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    Its the Sesquicentennial

    It's the Sesquicentennial.

    150 years ago 4 colonies, two of them already named Canada, lined up nicely and united together as one country, under another country's flag, primarily for defense against rabid Irish American gun nuts on rampages, and created a Federation which they mistakenly called. Confederation, which is THIS nation I call home.

    Most expenses will be spared to quietly commemorate this So how do you, dear foreign barbarians, plan to celebrate the Sesquicentennial?

    There's no wrong answer. Or language. Or sexual orientation.

    I will be slow roasting a beaver over a fire bit burning pure bitumin.
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    I will wear flannel in solidarity with the bulk of your country, but in honor of my French Canadian friends, I will be making quesadillas.
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    I had read abut this before; we learned of it in history class in high school

    It does always surprise how Canada celebrates herself and her heritage with way less of a... pomp, shall we say, than other countries.

    Canada Day is pretty big, but its also in July, when it ain't so bloody cold

    But otherwise, I think we don't celebrate enough. We have Remembrance Day for our veterans, but that's not a "party" type holiday, of course, its for people to not only honor the living, but remember the dead...

    Canada should celebrate more IMHO This country has much to be proud of. No need to be so modest
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    I was always under the impression that the original meaning of the word "Canada" was "that which is left over".
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    The celebration I'd planned was nixxed by our border security personnel. Apparently celebrating the sesquicentennial by shooting fireworks at baby seals is frowned upon.

    Back to the drawing board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    It's the Sesquicentennial.

    150 years ago 4 colonies, two of them already named Canada, lined up nicely and united together as one country, under another country's flag, primarily for defense against rabid Irish American gun nuts on rampages, and created a Federation which they mistakenly called. Confederation, which is THIS nation I call home.

    Most expenses will be spared to quietly commemorate this So how do you, dear foreign barbarians, plan to celebrate the Sesquicentennial?

    There's no wrong answer. Or language. Or sexual orientation.

    I will be slow roasting a beaver over a fire bit burning pure bitumin.
    Re: the bold

    I think you're just trying to confuse us with math. What are you really up to?
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    I'll be sure to raise a glass of poutine, wearing my bobble hat!

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    Listen, I've been to Canada and it ain't that great -- evergreens and metric system. It's all set up to make us rednecks look stupid. I can't even marry my cousin......pass.
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    Here in the U.S., the first is paper and the 50th is gold. But what's the traditional 150th anniversary gift in Canada?

    A: Maple Syrup... just like all the rest.
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