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Happy Canada’s Day…

(..only 9 days LATE!…because of the ‘lack’ of internet and an extremely busy week..but still wanted to include the photos from my day!)

I got up early on Canada day to pouring rain..but that didn’t stop me from walking over to the Legislature… and lining up to get my red t-shirt and participate in Winnipeg’s Living Flag… You can read about it HERE

Here are some shots from that day…

I was part of the “LEFT RED BAR”… It was kind of like ‘herding cats’ trying to get all of us organized..but with a bit of time…the effort paid off!!! While waiting for the direction to fill into the flag… I struck up a conversation with this lady, Joyce Ayaruak and through conversation found out that she lives in Rankin Inlet–and knows a bunch of people that I know from Iqaluit and Pang… She writes a column in the newspaper as well!  (it’s such a small world–you never know when you might meet someone that knows someone that you know!)… I hope our paths cross again… 

I think it would have been a lot of fun to be ‘up’ in this bucket to TAKE the photo!!!

Here was my view from the ground…. (the sun came out and was stinking HOT for the photo)… The next two photos I found online at  the Winnipeg Sun…

The first shows the view of the ‘flag’ waving people… (I was standing BEHIND that Canada Flag–in my red shirt!)

Winnipeggers wave flags while taking part in a living Canadian flag in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg Friday July 01, 2011. BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN/QMI AGENCY

A Canadian Forces Hercules flies over Winnipeggers forming a living Canadian flag in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg Friday July 01, 2011. BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN/QMI AGENCY

It was a really fun thing to be part of, I’m glad I braved the rain and went out to participate!!!

Later that night… I watched the fireworks from my balcony… it was a perfect night to see them!! 🙂

>Happy Canada Day!!

>Today when I stepped out of my air conditioned apartment… I had a flash back to my Canada Day last year.  I was living in Pangnirtung, Nunavut (on Baffin Island)..and I had to return home to put on my long johns because I was so cold!  If you want to hear about that Canada Day click the following links.. PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3!  I would have liked to experience a bit of those ‘chilly’ winds…it was HOT, here and I was instantly sweating when I started walking around, first exploring the street festival on Osbourne and then walking over to the Forks…

It always amazes me the outfits, and Canadians wear on Canada day to celebrate.. it’s awesome…. I happened to snap a few of my favs from the day!  I am always amazed how the old and young…come out to party! I think all the cheesy ‘Canadiana’ clothing, bags, hats, come out for one day a year… kind of makes me wish Canada Day could happen more often!  It’s such a good feeling to be a Canadian and celebrate with fellow Canadians… So before I start writing a novel, I’m going to leave you with my photos…. and little commentary on them!

One of the many bands that played!…
Mmmmm it sure was ‘patio’ weather today!
(the next two photos were taken by my friend Ryan–thanks mate!)
Enjoying the ‘eye-candy’ it was a toss up what was hotter..
the weather or the ‘eye-candy’ standing/sitting behind me! (taken using my iPhone)
As the sun went down… I continued to talk to my friend.. and take photos…
Good Night Sun….
 (side note: now just to let you know, I didn’t bring my tripod–so that means I hand held my camera for all the shots that follow in this blog…. and am aware that there is some ‘camera’ shake..and well blur.. but I decided to embrace it and see what I could come up with..and I was surprised to get some neat stuff… I do want to shoot fireworks with a tripod at some point in my life tho! )
It was awesome to enjoy the music.. the Winnipeg Symphony played… and was joined by a band for the last few numbers…
(side note:  It was almost perfect.. after returning from a washroom break.. a family moved to sit close to where I was sitting, as I joined my friend… This family…who was behind me who kept kicking me, even though I moved to give them more room–the kids wonderful parents ‘instructed’ the kids to kick/bump me because then I’d move.. I did as much as I could, and didn’t fight.. but seriously can’t believe some people’s parents–who in their right mind tells their small children to bump the lady to get her to move?!)
I luv, this shot!
There was a HUGE crowd of people… that kept growing…
The fireworks started… but we were in a spot that couldn’t see them very well… (they were being set off from behind us, and two tall buildings in our way…) we watched some, then decided to start moving to get a better view!..(and my friend wanted to ‘beat’ the crowd….and I needed to know the direction on how to ‘walk’ to get out of there the fastest…I came a different route that was FULL of people!)
Yes, that’s the “Inn at the Forks” hotel.. and that’s the sign on top of the hotel….
After pointing me in the right direction, my friend left…which was totally cool…and I stayed in the parking lot and got these last shots of the fireworks! 
Happy Canada Day! I hope everyone had a fantastic day…
one more thing to leave you with….
a little video of a song that’s been in my head all day!