Canada Day July 1, 2020

canada day 2I remember Canada’s Centennial year – 1967. I remember it because I was in grade 3 and we were all taught “The Centennial Song“, I can still remember most of it!

(One little two little three Canadians)
We love thee
(Now we are twenty million)
(Four little five little six little Provinces)
Proud and free
(Now we are ten and the Territories sea to sea)
North south east west
There’ll be happy times,
Church Bells will ring, ring, ring
It’s the hundredth anniversary of
Ev’rybody sing together!

It was also a year when we could earn badges for fitness. At school we did jumping, running, sit-ups and we could earn one of four badges up to Gold!  I was Gold in all my competitions except jumping so I received Bronze.  (sad face)


Centennial Train – a travelling proud museum of Canadian History

1967 – That was also the year

I stood in line with my Dad for hours to walk through the Centennial Train. Want a little more information about the train?  Click here

It was raining nearly the whole time I think, and I stood with my parents and brother at the terminal station in Vancouver, BC located at Main Street for hours in line. It was dark when I finally walked through all the displays, and don’t ask me what did I see but it made an impression.  I love history, and I love trains.

In 1967 Canada invited the world to Expo 1967 in Montreal, Quebec. –  You can hear in the next video children singing the Canada song, sweetly I might add. Click here to hear the song and see some Expo 1967 – 53 years ago! 


Canada Day – 2020 will stand out in our memories

because of the lack of crowd festivities.  Normally there are parades, cakes, fireworks, and all the other events including the televised all day event from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s National Capital.

The video below shows the normal crowds on Parliament Hill for this huge event.  The group sings O Canada in my favourite version of our national anthem.

– 1 minute 22 seconds long

This year events are still happening but they are virtual – still celebrating our home, and next year we will back with fireworks.

In my front yard, back yard and in front yards, back yards, porches and balconies across Canada – we as Canadians celebrate our home and show our pride in our country CANADA,  NOT VIRTUALLY but TODAY and EVERY DAY.

Thanks for visiting Life and Random Thinking today, I appreciate it. – David

It was interesting for me to look back Just Three years to Canada Day July 2017 – Here


Click here to see fireworks last year in Vancouver, BC – July 1, 2019







About dfolstad58

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26 Responses to Canada Day July 1, 2020

  1. Happy Canada Day! Have fun. 🙂

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  2. Jane Fritz says:

    Love, love, love that song, David. Thanks for the memories. I was graduating from McGill, going to Expo67, and getting married. We are all blessed to live in this country. Happy Canada Day!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Dear Jane, I actually remembered some of the words before looking them up. Happy times! 🇨🇦Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      • Jane Fritz says:

        David, are you OK? Just wondering; it’s been awhile since you’ve posted.


      • dfolstad58 says:

        Big thank you and hugs for asking. I am busy with Okanagan activities, picking cherries, canning, hiking and biking. My Dad came for a visit and We took advantage of the time together. I think of you and my other friends and feel a bit guilty but summer is here and like grandpa used to say in summertime- you gotta make hay when the sun shines. You touched my heart. Bless you

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      • Jane Fritz says:

        Awesome. Just glad to know you’re OK. Keep enjoying your summer and your family. 😊☀️

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  3. Darlene says:

    Happy Canada Day! I recall 1967 very clearly as well. It was an exciting time. I enjoyed the Centennial Train too and visited it with my one-year-old baby son.

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  4. Dina says:

    Wonderful song. Happy Canada 🇨🇦 Day, David! 🌿


  5. Great country! Have many good memories.


  6. Lynn says:

    We are so lucky to live where we do! Wishing you a wonderful Canada Day David!🇨🇦🎉❤️


  7. Happy Canada Day! I remember the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. Might just be a blog post. Enjoy the holiday!

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  8. Joni says:

    I was ten in 1967, and didn’t go to Expo but remember the song. Happy Canada Day!


  9. Raymond Wolowidnyk says:

    Love the 1967 story as that was the year I graduated from High School.


    On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 7:08 AM Life and Random Thinking wrote:

    > dfolstad58 posted: “I remember Canada’s Centennial year – 1967. I remember > it because I was in grade 3 and we were all taught “The Centennial Song”, I > can still remember most of it! CA-NA-DA(One little two little three > Canadians)We love thee(Now we are twenty million)CA-NA-D” >


  10. skidawayjeff says:

    Happy Canada Day. I was only 10 at the time, but I remember the stamp from it as I was big into stamp collecting at the time.


  11. I remember 1967 too, and I will remember this one for a long time to come. I expect that I’ll remember this Canada Day as a quiet one, but I was with family, and that’s a good thing 🙂


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