Photo of the Week – Canada Celebrates!

changing of the guards, parliament, canada, ceremonyTomorrow, July 1st, will be our country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. We are a young country, compared to most others. I am blessed to live in our nation’s capital city of Ottawa, the seat of our government. During the summer, a ceremonial event occurs at 10 am each day, from July 7th to August 25th. It is held on Parliament Hill, and includes  the Governor General’s Footguards and the Canadian Grenadier Guards as well as regimental band and pipers who perform in the ceremony.

To me, this picture is all about tradition and ceremony. In my eyes, the distinctive scarlet uniform and bearskin hat has always been a symbol of Canada.

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Retired exec consultant who traveled for more than 4 decades, both corporate and leisure. I appreciate my travel experience and want to share tips, photos and stories with readers! I live in Ottawa Canada and have traveled to 31 countries.

16 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – Canada Celebrates!

  • July 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    I love the pictures, happy confederation to Ottawa people.

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:20 am
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      Hi Ziga, thanks for your comment. July 1st holiday was celebrated from coast to coast! It was a sea of red and white all across the country!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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    Very cool. I never knew they celebrated for over a month in the summer! Thanks for sharing.

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:20 am
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      Sarah, thanks for your comment. It’s a good thing that we have a month to see the changing the guards, we seem to be having a lot of rain of late!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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    I am sure you feel so proud to be part of your countrys celebration. Hope you had a great day

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:19 am
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      Hi Hena, I celebrated my July 1st holiday by taking part in the Run for Canada 10K which was held in torrential rain… However, I focused on why I love Canada so much – this helped me get through it. Thanks for your comment!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    Thank you very much for providing such a useful article. I found a big value in it and I hope others will as well.

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  • July 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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    Nice photo…this is a great way to teach your readers about Canadian history!

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:17 am
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      Thanks Carrie – I am trying to balance information with entertainment at the same time. Thanks for your kind comment!

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  • July 1, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    I can feel your pride and love for your country in your post. It exudes a lot of patriotism on your part. And yes that picture is everything.

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:16 am
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      Thanks Mary. I do love my country, and the fact that I spent quite a bit of my career abroad, made me appreciate it even more.

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  • July 1, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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    Nice shot. I wanted to move to Canada about 15 years ago. I still haven’t had the chance to visit.

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:15 am
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      Thanks Erika for your comment. It’s never too late to visit!

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  • July 2, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    Happy Birthday Canada!
    I hope to get the chance to visit this beautiful country one of these days!

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    • July 3, 2017 at 1:15 am
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      Thanks for your comment Jessica – it’s a beautiful country with something for everyone!

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