It’s Canada Day! Today, all Canadians remember the July 1, 1867, signing of the British North America Act, which joined three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. We proudly fly our Camerican flag here at EN, so let’s honor our fellow eventers and friends who hail from the Great White North.
As President John F. Kennedy said before the Canadian Parliament in 1961: “Geography has made us neighbors, history has made us friends, economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.” Here’s to you, Canada! #camericanpride
1. Edmonton Oilers Fans Sing “O Canada”
A packed stadium of Edmonton Oilers fans sing “O Canada” at the top of their lungs before the Stanley Cup playoff game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on May 23, 2006.
2. Jim Carrey Explains Canada
Jim Carrey, who hails from Newmarket, Ontario, explains Canadian to an American audience in one of his early standup gigs.
3. Molson Beer “O Canada” Commercial
What happens when a beer fridge will only open if Canadians can correctly sing the words to “O Canada”? A pretty awesome commercial.
4. Tom Brokaw Examines the Canadian-American Friendship
Tom Brokaw’s special report on the unique relationship between Canada and the U.S. aired during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
5. “I Know That You Want to be Canadian, Please”
Canadian internet personalites Gunnarolla and Julia Bentley declare “I Know you want to be Canadian, please” in this music video that has 4 million views on YouTube.
Happy Canada Day!