Okay let’s get this out of the way first.
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
William Shatner & James Doohan
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
The RCMP Musical Ride
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)
John Candy (funny and kind)
Mike Myers (funny and so ‘yah-baby’!)
Howie Mandel (this guy’s got talent)
Good trucking software (Brad the marketer made me put it in for SEO purposes – otherwise he wouldn’t post my blog!)
Basketball – when it truly was a basket. Hey, we needed to do something with all of our apple baskets in the off-season…
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
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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