True Patriot Love

June 29, 2015 | Diane

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It's so easy for me to find reasons to celebrate Canada Day – I love the people, the history, the landscape and our culture, traditions and values. But it certainly doesn’t hurt that it falls in early summer when nature’s bounty is plentiful, there’s lots of stuff to do outdoors and probably most importantly – I don’t need to wear a winter coat. 

There’s an endless array of opportunities to celebrate with your kids in Toronto on July 1st, including heading out for a day of fun in the sun at Woodbine Beach and catching the fireworks at Ashbridges Bay, or spending the evening enjoying live music and dance performances at Mel Lastman Square.

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or waiting for the fireworks to start, you can keep the kids occupied with one of these books celebrating our beautiful country:

Colossal Canada - 100 Epic Facts and Feats Winnie - The True Story of The Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh Cultural Traditions in Canada There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck
A Day In Canada  Haunted Canada Ghost Stories Our Flag The Big Book of Crazy Canadian Trivia

As for me, I’m going to spend my morning watching the Canada Day Parade in East York with my family and then trying to recreate this delicious pie that I made last year, using a maple leaf cookie cutter and strawberries picked north of the city:

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Maple Leaf Crust
Happy Canada Day!