Happy Canada Day to the CMF forum friends, where ever you are and whatever you may be doing this long
I'm watching the fireworks at Parliament hill on TV, don't have to deal with the large crowds, even though the bus ride home is free..I think.
Noticed the renewed interest in the war of 1812, with a new TWOONIE coin and some ship (HMS Shannon) on it that played some part in the war. PM Haper mentioned a bit about it in his CBC interview on parliament hill this morning.
The feds are spending 39 million promoting this bi-centennial (event?).
I'm sure there will be re-enactments in the eastern part of this country during the summer..gives the university students a job for the summer.
Famous names like Isaac Brock, Indian chief Tecumseh, Laura Secord ( she saved the British by offering sweets to the Americans coming into her shop and by giving them wrong directions to get to the fort, then took off right after to warn the British.."the Americans are coming..the Americans are coming"...a bit like Paul Revere's ride, but she walked instead.
I guess, if it hadn't been for people like her, and the Indian chiefs that helped out, we would be US territory now, and maybe enjoying all the privileges that the US has to offer..like cheap booze and very expensive health care.