Thursday, November 5, 2009

Canadian Winter is Here & here's a Canada's idea of BBQ Season

Except for Diane,the rest of us are headed into winter here in Canada,







               A Canadian Winter Poem:


It's winter in Canada !

And the gentle breezes blow

Seventy miles an hour

At thirty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada

When the snow's up to your butt

You take a breath of winter

And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around

I could never leave Canada  

I'm frozen to the friggin' ground!







                ..Have Fun and Remember Verdun..


Les F said...

Always liked this commercial .since were spoofing Canada & BBQ season.......

Have Fun & Remember Verdun

Les F said...

How did you spend your Saturday ,I mowed the lawn just intime to beat the rain..Yikes.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend,don't forget to Remember on Wednesday even if for only a minute or two.... Hope you got a poppy somehwere......................... HF&RV

Sandy Walsh said...

Les F said...

nice to see good stuff ,& this takes place all over the Free World,.I'm glad to see young people at least understanding or learning about some of the worlds history.
Every year I'm surprised at how many young people attend the Remembrance Day ceremony's . I will be there again this year at 11 am. maybe I'll try to take a few pictures,(I did that a few years back & posted them)...the crowd is fairly sizeable despite ,the cenotaph being,a smaller one ,not as high profile as the one on the legislative lawn at parlimant buildings here in Victoria BC. The one I go to is a few blocks from me ,so I walk there every year,it's at Cattle Point ,here's a link that shows a few photos of the Monument......

These are just a few of some of the smaller venues where there will be a small Remembrance around the Victoria & surrounding areas:
Victoria: Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph on the Legislature Grounds at the corner of Belleville and Government Street following a military parade along Government Street. Parade starts at 10:15 am. Contact: Rodger or Pat - 250-386-2533

Sidney: Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony will be at 11:00am at the Cenotaph in front of Town Hall, Sidney. That will be followed by the Army Navy Pipe Band playing at 12:00 pm at the Army, Navy, Air Force Unit 302, 9834 Fourth Street.

Sooke: 11am at the Cenotaph. Contact the Sooke Branch #54 Royal Canadian Legion for more information.

Esquimalt: Meet in Parking Lot of Royal Canadian Legion at 10:20am, Parade to Cenotoph at 10:40 am. The Cenotaph is across from The Municipal Hall at 1229 Esquimalt Road.

Saanich: 11:00 am at the Cenotaph in front of Saanich Municipal Hall located at 770 Vernon Avenue.

Oak Bay: Ceremony will be held on Beach Drive at the Cenotaph, exit off Cattle Point. Please remember that at 10:40am, Beach Drive will be shut down between Dorset and Rutland.

Central Saanich: Ceremony will be held at 11am at the Cenotaph at The Municipal Hall located at 1903 Mount Newton Cross Road.

Royal Roads University: Hosted by the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club on November 11, 2009 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Italian Gardens (Hatley Castle in case of rain) located at Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road. Tea and coffee will be served. For more information phone 250-391-2511.

From November 5-11, The Royal BC Museum, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, will host military historians, veterans’ associations and community groups in the museum lobby and conference halls from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. On Wednesday, November 11, The Royal BC Museum is also inviting military personnel and their families to visit the museum galleries free of charge.

Sandy Walsh said...

I hope the separatists show some class and let them enjoy their visit. Why are they wearing two poppies? Is there a significance?

Les F said...

I noticed that the other day on the news,when they were here in Victoria,I have no idea why two poppy's.Maybe they were pinned on them in a ceremony ? Maybe they just steal them........hahahahah HF&RV

Sandy Walsh said...

That's a possibility - lol. They look a little different - maybe one of them is from England??? They look like they are having fun - tomorrow they can remember Verdun - the other one

Diane Roberts said...

Love this poem Les....I'll keep it to read when I go through homesickness now and again! Yes, even after 36 years I still am a Canadian at heart. Watched an Australian TV Special of the upcoming Olympic Games that showed off the "West" beautifully! Had a lump in my throat looking at those beautiful mountains and hearing them singing the praises of how wonderful and friendly the Canadians are....made me proud!......Have a good winter, as for me, I'm already getting a suntan!