Happy Birthday Canada

Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by Big Duke 6, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Big Duke 6

    Big Duke 6 New Member

    Happy Birthday,and whats for supper today?
    here were going to

    BBQ some sausages (slowly) @
    taters n onions @
    baked beans @
    a 12 pack of Lakeport ale @
    Watch the Ti-Cats kick *****
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Happy Dominion Day to all you Canucks!
     
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Lakeport? GAK!!!!...
    The argos cleaned the ti-cats yesterday.
    They changed it to Canada day from dominion day when we independanated from Britain .We agreed to leave the queens pic
    on our $20bills.
    We are just way polite.
     
  4. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize Canada, had a birthday.
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I always thought Canada was just a really big 51st state of the U.S. where its really cold and they all watch hockey and talk funny.:wink2:
     
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Here we go again !

    Happy 143rd Bithday Canada !

    Canada on July 1, 1867 a lot like Canada today
     
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    American and proud of it.
     
  9. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Oh Canada land of the free health care and Moosehead beer.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Time and place...time and place
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Nobody posts on this thread for two weeks and I had it all to myself. Now everybody and there uncle is in here. I enjoy seeing 407 steward as the last post.
     
  13. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Oh didja now? This little clipping from some website says volumes: 1999- The phrase "and that I will uphold my duties as a Canadian citizen, and obey the laws of Canada" is added to the Canadian oath of citizenship, along with the oath to the Queen.

    If you are truly "independanated" from Britain, newly inducted citizens of Canada wouldn't have to take an oath to the Queen.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Isn't 1999 the same year Hong Kong became "independanated" from Britain?
     
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Global Edmonton
    Canadians spend over $50 million dollars a year to support the monarchy.
    Should ties to the monarchy be cut once the Queen dies? We'll have some of your responses today at 5 on the Early News
     
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I believe 1997 was the year Hong Kong was "independanated" from the Brits. 1999 might be in your head because I believe that was the year that the Panama Canal was "independanated" from the U.S.A and back to Panama.
     
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It was 1999 for Hong Kong.
     
  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    and not indepenpant, but given back to China, actually.
     
  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    taken from wikipedia:
    in 1983, Hong Kong was reclassified from a British crown colony to a dependent territory. However with the lease of the New Territories due to expire within two decades, the governments of Britain and China were already discussing the issue of Hong Kong's sovereignty. In 1984 the two countries signed the Sino-British Joint Declaration, agreeing to transfer sovereignty to the People's Republic of China in 1997,[25] and stipulating that Hong Kong would be governed as a special administrative region, retaining its laws and a high degree of autonomy for at least fifty years after the transfer. The Hong Kong Basic Law, which would serve as the constitutional document after the transfer, was ratified in 1990, and the transfer of sovereignty occurred at midnight on 1 July 1997, marked by a handover ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.[25]


    I remember the transfer being done with Prince Charles in attendance.

    I also remember being in elementarie (broken kee on kee board) school when Jimmie Carter signed the Panama Canal treatie which had this weird date of the last dae of december of 1999 being the dae of the transfer.
     
  20. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Anyways, the Canada Day long weekend has began ! :)

    Go ahead, say it loud and proud.


    I picked up a 24 case of Molson today - came with a large size Canadian Flag ! :)
    I`ll use it as a table cloth for my liquor sampling this weekend :)
    Canadian Maple Syrup Tarts: A Canada Day celebration just wouldn’t be complete without butter tarts! Did you know that Butter Tarts are one of the few recipes that actually originated in Canada? Pioneers used to make them for dessert, and the tradition still continues today!
     
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