Happy Canada Day, eh!
As a Canadian, my heart swells with pride today on the 146th birthday of my great nation.
As the friendly neighbors in the Great White North, we are a larger land mass (not that size matters) with way less population than our southern big brother.
We are defined by hockey and beer, camping and natural resources, and we pride ourselves on many freedoms such as the right to marry whomever we choose regardless of sexual orientation.
As I nosh on pancakes and maple syrup while drinking my ‘double double’ from Timmys, I present my list of the top 20 signs you might be a Canadian:
- You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
- You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
- You say “eh” after every sentence.
- You pray to the god of Stanley a few months every year, and frequently discuss how American hockey teams are filled with Canadian boys.
- Bob and Doug McKenzie are huge celebrities.
- You call your friends “Hoser” or “Hose-Head” while drinking beers.
- You know that a “Premier” isn’t a movie debut.
- You know all the words to “If I Had a Million Dollars” by The Barenaked Ladies.
- You know what a toque is.
- You remember when Alanis Morissette was “Too Hot to Hold.”
- You drink pop, not soda.
- You design your kids’ Halloween costume to fit over their snowsuits.
- When speaking of the last letter of the alphabet, you say “zed” not “zee.”
- You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.
- Your family pets are named “Wayne” and “Gretzky” (or “Gordie” and “Howe”).
- You know that “The Hip” is one the greatest rock bands of all time.
- You know what poutine and Beaver Tails are.
- You always hum the theme song of Hockey Night in Canada, and you have seen the jingle bring tears to a grown man’s eyes.
- You know where the saying “Stay fit and have fun” comes from.
- You crave Tim Hortons coffee as though it is crack.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canuck brothers and sisters!