Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Getting To Know You

My cousin, Wanda, who lives in Oshawa, Ontario, sent the video clip below to me the other day. I hadn't seen it before, as I was watching Canadian TV channels during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.


Canada and the United Sates have a lot in common due to the close proximity to one another. But we also have our distinct differences which give each of our great countries a character of its own.


It's my hope that this clip will better-acquaint my American fellow bloggers with their closest neighbour to their north.
http://www.wimp.com/explainscanada/

11 comments:

  1. I have wondered lately if I would have been better suited to a life in Canada. Not that I regret coming here, but still.....

    I didn't watch the clip yet -- will come back to it later.--Inger

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  2. That was lovely! I picked a great day to pop in on you. I hope you and Ron are well and enjoying these first glimpses of spring you mention in your last post.
    Polly

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  3. I hope I put this right. I have never thought of Canada as a "foreign" country. Another country, yes, but more like a brother or sister to us. Maybe that's because I've spent my life living so close to the border between our two countries.

    I'm used to seeing Canadian license plates on the roads, and getting Canadian money mixed in with my change. When I stand on the shores of my beloved Lake Ontario and look north, I'm looking at Canada.

    I hope that the good feelings that I think most Canadians and Americans feel for each other always remain the same.

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  4. That was great! I especially like the spectacular scenery.

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  5. That is the most amazing header photo ever!!!!! xxx

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  6. Really interesting. My sis in law has lived in Vancouver for nearly twenty years - one day, one day we will get to visit !

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  7. I agree with Louise, I've never felt that Canada was a foriegn country. And I find myself on Canadian soil as often as I can. The US customs needs to settle down a bit though. Sometimes I'm not sure if I'll be able to get home. Will Canada have me if they won't let me back in or will I be stuck in-between? Perhaps I'll just imigrate and be done with it.

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  8. Louise and Stew, I agree we are more like cousins. So many of my relatives have emigrated from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and moved to New England....and settled.
    Lots of room for you in Canada Stew!

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  9. I ve always thought of you canadians as more european than american!

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  10. Good point John. I can see that as my direct ancestors came from Germany and France in the 1800's.....not to mention the remaining ones in the UK from Scotland.

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