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Old 07-03-2002, 01:24 AM
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Re: What is Canada day????

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Well at least you didn't call it Canadian Day like the recent Yahoo travel ad.
ouch, i never heard about that one. it's Yahoo, a big company, they should've known better.

- David
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Old 07-03-2002, 06:55 PM
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Lived so close to Canada for so many years and I never heard of that. Thanks for the History lesson.
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Old 07-04-2002, 12:35 AM
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I haven't read all the messages......But. I like Canada.
When I bought a slice of pizza and a coke with a ten dollar bill(American). Not only did I get my ten dollars back.....but with change. What a country......... This was in Montreal. The people their, love the "La Forum". Where the Canadians play.

What's wrong with Canada ? They have to learn how to make money.......... In the pizza business anyway.

I love going to Three Rivers. That's a city between Montreal and Quebec. They have a KFC their. And the sign and menu is in French( I just can't see "The Colonel" speaking French). When I tried to place an order in English.....The lady looked at me weird (spoke to me in French).......I don't know....... Maybe it was my N.Y. accent that got her...........If it wasn't for Susan who understands French. I still be their ordering.

The falls are great........Canada side.

Going back again......This summer.
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Old 07-04-2002, 06:05 AM
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My husband and I are leaving today for our cottage in Long Beach (near Welland & Port Colborne) on Lake Erie.

We both grew up spending our family vacations there, and loved it so much, when an opportunity came up, we bought the cottage. It's nothing grand, but we love it.

Traveling back and forth between the two countries, I can really appreciate the cultural differences. But what impresses me the most, is how much more the Canadian government and people protect, and enhance the natural beauty of their country. For anyone who has ever visited Niagara Falls, you know what I mean. The US side is an embarrassment to all. I can't tell you how disgusted I am to drive through Niagara Falls, NY. This city has a natural wonder of the world, yet through bad politics and planning, it's an ugly slum area. Cross the bridge into Canada, and you'll see how it should be.
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Old 07-04-2002, 03:26 PM
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What a country......... This was in Montreal. The people their, love the "La Forum". Where the Canadians play.

uh.. hate to tell you John, but they don't play at the Forum anymore. It's now a movie theatre and museum of sorts. Most people find it quite tacky and a bit sacreligeous to turn such a landmark into a cheap commercial venue.. but I digress.. The team plays at the new Molson Center.

Montreal is still a cool city. Come here.. we speak english as well as french.
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:56 PM
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Just discovered this thread and have to throw in my thoughts.

Back in 98 (that's NINETEEN ninety eight, thank you) I decided to realize a life time ambition of becoming a total, shiftless, worthless bum, and so I bought a van with a bed and hit the road for Canada. I spent three months kicking around up in the far north, all the way to Inuvik (for the one or two people in the world who know where that's at...for the others, somewhere north of the Arctic Circle) and this is what I learned.

- British Columbia is better than sex. (OK, almost anyway.)

- Camping on the tundra is beautuful and the solitude is incredible and the experience is worth the oppresive loneliness of knowing there ain't nobody nowhere anywhere no how. (They didn't teach me grammar in Canada.)

- Smoked salmon purchased from a First Nations lady (Eskimo to those not in the know) is an acquired taste, but worth acquiring.

- There are BAZILLIONS of stars in the sky.

- Canada DOES have four seasons....June, July, August, and Winter.

- Canadians are reserved compared to us from the states, but, have a wonderful sense of decorum and and a polite and dignified attitude that I found VERY appealing.

- Big. bustling cities can be absolutely beautiful and tranquil. (Ever been to Edmonton? GO!)

- Lakes really are blue and trees really are green.

I gotta quit because writing this is making me wonder why I ever came back.
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:29 AM
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...I decided to realize a life time ambition of becoming a total, shiftless, worthless bum, and so I bought a van with a bed and hit the road for Canada.

I like that idea...I should try it!
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Old 07-11-2002, 09:37 AM
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wrong?? how about awesome....

I vote the title of this thread be changed to

What's awesome about Canada!

Cheers!

--Heather
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:08 PM
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Originally posted by Hankster65

I spent three months kicking around up in the far north, all the way to Inuvik (for the one or two people in the world who know where that's at...for the others, somewhere north of the Arctic Circle) and this is what I learned.

- British Columbia is better than sex. (OK, almost anyway.)

- There are BAZILLIONS of stars in the sky.

- Lakes really are blue and trees really are green.

I gotta quit because writing this is making me wonder why I ever came back.
I like your attitude Tim!

Makes me want to hit the road and make that trip back to northern BC where I was born.. and have not been back to since a baby. (eons ago)


... bazillions of stars eh?
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Old 07-11-2002, 11:20 PM
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Yeah, that's right....BAZILLIONS!!!

My goodness, Ravin' Mad, why did you ever leave?
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