Saturday, July 03, 2010

Fête du Canada

The First of July is Canada Day, Canada's 143rd birthday. It celebrates the enactment of the Constitutional Act on July 1, 1867, which united two British Colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country, still within the empire, called Canada.

Simplified, it means H.O.L.I.D.A.Y!

Me and the other guys went to the Toronto Islands to spend the day, well technically a half-a-day, since sleeping in is part of the holiday ritual. Took the ferry from the mainland to the Center Island, walked east to Ward's Island and then back to Center island, about a 10K. Legs were sore the next day.

At night, made our way to Coronation Park for the fireworks show. They had rigged the fireworks on a ship just off the coast, so that everyone can get a good show.

On a separate note, what a shocking upset that the Brazilian team got kicked out. I guess this time is for the underdogs. I was really hoping that Ghana would pull through. And what a match between Argentina and Germany? The way things are going, there is a very big chance that we'll see Germany raising the cup.


Toronto Skyline from the ferry


A little sail boat with a multi-colored sail


Quaint little firehouse on the island


Flowers... No, i don't know what they are :P









Sail ships that had come for the Tall Ships event



2 comments:

Chavie said...

Lovely shots, the Toronto skyline one looks awesome! :)

I'm hoping to see the Germans win as well. It's been too long! :D

Angel said...

Such pweety flowers!!!