MyBitsandBleeps Celebrates #CanadaDay #Canada150

Happy Birthday Canada! 🇨🇦

150 years young, and you’re going strong!  I love being Canadian, and have always been proud to share that fact any time, any where, and to anyone. IMG_1538Originally known as Dominion Day, after the Canada Act in 1982, the celebration was renamed Canada Day.  I remember it well.  I remember all the changes that took place since, and all the debates, like wether or not we should continue pledging allegiance to the Queen.  There were disagreements between friends and many discussions in classes across Canada (I’m sure).   In 1982 I started grade 9; while it’s only been 35 years it feels like much more time has passed.  A lot has changed and yet a lot has stayed the same.  It sounds confusing but that’s not my intention.  Compared to most countries Canada is still very young.  There’s many ways in which Canada can make mistakes while “growing up”; however, Canada Day is a day in which we celebrate all of the good things Canada has done.

This July 1st, we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.  It’s going to be a BIG celebration, and I’ll be celebrating in the capital.  My family (from BC) will be joining me and my daughter in Ottawa.  What better way to celebrate this milestone?  I can’t foresee the size of the crowds, or how dangerous it may be.  I will be on high alert.

With all that’s happening around the world, I pray that we all remain safe.  Friends, enjoy the festivities, have fun, and wish Canada a fabulous birthday but in large crowds/gatherings please stay vigilant and please report anything you find suspicious.

Honour St. Patrick’s Day #stpatricksday #paddysday

Let’s commemorate the patron saint of Ireland 🇮🇪 with the festive green colour.  It doesn’t have to be with green beer!

I’m not Irish, nor do I have any Irish blood in my veins, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take part in the fun.  Did you know that the shamrock is a piece of clover that is used as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity (the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit)?IMG_0502While we can dive right into the festive fun with all the regular leprechaun and, luck of the Irish type of fun, I prefer to keep it subtle and simple.

I usually try to incorporate more green foods into the day’s meals like:

  • avocado
  • green grapes
  • lettuce
  • asparagus
  • brussels sprouts
  • broccoli
  • kiwi
  • green apple
  • pears
  • zucchini

… to name just a few!

Have fun with it!  You can always set up a buffet-style dinner and have everyone sample a bit from all the different dishes.  So go overboard with it.  You can be a wee bit Irish.

Join Me in Signing The Petition #PrideTO

Hello,

I just signed the petition, “Pride Toronto Executive : Allow Police Services to March & Be Present In Uniform at Toronto Pride.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Here’s the link:


https://www.change.org/p/pride-toronto-executive-allow-police-services-to-march-be-present-in-uniform-at-toronto-pride?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=666980501

Thanks,
Jeannine