Happy SesquiCentennial Canada!

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Happy 150th Canada!

Okay let’s get this out of the way first.

 

Justin Bieber

Nickelback

And

Royal Commissions

 

If we get those things out of the way, there are so many other things that make us proud to be Canadian.

Here is a partial list….

The hockey goalie mask

Sergeant Preston and his dog King

Poutine

Maple Syrup

William Shatner & James Doohan

Drake

The Weeknd

Raymond Burr – Ironside

Monty Hall – for most of his life

Half of the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls

Corn broom curling

Hockey… hockey… more hockey

Toques

The RCMP Musical Ride

Wayne Gretzky

Justin Trudeau – half the world’s population will agree on that one!

Great skiing – Whistler, Tremblant…

Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians

The CN Tower

The TransCanada Highway

Celine Dion (I could go on and on about this)

Seth Rogen

Shania Twain

John Candy (funny and kind)

Mike Myers (funny and so ‘yah-baby’!)

Howie Mandel (this guy’s got talent)

Neil Young

Joni Mitchell

Keifer Sutherland

Insulin

Good trucking software (Brad the marketer made me put it in for SEO purposes – otherwise he wouldn’t post my blog!)

The zipper

Basketball – when it truly was a basket. Hey, we needed to do something with all of our apple baskets in the off-season…

The snowmobile

Lacrosse

What was the most famous game ever invented about Trivia called?

The Canadarm (it was the cargo crane on the Space Shuttle if you recall. In doing so we also accidentally invented the Canada Underarm shh – let’s keep that a SECRET!)

Standard Time (yep – before that everyone made their own time!)

Canada Dry Ginger Ale (sometimes the answer is in the name!)

Canola (not sure if we invented the predecessor’s name, which was ‘Rapeseed’, but the change in branding had to be a juicy project for some agricultural marketer)

Macintosh apples – so good.

Waiting in line ups for no reason

Apologizing to instant bank machines

The Bricklin sports car

The Blackberry… you know, the Blackberry. Yes, the Blackberry

The prosthetic hand

Peacekeeping

The Wonderbra

And of course the hard cup jockstrap

 

We may not be world leaders all the time… but if you invented peacekeeping, the Wonderbra and the hard cup jockstrap you will be always known as a good supporter!!

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