Canada Day!

So, I realize that I’m posting this entry about Canada Day on U.S. Independence Day, but what can you do?  Sometimes life just gets in the way of timely blogging.

July 1st is Canada Day and since this was my first Canada Day in Canada and I was in the capital of Canada, I figured I had to celebrate somehow.  So, I joined a few (thousand) people on Parliament Hill for the Changing of the Guard, the Carillon, a flyover by the Snowbirds, and the Noon Show.  The Noon Show featured performances by several Canadian musicians including Terri Clark (who had a spiffy Canadian flag guitar), Marie-Mai, Carly Rae Jepson, and my favorite performance, Colonel Chris Hadfield, who sang his song, I.S.S. – Is Somebody Singing!  It was super-fun and I’m really glad that I got to experience a Canada Day in Ottawa.

Here are a few pictures from the day. 🙂


Raising the Canadian Flag


Canadian paratroopers with Canadian flag parachutes


The Governor General arrives by carriage, accompanied by lots of Mounties


The Snowbirds fly over


The stage


Terri Clark and her Canadian flag guitar


The Prime Minister gives his address


Marie-Mai performs




Commander Hadfield performs!


The Governor General gives his address


Beach balls!


Carly Rae Jepson performs!

Edited to add:  Here’s a video of Commander Hadfield and Ed Robertson performing “I.S.S. – Is Somebody Singing” at the evening show.  Not exactly what I saw at the Noon Show, but pretty cool!

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One response to “Canada Day!

  1. Fantastic post, even if it’s posted on America’s day! Heehee. Won’t it just the best? Thanks for posting the great photos and Chris H. On video! 🙂

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