CANADA DAY BLOG HOP - YEE HAW

Thursday, June 27, 2013



WOOT- WOOT -WOOT

Welcome  to the 3rd Annual
Canada Day Blog Hop
Co-hosted by
Aislynn of Stitch-Read-Cook,
& Carmel of Rabid Reads

CANADA...What can I say?
It's North--way north--of where I'm at in Music City.
I found out some fun facts though.

1. The Stanley Cup has its own bodyguard but don't think the cup hasn't seen all sorts of "things" being dumped inside

2. Forget candles. British Columbian pioneers made use of the oolichan, also called candlefish, at nighttime. The small fish is so fatty that it can be dried, strung on a wick, and Voila!

3. Where did Canada come up with it's name. A MISTAKE. Some manly misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier (no not the jewelry company) and a young Iroquis dude.The word for village is “Kanata”. Cartier then used the "Canada" to not only describe Quebec but the whole country.

4. The country is filled with snakes...the Narcisse Snake. There are dens in Manitoba have tons of these red-sided snakes.


5. Canada’s geese have their own language including 13 various ways to greet, warn, and relay joy. Sure the official "people" languages may be French and English but who knew the animals were so smart in Canada.,

FINALLY!!!
 
6. Canada has it's version of the Loch Ness monster. A mysterious lake creature dwelling in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia going by the name of Ogopogo.
 
 
TIME TO CELEBRATE CANADA
WE'RE HAVING A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BASH
 Canada Day Blog Hop extravaganza!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HOP...AND DON'T STOP
 
Each blog will host their own giveaway – a Canadanian theme don't you know!
running June 27th to July 1st 2013
Take note that each host may have their own set of rules and regulations for their giveaway. 
CHECK EACH OUT BEFORE YOU ENTER.
WHAT AM I GIVING AWAY?
ONE $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
(Heck you can spend it on amazon.ca or purchase an awesome book by one of the many Canadian authors participating!!)
 
International participants play too.
Just leave me a comment to enter. Random drawing for two winners.

To Enter:
- Must be a resident of Canada or the US or someplace with the internet
- No PO Boxes
- 18 yrs or older
- Have a valid email address
 

21 comments:

Suz said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

May said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks!

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elaing8 said...

Happy Canada Day!!!!!
Thanks for the giveaway.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Thanks so much for participating! :) Happy (almost) Canada Day! :)

Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Canada Day!!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Ashfa Anwer said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy Canada Day!!
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Riv said...

This is such a great hop, Canadian literature needs a lot more appreciation I think :) (I'm from Europe myself.)

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Chenise Jones said...

Happy Canada Day! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

chenisejones(at)hotmail(dot)com

authorannelange.com said...

Hey Susan,
I love your fun facts about Canada. I happen to live in Ottawa (Canada's Capital) and I live just outside of Kanata, one of the areas in Ottawa. How's that for coincidence? I used to live in Kanata, but we wanted more space so moved a few mile away. I must say, the geese can sometimes be a pain especially when they stop traffic to cross the road. *sigh*. Merci beaucoup for participating! Bonne journée mon amie!

skyline1210 said...

Enjoy your holiday! I'm from another part of the world so no Canada day for me, heh ;) But I'd sure like to visit it though.
martina.zottl(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The item about the geese made me pretty happy. I hope to visit Canada someday soon!

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Mayya said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Happy Canada Day!
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Kim Pinch said...

Happy Canada Day!
Thank you kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

Texas Book Lover said...

I love the sign...is it ok to dance on the tables without spurs? Say in high heals?

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Chantelle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
chantelle(dot)ip(at)me(dot)com

Krista said...

Happy Canada Day! I've never heard of candlefish, I will have to look them up.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Krista
pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

bn100 said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

June M. said...

Happy Canada Day! Thank you for the giveaway :)
June
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

JanD said...

Happy Canada Day!
Thank you for the fun facts.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Denise Z said...

Happy Canada Day! I am very curious about Canada's version of Nessie and will definitely be looking that up ;) Thank you for the fun.
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Maria said...

Happy Canada Day! :)

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