I’m SO thrilled that the Great Canadian Blog Bash (TGCBB) is on for another year running.  This year its hosted by three fabulous ladies: Nancy of Whispered Inspirations, Jennifer of Mom vs the Boys, and Deanna of Maple Leaf Mommy.  What is TGCBB?  Its a two-week celebration of all things Canadian, as we all prepare for a fun day filled of BBQs and fireworks in the beginning of July.  Come join the fun!

When I think of Canada Day, I always think back to a day where I used to work for a traveling game/rides company.  Yes, I was a carny for a couple years just before University, and the pay was awesome.  😉

One of our gigs landed us in a Toronto park for Canada Day celebrations.  The day was grueling hot, the kids were all hopped up on cotton candy and popcorn, and I’m sure I wound up with sun burn just to keep things interesting for the next couple of days later, but what I remember most was sitting around the ride I worked (shut down at that point), looking up, and watching a massive display of fireworks just overhead.  Like, I had to tilt my neck way back to enjoy watching the entire sky light up with chrysanthemums. Loved it!

So, if you  haven’t figured it out yet, I have a huge fascination for pyrotechnics, and have found that Toronto’s “normal” weather conditions in July, makes for the best time to watch self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions!

This year, there will be a fabulous display in Toronto that you won’t want to miss, but have to remember that it will actually occur on June 30th this time around.  Keeping fingers crossed that the weather will behave!

On “Canada Eve” in Canada Square from 10:30 to 11PM, OLG will host an awesome fireworks display!

Wait! What’s Canada Square?

Canada Square Harbourfront

If you’ve been to the harbourfront in Toronto recently, you may have walked through it and not even realise it.  (I did, lol.)  The Harbourfront Centre commissioned two new squares, both of which were recently available to the public.  The Ontario Square had its grand opening back on the 23rd of June, “an open public space for relaxing in the midst of 500 quaking aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or enjoying a quiet moment in the evening.”

Canada Square will have it’s official opening on July 1st at 1PM, “featuring 41 metasequoia (dawn redwood) trees, and a scenic lakefront view, Canada Square is destined to become a national landmark of our great country.”

And since the fireworks will take place on the night before Canada day, that’ll leave open the night after for a more local display to enjoy.  I consider that a win-win! 🙂

What events/foods remind you of Canada Day?  Oh… and have a great one this year!