Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Canada Day!

Did you know .....

* Canada is the second largest country in the world, with 9,971,000 square kilometers of land.

* With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.

* According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world.

* Canada has the world’s highest post-secondary education enrollment

* Canada is the home of many great inventions, including:
basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, the television, the telephone and the zipper.

The most important creation was my daughter. Fourteen years ago today she came into the world so I'm spending my Canada Day with a gang of teen girls at the water slide park.

If you're Canadian, how are you spending your long weekend? If you're one of my many friends south of the border, have you already begun celebrating the Fourth of July?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Happy Canada Day! And happy birthday to your daughter!

The only thing I'll be doing to celebrate the 4th of July is packing, and maybe catching the fireworks on TV. I love to watch the Boston Pops orchestra and the fireworks there. If the mosquitos aren't too bad, we'll probably pop outside to watch the local display, too. =o)

Wendy Roberts said...

Your packing ... does that mean you're moving or travelling?

I hope the mosquitos aren't too bad where you are. They're awful here tonight!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Moving. But only three blocks. Our lease is up and the landlady has the house on the market. Time for a location shift again.

This city sprays for mosquitos, so that keeps them down pretty good. Which is great because I'm a magnet for those things. If there's a mosquito within five miles of me, it'll bite me.