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    Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Members!

    Happy Canada Day!

    Stu Ablett
    Frank Pellow
    John Looser
    Yann Arbour
    Darren Myers
    Jim Bergstrom
    Bryan Cowing

    My apologies to any of my Northern Neighbors that I missed.

    Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is Canada's national holiday, marking the establishment of Canada as a Dominion on July 1, 1867. It is a federal holiday celebrated on July 1, annually by all provincial governments and most businesses across the country.
    A day off from work, Canada Day is often a time for outdoor activities in the early Canadian summer. It is also Canada's main patriotic holiday and often referred to as "Canada's birthday", particularly in the popular press.
    While it is the date upon which the present Canadian Constitution first came into effect, the first day of July does not commemorate a clear-cut date of "independence" or "founding". Instead, it commemorates the beginning of the establishment of the Canadian confederation through the 1867 British North America Act. The British Parliament still retained several political controls over Canada after 1867, and the country still lacked many of its modern provinces. The date represents the biggest step in the establishment of Canada as a self-governing country, and the beginning of a gradual march towards full independence from Britain, which was significantly advanced by the Statute of Westminster and finally completed with the proclamation of the Constitution Act by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, in 1982.

    from www.wikipedia.org
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    Thanks Sean! And a happy July 4th holiday to you in three days.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Thanks, I know it is not celebrated outside of Canada, and not much inside of Canada

    I know us Canadians can be an apathetic bunch at times

    "Ask a Canadian what the meaning of 'Apathetic' is and they will answer............

    "I don't know and I really don't care, go ask someone else"

    <- still make me laugh "The first nation of Hockey"

    Cheers.......................eh?
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Happy Canada day to all our Northern friends. Hope you get Monday off since July 1 is Sunday!!
    Don't believe everything you think!

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