My home and native land.

Province of Manitoba’s flag, since 1966.

I’d like a lot more people around the world to know about my country and its celebration.  Our birthday July 1st is  “CANADA DAY“!  This article’s title refers to the first line of our national anthem, originally composed in French.  Like our border neighbour to the south, we are primarily anglophone with a wide-spread secondary language.  The difference is we declare two official languages.  By law every box of cereal, blu-ray manual, shampoo bottle…  any product you can think of must include both.  We have only 10 provinces, compared to other countries that really chop up land.  Oddly, few people can name one.  FYI our nation’s capital is not Toronto but in the same province:  Ottawa.

My goal is to educate on common information gaps;  like forgetting our very large nation on (hint) ‘the 1st of July‘ when the world for some reason knows about…  err…  ‘another’ celebration 3 days later!!!!  We have a day to honour veteran soldiers on November 11, called Remembrance Day.  {For me it’s ‘get yer cards in the mail’ last call, LOL}.  Speaking of which, October is when Thanksgiving Day occurs.  November is for internationally recognizing this girl’s birthday!

 The eastern of the 3 prairie provinces is home.  I’m from Manitoba’s capital city, Winnipeg and will identify some of our fame for you.  I can’t wait to hear your reactions.  Tell me about your homes as well.  HAPPY CANADA DAY!

  • The Winnipeg Mint makes all of Canada’s coin currency and for many other countries of the world.
  • Famous story character “Winnie-The-Pooh” is named after us.
  • The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are our Canadian Football League (CFL).
  • The Winnipeg Jets are our National Hockey League (NHL).  Formed in 1972, we lost them in 1996 and they returned to us this season!
  • Big Manitoba musicians:  Tom Cochrane, Loreena McKennitt, Bif Naked, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman (‘The Guess Who / ”Bachman Turner Overdrive’), Neil Young, Chantal Kreviasuk, Harlequin, The Crash Test Dummies, Susan Aglukark, Tom Jackson, The Watchmen, Ray St. Germain, Lucille Starr, Terry Jacks (‘the Poppy Family’)…  so much talent.
  • Our city invented the 911 system for emergency telephone calls, used worldwide!  You’re welcome.  ;)
  • We recently broke the record for longest skating trail in Canada (sorry, Rideau Canal in Québec).
  • Famous authors in Manitoba:  Gabrielle Roy, Margaret Laurence, Guy Gavriel Kay, Martha Brooks, Susie Maloney, Miriam Toews, Carol Shields…

A forest walk in 1998, the Whiteshell region.


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Other countries should hear about who Jack Layton was.

I value real mail above all contact!  Canada Post lock-out discussion.


About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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4 Responses to My home and native land.

  1. laurenwaters says:

    Happy Canada Day! I loved learning about Winnipeg!

  2. seapunk2 says:

    Happy Canada Day! Very proud of your commitment.

  3. Happy Canada Day..i know very little about your history and thank youfor sharing this. So cool about Winnie the Pooh…one of my fav childhood stories.

  4. Happy Canada Day to you. Have a great week..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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