while local talent performs on two stages. There are carnival rides, a strawberry tea for seniors, birthday cake & lots of people watching opportunities! And for the planners among us, there is free, well organized parking!

The kids & adults love it! Favorites this year include beading bracelets in a tipi with the fabulous Mercy (her aborignal name translates into English as 'pearl skipping across clear blue waters'), driving go-carts, and saying hello to Premier Campbell, Mayor Watts & (my personal favorite) Lui Passaglia from the BC Lions.

Last year's fortification:
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Finding ways to keep cool is always a challenge:
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As is finding shade:
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Isn't that Canada flag T-Shirt great? For all you mothers who enjoy thinking about children's clothing - I just want to share with you that this is the last year my three kids can wear this great T-Shirt - my oldest has officially graduated into 'older boy' sizing!

And for those hockey fans that are wondering why I haven't mentioned hockey in a post about Canada Day - the father of the family was wearing his Heritage Classic T-Shirt. If you ask him, he'll tell you all about it!

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