Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Historical Background to Canada Day for my international friends: Frequently referred to as "Canada's birthday", this special  occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec into federation on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right on that date, but the British Parliamentt kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution patriated the Canadian constitution.

At home and all across Canada, July 1st is a holiday where everyone has fun, gets together with family and friends and enjoys everything that this wonderful country has to offer. Parades, festivals, fireworks, food and fun comprise many Canada Day celebrations. Today I had the pleasure of introducing my new neighbour Carlotta to this special day. Living in Canada for only 2 years, she was unfamiliar with the history and background of the day but had a wonderful time as we shared the special festivities in Port Dover, Ontario, a wonderful lakeside community about 10 minutes from my home.

Of course, Canada Day wouldn't be the same without some red and white vintage to mark the day. I wore a 1970s red with white polka dot silky wiggle dress with a cute matching bolero jacket and a blue and red straw hat. Vintage 1980s Wayfarers topped it all off!

Happy Canada Day!
Love, Sandra

 Carlotta and myself enjoying the Canada Day Parade in Port Dover, ON
1970s Red and White Polka Dot Dress with matching bolero jacket and navy blue straw hat~both thrifted

 Winner of Best Float at the Parade!

The Canadian Flag at top the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover silhoetted by a ship wheel light.