Sunday is Canada Day, the country’s 145th “birthday”. It’s always a big party on Parliament Hill here in Ottawa and is also marked with innumerable home-town events across the land.
Here’s the NCC’s rundown...
Lake Placid, NY, Jul 19, 2010 — Hot and spicy was the order of the day at the Lake Placid 5th annual I Love Barbecue Festival to benefit the Shipman Youth Center. Competitors braved high temperatures for three days as they cooked up some delicious meat. Sarah Harris visited the festival, sampled delectable barbecued chicken and has our story. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2008 — Birthdays that end in a 0 tend to get our attention and make us reflective. Commentator Paul Willcott, who is turning 70 as the nation turns 232, takes a look backward and forward at his own life and that of America. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2003 — Today's celebration isn't so much about elation because we've overthrown the redcoats and the oppression of King George III. The parades and fireworks and picnics of out time are a general celebration of America and of self-government, liberty, prosperity and other blessings we have strived for and more or less achieved. Commentator Paul Willcott finds that celebration of July 4th is strongly colored by the individual's perception of the state of the nation and the world. Go to full article