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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Yes we celebrate the birth of our country too. 

My favorite Christmas
present last year.
Today is Canada Day! We celebrate in many of the same ways that July 4th is celebrated. Parades, community events, grilling beef, there is always a rodeo to go to and you can't forget fireworks.

It sometimes surprises me how little Americans know about Canada, and I think it frustrates some of my Canadian friends. But the fact is you guys never learned much about us in school. When I was in school in Alberta we did a whole year in Social Studies on U.S. government and history. We even had to memorize all the states and their capitols. I will admit I have forgotten most of those capitol cities!

The U.S. wasn't the only area of focus we did world history, and also studied government systems in South America, Europe, China and Japan. My country is very diverse and multicultural so we place an emphasis on learning about those cultures. In 2009 558,105 people immigrated to Canada - canadafacts.com

We have 10 provinces and 3 territories. I grew up in Alberta (the one above Montana) and my family still lives there today. My parents have their own blog that talk about my family's farm www.highcountrycattle.blogspot.com and I have also posted some pictures of what our Canadian farms looks like:

The Calving Barn, Red Cows and Hoarfrost, a video I did of some friends of ours that also raise Simmental cattle in Alberta, and this is a post from a road trip I took in Southern Alberta.

11 comments:

  1. Your parents still live in Canada? Don't you live in kansas (sorry, can't capitalize the k. It's a Tiger thing)?

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  2. Thanks for the Canada facts and Happy Canada Day!

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  3. Happy Canada Day to your and your family! Thanks for the Canada info, and no, I didn't learn about Canada while in school either, kind of strange when you think about it!

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  4. Happy Canada Day from back home! Thanks for stopping by our blog and checking it out! http://dirtroadsdesignandphotography.blogspot.com and http://dirtroadsab.blogspot.com. It's a beautiful day in central Alberta. Hope you enjoy a great Canada Day!

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  5. Happy Canada Day, Crystal! And thanks for sharing this information... I'll admit I never really knew what Canada Day was and know very little about the country as a whole. And you're right - we didn't learn about it in school. Weird... That being said, I would absolutely love to visit someday and have enjoyed making some Canadian cattle industry friends via social media!

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  6. Happy Canada Day to you! Hope you all have a great weekend! :)

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  7. We spent a little time on Canada but not nearly enough probably... but we spent more time on Canada than we did Mexico in school! We also spent a lot of time on Europe.

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  8. whoo it worked!
    Happy Canada Day!!!

    Leontien

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  9. Happy Canada Day! The first Beefmaster calf was just born there a few days ago!

    Hannah
    theambitiouscattlegirl.blogspot.com

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  11. haha had no idea there was such thing as canada day :) happy ca day to you and all the lovely citizens of that beautiful country!

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