Canada Day Link Up 2010

by Janice

Happy Canada Day!!!


Sometimes it is rough being a Canadian.

We don’t get to enter all the fabulous bloggy contests. We can’t buy Hebrew National hot dogs, or Reddi-Wip, or Cascadian Farm. (Feel free to leave in the comments all the things you wish you could buy up here in Canada!) And shipping to Canada from the US costs a fortune.

But, sometimes it ROCKS being Canadian!

We have free health care. We are darn nice people! (Not to say that non-Canadians aren’t nice. I am just saying we are some darn nice people up here!) And we have Smarties.

So, to all my Canadian brothers and sisters, I am sorry that you can’t enter all our contests. (I know your pain.) I am sorry that I tell you about fabulous products you have to drive across the border to buy. (I seriously make regular border crossings to stock up on all the products I am now addicted to!) And I am sorry that shipping to our country is a pain in the you-know-what. (I know that isn’t my fault, but I am still really sorry!)

I hope you have a wonderful Canada Day. And in case you burn yourself on your barbeque or have some other July 1st induced injury, remember to sing the National Anthem while you sit (waiting) in the clinic, rejoicing that your visit is FREE! (Ya, I know we pay for it in our taxes — but we still have it!)

AND if you have a Canada Day post, (whether you are Canadian or not!) please link up here and share the Canadian LOVE!

Oh — and if you ARE Canadian, make sure you let us know in the comments! Would love to see how many of our fellow Canadians are reading. (Well, I know I can look in Google Analytics, but it is fun to see you “raise your hand and say I am here!!!”

Updated to add: In the second linky below, I just met a Canadian blogger who also has a Canada Day link up/Blog Party going on. To find more Canadians, you can check out Canadian Mom Blogger. So fun to meet more friends in the momosphere!

Happy Canada Day!!!

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic one — cause sometimes you just want it that way!

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1 Nicole July 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I never knew you were Canadian! Very cool!!

I have a Celebrate Canada Blog Party going on (that was actually inspired by your Ultimate Blog Party). Have a wonderful holiday :-)


2 Janice July 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I just linked up! :) So fun to meet you. Thanks for linking up!


3 Nicole July 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Thanks so much for the shout out! So glad that you linked up :-)


4 Angella July 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Happy Canada Day, ladies!


5 Janice July 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Happy Canada Day to you too Angella!


6 Forgetfulone July 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Happy Canada Day! Hmmm. FREE healthcare? Great concept! Sorry you can’t get Hebrew National. That’s odd. And I wonder why shipping from the US to Canada is so high? Who knows. Wish I lived close enough to where I could cross the border to see Canada!


7 Janice July 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Shipping is high because you often have brokerage and duties to pay. So it can be a pain!

Lots of brands aren’t available in Canada. :(

And yes – our health care is wonderful. It has problems for SURE. And it needs more money dedicated to it. But I am VERY grateful!


8 Merry120 July 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I’m actually American but I live in Canada….does that count? Love 5 Minutes for Mom!!!


9 Janice July 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Yay! that counts!


10 Katrina July 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Happy Canada Day! I looove being Canadian! Have a great day!


11 Amanda W July 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Stopping by from the blog party. Happy Canada Day!


12 carrie anne July 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Great idea! We love our friends to the south but there’s something special about us Canadian (and I don’t mean that in a Saturday Night Live kinda way). Happy Canada Day!


13 suzi July 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm

dropping by from the blog party! Let’s not forget though, we have much better chip flavors than the americans!


14 Janice July 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Yes – we do! AND some of our cereals taste way better! I think they have less sugar and more fibre. Like our Kelloggs Bran Flakes and Raisin Bran taste way better.

OH and our McDonalds tastes WAY better!


15 Julia July 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I am Canadian and very proud of it. :) Thanks for the link up come visit me.


16 Lynn July 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Hooked up here from the blog party and it looks like you have some great stuff going on. I’ll be back! Happy Canada Day!


17 Nolie July 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Happy Canada Day! I am another PROUD Canadian.


18 Lynette July 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Yea! Another great Canadian website.

Happy Canada Day and glad you are participating in the blog hop!



19 Salad For Breakfast July 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

My goodness…I’ve visited your site so many times but had no idea you were Canadian! Now I know! Hope you have a wonderful Canada Day! :-)


20 Jess July 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Great post! I’ve linked up. There are many things that are great about being Canadian. :)


21 pam July 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for the great Canadian shout-out. I am a proud Canadian, and so thankful to be living in Canada each and every day.


22 Janet Ruth July 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Happy Canada Day from Alberta! I enjoyed your Canada Day post and will be back to visit again soon.


23 Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) July 2, 2010 at 12:55 am

Happy Canada Day! I’m late but I’m in Vancouver so it’s technically still July 1 here.


24 Tarasview July 2, 2010 at 3:11 am

I am proud to be Canadian!! I love our country :)


25 CaroleM July 2, 2010 at 9:20 am

I’m a day behind, but Happy Canada Day fellow Canucks – I actually live probably 30 km east of you ladies across our beautiful brand new Golden Ears bridge. Would love to meet you both some time!

it’s so funny though, I was just saying to my DH last night about Americans not having Smarties!!!


26 Jennifer July 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Just another canadian chiming in to say hello! We had a great time at the fireworks yesterday :).


27 Amanda Daybyday July 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Not only am I Canadian, but I’m northern Canadian. I love my country too.


28 Kara July 3, 2010 at 8:29 am

Happy Canada Day Organic Girl


29 Stacie July 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Happy Belated Canada Day from the East Coast :)


30 Emma July 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

Who are we kidding? It ALWAYS rocks being Canadian! Just stopping by from the blog party… love your site! I will be back! Cheers and happy belated Canada Day btw! Emma @ Tightwad


31 Ally July 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Belated Happy Canada Day! I’m late for the party!


32 Lorie Shewbridge July 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm

A very belated Happy Canada Day! Hope you had a wonderful time!


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