It may look like I haven’t written a new post but I have. It’s living over at Canadica. You see, this amazing woman I have come to know and love, Sweet Mother, came up with this really fun idea. Let’s have a War of 1812 re-enactment. No, that wasn’t it. Let’s have a War of 2012! Yep, that’s it. She put together a group of bloggers from Canada and the United States and has us squaring off against each other on a weekly basis. This week I’m representing Canada. We’ve been enjoying poking fun at each other and you can too if you head over to Canadica. I recommend not drinking anything liquid while reading these posts.
Canadians have been celebrating a lot this year. It’s not that we need an excuse to celebrate, but this year is special. “What are we celebrating? “ you might ask. Well, we are celebrating the very fact that we are Canadian! Some might say we are celebrating that we are not American. Yes, 200 years ago The War of 1812 sorted out who was who. Just this past weekend my home town had a huge re-enactment
One of the other things the War of 1812 created was the Canada/United States border – the longest undefended border in the world. In many ways this border bonds us together far more than it separates us.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve crossed this border. I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There are four bridges that cross over the Niagara River linking our two countries – The Peace Bridge, The…
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